Nashville, TN, September 08, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The amount of infrastructure required for a 28 stop concert, such as the current Coldplay “A Head Full of Dreams” tour, is immense. For the show to come together, the video cameras, sound and lighting equipment need to be powered and networked at each arena or stadium. The entire set is then transported from one location to the next in conditions that range from dry and dusty to humid and raining.
VER, the largest owner of single-mode fiber cable in the United States, is responsible for the fiber network, audio, video and sound equipment at every venue over the course of the Coldplay tour.
Derek Burt, Head of the Concert Touring Division at VER, comments, "The show must go on, and you only get one shot at it. All equipment used needs to be rugged and stand up to extreme fluctuating conditions."
The Coldplay set is split over several stages. To cover each angle of each stage, Panasonic Robotic PoE+ Video Cameras are setup and controlled over standard UTP Ethernet cables. Burt needed a solution to power the PoE+ cameras over standard UTP cables while simultaneously transmitting the video data back out over the Single mode fiber network.