Talk about options for moving content
around—there was just about any flavor
that you could want at the 2014
ABE ELETTRONICA SRL displayed their
“RXS” series DVB-S/S2 multistream receiver
for backhauling and contribution.
BLANKOM USA brought along their AQAMOS
family of eight-channel QAM
modulators that feature IP input and up
to eight satellite tuners. Also shown was
the A-PALIOS compact modulator that
generates up to eight analog streams in
NTSC or PAL from IP, ASI or DVB satellite
CLEAR CHANNEL SATELLITE featured their
Romantis UHP high-throughput VSAT
platform that includes software-selectable,
universal functionality to support
SCPC links, along with hub-centric TDM/
TDMA and hubless TDMA networking.
DAWNCO demonstrated their D5500 satellite
receiver decoder designed for all
broadcast applications, including IP, satellite,
and cable headends. The company
also showed their satellite TI filter and an
LNB with ±5 kHz stability.
|Dawnco’s John Joslin holds up a fiber-optic transmitter
that passes signals from four LNBs on one single-mode
fiber and a receiver that takes one single-mode input and
sends to four LNB RF outputs.
DEKTEC DIGITAL VIDEO B.V. spotlighted
the DTA-2115 and the 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.
INMARSAT demonstrated their IsatHub
smart device connectivity service, along
with their IsatPhone 2 which
features a rugged handset and
eight hours of talk time.
NEWTEC launched their DVBS2X
product line. It provides
new capabilities, including
lower roll-offs, very high carrier-
to-noise ratios and more.
QUINTECH debuted the
RBM3000, a 32 x 32 heterogeneous
matrix that features
bidirectional 32 x 32
switching for L-band, IF-band,
GPS, broadband, 4G/LTE and
VIKING SATCOM spotlighted their 3.8-meter
motorized dual-axis VSAT antenna
system and also their dual-axis upgrade
for existing antennas. The company also
demo-ed their 2.4-meter “quick deploy”
antenna, along with a 1.2-meter fast deployment
“Manpack” antenna system.
VISLINK brought their Mantis MSAT, a
one-man portable sat terminal for delivering
HD video broadcast signals from
anywhere in the world. Also on display
was the NewSwift 2.4 motorized antenna
system, which includes full remote control
and can be deployed in less than five
WORK MICROWAVE showed off the DVBS2
broadcast modulator, along with the
IP-Modem SK-IP for optimizing throughput
and increasing network bandwidth.
ABE ELETTRONICA SRL showcased their
DML series of digital microwave links for
fixed and mobile applications.
ACCELERATED MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES
|In the outdoor display area between the
Central and South Halls, Accelerated Media
Technologies showed several ENG trucks
with their antenna masts standing tall. These
trucks are all awaiting delivery to clients.
their next-generation broadcast
truck platforms, including 11 new models.
AMIMON brought along their Sky link
high-performance wireless HD system
and their Live Link outdoor wireless HD
solution for capturing events from 200
BMS spotlighted their NTxx23-S sidepanel
COFDM transmitter for Sony’s HDC-
2400 or HDC-2500 series of HD cameras.
Also shown was the NT5723HD wireless
camera back transceiver kit, the DR2957-
HDM monitor-back COFDM receiver, the
Heli-Coder 4 (HC4) airborne video transmitter
and the DR6000MK2 six-way diversity
COBHAM brought along the Niño HDTX
wireless HD transmitter suited for POV
and body-worn applications.
|Frontline Communications displayed a number of trucks.
their Nissan NV SR full-frame V-8 chassis
vehicle complete with a MEPS 6.3 KW
AC generator, 13,500 BTU air conditioner,
30-foot mast and more.
GEFEN showed its GefenTV Wireless for
HDMI, which operates at 60 GHz and delivers
1080p HD content up to 10 meters
INTEGRATED MICROWAVE TECHNOLOGIES
(IMT) arrived with the Nucomm Range
Booster Amplifier for increasing the power
of camera-back and portable transmitters
from 200 mW to 1 Watt. The company
also hosted a fully functional Accelerated
Media Technologies news truck from Los
Angeles-based Pacific Television Center
(PacTV). The vehicle was equipped with
IMT’s Nucomm Newscaster VT7.4 HD/
SD ENG/SNG/OB van transmitter, among
additional high-end gear.
The company also unveiled an ENG
motorcycle, featuring a Kawasaki KLR650
SE outfitted with IMT’s Nucomm CPTx-II
Compact Portable Transmitter (CPTx-II).
