Related Infront Productions notes that it ‘successfully tested a 5G-connected-camera set-up at the 2019 BMW Berlin-Marathon on Sunday.’ The project marks the first time such a set-up has been implemented in continental Europe, on a live, public 5G network.Two 5G-connected cameras were used on the production of the marathon, located at the half-marathon point and the iconic Nollendorfplatz. These relied on a network with increased bandwidth capacity compared to current 4G-network-connected cameras.With the 5G testing running seamlessly, multiple shots from the 5G-connected cameras were integrated onto the live coverage of the race.Lower broadcast costs and streamlined productionWhen implemented on a larger scale, Infront notes that such a set-up would lead to a more sustainable and streamlined production.A full 5G-connected camera production apparatus would run exclusively on a cloud-based server system. This would remove the need for a radio frequency camera set-up, which depends on helicopters or relay planes to transmit signals back to the broadcast compound and outside broadcast vans.Infront adds that ‘Aside from a significant improvement in broadcast operation resources, 5G cameras would also expand the use of remote production, reducing the amount of broadcast personnel required on-site… It would therefore contribute to making sports events organisation and coverage more sustainable. It would also make streaming to online platforms such as YouTube or Facebook quicker and easier.’The delivery of the live 5G test was a joint collaboration between Infront Productions, Deutsche Telekom and BMW Berlin-Marathon event organiser SCC.Peer Seitz, Head of Production at Infront Productions, said “It is apt that one of the first successful tests of 5G-connected camera technology has taken place at arguably the world’s fastest marathon. This is a landmark moment in broadcasting and this successful test marks a first step towards providing our partners with a more sustainable and resource optimised broadcast.“We couldn’t be happier and we would like to thank our partners Deutsche Telekom and the BMW Berlin-Marathon for their joint efforts.”Tiana Trumpa, 5G Product Manager at Deutsche Telekom, said “5G will have a massive impact on live broadcasting productions, especially to replace traditional frequency-based camera systems, or when fibre or satellite are not available. 5G will allow higher quality and lower latency for live streams, and overall, create more flexibility for broadcast operations. At Deutsche Telekom we want to enable production companies to achieve this by providing the required network capabilities.”www.infront.sportwww.bmw-berlin-marathon.com
JJAB News: The public is welcome to attend. The next meeting of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) is 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Building 2 at UNM-Los Alamos. The meeting agenda is available at www.losalamosjjab.com.
American oil and gas services provider Helix Energy Solutions is still waiting for its 4-year well intervention contract with Petrobras for the vessel Siem Helix 1 to start after experiencing unexpected delays.At the Capital One Securities 11th Annual Energy Conference on Wednesday, Helix said that its chartered vessel Siem Helix 1 was working through Petrobras’s inspection and acceptance process.Helix’s Erik Staffeldt, Vice President – Finance and Accounting, said at the conference the company previously anticipated that Siem Helix 1 would start its contract around November 1, 2016.“We have experienced unexpected delays,” Staffeldt said. “It is taking a lot longer than we had anticipated.”According to the latest AIS data, Siem Helix 1 is currently located off Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro. Commercial operations are now expected to start in the first quarter of 2017.The vessel’s contract was originally scheduled to begin no later than July 22, 2016, however, Helix and Brazil’s state-owned Petrobras agreed in June this year to delay two well intervention services contracts with a reduced dayrate for one contract.Namely, the pair renegotiated the terms of the contracts for two Helix’s chartered vessels, the Siem Helix 1 and the Siem Helix 2. The new terms entailed for the first vessel’s contract to start between July 22, 2016, and October 21, 2016, while the second contract was amended to start between October 1, 2017, and December 31, 2017.The agreement in June also reduced the dayrate for the Siem Helix 1.Offshore Energy Today Staff
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInMillions of new rapid coronavirus tests will be rolled out across NHS hospitals, care homes and labs from next week.Both tests will be able to detect COVID-19 and other winter viruses in just 90 minutesNew tests will hugely increase testing capacity ahead of winter, delivering fast results that will help to break chains of transmission quicklyMillions of ground-breaking rapid coronavirus tests will be rolled out to hospitals, care homes and labs across the UK to increase testing capacity ahead of winter. The tests will enable clinicians and NHS Test and Trace to quickly advise on the best course of action to stop the spread of the virus.Two new tests – both able to detect the virus in just 90 minutes – will be made available to NHS hospitals, care homes and labs. The 2 tests will be able to detect both COVID-19 and other winter viruses such as flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The tests do not require a trained health professional to operate them, meaning they can be rolled out in more non-clinical settings.This will help to further strengthen the