News Release - 2016
Date: 17 February 2016
Live Broadcast of the “Big Game” Powered by Filmwerks with Eaton’s Reliable Backup Power
RALEIGH, N.C. … Power management company Eaton today announced its collaboration with Filmwerks International, Inc. to provide reliable backup power for live major-network broadcasts, including the broadcast of the “Big Game” in California on Feb. 7. With Eaton’s uninterruptible power system (UPS) technology, Filmwerks supports the most advanced entertainment equipment that brings live sporting events to millions of viewers across the globe.
Filmwerks uses Eaton’s energy-efficient 9130 Tower UPSs and 9390 UPSs to provide reliable backup power to all key elements of the broadcast, including cameras and lights for on-field filming, interview stages, the skycam, and other gear necessary for a successful live broadcast from the stadium. Filmwerks also utilizes Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager™ software, which provides tools for monitoring and managing their power devices. This innovative software solution ensures system uptime and data integrity.
“Filmwerks has powered almost every major sporting event on television, and our experience and dedication to customer service has earned us high trust with broadcast partners,” said Michael Satrazemis, president and founder, Filmwerks. “Our collaboration with Eaton provides us with reliable, continuous power through UPS technology that delivers scalable battery runtimes and ensures broadcasts are not interrupted due to power, for the millions glued to their televisions at home.”
Combining experienced technicians with new high-end power, Filmwerks protects advanced and reliable entertainment equipment, powering thousands of hours of live broadcasts for events from premier golf tournaments to college basketball championships. Eaton will continue to backup key elements of live broadcasts for Filmwerks so sports fans have flawless viewing experiences.
“Our power management products and software are designed to maintain business continuity for our customers, and Filmwerks’ application of our UPS technology is a prime example of the importance of reliable backup power,” said Del Misenheimer, senior vice president and general manager, Power Quality Division, Eaton. “In fact, 111 million viewers may not realize that Filmwerks and Eaton were working behind the scenes to ensure the live broadcast of this year’s professional football championship was delivered without interruption.”
A variety of Eaton’s products are used within professional sporting arenas and entertainment venues. Sun Life Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins, University of Miami and the Orange Bowl, recently revealed plans to implement Eaton’s advanced Ephesus light-emitting diode (LED) system, designed to enhance the viewing experiences for stadium spectators and television audiences, while reducing energy use by as much as 75 percent.
For more information about Eaton’s power management solutions, software and services, visit www.powerquality.eaton.com.
Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.
Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.