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How Your Business Can Save Money Using Bonded Cellular

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Bonded Cellular

Designed for everything from live news-gathering to traffic reporting, bonded cellular can be an incredible technology for your business.

Bonded cellular technology uses multiple cellular modems to transmit video using iptv video networking, avoiding many of the downsides of traditional cellular links. If your business depends on fast, efficient and stable live video, it can be a powerful tool that reduce transmission problems and save money.

Here’s how bonded cellular works. Instead of transmitting video over a single cellular link, which can result in everything from pix-elation to lost video and audio, bonded cellular involves the use of multiple cellular modems, each of which transmits live video footage.

Cellular Wireless Video Transmitter

By using multiple cellular modems, each of which delivers packets of a compressed video feed, bonded cellular avoids the biggest problem of conventional cellular links: a single point of failure for the entire feed.

With more bandwidth available and no single point of failure, bonded cellular can increase your live video’s reliability, all while avoiding many of the most common issues that can occur during live video transmission.

One aspect of bonded cellular that’s less obvious is its ability to help your business reduce costs in both the short and long term.

Most businesses view bonded cellular as a technology that can improve wireless video transmission and reduce the risk of transmission issues. But when used right, it can be a powerful tool that’s ideal for helping your business save money. Download the Bonded Cellular Guide.

According to an article in TV Technology, one of the biggest advantages news crews report from switching to bonded cellular is the low-cost reach it provides.

Arnie Loleng, operations manager for Ohlone TV, explained that bonded cellular technology lets the community college, which operates on a limited budget, “provide students with invaluable training” in live broadcasting.

Bonded Cellular for Live News, Sports, Live Reality TV & Contribution

Compared to many other broadcasting options, bonded cellular is highly affordable. Neal Boling, station manager of KHQ-TV, says that bonded cellular has “allowed us to economically expand our Montana stations’ coverage to encompass the entire state, rather than being limited to a few larger urban areas.”

There’s also another advantage to bonded cellular — one that indirectly contributed to its great level of affordability. Compared to many other transmission options, bonded cellular technology is extremely easy to use.

One of the most common phrases used to describe bonded cellular is “plug and play” — a major advantage in industries where complex satellite technology, which requires service vehicles and expert staff, was once the standard.

By reducing the need for advanced training and expert staff, bonded cellular allows businesses to run their live video operations at a lower cost. It’s also given small businesses that previously couldn’t compete in live video a chance to affordably transmit their content.

América TeVé, a small channel based in South Florida, is one of many examples featured in the TV Technology piece of small businesses using bonded cellular technology to compete with and broadcast alongside its larger live video competitors.

If your business depends on live video, bonded cellular technology can play a major role not just in improving reliability and helping you avoid the most common transmission issues, but also in helping you reduce your costs.

For small and mid-sized businesses that want to begin using live video or expand their amount of live video coverage, this is a major benefit. Instead of relying on expensive and complicated satellite technology, businesses can communicate live, on location, far more easily.

Is your business interested in bonded cellular technology? Our large range of AVIWEST bonded cellular equipment includes everything you needs to start using bonded cellular technology for a smoother, smarter and more cost effective live video solution.

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Digital Rights Management for Enterprise IPTV with DirecTV, Dish Network & Cable

Pro:Idiom & Verimatrix Digital Rights Management for IPTV with DirecTV, Dish Network & Cable

Why do I need Digital Rights Management or DRM?

The major studios, DirecTV, DISH Network and other television and media distribution providers all require some form of Digital Rights Management or DRM.

You can not legally distribute, store or record any media or television content without a Studio approved DRM system.

As we understand it, the Digital Rights Management (DRM) rules agreed upon by DirecTV, Dish Networks, and the Studios are going to be more strictly enforced now that AT&T and DirecTV have merged. DRM encrypts the video streams when we distribute video over an IP network. This prevents high definition or HD content from theft or piracy. How are you addressing the new DRM requirements?

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60GHz Wireless HD SDI NHL In-net GoalCam by VidOvation on NBC Sports

NHL 60GHz Wireless HD SDI In-net GoalCam by VidOvation went on air twice on NBC Sports during the Dallas DAL vs Minnesota MIN hockey game. To learn more visit http://vidovation.com/Wireless_Video/60ghz_unlicenesed_wireless_video

Cutting-edge Wireless Video Transmission over
60 GHz Spectrum

60GHz Wireless HD SDI

60GHz Wireless HD SDI In-net Goalcam

Transmitting video wirelessly over the 60 GHz spectrum can be an ideal solution for line of sight applications. Clearly, by definition, a wireless solution eliminates the need for cabling such as fiber or coax, which can be difficult or impossible to use in many instances. Additionally, other wireless frequencies come up short for two major reasons. First, lower frequency solutions like Wi-Fi do not have the bandwidth to transport uncompressed HD video, and would therefore need to compress the video at its source, transmit it across wirelessly, and then uncompress the video at the receive end. This would both add latency and, much more importantly, reduce video quality, which is critical. Second, these lower frequency solutions in unlicensed bands are subject to a great deal of interference, which can adversely affect, and even shut down, a wireless video stream. This would clearly be unacceptable in many situations, and because of its unlicensed status, anyone with a Wi-Fi transmitter could, accidentally or maliciously, interfere with these transmissions.

