Vislink is proud to announce that it´s Gigawave brand has been selected as the provider of On-board camera and live H.264 video transmission systems for the new zero emission racing series - Formula E.
Gigawave, which has a proven track record in implementing innovative video solutions, will use its extensive knowledge and experience, gained from coverage of MotoGP and the WRC, to bring the same close up action to this new generation of motorsport.
Formula E is a new FIA championship featuring Formula cars powered exclusively by electric energy. It represents a vision for the future of the motor industry over the coming decades, serving as a framework for research and development around the electric vehicle, accelerating general interest in these cars and promoting sustainability.
Commencing in September 2014 the Championship will run through to June 2015, with the races taking place in the heart of the world´s leading cities - including London, Beijing and Los Angeles - in and around their iconic landmarks.
The Championship will consist of both a drivers and a teams´ championship, with ten teams and twenty drivers going head-to-head in this exciting new racing series. Interest in the series is high, with all ten team slots being filled, with existing racing teams coming from a variety of top, global championships, including a team co-founded by Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio.
Cars will be fitted with up to four On-board HD Microcam´s, similar to that used for MotoGP, equipped with a Gigawave H.264 On-board Transmitter. The Microcam´s can be mounted in up to ten different positions around the car, one being the new bespoke integrated forward and rear facing T-Piece Camera system mounted on each car´s roll-hoop.
Gigawave will also be delivering full high definition action from the pit lane via its latest Clip-On wireless camera transmitters.