SIS Outside Broadcasts, formerly BBC Outside Broadcasts, has invested ‘several hundred thousand pounds' in L1500 wireless camera systems from Link Research.

The order was for eight HD systems: four of the 2GHz 4-input version and four of the 3Ghz 4-input version.

All eight were supplied with transmitters, receivers and down converters and have both the manufacturer's camera control and generic camera control units.

The new kit, which was delivered in April, will be used in many different production environments including entertainment and studio shows, news and sport.

"SIS conducted a very careful evaluation and carried out thorough tests before they awarded this order to Link Research,” explained Link Research sales director Dave Remnant.

“We believe that the benefits of Link's interchangeable RF modules combined with our investment in LMS-T and the L1500's impressive performance in HD were the main reasons for their choice, combined with a very attractive support package."

The L1500 model operates in SD or HD, with an optional software upgrade to high definition. Because the frequencies available for broadcasters to use are changing as spectrum is sold off, Link offers a set of optional frequency modules that can be swapped to suit customers' needs.

SIS Outside Broadcasts has chosen to operate its wireless cameras at 3GHz.

Link Research has developed its own LMS-T and special modulation techniques so that its transmitters will give optimum performance at higher frequencies.

SIS Outside Broadcasts is a part of Satellite Information Services Limited (SIS). It owns a fleet of 15 television production units plus sound, support and communications vehicles and operates out of self-contained premises in Langley.