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New Turnkey Solution Features TriCaster Multicamera Production System and VidOvation Wireless Camera Connectivity and Bonded Cellular Uplink
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.”
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.
“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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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.
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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.”
“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.”
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.
Wireless Video Executive Summary
New technologies have greatly expanded the number of choices available to broadcasters for transporting live video from venues to studios. For example, cell-phone circuit bonding has now made it possible to transmit live video from anywhere that has good cellular coverage. Recent advances in Wi-Fi standards have increased the bit-rates available for transporting video in local areas. Today, even uncompressed HD video can now be transported wirelessly using 1.5 Gigabit radio links operating at 60 GHz. Each technology has benefits and drawbacks, relative to specific applications and user environments.
Selecting the right wireless technology for each application requires analyzing the cost, bandwidth, and reliability of a variety of potential approaches. As a vendor that offers a wide range of different wireless video products, VidOvation is uniquely positioned to provide information about the pros and cons of each different solution. In this whitepaper, we hope to provide clear, useful information to support fair comparisons between the various devices that are available on the market. Our goal is to help you choose the right technology for every network, thereby earning your trust and your business.
Wireless Video Introduction
Wireless video transport has been a key part of television broadcasting since the first over-the-air transmission tests were performed almost a century ago. The methods used to transport video signals from one location to another have continued to push the limits of each new technology that has come along, including coaxial cable, microwave, satellite, fiber optics and cellular radios. With high bandwidth signals, demanding QoS (Quality of Service) requirements and sensitivity to excessive delay, video has often been at the leading (or bleeding) edge of the capabilities of many technologies.
Building on these past successes, television broadcasters today have an enormous range of wireless video transport options. These range from dedicated links that support 1.5 Gbps uncompressed HD video to highly compressed video streams that run over Wi-Fi infrastructure. In between are devices and systems to fit virtually every application. With so many choices, it can be difficult to select a suitable product that offers the best combination of performance and reliability at a price point that makes sense for each project.
VidOvation was founded to offer a wide selection of video transport solutions, including many wireless products. With the perspective gained from this range of offerings, it becomes easy to objectively analyze the relative merits of different technologies. Each one has specific features that may make it suitable for use in a particular set of applications but not in others. Because of the overall complexity of comparing such a wide range of technologies, the following discussion will be divided into four major sections. First, a number of criteria that can be used for selecting and comparing various solutions will be defined. This will be followed by a discussion of a few key applications that are particularly common for wireless video links. Then, the actual technologies will be analyzed, based on their potential applications and various selection criteria. Finally, some of the key data will be summarized in a comparison table.
Over the last decade, the world has gone wireless. From home and office computer networks to VOIP, wireless communications technology has converted a world that was once built for wires into one where both viewers and content creators expect wireless convenience.
While wireless technology is well established on the consumer side of media, it’s less common on the business side. However, new wireless video transmitters and production systems are starting to become popular in a wide variety of industries, for an equally wide range of reasons.
From retail to live events, a variety of businesses in many industries can benefit from adding wireless technology to their toolkit. Below, we’ve listed three industries that can see the biggest benefits from switching from wired to wireless video transmitting technology.
Over the last five years, IPTV has become increasingly popular with both large and small retail businesses across the United States. Being able to broadcast content to a variety of devices is an extremely valuable asset for any retail business focused on effective marketing and sales.
Wireless video transmitters make the process even easier. Instead of transmitting video from a source over ethernet or an Internet connection, wireless video transmitters let you send a video signal from a source to a variety of units without set top boxes or ethernet cables.
This means that in a retail environment, you can broadcast a wireless signal to displays around your store that list new products, special offers and upcoming promotions, all without any wires cluttering up the environment and affecting the customer’s experience.
All that’s required is a wireless video transmitter with a large enough range to cover your retail store, as well as wireless video receivers for each display.
If there’s one industry that can benefit from wireless video transmission, it’s live events. For the most part, live events depend on wired video technology to transmit content from a source — in most cases, one or several cameras — to a variety of displays.
This, of course, has several weaknesses. Cables are a common point of failure in many event environments. Often, all it takes to disrupt a signal and affect a broadcast is excess foot traffic, damaged cables or improper setup in a specific area.
Using wireless video technology, event organizers can simplify the technology side of an event significantly, all while improving results.
During a presentation or keynote speech, video content can be transmitted to displays without annoying cables or bulky equipment. During a live event, camera operators can get in closer to the action without having to worry about potentially hazardous cables.
With many wireless video transmitters capable of sending broadcast-grade video over a range of two miles, even the largest events can benefit from wireless broadcasting technology.
Wireless surveillance cameras, which transmit video over Wi-Fi, have grown in popularity over the last five years. Once uncommon, they’re now a common sight in retail stores interested in improving security, reducing losses and keeping customers safe.
