Forever Warrantee gives Fiber Options the edge

February 2003 IT infrastructure

Fiber Options was the exclusive choice for the Phakisa Freeway Race Control System. Its unique Forever Warrantee, huge broadband capacity and ability to handle video, audio and data transmissions, ensured its selection for this highly sophisticated installation.

Phakisa is one of only 16 race tracks around the world meeting with the requirements of Dorna, the World Controlling Body of World Motorcycle Grands Prix. Compliance with its daunting 250 page protocol is necessary for staging internationally recognised events.

Fibre-optic cables were employed to connect the Race Control and media centre with the main truck of the host broadcaster, enabling personnel at both sites to view both practices and races on television monitors. Since the Welkom area is subject to severe electronic storms, an additional requirement was that all cabling be lightning proof, making fibre-optics essential.

AV Electronics, designers, installers and maintainers of the system, required that the installation be versatile, capable of handling heavy traffic and virtually failure proof. Only in this way could Phakisa meet its commitment to supplying worldwide race coverage via satellite transmissions. Fibre-optics were considered to be critical to satisfying this onerous demand. With over 2000 products available through outlets nationwide, VisionLine offers dedicated ranges for security, broadcast, transport and industrial automation.

Commenting on the very successful Phakisa installation, VisionLine's Wayne Krahner said, "Important factors in our selection was the product's technical backing by ourselves and the support of the very powerful Hudaco Group, of which we are members. But the clincher was the fact that Fiber Options is unique in being the only product on the market carrying a Forever Warrantee."

For more information contact Wayne Krahner, VisionLine, 011 538 7000.

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