Extreme E, the new electric off-road racing series, has confirmed Al Kamel Systems will support its broadcast with time keeping, TV graphic services and data information.
Al Kamel Systems has a deep understanding of the motorsport world having worked with a variety of championships including Formula E, World Endurance Championship and 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The company will bring its expertise to Extreme E with an innovative range of services such as live timekeeping based on GPS position; wireless track network to facilitate data communication between cars, teams and race direction; as well as a paddock network to distribute data to TV. This innovative system will give to the teams precise, live information of their cars, and will allow TV graphics to visualise this data on screen, giving TV viewers an exciting new experience.
Ali Russell, Chief Marketing Officer at Extreme E, said: “Al Kamel Systems is at the forefront of broadcasting technology and I’m delighted that they be working on Extreme E.
“Extreme E’s broadcast product is our key to reaching as many screens as possible as we won’t have spectators on-site, and our aim is to make it as engaging as possible, so we are looking to create a futuristic package, almost like a computer game. Al Kamel Systems will be instrumental in helping us deliver this product as the data they capture will be utilised in sporting graphics which tell the story of the racing.”
Al Kamel Systems will utilise military technology to supply a reliable technology network, essential in some of the most remote corners of the planet including the Arctic, and the Amazon rainforest, where Extreme E will race in 2021. In addition, and in keeping with the series aim to keep a minimal on-site footprint, Al Kamel Systems will provide services remotely from its Spanish headquarters in Barcelona, which will be in contact with Extreme E’s London broadcast production facility, where the live race action will be mastered and then distributed globally.
Jose Luis Garcia, CEO at Al Kamel Systems, said: “Al Kamel Systems will face one of the most exciting challenges in its 17 year history with Extreme E. As a motorsport technology company, to supply a broad range of services in such diverse and difficult environments made us rethink and rebuild the architecture of our services technologies. We are using a variety of new initiatives like GPS timekeeping that minimise dramatically the onsite footprint and ensure a smooth broadcast of the championship, a very complex task, as after all everyone is relying on our services.”
Extreme E, which kicks off in April 2021, prides itself in working with like-minded companies with an environmental and sustainable ethos, and Al Kamel Systems ensures the majority of its services are powered by solar energy.