ABonAir Products Offer Impressive 7-Millisecond Latency While Still Using Industry-Standard H.264 Encoding
LAKE FOREST, Calif. — Feb. 20, 2018 — VidOvation today announced an agreement with wireless video link provider ABonAir to take part in ABonAir’s expansion in the United States. ABonAir is known for providing extremely low latency in a long-range, high-performance, broadcast-grade wireless system. ABonAir’s one-of-a-kind solution will benefit VidOvation’s customers in the sports, live events, and newsgathering spaces, where the lowest possible delay is mandatory while preserving high video quality.
“ABonAir has achieved the holy grail of 7-millisecond latency — something no other vendor has been able to achieve while maintaining broadcast quality and high reliability using industry-standard H.264 encoding,” said Jim Jachetta, executive vice president and chief technology officer at VidOvation. “VidOvation clients have been asking for a very low-latency, broadcast-quality, long-range wireless camera-back system for quite some time, and now we’ll be able to give it to them. We can offer clients a complete range of wireless video-transmission solutions that address the needs of the marketplace while helping them overcome the frustration of high latency.”
VidOvation will resell ABonAir’s complete product line, including two versions of its flagship wireless video link — AB512™ and AB507™. Built on a bidirectional radio channel between transmitter and receiver, ABonAir’s wireless video links acknowledge the correct acceptance of each group of pixels, thus providing exceptionally robust and reliable transmission.
Most notably, both the AB512 and the AB507 systems reduce latency to only a 7-millisecond delay (also known as subframe delay) for live event coverage, multicamera productions, and any other application in which latency of two to six frames or 30 to 90 milliseconds is unacceptable. This low delay enables crews to produce multicamera and live shows without worrying about lip sync problems caused by the lag or delays from the simultaneous operation of multiple cameras.
The system features an RF spectrum analyzer that automatically selects and hops to the best RF channel without dropping a single bit, while modulation and bit rate adapt themselves based on RF link conditions. The manual channel selection option is ideal for frequency coordination at large events.
ABonAir’s AB512 is a camera-mounted, wireless video, bidirectional intercom, and camera control system that enables camera teams to transmit video directly from cameras to media centers or OB trucks wirelessly. The AB512 supports ABonAir’s Fiber Coverage Extension units (FCEs), which makes it possible to connect a single receiver to multiple FCEs in various locations throughout a venue or even to separate sites, all via fiber cables with unlimited range. AB512 also provides highly desirable features such as intercom, IFB, camera control, and paint.
Another alternative is the AB507 camera-mounted wireless video link, a fully portable transmitter/receiver that makes it possible to transmit video up to 1,000 meters (3,000 feet). The system uses full MIMO radio, employing two antennas at both the transmitter and receiver to enhance performance and ensure coverage, even in extreme radio-signal environments.
The ABonAir products are the perfect complement to VidOvation’s AVIWEST bonded-cellular solutions. For example, VidOvation clients can use ABonAir’s AB512 system to transmit video wirelessly from the field to the newsgathering van or sports production truck. From there, they can use AVIWEST bonded-cellular units for a live backhaul link to master control or for live streaming to the web or social media outlets such as Facebook Live, YouTube Live, and more.
“VidOvation has strong relationships with broadcast, news, sports, and live production clients in the United States — just the type of clients that would benefit most from our breakthrough wireless link, which we believe is the best wireless video link available on the market today,” said Eran Igler, ABonAir’s president and CEO. “We’ve been very impressed with VidOvation’s marketing efforts in the past several years, especially its ‘marketing through education’ approach. That approach meshes well with our customer education philosophy. With VidOvation’s product expertise and sales and marketing program in place, we expect to reach more U.S. customers than ever before.”
More information about the full VidOvation product line is available at www.vidovation.com.
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ABonAir Ltd. is a leading provider of wireless video solutions for broadcasting, electronic news gathering, sport events and reality shows. ABonAir develops wireless microwave links that enable video transmission from field cameras directly to a news truck, OB van or media center. ABonAir’s customers include sport facilities, universities, news broadcasters, production companies, mobile trucks, rental houses and system integrators. ABonAir’s unique technology enables us to provide exceptionally robust and reliable wireless video links. ABonAir’s bi-directional systems, superior to anything on the market today, guarantee 100% accurate pictures and ensure that not even a single pixel is dropped while broadcasting. We deliver systems for broadcast and sport professionals through our global network of distributors and resellers.
