RG Jones sprints into its 90th year, with the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix at Emirates Arena in Glasgow, celebrating with a host of global stars.
Featuring double Olympic and five-time world champion Mo Farah, Olympic, World, European and Comonwealth long jump champion Greg Rutherford, current European record holder and 200m world champion Dafne Schippers and British’s fastest ever woman Dinna Asher-Smith, this event is considered the best indoor athletics meeting in the world. Mo Farah secured his first victory of this year with the 3000m in seven minutes 39.55secs, ahead of Kenyan Augustine Choge. The longest running sound company in London has been celebrating alongside the team GB victories.
Having been involved in the sporting events sector for a number of years, the company has invested in a wealth of knowledge and expertise; some of the most experienced and renowned specialists working with the very latest in audio technology to bring the highest quality audio to match the stellar cast of superhumans.
Glasgow has a rich heritage, having held the indoor international match for over 25years.
RG Jones Project Engineer Jack Bowcher headed up the team for Glasgow and The Indoor British Championships at EIS Sheffield the following weekend.
“This is a huge event, and this year the company has invested in new technology incorporating Dante Audio over network protocol" explains Jack "This allowed us flexibility to send and receive audio to various positions within the arena utilising a specification consisting of Lake LM44 processors, Yamaha QL5 consoles combined with Rio Racks and Focusrite RedNet pre-amps. This was joined together using a combination of RG's existing CAT5 and newly purchased Neutrik opticalCON fibre”.
This is the first time RG Jones has provided a complete digital solution for the Athletics. Following years of successful results, this evolved sound solution has now more than proved itself making the audio routing far more efficient between broadcast and event production departments and allowing flexibility for any adjustments in the future.
Next stop Birmingham and then onto the Olympic Stadium … even the Lighting Bolt would struggle to keep up with these (network) speeds. (Okay, cheesy line, but you can't blame us for trying!)