Teradek Launches Ultra-Compact Cellular Bonding Solution
November 3, 2011
IRVINE, CALIF.: Teradek announced the launch of a cellular bonding solution for mobile content transmission and live reporting from the field. “Bond” enables freelance and professional broadcasters to transmit live content over up to five 3G or 4G cellular modems from a device that is far smaller and more affordable than any existing cellular bonding solutions.
Bond is a camera-top cellular bonding system that fits in the palm of a hand. The device supports up to five 3G or 4G modems simultaneously from multiple carriers worldwide and is designed to seamlessly integrate with Teradek’s Cube video encoder.This combination incorporates low-power hardware H.264 HD video compression, advanced streaming options like RTMP and MPEG-TS, and Teradek’s Adaptive Internet Streaming technology, which dynamically adjusts bit rate and buffering in real time to handle volatile network conditions.
To manage Bond’s multiple data streams Teradek has developed Sputnik, a free proprietary de-bonding software solution that runs on any Linux server or is hosted in the cloud to reassemble data into a single RTMP or MPEG-TS stream. This allows users to transmit video to any broadcast decoder, including Teradek’s SDI Cube decoder, or straight to the web via many popular CDNs.