For more info, please check our website: www.abonair.com
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 life cycle — from project consulting and management to engineering and design, to warranty and support. Learn more about how VidOvation is moving video forward at vidovation.com.
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New One-of-a-Kind Ultra-Low-Latency ABonAir Wireless Links
Wireless video link provider ABonAir is renowned for providing extremely low latency in a long-range, high-performance, broadcast-grade wireless system, and VidOvation now represents ABonAir’s products in the United States. ABonAir’s one-of-a-kind solution will benefit VidOvation’s customers in the sports, live events, and newsgathering spaces, where the lowest possible delay is mandatory while preserving high video quality.
At the 2018 NAB Show, VidOvation will for the first time demonstrate ABonAir’s flagship wireless video link — AB512™. Built on a bidirectional radio channel between transmitter and receiver, ABonAir’s wireless video links acknowledge the correct acceptance of each group of pixels, thus providing exceptionally robust and reliable transmission.
Most notably, the AB512 system reduces latency to only a 7-millisecond delay (also known as subframe delay) for live event coverage, multicamera productions, and any other application in which latency of two to six frames or 30-90 milliseconds is unacceptable. Low delay enables crews to produce multicamera and live shows without worrying about the lag caused by lip sync or the simultaneous operation of multiple cameras. The system features an RF spectrum analyzer, which automatically selects and hops to the best RF channel without dropping a single bit, while the manual channel selection option is ideal for frequency coordination at large events.
AVIWEST 4K and Multi-HD HEVC Video Encoding and IP Distribution — Stream 12G/3G SDI over the Public Internet
At the 2018 NAB Show, VidOvation will demonstrate AVIWEST’s HE4000 4K Ultra HD (UHD) HEVC live encoder, which relies on the public internet to contribute and distribute video, thereby helping to eliminate high satellite costs. The HE4000 is ideal for real-time delivery of live UHD or HD content over unmanaged IP networks. The compact, half-RU encoder combines 10-bit and 4:2:2 HEVC encoding with the latest generation of AVIWEST SafeStreams® technology to deliver live video content over IP at low latencies and bit rates. At the show, visitors will see the HE4000 in action with the latest version of AVIWEST’s StreamHub transceiver and decoder platform, which offers integrated 4K UHD HEVC recording and decoding functions.
Users can achieve state-of-the-art 4K and multi-HD HEVC video encoding and IP distribution by combining the HE4000 with AVIWEST’s QUAD Modem active antenna, which has four internal cellular modems featuring a high-efficiency, wideband antenna array. Two QUAD Modem active external wideband cellular antennas can be plugged into the HE4000’s USB ports for transmission over bonded cellular networks. The QUAD Modem offers added cellular connectivity to the entire AVIWEST product line. Integrated Wi-Fi enables bonded cellular hotspots and VPN connectivity anywhere, providing users with highly needed internet connectivity when working in remote locations.
AVIWEST StreamHub Transceiver Platform with Patented SafeStreams® Technology v3
AVIWEST has significantly enhanced its receiver, decoder, and distribution platform. Take advantage of an HEVC-compliant transceiver (physical or cloud-based) implementing the all-new patented IP bonding stack of the SafeStreams transport technology v3.
The StreamHub version 3.0.16 features AVIWEST’s patented SafeStreams transport technology version 3. SafeStreams version 3 fully integrates with StreamHub, Pro, APP, MOJOPRO and more. New features include HEVC decoding, recording, and streaming. The interconnectivity of multiple StreamHub transceivers is now possible with ultra-low latency as low as 300 msec.
Additional new features include improved security, support for HTTPS, lock/unlock accounts and advanced settings. The AVIWEST StreamHub can act as a third-party IRD or decoder with compatibilities for HLS, RTMP, RTSP and TS streams.
