More than 50 Mayah Centauri II codecs were used by German national public broadcasters ARD and ZDF for a live transmission from the G8 Summit in Heiligendamm in northern Germany.
The codecs were chosen for audio transmissions from the main program sound to technical and editorial communication.
Most of the codecs — already owned or rented for the production by ZDF — were used within ZDF’s mobile compound approximately 3 miles from the main summit location. Fifteen Centauri IIs in Mainz were responsible for communication of the main studio with the mobile groups; six were installed directly on location in Heiligendamm. Several other units were distributed between nearby locations.