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Wireless & Cellular Bundle with NewTek TriCaster TC1 for Remote Sports Production

New Turnkey Solution Features TriCaster Multicamera Production System and VidOvation Wireless Camera Connectivity and Bonded Cellular Uplink

TriCaster

NewTek TriCaster TC1

LAKE FOREST, Calif. — December 5th, 2017 — VidOvation today announced the launch of the VidOvation Sports Bundle, a turnkey live mobile-production offering paired with the popular TriCaster® TC1 multicamera production system from NewTek. In the new Sports Bundle offering, VidOvation’s AVIWEST bonded cellular system and VidOlink Reacher wireless camera links integrate with TriCaster TC1, enabling customers to broadcast or stream live sports and events from anywhere while eliminating the clutter of camera cabling.

“The new Sports Bundle combines the magic of bonded cellular with the NewTek TriCaster TC1 for the most flexible and cost-effective events coverage possible. Our collaboration with NewTek allows us to offer the highly regarded TriCaster TC1 system, now equipped with the best wireless technology on the market,” said Jim Jachetta, executive vice president and chief technology officer at VidOvation. “As a result, our customers can bring feeds into the TriCaster TC1 wirelessly and broadcast content out of the venue wirelessly as well. This new offering allows users to capture the action anywhere, then produce and deliver a world-class fan experience at a price that leaves the competition behind.”

Wireless Video

Camera Mount VidOlink Reacher 3000 Foot Wireless HD SDI & HDMI Transmitter & Receiver

Within the bundled solution, the VidOlink Reacher wireless video transmitter/receiver connects multiple cameras wirelessly to a TriCaster TC1 system in a control room or production truck, enabling broadcast-grade HDMI and HD-SDI video transmission up to 3,000 feet with no cables, latency, or compression. Then, when operating in a mobile environment, VidOvation’s AVIWEST DMNG PRO180-RA bonded cellular and IP link can stream live-event coverage from the TriCaster system to the cloud, Facebook Live, YouTube, UStream, or any master control in the world using a combination of cellular and IP networks.

AVIWEST DMNG PRO180 Bonded Cellular Live Streaming Link

“We’re delighted to collaborate with VidOvation on its sports bundle, which adds a new dimension to NewTek’s end-to-end IP video production workflow,” said Brian Olson, vice president of product management for NewTek. “Removing the wires brings a new level of freedom and storytelling to production that is very much in sync with NewTek’s philosophy of user empowerment and cutting-edge technology. With VidOvation, not only are the camera links wireless, but so is the option for final delivery. That opens up even more possibilities for our shared customers.”

More information about the VidOvation Sports Bundle and the full VidOvation product line is available at http://vidovation.com/tricaster-wireless-bonded-cellular.

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About VidOvation
VidOvation is a leading provider of video, audio, and data transmission and distribution systems for the broadcast television, sports, corporate AV, and government markets. Encompassing bonded cellular, wireless video, video streaming, video networking, encoding, IPTV, and fiber-optic communications systems, VidOvation solutions improve video transmissions by removing the frustrations of signal loss, latency, interference, noise, and security issues. VidOvation excels in helping its clients integrate custom solutions into existing infrastructure, with the ability to satisfy almost any application or budget. The company applies proven expertise to the complete project lifecycle — from project consulting and management to engineering and design, to warranty and support. Learn more about how VidOvation is moving video forward at http://vidovation.com.

All trademarks appearing in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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Joins SVG – VidOvation Transmits, Delivers Video for Wide Range of Sports Clients

SVG Sports Video Group

VidOvation Joins Sports Video Group

The Sports Video Group ( SVG ) is pleased to welcome VidOvation as a corporate sponsor. Headquartered in Lake Forest, CA, the company is a leading provider of video-, audio-, and data-transmission and -distribution systems for the broadcast television, sports, corporate-AV, and government markets.

Encompassing bonded cellular, wireless video, video streaming, video networking, encoding, IPTV, and fiber-optic communications systems, VidOvation solutions improve video transmissions by removing the frustrations of signal loss, latency, interference, noise, and security issues. The company excels in helping its clients integrate custom solutions into existing infrastructure, with the ability to satisfy almost any application or budget. It applies proven expertise to the complete project lifecycle — from project consulting and management to engineering and design to warranty and support.

“VidOvation supports multiple sports sectors with a variety of video-transmission and -distribution systems,” says CTO/EVP, Engineering, Jim Jachetta. “Our wireless-video and bonded-cellular solutions are deployed at various levels of sports in football, baseball, basketball, hockey, skateboarding, and golf, among others. Customers include professional sports leagues, teams, universities, high schools, and television broadcasters.”

