On Call Communications featured IP-based SNG at SATCON 2009
November 6, 2009
Engineers and operations professionals had the chance to test various encoding rates with IP video encoders and decoders in HD and SD MPEG-4 using a live camera at the On Call Communications exhibit during SATCON 2009, Oct. 14-15, in New York City.
The video encoders were integrated into the 96cm QuickSPOT satellite newsgathering (SNG) system, a compact configuration designed for use on small SUV's or mobile newsgathering operations.
The IP-based system includes Internet access and IFB-compatible voice lines for a complete communications system. SD systems are upgradeable to HD.
QuickSPOT’s automatic setup allows a non-technical operator to be on-air and ready to transmit broadcast-quality video within five minutes of arrival on the scene.