coronavirus response this winter, arming both clinicians and NHS Test and Trace with the ability to distinguish between COVID-19 cases, which have specific self-isolation requirements, and other winter viruses.Health Secretary Matt Hancock said:We’re using the most innovative technologies available to tackle coronavirus. Millions of new rapid coronavirus tests will provide on-the-spot results in under 90 minutes, helping us to break chains of transmission quickly.The fact these tests can detect flu as well as COVID-19 will be hugely beneficial as we head into winter, so patients can follow the right advice to protect themselves and others.I am hugely grateful for the excellent work done by DnaNudge and Oxford Nanopore to push forward these life-saving innovations in coronavirus testing.A new test that uses DNA to detect the virus will be rolled out across NHS hospitals from September, with 5,000 DNA machines, supplied by DnaNudge, to provide 5.8 million tests in the coming months.Separately, 450,000 90-minute LamPORE swab tests will also be available across adult care setting and laboratories from next week, supplied by Oxford Nanopore.DNA testing for coronavirus5,000 DNA ‘Nudgebox’ machines, supplied by DnaNudge, will be rolled out across NHS hospitals in the UK to analyse DNA in nose swabs, providing a positive or negative result for COVID-19 in 90 minutes, at the point of care. The machines will process up to 15 tests on the spot each day without the need for a laboratory.The DNA COVID-19 test machines are currently operating in 8 London hospitals: Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Maternity Hospital the Tower Hamlets Centre for Mental Health at Mile End Hospital West Middlesex University Hospital Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Royal Hospital Chelsea the Renal Transplant Centre at Hammersmith Hospital The machines are located in cancer wards, A&E and maternity wards to protect those most at risk.The government is signing contracts with more companies to produce machines for DNA coronavirus testing.Rapid LamPORE testsThe new rapid LamPORE test will be able to process swab and saliva samples to detect the presence of COVID-19 in 60 to 90 minutes.The new test has the same sensitivity as the widely used PCR swab test, but can be used to process swabs in labs, as well as on-location through ‘pop up’ labs. The desktop GridION machine can process up to 15,000 tests a day, or the palm-sized MinION can process up to 2,000 tests a day for deployment in a near-community ‘pop-up’ lab.450,000 of the new LamPORE tests will be available from next week across adult care settings, NHS laboratories and lighthouse laboratories, with millions more tests to be rolled out later in the year.Details of positive test results will be shared with NHS Test and Trace, so close contacts can self-isolate in line with guidance.Regius Professor Chris Toumazou FRS, CEO and co-founder of DnaNudge and founder of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London, commented:The DnaNudge team worked with incredible speed and skill during the peak of the pandemic to deliver this highly accurate, rapid COVID-19 test, which requires absolutely no laboratory or pipettes and can be deployed anywhere with a direct sample-to-result in around just over an hour.We have been able to successfully adapt our in-store consumer DNA testing technology – which identifies genetic risks for chronic conditions related to obesity and type 2 diabetes – and validate it for detecting COVID-19 with gold-standard accuracy.We are extremely proud to be playing such a pivotal role in supporting the national effort on testing, as this major contract award signifies. With the ability to test not only for COVID-19 but also FluA, FluB and RSV on the same single COVID-19 Nudge cartridge, our multiplex test offers a vital solution to protect the NHS as we head into the flu season.Gordon Sanghera, CEO of Oxford Nanopore, said:We are honoured to be playing a part in fighting COVID-19 in the UK, and preparing the country for the winter virus season. Ever since we founded Oxford Nanopore, our mission has been to create disruptive, high performance technology that has a profound, positive impact on society.LamPORE has the potential to deliver a highly effective and, crucially, accessible global testing solution, not only for COVID-19 but for a range of other pathogens. We are delighted to be working with the UK government to support and empower our communities to effectively manage testing at a national and localised level.Background informationAbout DnaNudgeDnaNudge, based in London, is a retail based, on-the-spot genetic testing service that provides product recommendations suited to your DNA to promote a healthy lifestyle.DnaNudge’s new RNA COVID-19 tests are based on DnaNudge DNA testing innovation delivering processing outside of a laboratory environment, using DnaNudge’s patented and miniaturised ‘NudgeBox’ analyser, which can be used anywhere.About Oxford NanoporeOxford Nanopore, which last year built a factory in Oxfordshire, is a rapidly growing business that is scaling its operations to be able to provide substantial volumes of tests to the UK – critical to support expanded testing at a time when global supply chains are squeezed for traditional tests.About LamPORELamPORE uses a method called RT-LAMP to identify and amplify the SARS-CoV-2 virus in an original sample, and Oxford Nanopore’s sequencing technology to precisely identify the amplified virus. It tests for active infection, providing a complementary testing solution to antibody detection, currently only able to indicate a previous infection.LamPORE includes a control mechanism that detects and invalidates samples where there has been an error in sample collection. St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington Charing Cross Hospital
