Deployed on specially adapted motorcycles as a standalone system, the Bolero system allows the Krickhahn TV team to use a variety of headsets, and even helmets with a built-in Bluetooth headset, to maintain clear communications with high audio quality so they can bring viewers the best shots from the road.
For Krickhahn TV, Bolero eliminated the need to invest in a dedicated communication solution for camera operators and motorcycle drivers. For the Tour De Aars held last year, Krickhahn TV equipped the camera motorcycles with a custom sidebox holding the video encoder and a Bolero antenna, both connected to regulated 12 V from the motorcycle and camera batteries to ensure a redundant, stable power supply.
The Bolero antenna was used in standalone mode along with three beltpacks, one of which was dedicated to enabling the built-in Bluetooth interface and “public” call feature. This approach supported high-quality call-and-forward to the driver and camera operator, allowing them to talk to one another over a duplex connection. The Bolero system’s advanced audio settings ensured clear communication on the road, and the great wireless coverage let the driver and operator walk freely when there was no need to be sitting on the bike.