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May 17, 2024
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                    The Series Represents a Milestone in Immersing Motorsport Audiences into the Action through Innovative Technology

Abu Dhabi and MT. Olive, New Jersey Abu Dhabi is set to become the epicenter of a technological revolution in motorsport entertainment as the A2RL (Abu Dhabi Autonomous Racing League) Car Race Series, powered by an innovative partnership between Vislink Technologies, Inc. and Focal Point VR Ltd., prepares to launch its thrilling first season.

Managed by ASPIRE, the technology program arm of Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council, this pioneering $1.8m collaboration with Vislink is poised to redefine the fan experience, merging the immersive world of virtual reality with unparalleled wireless video and data transmission.

The breathtaking A2RL car series kicks off on April 27th, 2024 at the iconic Yas Marina Circuit, where the thrill of autonomous car racing is powered by the latest cutting-edge technology. AI-driven Dallara-built Super Formula cars capable of speeds of up to 300 km/h will compete for a prize pool soaring up to $2.25 million.

With the dawn of a new era in motorsport, the race is on for the hearts and minds of motorsport fans worldwide. Focal Point VR has crafted an immersive VR experience that promises to transport fans from their homes directly onto the racetrack, offering a 360-degree, real-time view from the perspective of the AI drivers. This unparalleled access will transform the way fans engage with motorsport like never before.

Vislink plays a pivotal role in this unique VR experience with its state-of-the-art wireless video and data transmission solution. Onboard Vislink transmitters will ingest IP from the Focal Point VR processing engine and seamlessly deliver live footage, even at the highest speed conditions, from the heart of the races to fans across the globe.

“We are thrilled to join with two phenomenal innovators in the Abu Dhabi racing circuit — ASPIRE and A2RL — to advance the future of autonomous car racing and deliver unparalleled entertainment experiences,” shared Robert King, Sales Director EMEA of Vislink. “Our partnership with virtual reality leader Focal Point VR leverages Vislink’s ultra-reliable, low-latency video to connect the excitement of the cockpit with fans everywhere.”

Jonathan Newth, CEO of Focal Point VR, added, “This collaboration with Vislink for the A2RL Car Race Series is about breaking barriers and setting new standards for fan engagement. We’re thrilled to offer an experience that puts fans right in the middle of the action, offering an immersion that’s simply unmatched in the world of sports.”

For ASPIRE, this partnership unlocks new possibilities for live event engagement and interactivity — adding new audiences and revenue streams for event organizers and broadcasters.

As the A2RL Car Race Series revs up for its debut, the partnership between Focal Point VR and Vislink is a testament to the power of innovation in enhancing the fan experience. This series is more than just a competition; it’s a showcase of the future of motorsport entertainment, promising an unforgettable experience and setting a new benchmark for how technology can bring the excitement of the race closer to fans everywhere.

The countdown has begun. The future of motorsport entertainment is here, and it’s more exhilarating, immersive, and engaging than ever before, thanks to the visionary alliance between Focal Point VR and Vislink. Learn more at https://a2rl.io/.

Experience Vislink’s Latest Innovations at NAB 2024
Vislink will be showcasing its broad range of solutions for capturing, distributing and monetizing live content at NAB 2024. Meet the Vislink team in West Hall, booth #W3632 to experience the latest innovations in hybrid IP/COFDM applications, AI-automated live sports and in-studio systems, solutions for remote production in the cloud and more.

About Vislink Technologies, Inc.

Vislink Technologies is a global technology leader in capturing, delivering, and managing high-quality live video and associated data. With a renowned heritage in video communications encompassing over 50 years, Vislink has revolutionized live video communications by delivering the highest-quality video from the scene, even in the most challenging transmission conditions—enabling broadcasters and public safety agencies to capture and share live video seamlessly and securely. Vislink also provides live streaming solutions using bonded cellular, 5G, and AI-driven technologies for automated news and sports productions. Vislink’s shares of common stock are publicly traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the ticker symbol “VISL.”

For more information, visit www.vislink.com