EXFO and Rohde & Schwarz have partnered together to provide test and measurement (T&M) solutions for on-site commissioning, maintenance and troubleshooting of mobile communications systems. EXFO and Rohde & Schwarz – each an expert in their own field – offer complementary solutions that combine optical and wireless technologies to significantly speed up and efficiently locate and eliminate RF interference.In modern mobile network stations, RF equipment continues to shift closer to the antenna. They are usually mounted just below the antenna in order to minimize cable loss. The interconnection between the RF equipment at the top of the tower and the baseband unit is bridged via fiber optic cabling. This has increased the necessity for both fiber-to-the-antenna and over-the-air RF T&M technology.The wireless spectrum is growing in complexity and becoming increasingly susceptible to interference, which is critical to quality of service. If a service disruption occurs within a base station’s coverage area, the RF technician must quickly identify and correct the issue so that it doesn’t impact subscriber quality of experience.The combined solution from EXFO and Rohde & Schwarz provides best-in-class performance, empowering technicians to quickly and accurately troubleshoot RF interference issues and allowing mobile network operators to minimize OPEX. EXFO’s OpticalRF over CPRI/OBSAI application, supported on the compact FTB-1 Pro test platform, can be connected at the baseband unit and remotely accessed via a mobile device to provide real-time RF spectrum views and to quickly detect RF signal interference. The R&S PR100 portable radio receiver, the R&S FPH or the R&S FSH spectrum analyzers from Rohde & Schwarz can be used to easily hunt and locate the interference in the field by providing a broad view of the spectrum, not only in the station’s operating band but also in the adjacent channels. Once the potential source has been found, RF interference mitigation techniques can be used and simultaneously validated on a mobile device to determine whether the issue has been resolved.EXFO and Rohde & Schwarz are global network test and measurement leaders in their respective fields. EXFO develops intelligent, automated network test, data and analytics solutions and Rohde & Schwarz develops wireless T&M technology. By leveraging the expertise of both companies, mobile network operators, installers and network service providers have access to harmonized solutions for a variety of measurement scenarios. As part of the cooperative effort, EXFO and Rohde & Schwarz have hosted several mobile network testing workshops and are planning other similar events in the future.The RF test and measurement solutions from both EXFO and Rohde and Schwarz will be demonstrated at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from February 27 to March 2.
James Morton is determined to continue working hard as he sets his sights on developing into a future first team player at Bristol City.
The fourth annual Corona Beer Futsal Championship resumes today at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue with another round of elimination fixtures. At 19:30hrs, Beacons oppose California Square, while Mocha battles Future Stars at 20:15hrs and Tucville oppose West Front Road from 21:00hrs. The fourth fixture pits Tiger Bay against North East La Penitence from 21:45hrs, while Leopold Street takes aim at Bent Street at 22:30hrs and Back Circle opposes Sparta Boss from 23:15hrs. The winning team will $500,000 and the championship trophy while the second, third and fourth place finishers will collect $250,000, $125,000 and $75,000 each and the respective trophy. Similarly, $40,000 will be awarded to each group winner, while $30,000, $20,000 and $15,000 will be presented to the second, third and fourth place group finishers, respectively.
Last Updated: 13th May, 2020 08:56 IST Women’s Golf Starts Up In South Korea – Without Fans The South Korean women’s golf tour is starting up again with the KLPGA Championship opening on Thursday, an event that will be played without fans on the course WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US “The priority is the safety of the players, tournament officials and golf fans and (the event) will be broadcast,” organizers said in a statement. The tournament at the Lakewood Country Club located east of the capital Seoul was originally schedule for April 30 through May 3. Organizers said social distancing will be practiced by players and tournament officials. Players will also have hand sanitizers available. It was not clear if players would take coronavirus tests. The 150-player field is topped by Park Sung-hyun, Kim Sei-young and defending champion Choi Hye-jin.South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported that Ko Jin-young and Park Sung-hyun, who are No. 1 and No. 3 in the women’s world golf rankings, will play an exhibition skins match near Incheon International Airport on May 24, with the players donating their winnings to charities of their choice. The South Korean women’s golf tour is starting up again with the KLPGA Championship opening on Thursday, an event that will be played without fans on the course. Women’s golf in South Korea joins Korea’s professional baseball and soccer leagues, which have already restarted in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Written By FOLLOW US COMMENT First Published: 13th May, 2020 08:56 IST LIVE TV