It has been nine years since NBC broadcast NASCAR races. Yet on July 5, 2015, the national sports network returned to the airwaves to feature NASCAR’s premier series.
NBC Sports turned to JHE to design and construct an easily deployed; high-tech stage which would be home to at-track broadcasts. Up for the challenge, the JHE team had to factor in multiple location sites throughout a race weekend including fan-focused areas, pit road, Victory Lane and more based on each track.
Not only was the final product mobile and operational in 12 minutes, but the self-contained unit was equipped with hydraulics, a generator, CAT-5, Wi-Fi and more.
In addition, JHE’s experts custom built four carts to meet NBC’s needs over the course of its 20-race week season. Each cart varies in functionality from a mini studio on wheels complete with fiber, audio and video equipment, and Wi-Fi; a booth prepared specifically to meet the statisticians’ needs; a robo cam cart to showcase different camera perspectives with specially-designed rails; as well as a fixed camera cart.
Not only did JHE meet NBC Sports’ technical needs, but the solutions passed stringent safety certification also.