Beyond the convenience factor of wireless surveillance cameras, wireless video has major cost advantages for business. It’s reliable, easy to operate, low maintenance, and typically costs far less than an equivalent fiber optic cable network.
In addition to retailers, a growing number of homeowners are investing in wireless cameras for security purposes. Being able to back up video content and watch video remotely are regarded as some of the biggest selling points of wireless video transmission for home users.
Add wireless video to your business’s toolkit
We specialize in helping businesses start using wireless video, audio and data communication technology. From small businesses to large enterprises, we work with businesses of all sizes to design and engineer wireless and IPTV systems that do what you need, when you need it.
Would you like to learn more about using wireless video and IPTV for your business? Contact us now to talk to our experienced staff and learn more about the best options, equipment and solutions for your business.
VidOvation to Showcase Video Transmission and Distribution Systems
VidOvation 2016 NAB Show
April 18-21, Las Vegas, Booth C1119
Free Guest Pass Code LV6577
VidOvation — Moving Video Forward — is a leading manufacturer of video, audio, and data transmission and distribution systems for the broadcast television and sports, corporate AV, and government markets, offering 50 years of combined experience. Encompassing bonded cellular, wireless video, 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 life cycle — from project consulting and management, to engineering and design, to warranty and support.
VidOvation at the 2016 NAB Show
VidOvation will showcase its latest innovations in video transmission and distribution systems. Highlights include:
The VidOwave 60G 750 PA is an advanced 60 GHz millimeter-wave broadband and wireless data connectivity solution that delivers low latency and full-duplex Gigabit Ethernet transport speeds in a small ruggedized, easy-to-install enclosure. Typical deployments include line-of-sight data links that would otherwise be impossible or cost-prohibitive with fiber optic cable, for such applications as IP video streaming and transport, connecting LANs between buildings, extending fiber backbones, and wireless backhaul for 3G and 4G/LTE mobile networks.
New for the 2016 NAB Show, VidOvation TV, a turnkey enterprise IPTV system, now includes full integration of DirecTV content. The integration enables an end-to-end IPTV system that includes DirecTV, digital rights management, video on demand, and digital video recording with streaming to smartphones, tablets, desktop players, displays, smart TVs, and set-top boxes.
As master distributor for AVIWEST in the U.S. market, VidOvation will showcase the two newest products in AVIWEST’s DMNG family of bonded cellular video transmission solutions for newsgathering applications. Offering the industry’s highest processing power for bonded cellular transmissions with bit rates of up to 20 Mbps, the DMNG Pro includes a second high-bit-rate encoding engine for high-resolution video recording. New support for dynamic latency and adaptive bit-rate functionality enable the DMNG Pro to minimize latency and seamlessly adjust to changing network conditions without operator intervention. In addition, the DMNG Pro now supports the bonding of eight cellular modems into an Internet access point to help news crews cut costs while maximizing bandwidth and efficiency.
VidOvation is also introducing the DMNG HE4000, an HEVC/H.265 4K video encoder for contribution and primary distribution. With support for high-efficiency video coding (HEVC), the DMNG delivers the same video quality as H.264/AVC at 50 percent of the required bandwidth, optimizing the distribution of SD, HD, and 4K content over unmanaged networks such as the public Internet. By combining HEVC encoding and AVIWEST’s SafeStreams® contribution technology, the DMNG HE4000 reduces bandwidth costs dramatically while guaranteeing superior video quality.
At the 2016 NAB Show, VidOvation will launch two new wireless transmission systems: the VidOlink Ranger2 and the VidOlink Tally & Control. The VidOlink Ranger2 is a lower-cost long-range transmission system that can transmit wireless HD video as far as two miles with line-of-sight on the 5.8 GHz band. The VidOlink Tally & Control is a complementary means of adding tally and camera control unit (CCU) functionality to new or existing wireless camera systems. Using the 403-473 MHz band, the Tally & Control can transmit a wide range of tally and CCU functions. It can also send data via VidOlink’s RF-over-fiber SMPTE units, delivering RF, data, and power to the receive point with a single cable.
In addition, VidOvation has expanded its lightweight and low-cost VidOlink Reacher family of long-range transmitters with three new models: the VidOlink Reacher 400, VidOlink Reacher 1000, and VidOlink Reacher 2000. Spanning transmission distances of 400, 1,000, and 2,000 feet, respectively, the systems transmit HD SDI and HDMI video with near-zero latency, making them ideal for action sports shots in which near-zero latency is important.
“At this year’s NAB Show, we’ll be rolling out our latest technologies, which make field video acquisition, contribution, and distribution faster while enabling lower latency and higher video quality than ever before.”
— Jim Jachetta, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, VidOvation