First Gulf Company (FGC), the contractors behind the ambitious project to begin HD broadcasts from the Holy Cities of Makkah and Madina in time for Hajj in December 2008, signed a deal for a total of 31 Vinten Radamec robotic pan & tilt heads, at CABSAT in Dubai.
Vinten Radamec will supply 31 HS-105PE heads - with 21 sited at Makkah and10 at Madina. The heads will be operating in conjunction with a fleet of Hitachi HD cameras.
The Vinten Radamec HS-105PE is a special weatherproof version of the HS-105P head and is designed for the harsh and varied climatic conditions in the region. It is suitable for various applications outside the studio environment and with its 34kg payload can be used with ENG-size camera and lens configurations.
"We chose Vinten Radamec because they address the specific requirements we had in the Holy Cities," commented Walid Al-Mokhtar, general manager of FGC.