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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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On My Way to NJ Devils “Because It’s the Cup”

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Tough loss for the NY Rangers today. Congratulation to the NJ Devils. The better team won. I’ll be rink side for game one with the LA Kings vs NJ Devils at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on Wednesday in support of the VidOvation In-Net GoalCam. With my Rangers eliminated I’ll jump on the LA Kings and Dustin Brown band wagon.

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VidOvation at the NHL All Star Game in Ottawa Canada

The VidOvation team was honored to be invited to the 2012 NHL All Star Weekend.  We thank Peter Delgiacco and the NHL for tickets to hockey’s premiere event in Ottawa Canada.  

The skills competition was a lot of fun.  We voted for Corey Perry of the Ducks and his Mini-hockey stick skills.  My buddy Henrik Lundqvist of the NY Rangers looked great in goal for the one-on-one skills competition.   Henrik could have used some help on defence in the first period of the game because he let several goals score.  I think he was trying to save his hair for a photo shoot after the game. 

The party Saturday night was in a huge convention center.  There were sections representing the regions and themes of NHL hockey on North America.  There were bands playing great music in each section.    

The Pre-game party was in Downtown Ottawa with a Museum display of hockey trophies and cups.  There was a killer band, Lifehouse that played a long set.   

We got assaulted by several hockey mascots as well. 

The VidOvation team continues to work on rolling out the NEW NHL In-net Goal Verification GoalCam. 

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