Hong Kong Jockey Club chooses Riedel Bolero for comms

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Panoramic view of the Hong Kong Jockey Club

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has chosen Riedel Communications' Bolero wireless intercom system to streamline communications for its video productions.

Bolero is integrated with Riedel's Artist digital matrix intercom system to provide comprehensive communications across two separate HKJC race courses and in the HKJC studio located in Sha Tin.

HKJC has initially purchased 12 Bolero backpacks, with plans to add more in 2018, for communications links between its TV studio in the Sha Tin district and its Happy Valley and Sha Tin race courses. The Bolero systems first went into service for international races in early December 2017.

Yeung Shui Kin, senior broadcasting services manager at the Hong Kong Jockey Club, said: “Reliable wireless communications are essential for our live TV productions of horse races. Our production crews located all around the race courses have to be able to count on clear, stable, and uninterrupted comms from the TV studio."