—I like balance as it makes me comfortable,
and comfortable is how I feel as
a broadcaster having many tools at
my disposal. At this year’s NAB Show
broadcasters can choose from satellite
equipment makers, microwave equipment
suppliers and IP-based bonded
cellular vendors to get their content
back to the studio. Whether it’s from across the street,
across town, or half-way around the
world, there’s an affordable solution
just waiting for you.
ABE ELETTRONICA SRL will tune in their
“RXS” DVB-S/S2 multistream receiver
for backhauling and contribution. It
includes a demodulator for broadcast
and DSNG applications and supports
all modulation schemes (QPSK, 8-PSK,
16-APSK and 32-APSK), as well as multistream,
decryption, wide dynamic IF
“L” Band input level range and adaptive
CLEAR CHANNEL SATELLITE will showcase
Romantis, a high-throughput, ultra-compact
UHP VSAT platform. Features
include software-selectable, universal
functionality that supports SCPC links,
hub-centric TDM/TDMA and hubless
TDMA networking. It provides for ultra-fast
startup and is compatible with C-,
Ku- and Ka-bands.
DAWNCO will bring the D5500 satellite
receiver decoder (IRD) for MPEG-2/
MPEG-4/DVBS/DVB-S2, designed for all
broadcast applications, HD/SD, MPEG-
2 or MPEG-4, including IP, satellite, and
cable headends. The company will also
showcase their HD-ready LNB with 5 kHz
stability and TI filter.
|Cobham Nano TX
DEKTEC DIGITAL VIDEO B.V. will demo the
DTA-2115, an all-standard PCIe modulator
with support for ATSC, QAM, DVB-C2,
DVB-T2, ISDB-T, CMMB, DTMB, DVB-S,
DVB-S2, ISDB-S and DAB+ modulation.
The unit provides up to 72 MHz bandwidth
for DVB-C2 and DVB-S2 support
with ultra-low phase noise.
VIKING SATCOM will highlight their 3.8-meter
motorized dual-axis Tx Rx VSAT antenna
system, as well as their dual-axis
upgrade for existing antennas. The company
will also show their 2.4-meter Quick
Deploy antenna, along with the 1.2-meter
Quick-Deploy Manpack antenna system.
|Nucomm’s CPTx-II compact portable
is bringing the Mantis MSAT, a
one-man portable satellite terminal that
can deliver HD video from anywhere in
the world. Also look for the NewSwift
2.4-meter motorized antenna system,
which features full remote control and
can be deployed in less than five minutes.
WORK MICROWAVE will show their DVBS2
broadcast modulator, along with the
IP-Modem SK-IP, that optimizes throughput
to increase network bandwidth for
service providers. The company will also
demo their fixed-frequency
block converter and
TRUCKS AND MICROWAVE
ABE ELETTRONICA SRL will
show their “DML” series of
DTV microwave links for
fixed (STL) and mobile applications,
using agile, high
ACCELERATED MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES (AMT)
will display their next-generation broadcast
truck platforms, including 11 new
broadcast vehicles. With the retirement of
the Ford E Series, there are a host of new
vehicle options never before available to
BMS will arrive with their NTxx23-S
SidePanel COFDM transmitter for Sony
HDC-2400 or HDC-2500 cameras. Also
look for the NT5723HD wireless camera
back transceiver Kit, DR2957-HDM monitor-
back COFDM receiver, Heli-Coder 4
(HC4) airborne video transmitter, and
DR6000MK2 six-way diversity COFDM
BSI (BROADCAST SPORTS, INC) will show
its Real Freedom camera product line
that offers users what it says is the highest
resolution and video quality available
in a wireless camera system. It
features 1080p/60 and 10-bit, 4:2:2 sampling
with H.264 encoding and DVB-T2
COBHAM is bringing their Nano HDTX,
reportedly the world’s smallest wireless
HD transmitter. Suited for POV and bodyworn
applications, the Nano HDTX employs
Cobham COFDM and H.264 encoding
technology. Also look for their new
receiver platform with 1080p60 4:2:2
10-bit decoding capabilities.
E-N-G MOBILE SYSTEMS will highlight the
EuroVAN, a new generation of vehicles
for newsgathering, satellite and production,
Also look for the Nogen II advanced
power systems for technical vehicles.
FRONTLINE COMMUNICATIONS will display
a Nissan NV SR (standard roof), rugged
full-frame V-8 chassis vehicle with a MEPS
6.3kW engine-mounted generator, 13,500
BTU roof top air conditioner, 30-foot mast,
full-height 28RU equipment rack and
54-inches of finished interior height.
