Fox Sports approached LapCabby looking for a charging solution that was small enough to fit in the tight space of a television studio but robust enough to take the wear and tear of television production in the studio or on location for the Fox NFL and Fox College Football broadcasts.
Game coverage is usually preceded by the pre-game shows Fox NFL Kickoff and Fox NFL Sunday and is followed on most weeks by the post-game show, The OT.
The shows feature the same studio hosts and analysts for both programs. During the telecast, the studio hosts or ‘talking heads’ use a Microsoft Surface for reference to statistics, viewing replays, etc. During a typical broadcast, the studio hosts use two devices per person because of the depleting batteries.
It was vital for Jim Morasso, Technical Director for Fox Sports NFL, to find a charging solution that could continually charge the Microsoft Surface devices that could remain in the studio, so the size of the solution was a key consideration. In weeks when Fox broadcasts on location from the sidelines, the devices need to be packed up and shipped across the country so it needed to be robust and take a few hits.
Jim Morasso chose a LapCabby GO² Portable Charging Case for the job and, after an initial testing phase, they have continued to invest in more units. Jim likes that the product dimensions are small and it has features like the high rigidity plastic core and reinforced kick plate to protect the devices when the case is being shifted around the studio and during shipping across the State.