Working in partnership with Scottish Enterprise, Microsoft, IndigoVision and a consortium of technology leaders, Boston Networks designed, installed and commissioned a cutting edge TV White Space system to deliver essential connectivity to the recent Enduro World Series (EWS) event in Glentress.
TV White Spaces are frequencies which are made available for use at locations where the spectrum is not used by licensed services, such as television.
The TV White Space trial was commissioned at various points throughout the mountainous and dense Glentress Forest. Coverage of the riders over various stages of the course could then be transmitted to large screens at the Peebles HQ to ensure spectators and sponsors at the Peebles Green didn’t miss out on any of the action.
The trial will serve to raise the profile of Glentress as a venue for future events and has significant potential to not only transform the outdoor sports and events market, where access to broadband can be challenging, but to boost wider tourism and bring long term economic benefits to rural communities.
Scott McEwan, Chief Executive, Boston Networks commented:
“We are delighted to lead the design, installation and commissioning of the TV White Space solution to support the EWS event, especially given the challenging terrain. Glentress is fairly remote and hilly, so designing and delivering a system that will enhance the visitor’s experience, and that could have a transformational effect on both the event and the local area, is an exciting opportunity for us.”
Boston Networks used IndigoVision Ultra 2K cameras with SMART.core™ technology to stream full HD, full frame rate video over the TV White Space to a large screen at the Peebles Green View Footage