While 60 GHz is also an unlicensed band, it differs from the lower unlicensed frequency in two significant ways. The first is in terms of sheer bandwidth. While Wi-Fi spectrum allocation at 2.4 GHz is roughly 85 MHz wide, the unlicensed bandwidth allocated to 60 GHz is 7 GHz wide – covering the entire band from 57-64 GHz in the US (and is the same or similar worldwide). This massive increase in bandwidth translates into much higher capacity channels that allow for the transmission of fully uncompressed high definition video at the standard rate of 1.485 Gbps. Therefore, there is no need to impact video quality or system latency by compressing the video stream.

The other major difference from lower unlicensed frequencies is the directionality and very high spectral reuse capabilities at 60 GHz. As this implementation utilizes focused point-to-point antennas, it is nearly impossible to interfere with the signal, even in the highly unlikely case of someone actually having a functioning 60 GHz transmitter. This technology has been utilized by the National Hockey League for the In-Net GoalCam for goal camera verification and instant replay. Every game of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs and Final uitlized the VidOvation In-net GoalCam System. Other application include ENG, news, building-to-building links, church over-flow venues, college campuses, corporate conferenceing, professional audiovisual just to name a few.
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Enterprise IPTV Solution Now Fully Integrated With DirecTV Content by VidOvation

Turnkey IPTV System for Enterprises Now Includes Full DirecTV Integration

VidOvation TV Now Bundles DirecTV Content With DRM, VOD, and DVR Capabilities for End-to-End IPTV Services in Broadcast and Media Facilities

Enterprise IPTV

IRVINE, Calif. March 22, 2016 — VidOvation today announced that VidOvation TV, the company’s turnkey IPTV system for enterprises, now includes full DirecTV integration. As one of only two digital rights management (DRM) systems now approved by DirecTV and other satellite content providers, VidOvation TV is now a comprehensive, end-to-end IPTV solution that bundles DirecTV content with DRM, video on demand (VOD), and digital video recording (DVR) and enables streaming to the full range of consumer devices and set-top boxes.

Enterprise DirecTV

The DirecTV COM2000 fully integrates with the VidOvation Enterprise IPTV System for the distribution of Live TV & Video-on-demand across your enterprise network to the Desktop, TVs, Smart TVs, Set-top Boxes, Mobile Devices, Tablets and more.  The DirecTV COM2000 system has been designed specifically for hotels and enterprise installations where there is a need for a single wire solution for multiple rooms. The COM2000 system offers up to 48 tuners in a scalable system that takes up a small space in an equipment rack. It creates a head-end system where every TV can be tuned to its own channel without interfering with other TVs.

VOD

VidOvation TV is a flexible and scalable IPTV solution that empowers organizations to incorporate live TV programs, live internal video broadcasts, and VOD to increase the efficiency of training and communications. Television stations, studios, media facilities, financial institutions, government agencies, and any other type of enterprise can use VidOvation TV to deploy their own internal TV channels to communicate, train, and guide employees, including broadcast of timely instructions during critical emergency situations. The solution delivers digital television programming directly to employees’ smartphones, tablets, desktop players, and smart TVs, and it allows scheduled recording and on-demand time-shift viewing.

With support for live TV content such as DirecTV, broadcast or media facilities can use VidOvation TV in a range of applications. For instance, a sports league can watch and archive live broadcasts for game analysis, a media studio can manage its content and view its own live broadcasts for quality control, and news or financial institutions can watch markets and competing stations to stay competitive.

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“IPTV video delivery offers a cost-effective, flexible, and highly interactive over-the-top alternative to traditional terrestrial, satellite, and cable TV formats. These traditional approaches have many shortcomings for enterprise or corporate deployments, such as an inability to distribute to multiple end-user platforms, a lack of open architecture, and a lack of support for DRM,” said Jim Jachetta, executive vice president and chief technology officer, VidOvation. “With VidOvation TV, we’ve overcome these shortcomings by giving our customers a truly comprehensive IPTV system that includes DRM, VOD, DVR capabilities, and now – in response to customer demand – live television content from DirecTV. Plus, the entire VidOvation TV experience is fully customizable, allowing customers to deliver IPTV services in line with their own branding and corporate image.”  

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About VidOvation
VidOvation – Moving Video Forward – is a leading manufacturer of video, audio, and data communications systems for the broadcast television and sports, corporate AV, and government markets, offering 50 years of combined experience. Encompassing wireless video, bonded cellular, video streaming, video networking, IPTV, and fiber optic communications systems, VidOvation solutions improve video transmissions by removing the frustrations of dropouts, latency, interference, noise, and security issues. VidOvation excels in helping its clients integrate custom solutions into existing infrastructure, with the ability to meet almost any application or budget. The company applies proven expertise on the complete project lifecycle — from project consulting and management, to engineering and design, to warranty and support. Learn more at vidovation.com or call +1 949-777-5435.

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Jim Jachetta of VidOvation Speaking at Philadelphia SMPTE & SBE18 Joint Meeting

How to Transmit 4K Video or 10 Gbps Data Wirelessly

Philadelphia SMPTE & SBE18 Joint Meeting Notice

Guests and Non-members welcomeDate:
Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
6:15pm – Refreshments  (courtesy VidOvation)
7:00pm – PresentationLocation:
Lerro Corporation
Valley Forge Corporate Center
905 Madison Ave.
Norristown, PA 19403
(610) 650-4100

Host:  
Matthew Murphy – Lerro

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