NHL 60GHz Wireless In-net GoalCam

“VidOvation,” he continues, “is selective in manufacturing and reselling only those video systems that provide the highest caliber of broadcast with minimal technical support required. In addition to our standard off-the-shelf products, VidOvation is also known for designing custom video systems to help sports leagues with challenging review- and game-integrity technical needs.”

AVIWEST DMNG PRO180 Bonded Cellular Live Streaming Link

VidOvation’s product portfolio includes the AVIWEST PRO180-RA bonded-cellular transmitter and StreamHub receiver, AVIWEST DMNG PRO180 3G/4G bonded-cellular video-transmission system, and AVIWEST DMNG StreamHub studio receiver.

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“Live PD” Producers Rely on VidOvation AVIWEST DMNG PRO180 Bonded Cellular Transmitters

Systems Enable Reliable, Low-Latency, Synchronous Video and Audio Transmission on Multicamera and Multilocation Live Police Docuseries

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VidOvation Live PD Control Room

IRVINE, Calif. March 27, 2017 — VidOvation today announced that Big Fish Entertainment, the creator and production company behind groundbreaking A&E docuseries “Live PD,” is using VidOvation’s AVIWEST DMNG PRO180 bonded cellular systems on the multicamera, multilocation production for reliable, synchronous, and low-latency transmission of broadcast-quality video and audio.

“‘Live PD’ is the first show of its kind to capture and stream live video of police officers on patrol and, to our knowledge, the first primetime entertainment television program to push the capabilities of bonded cellular technology well beyond that of a typical stationary news report. Every episode represents a phenomenal technical achievement, the perfect blend of technology and editorial content to deliver a transparency in police work never seen before on television,” said Dan Cesareo, founder and president of Big Fish Entertainment. “AVIWEST was the only bonded cellular solution we tested that could help us accomplish our creative goals for the show. The VidOvation-AVIWEST team really went the extra mile to help meet our technical requirements and make ‘Live PD’ a resounding success.”

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Each “Live PD” episode offers viewers a live, unfiltered look inside some of America’s busiest police departments and the communities they patrol. One of the biggest production hurdles was capturing high-quality live HD video from multiple cameras and streaming it to air in real time. On a typical Friday night, “Live PD” covers officers on patrol in six cities, with as many as 40 live video feeds coming into a New York-based control room at A&E headquarters. With such a large quantity of feeds, traditional satellite or microwave links would not only be cost-prohibitive, but would not provide the necessary mobility and flexibility. The solution was bonded cellular technology, which bonds any available combination of network interfaces including local cellular and Wi-Fi networks, Ethernet, and satellite for high-quality and reliable video transmission links.

The “Live PD” crew uses 41 AVIWEST DMNG PRO180-RA bonded cellular transmitters, including one for each of two HD cameras in every patrol car and two additional camera operators as well as an overhead drone to cover the action outside the vehicle. Additionally, the team has installed four AVIWEST QUAD external antenna units to each patrol car for even faster network acquisition and greater signal resilience. Throughout the three-hour show, the DMNG PROs feed up to four video channels and eight audio channels of live, high-quality video back to the control room in New York from every patrol car in all six cities. In the control room, an AVIWEST DMNG StreamHub receiver, decoder, and distribution platform receives the live video feeds and delivers them to air for the live broadcast.

“We tested several bonded cellular systems, but none of them could handle the multicamera and multilocation format of the show — except one,” said Larry Barbatsoulis, the show’s technical supervisor. “The AVIWEST DMNG system proved its ability to transmit video and audio from up to five cameras in close proximity and with perfect lip sync and video synchronization between all cameras.”

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 About Big Fish Entertainment

Big Fish Entertainment is a full service production company that creates multi-platform, visually driven content that compels and entertains audiences with the “unexpected.” Founded in 2006 by President Dan Cesareo, Big Fish has since produced hundreds of hours of award-winning and top-rated programming in the unscripted reality, lifestyle and documentary space. Current Big Fish series include groundbreaking docu-series Live PD for A&E, offering viewers unfiltered live access inside policing in America; mega-hit franchise Black Ink Crew with editions in New York and Chicago for VH1; Tattoo Girls for TLC and recent premiere Hustle & Soul for WE tv. With other breakthrough credits including Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan and the Gates Foundation Reality PD public schools project, Big Fish captures and relates extraordinary worlds, characters and stories for such networks as Discovery, VH1, A&E, TLC, MTV, WE tv, E!, National Geographic, Oxygen, Planet Green, Travel Channel, Spike, Smithsonian Channel and G4. For more information, visit bigfishusa.com.