Innovative Mobile Journalism (MOJO) Solutions From AVIWEST
AVIWEST has enhanced its industry-leading mobile journalism (MOJO) solutions, which include the DMNG Laptop MacBook application and the DMNG APP iOS and Android applications. The new version of the DMNG APP smartphone application offers bonded live streaming, storage, and forwarding of high-quality, live video. New features include an optimized interface, advanced camera settings (e.g., focus, exposure, white balance), dynamic resolution, and video quality improvements, with the capability to transmit video over bonded 3G/4G and Wi-Fi connections in just seconds. The new DMNG APP also includes the ability to edit video clips with a mobile device. When using the DMNG Laptop and DMNG APP, journalists can forward video segments that are edited and ready for air. This can drastically accelerate the time to air in electronic journalism.
“At this year’s NAB Show, our lineup will showcase some of the best video uplink solutions VidOvation has to offer. Thanks to our partnership with AVIWEST, we’re making it possible for production crews from the smallest TV stations to the biggest networks to establish live links in just about any conditions and save millions on their satellite contribution/distribution costs. And now that we also represent ABonAir, we can offer a wireless solution with a mere 7 milliseconds of latency that are the perfect complement to AVIWEST’s bonded cellular solutions. Stop by and see for yourself how it all works together.”
— Jim Jachetta, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, 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 dropouts, 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. More information about how VidOvation is moving video forward can be found at vidovation.com.
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SMPTE DC Section Meeting – February 15th, 2018
I am looking forward to speaking on “Advances in Wireless Video” at the SMPTE Washington DC Section Meeting on Thursday, February 15th.
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7:00 pm Social, networking and refreshments (sponsored by Vidovation)
7:30 pm Presentation
Jim Jachetta, EVP of Engineering and CTO, Vidovation
Advances in Wireless VideoThe technical director of A&E’s live reality show “Live PD”
faced several technical issues. One major challenge was how to cost-effectively produce a lie cop show in six cities simultaneously using up to 41 cameras. The show is a REMI (Remote Integration Model) production, where every camera is home run from each police vehicle to A&E master control in New York. All cameras must be in perfect genlock synchronization and have perfect audio and video lip-sync because there is no time in a live broadcast to correct synchronization issues.
In this presentation, we’ll dive into details behind the video transmission solution from VidOvation and AVIWEST that solved this unique technical challenge. Learn about AVIWEST’s SafeStreams technology, with advanced forward error correction, that automatically re-requests dropped packets and uses bonding techniques, precise timing, and adaptive bitrate encoding over bonded cellular and the public internet.
Time permitting, we will also discuss new developments in wireless technology that
facilitate broadcast-quality transmission up to 3 kilometers with only 7 milliseconds of latency. A unique combination of adaptive modulation and a highly adaptive H.264 codec enable reduced latency and increased picture quality in wireless video transmission.
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7 msec Delay – 2 Mile Range – Wireless Camera System by AB on Air
Are you looking for a very low latency, broadcast quality, and long-range wireless camera
back system for sports, news and live events? Check out ABonAir’s AB512™ wireless video system. ABonAir has achieved the highly sought after goal of 7 milli-seconds or sub-frame latency while still using the industry standard of H.264 encoding. The typical latency of 2-6 frames or 30-90 milliseconds is not acceptable in many applications. ABonAir’s very low latency of 7 milliseconds is a game changer.
Transmit video directly from cameras to your remote truck wirelessly, with only 7 milliseconds delay.
Sports, news, and reality shows have unrepeatable moments… football goals, parachutists’ landings, split-second finishes. You can’t afford to miss a second of crucial content in your broadcast. Wireless transmission means your camera operator can get the shots that aren’t possible with an encumbered cabled camera.
Low latency, reliable transmission, broadcast quality video, great price!
- Low latency – 7 msec delay
- Switch between multiple live cameras with no lip sync issues
- High picture quality – H.264 CODEC
- Uses free, unlicensed frequencies
- Use with any camera and any video format
- Exceptionally robust and reliable transmission
- Wide coverage distance – 3km/2miles
- 1U or Portable Receiver for maximum flexibility
- Plus intercom, IFB, camera control and paint
We’re super excited to team up with ABonAir and bring their new products to you here in the U.S. Just reply to this email or call if you’d like more info or a demo.
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VidOvation.com – Moving Video Forward