MOVING VIDEO FORWARD
Relieve signal loss & latency in your Live Broadcast transmission, contribution & distribution by providing flexible & custom solutions for your existing & new infrastructure
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Cameras – Switchers – Capture – Playback – Monitoring
Brands We Represent
Conversion, Encoding, Multiviewer, Frame Sync & Terminal Equipment
Celebrating 9 years, VidOvation is a leading technology and systems integrator of video, audio, and data transmission, contribution and distribution systems for the broadcast television, sports, production, corporate AV, and government markets. Encompassing Emmy award-winning bonded cellular, wireless video, video streaming, video over IP, 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 life-cycle — from project consulting and management to engineering and design, to warranty and support.
In addition to VidOvation manufactured products, we also represent great brands such as ABonAir, AVIWEST, Black Magic Design, Cobalt Digital, MultiDyne Fiber, NewTek, Technicolor and more.
Learn more about how VidOvation is moving video forward at vidovation.com/about.
What are the differentiators of the AVIWEST Bonded Cellular System compared to the competition?
The AVIWEST PRO180 family has always featured eight internal professional grade cellular modems. Paired with each modem is a patented high gain antenna. The combination of high-quality professional modems and patented high gain antennas maximize cellular connectivity and transmission reliability. AVIWEST provides a robust transmission via 3G/4G, LAN, WIFI, Satellite and the public internet via the patented SafeStream III transmission protocol. Safestream provides a bullet-proof transport stream using advanced Forward Error-Correction (FEC), Automatic Repeat-reQuest (ARQ) and up to 100% Redundancy. Our customers tell us that the AVIWEST PRO180 Bonded Cellular System outperforms the competition with superior connectivity and transmission reliability. Watch the number #1 show on cable TV, Live PD on A&E Friday and Saturday nights.
How many cellular and IP connections does the AVIWEST PRO180 provide?
The AVIWEST PRO180 and PRO180+ Global both include up to 11 bonded IP connections via eight internal professional grade modems, 2 LAN connections, and WIFI for a total of 11 IP connections per video transmission. The standard PRO180 includes regional cellular modems. The PRO180+ includes global cellular modems with support for most of the cellular networks deployed in the world, including Europe the Middle East, Africa, the United States, Canada, Latin America and most of Asia. Its versatility gives broadcasters the flexibility to travel everywhere in the world with a single unit without needing to replace its internal or external cellular modems.
What are the low latency or low delay wireless video options?
Many applications such as sports, studio, and cinema productions require a low latency camera mount wireless video solutions. In sports a live video feed to a big screen showing live action of the field or ice requires very low latency. In studio or cinema production low latency is required for video assist and for pulling focus.
The VidOlink Reacher family has options to transmit video 400, 1500 or 3000 feet with less than 3 msec latency. Visit the VidOlink Reacher 400, VidOlink Reacher 1500 and VidOlink reacher 3000. The VidOlink Reacher features good video quality at a moderate price point.
For longer distances and the best Broadcast quality, the ABonAIR AB512 and AB507 transmit up to 2-mile range with 7 msec latency. The AB512 Camera Mount Wireless Video Link includes Intercom and Camera Control. The AB507 Camera Mount Wireless Video Link is a lower cost video only alternative to the AB512.
What TV content integrates with the VidOvation Enterprise IPTV system?
The VidOvation IPTV system can integrate live television content from DirecTV, Dish Network, Cable Televisions and more. Live internal video feeds from a studio, video conferencing system and other sources can also be integrated. Options are available to integrate an extensive library of media files to be played as video on demand (VOD). Options are available for digital video recording (DVR) to time-shift or record live television.
Do I need Digital Rights Management (DRM) for my Enterprise IPTV system?
In the case of DirecTV and Dish Network, they use encryption called Pro:Idiom and it can be
problematic. DirecTV and Dish Network will not turn off encryption unless you have an
approved DRM system or digital rights management system. You want to make sure you ask your IPTV vendor, “Do you have an approved DRM system approved by DirecTV and Dish Network?” The VidOvation IPTV DRM system is approved by DirecTV and Dish Network. DirecTV, Dish Network and the Studios all mandate encryption of all television IP streams with an approved DRM system. The goal is to prevent copyright violations.
What display devices can I use with my VidOvation IPTV system?
A typical RF coaxial television system is only going to allow for the distribution to specific
displays and TV’s. Do you need to access video content over the corporate wide area network at the desktop, laptop, smartphone, tablet, set-top box, Smart TV, TVs, and Displays? If yes, VidOvation IPTV is the right choices. The way users function and interact in the corporate
setting is rapidly changing. We are not bound to the displays in our offices, break rooms,
hallways, lobbies etc. We need to access our corporate content right at our fingertips on ANY
device. This is an absolute necessity for your enterprise content delivery network.
Can I integrate Digital Signage into the VidOvation Enterprise IPTV System?
Digital Signage is prevalent in every industry. You can run breaking news, welcome information, live event coverage and advertisements to the lobbies, hallways, break rooms, and more. Many digital signage display options are possible such as full screen, picture in picture and L-bar. The signage can be scheduled and automated.
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At VidOvation, we are asked every day, “What is the one thing that makes AVIWEST better than the competition?” There is no simple answer to this question. Please read the top 20 reasons to choose AVIWEST technology over the competition below. Collectively all of these reasons give production crews and photographers the ability to get more shots. “The sad truth is that many important shots, news stories, sporting events and more are lost every day due to the deployment of inferior technology. The simple answer is you will get more shots using AVIWEST technology!”read more
At VidOvation we are asked every day what makes the ABonAir AB512 wireless video camera system different from the competition. This is a great question! This is not a simple answer as there are more than 11 reasons or differentiators separating the ABonAir AB512 from other wireless camera systems in the market.
Up to 50 Mb per second throughput – The competition doesn’t come close.
7 msec latency or delay – The competition is 20 to 90 msec. There are low-cost wireless video solutions on the market from VidOvation (such as the VidOlink Reacher) and other providers with close to zero latency. These systems use very aggressive encoding techniques to manage bandwidth while maintaining very low latency. These systems sacrifice video quality for lower latency. We consider these systems more of a professional solution and not applicable for true broadcast applications. The ABonAir AB512 system maintains a better than +52db PSNR for broadcast picture quality. The ABonAir AB512 provides 7 msec latency while maintaining true broadcast video quality. For critical broadcast applications, the ABonAir AB512 is the only choice.