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.

All trademarks appearing in this document are property of their respective owners.

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Photo Credit: Scott Gries / A&E Network

Agency Contact:

Chris Lesieutre

Wall Street Communications

Tel: +1 503-610-0842

Email: cles@wallstcom.com

 

VidOvation Contact:

Jim Jachetta

Exec. V.P. and CTO

Tel: +1 949-777-5435

Email: pr@vidovation.com

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‘Live PD’ Uses Bonded Cellular to Broadcast from Six Cities

A&E employs bonded cellular transmission for police docu-series, Live PD.

The eight-episode A&E’s series Live PD provides live and unfiltered coverage of police

Live PD

From left, host Dan Abrams, Kevin Jackson and Rich Emberlin on A&E’s Live PD

officers over a two-hour period as they patrol several American cities. Series host Dan Abrams and Dallas Police detectives Rich Emberlin and Kevin Jackson guide viewers as the show simultaneously follows live the actions of police officers in six different cites via dashcams, drones and handheld cameras.

A&E executive vice president and head of programming Elaine Frontain Bryant explains what the network hopes to accomplish with the series:

“This is bold and innovative. We have six police departments from six different and diverse cities around the country—diverse in region and demographics—coming together to do a live show. We’re embedded with the police departments to give a view of what’s going on in America regarding police and crime. We have a studio with six different cities, and we will go in where the action is happening.”

VidOvation and AVIWEST partnered with A&E to provide bonded cellular systems for the series, maintaining connectivity in the six cities, all of which have different cellular connection challenges.

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“Bonded cellular technology [is being used] to synchronously stream live video from police cruisers, handheld camera operators, and drones from six cities to master control in New York City,” explains Jim Jachetta, CTO of VidOvation.

Bonded Cellular

AVIWEST DMNG PRO 180 RA

“The major criteria was to transmit video and audio from up to five cameras in close proximity with perfect lip-sync and video synchronization between all cameras,” Jachetta says.

The production is deploying AVIWEST’s DMNG PRO180-RA, using 34 systems across six cities. Two camera operators and a drone overhead, each with an HD camera and a DMNG PRO180 8 modem cellular transmitter, are covering the action outside the vehicle.

“What I want to accomplish is to join the conversation by saying, ‘OK America, this is what everyone is talking about,’” Frontain Bryant concludes. “Let’s see six typical American cities on a Friday night.”

 

Four AVIWEST Quad Antennas mounted on Trunk of Police Vehicle

Four AVIWEST Quad Antennas mounted on Trunk of Police Vehicle

Live PD premiered on Oct. 28 and airs every Friday.

Story from Creative Planet Network by R. Thomas Umstead

 

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Key Features:

  • Ideal for Newsgathering, Sports, Live Events, Contribution and more…
  • Industry’s most adaptive encoder – bit rates from 100K to 15Mbps
  • Best Picture Quality – Head-to-Head comparison using Sarnoff SRI Visualizer™ Digital Video Test Pattern
  • Dual Hardware Encoders for 2 independent transmission paths
    • Variable Bitrate VBR for Bonded Cellular Transmission
    • High-Quality 4:2:2 Constant Bitrate CBR 
      • High-Quality On-camera recording for Store and Forward
      • Second transmission path via Microwave, Satellite, Telecom, LAN and WIFI
      • DVB ASI Output
  • Records Fragmented MPEG 4 files for faster ingest and editing 
  • Receive, Decode and Play Out Live Streams from multiple DMNG PRO field units and Any Standard IP Streaming Encoders in the field
  • Share & distribute content over public networks using standard streaming protocols & AVIWEST SAFESTREAMS
    • Up to 16 IP inputs
    • Up to 32 IP outputs
    • Up to 4 SDI outputs
    • Supported streaming protocols (INPUT & OUTPUT)
      • BONDING/SAFESTREAMS (AVIWEST)
      • RTMP
      • RTSP
      • HLS
      • TS/IP
  • European Safety Standards for Global Deployment
  • Functional IFB Intercom with optional XLR Interface
  • Fully Upgradable Online – ROI 5-7 Years
  • Extended Temperature range; -10°C to 50°C
  • Support available 24/7/365
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