Canford broadcast infrastructure solutions ready for kick-off at Euro 2020
Teamwork makes the dream work when it comes to Canford supporting system integrators with sports broadcasting and major stadium infrastructure projects
Canford are proud to have supplied many of the Broadcast Infrastructure Solutions that will be critical in bringing all the Euro 2020 live games to audiences around the world.
In recent years Canford has enhanced its reputation as the supplier of choice for custom metalwork. Its manufacturing facility in Portland, Dorset has designed and produced an array of custom solutions for prestigious projects.
Gavin Drake, Canford Production Manager Portland: “Canford typically supply all of the wall box connection plates which are located around the stadiums, along with all of the termination panels within the rack room.
We have produced custom rack enclosures to ensure the safe transportation of state-of-the-art flyaway kits, high-quality termination panels and a significant quantity of deployable SMPTE cables.
Our team brings an awful lot of experience to the table. We can engage with the design process, adding value and often saving customers a lot of time, and money along the way. And we are nice, friendly people to deal with!”
Canford has supplied major sporting events for decades, and not just world football tournaments. Canford manufactured solutions have provided critical broadcast connectivity at Live Music Events, Olympic Games, Royal Weddings, Wimbledon and the International Festival for Business to name just a few.
The group continues to expand and develop its fibre termination facilities in order to meet rapidly increasing customer demand. The production workspace has been significantly enlarged, together with recruitment and training of additional staff.
Canford’s fibre termination work mainly involves assembly of the complex connectors and cables used for video and audio connections, both installed in infrastructure and deployable for outside broadcast work. The majority is for use with high definition 4K UHD TV cameras used in premium live broadcasts and in broadcast studios. These products are significantly in demand for Canford’s export business with applications in national sports stadiums and broadcast centres, with significant sales to the Middle East.
Stephen Gallagher, Canford Marketing Manager added: “There couldn’t be any better use of the phrase ‘teamwork makes the dream work’ when it comes to Canford supporting system integrators with sports broadcasting and major stadium infrastructure projects.
Our system is set-up perfectly to manage these complex sports stadia enquiries. A combination of collaborative teamwork, which sees clients speaking directly with our design and production managers. Together with the experience we’ve gained from many years designing and manufacturing broadcast connectivity solutions come together from the moment we receive the call.
Add to that, our in-house manufacturing capabilities and on-going significant investments in both raw materials and manufacturing equipment such as our machining centres, laser engraving and SMPTE fibre termination equipment, and you begin to see why customers turn to Canford for these mission critical projects.”
Canford would like to wish Good Luck to all the teams involved with the Euro 2020 tournament. That is, all 24 international football teams and the hundreds of broadcasting teams who will be working hard behind the scenes to broadcast every kick.
For more information about Canford’s custom metalwork solutions and in-house fibre termination service please Contact us.