INTEGRATED MICROWAVE TECHNOLOGIES
(IMT) will hit the floor with the Nucomm
range booster amplifier that increases the
transmission power of camera back and
portable transmitters from 200 mW to 1
Watt. The company will also showcase the
RF Central VClip microLite transmitter,
Nucomm BackTalk receiver, and Nucomm
Newscaster VT7.4 van transmitter. IMT
will also showcase an “ENG motorcycle”
outfitted with Nucomm’s CPTx-II compact
portable transmitter system.
MOSELEY will fire up its DTV Link-A,
which provides multiple DVB-ASI, Ethernet
and T1 transport for STLs in 7 and 13
GHz bands. The company will also show
its Event HD products for HD-ENG, including
the Mobile Microwave Link, with
data rates from 26 Mbps to 76 Mbps.
GEFEN is bringing GefenTV Wireless for
HDMI to the show. The 60 GHz system
delivers 1080p full HD content up to
10 meters with no line of sight requirements.
It supports uncompressed video
and all HDMI audio formats including
High Bit Rate (HBR) 7.1 channel Dolby
True-HD and DTS-HD Master Audio.
ROSS MOBILE PRODUCTIONS, a new division
of Ross Video, will launch their new
Mobile Production OT1 compact production
SILVUS TECHNOLOGIES will be radiating with
the StreamCaster 3822 wireless MIMO
transceiver, that features COFDM modulation,
true 2 x 2 MIMO, and mesh networking
capability. The company will also demo
the StreamCaster 3800 wireless MIMO
transceiver, with COFDM modulation and
true 4 x 4 MIMO. Also look for their Stream-
Caster Central Transceiver with bidirectional
video and data transmission.
BOXX TV will showcase new options for
their Zenith long-range transmitter, which
has been updated to reduce latency and
add communications and control features.
BROADCAST INTERACTIVE MEDIA will
demo the BIMvid Mobile Reporter App for
iOS and Android. The tool allows reporters
to publish and manage video directly
from their smart-phone or tablet. Mobile
Reporter is designed for quick online publication
of video directly from the field.
COMREX will demo an updated LIVESHOT
video and audio IP codec that delivers
live video over a wide range of IP
networks. It now features improved A/V
delivery on challenging IP networks.
DEJERO will unveil its LIVE+ NewsBook
Software for Mac that enables users to
transmit live video feeds or recorded and
edited files. Like other members of the
LIVE+ Platform, NewsBook bonds multiple
cellular, Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections to
enable the transmission of high-quality,
high-reliability and low-latency video.
|Unified Video Technologies flightpack
LIVEU will hit the airwaves with the
LU500, which at 2.2 pounds offers a
combination of high performance and
portability. They will also show the
LiveU Xtender integrated antenna, the
LU-Smart, which bonds internal Wi-Fi and
cellular connections. Also look for the
tiny LU400 portable HD video uplink device
and the LU70 which bonds up to 14
3G/4G LTE, WiMAX and Wi-Fi modems.
TVU NETWORKS will be on the
air with the TVUPack TM8200,
which uses multiple independent
3G/4G/LTE, WiFi, WiMax,
BGAN, Ka-Band/Ku-Band satellite
and microwave connections.
The company will also
highlight the TVUPack Mini,
a simple one-button solution.
Also featured is TVU Anywhere
for delivering content
from iOS, Android and Windows
mobile devices; along with the TVUPack
Mini SE for Sony XDCAM camcorders.
STREAMBOX will showcase its Avenir
Mini 2 HD/SD mobile broadcasting and
streaming video encoder with integrated
network bonding. The Avenir Mini 2 can
bond multiple IP networks simultaneously
(including 3G/4G, Wi-Fi, Internet and
Ethernet) to transmit low-latency high-quality
video for reliable video streaming,
file recording and uploading.
VISLINK will demo its NewStream, a mobile
transmission system that combines
licensed and unlicensed RF technologies.
The company will also highlight AirCam
Max, which provides live high-quality HD/
SD transmission in a camera back unit.
Also check out the L170, a customizable
transmitter with swappable RF modules.
UNIFIED VIDEO TECHNOLOGIES will land
with video production flightpacks. The
quick-deployment systems are built for
multi-city productions with tight timelines.
The outside broadcast production flightpacks
can be built and ready for use in a
fraction of the time of traditional outside
production units and utilize multipin connectors
to make setup quick and easy.