A camera can be mounted on the motorcycle
or an ENG camera can be used by
the reporter to capture images on the
NEP launched “The Wall,” an Apple iPad
app that enables fast and easy configuration
of complex monitor walls in customers’ mobile production units. Developed
by NEP Labs, it allows any user to configure
monitor walls with drag-and-drop selection
from a variety of monitor layouts
and any of the available video sources.
ROSS VIDEO, which announced the launch
of Ross Mobile Productions (RMP) at the
show, unveiled their OT1 compact production
vehicle which features an integrated
Carbonite switcher and XPression
Graphics core. This Mercedes Sprinter-size
vehicle can deliver fiber and Triax
camera capabilities and includes an advanced
communication system and dual-user
eight-channel replay system.
SIS LIVE and BROADCAST SPORTS INC. (BSI)
collaborated to bring SIS Live’s latest VSAT
product, the ManPak 100 to the show. It
captures live video from a camera-mounted
transmitted up to 1.5 km away.
SILVUS TECHNOLOGIES debuted
the StreamCaster 3822
wireless MIMO transceiver
with COFDM and true 2x2
MIMO and mesh networking
capabilities. Also shown was
the StreamCaster 3800 wireless
MIMO transceiver with
COFDM and 4x4 MIMO.
VISLINK brought along their
NewStream mobile transmit
system that combines both licensed
and unlicensed RF technologies.
Also shown was the AirCam
Max which provides live high-quality
HD/SD video/audio transmission from a
BOXX TV highlighted the latest updates to
its Zenith long-range wireless ENG transmitter,
which has reduced latency from
four to two frames, keeping the signal in
sync. The company also demonstrated
a new SDI loop feature for its Meridian
zero delay transmitter, allowing it to support
BROADCAST INTERACTIVE MEDIA featured
the BIMvid Mobile Reporter App for iOS
and Android. It allows reporters to publish
and manage video directly from their
smartphone or tablet.
COMREX highlighted its Liveshot HD
Video IP Codec, a two-way video/audio
IP codec that eliminates the need to
carry extra equipment, or a backpack, for
remote interviews and ENG. It provides
full duplex, very low latency, HD/SD video
and audio over the public Internet.
DEJERO exhibited their Live+ NewsBook
Software for Mac which enables
users to transmit live
video feeds or recorded and
edited files. The company
also announced the launch of
Dejero LIVE+ Cloud Server,
which requires no additional
hardware and receives video
streams from any field-based
Dejero LIVE+ transmitter and
transcodes them for publishing
to the Internet.
JVC announced a firmware
upgrade that adds Zixi advanced
to its GY-HM650 mobile news
camera. The 3.0 upgrade also
adds the Extreme High Quality (XHQ)
mode, which offers virtually lossless 50
Mbps H.264 recording to the GY-HM650
LIVEU debuted the 2.2-pound LU500
high performance connectivity solution.
Also showing was the LiveU Xtender
integrated antenna, LU400 portable HD
video uplink device, LU-Smart, which
bonds internal Wi-Fi and cellular connections,
and the LU70, which bonds up to
14 3G/4G LTE WiMAX and Wi-Fi modems.
LiveU also announced that its LU-Lite live
video transmission software is now fully
integrated and certified to work over the
Inmarsat BGAN Network.
STREAMBOX debuted a real-time full
resolution ACT-L3 4K UHD software and
hardware encoder/decoder, offering rates
from 4 Mbps to 30 Mpbs. Also new was
the cloud-based Streambox Live Service
and the Streambox iOS app as well as
the Streambox Drone, a miniature mobile
bonder encoder weighing only 3 ounces.
The company also demonstrated ACT-L4
advanced compression technology featuring
high-motion video at lower data rates.
|Dan Sorensen demonstrates how someone in the field
would use TVU Social to capture a still from a live stream
and post it to Twitter.
launched TVU Social, a
new social media platform that enables
social media outlets, such as Facebook,
Twitter, Weibo, etc. to be integrated
into the TVUPack newsgathering workflow.
Also new was TVU MLink, a series
of rack-mountable cellular uplink transmitters
designed to deliver high quality
professional live video transmissions
from OB vehicles and remote fixed locations.
The company also announced
a partnership with Vislink to deliver a
full suite of robust IP video and wireless
AXON showed off LivePack, a foldable
flight pack for mobile live production applications
with Synapse infrastructure.
UNIFIED VIDEO TECHNOLOGIES demonstrated
their video production flight
packs which are designed for quick-deployment
and multi-city productions
with tight timelines.