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NVT TBus IP transmission chosen for the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon

NVT TBus IP transmission chosen for the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon

First held in 1970 by the New York Road Runners Club (NYRR), with just 127 competitors running loops around Central Park, today, the annual New York City Marathon runs through all five boroughs of New York City and is the largest marathon in the world

The Mission
For the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon, NYRR entrusted the supply of digital information transport services and a technology push package, to New York based IP network & electronic security specialists, Virsig LLC.

On the day of the marathon, the temporary system would be used to provide increased operational situational awareness, digital information transport for surveillance cameras, voice annunciators, media broadcast, and digital signage, including Jumbotron large-screen televisions.

The Solution
For the 2014 event, due of the limitations of installing signal over long and costly fibre runs, Virsig opted to transport digital signals over less expensive and more flexible coax cable. Allowing long cable runs to be readily deployed across the TCS New York City Marathon start at Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, Virsig chose reliable Transmission Bus (TBus) IP transmission technology from Network Video Technologies (NVT).

Working in compliance under the National Park Service, US Park Police and the US Coast Guard Police authorities, NVT single and 4-channel TBus Ethernet over UTP/Coax transmitters, surveillance cameras, wireless nodes and antennas were installed in strategic light pole locations. The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) worked with Virsig to keep the power supply to the poles energized at all times, to power the temporary equipment forming the cost-effective 150Mbs Ethernet over Coax (EoC) transmission network.

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