Bexel Keeps the NFL International Series Close to Home

By November 4, 2014 May 9th, 2017 Bexel ESS, News

November 4, 2014 – London, UK – The NFL returned to Wembley Stadium in London for the 8th consecutive year to kick-off their International Series. The Falcons, Lions, Dolphins, Raiders, Cowboys and Jaguars all battled it out in London for this year’s NFL International Series. The team from Bexel was also on the field once again to support this major international sporting event.

bexel-broadcast-services-NFL-london-2014-wembley-stadiumProviding technical support and systems for the games at Wembley Stadium, Bexel engineers worked with the NFL to recreate the technology resident in all the NFL stadiums in the US. Central to the installation was the deployment of the NFL’s centralized replay operation, which allows officials in the organization’s New York headquarters to provide an additional layer of live support to the replay officials on the field and in the booth at the stadiums. For the start of the 2014 NFL season, Bexel provided design and development support for the centralized replay operation, deploying the new technology at each of the league’s 31 US stadiums.

“It was both challenging and satisfying to take what we had worked on in the US and bring it to London,” notes Scott Nardelli, Senior VP of Bexel ESS. “We built a ‘Portable Flypack’ version of the equipment that was deployed to each stadium in the US this summer. It handled the centralized replay operation, as well as the transfer of NFL Films’ footage and other services.  This equipment, along with the existing replay systems, all worked together seamlessly to provide the NFL the same level of technology overseas as in the States.”

The NFL’s centralized replay operation is a mix of wireless, wired, and IP-based communications technologies. Haivision encoders are used to deliver video signals from the replay booth at the stadium to the New York command center via a new NFL Venue Technology cabinet located near the traditional truck compound.

“Combined with long haul data circuits, the systems worked flawlessly for the games at Wembley,” concludes Nardelli. “And we’re already looking forward to the 2015 International Series. This type of event exemplifies Bexel’s unique ability to provide consultation and implementation of a specialized system anywhere in the world at any time.”

Eric-Betley-Bexel-Broadcast-Services-TSS-NFL-London-Wembley-StadiumThe NFL returned to Wembley Stadium in London for the 8th consecutive year to kick-off their International Series. The Falcons, Lions, Dolphins, Raiders, Cowboys and Jaguars all battled it out in London for this year’s NFL International Series. The team from Bexel was also on the field once again to support this major international sporting event.

Providing technical support and systems for the games at Wembley Stadium, Bexel engineers worked with the NFL to recreate the technology resident in all the NFL stadiums in the US.   Central to the installation was the deployment of the NFL’s centralized replay operation, which allows officials in the organization’s New York headquarters to provide an additional layer of live support to the replay officials on the field and in the booth at the stadiums. For the start of the 2014 NFL season, Bexel provided design and development support for the centralized replay operation, deploying the new technology at each of the league’s 31 US stadiums.

“It was both challenging and satisfying to take what we had worked on in the US and bring it to London,” notes Scott Nardelli, Senior VP of Bexel ESS. “We built a ‘Portable Flypack’ version of the equipment that was deployed to each stadium in the US this summer. It handled the centralized replay operation, as well as the transfer of NFL Films’ footage and other services.  This equipment, along with the existing replay systems, all worked together seamlessly to provide the NFL the same level of technology overseas as in the States.”

The NFL’s centralized replay operation is a mix of wireless, wired, and IP-based communications technologies. Haivision encoders are used to deliver video signals from the replay booth at the stadium to the New York command center via a new NFL Venue Technology cabinet located near the traditional truck compound.

“Combined with long haul data circuits, the systems worked flawlessly for the games at Wembley,” concludes Nardelli. “And we’re already looking forward to the 2015 International Series. This type of event exemplifies Bexel’s unique ability to provide consultation and implementation of a specialized system anywhere in the world at any time.”


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