Teradek Launches Prism Mobile Bonded Cellular 4K Video Encoder

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IRVINE, Calif.—Teradek has launched Prism Mobile, a camera-back video encoder with integrated cellular bonding, delivering 4K HDR live video from the toughest network environments.

Teradek says it developed Prism Mobile “to provide better connectivity, seamless portability, and more reliable video contribution for professionals in the field.” It features two built-in high-performance cellular modems, and support for nine simultaneous network connections across WiFi, Ethernet, and Cellular offering the connectivity required for going live at sporting events, political rallies, and conferences, the company said. 

“Prism Mobile solves three of the most common complaints we’ve heard from camera operators in the field: product size, power usage, and feature set,” said Michael Gailing, General Manager of Teradek’s Live business. “This is a no-compromise solution, allowing camera operators to stay nimble without sacrificing quality and functionality.”

Prism Mobile’s milled aluminum chassis weighs 1.9 lbs (864g) with Gold- or V-mount battery plates, which Teradek says is the lowest-SWaP (Size Weight and Power) encoder in its class, allowing camera operators to go live for long periods of time without the additional strain that heavy backpacks can produce.

When paired with Teradek’s Core Cloud orchestration platform, Prism Mobile enables users to remotely collaborate, control, archive, monitor, and distribute streams from virtually anywhere for quicker and more efficient production workflows.

Prism Mobile + Core Key Product Features and Benefits: 

  • Integrated Cellular Bonding. 2 internal modems, with support up to 9 total connections. 
  • C2C Integrations. Record content locally and upload footage to multiple camera-to-cloud platforms like Teradek Core, Frame.io, Sony’s Ci, and PIX. 
  • Up to 4K HDR: Deliver 10-bit broadcast-quality video and audio at a fraction of the cost.
  • Remote Management. Remotely control device settings, monitor, and route your video feeds to unlimited destinations. 
  • Ultra-Low Latency Monitoring. Core TV allows stakeholders to monitor live video feeds in real-time on iOS, Android, Mac OS, and AppleTV devices.
Tom Butts

Tom has covered the broadcast technology market for the past 25 years, including three years handling member communications for the National Association of Broadcasters followed by a year as editor of Video Technology News and DTV Business executive newsletters for Phillips Publishing. In 1999 he launched digitalbroadcasting.com for internet B2B portal Verticalnet. He is also a charter member of the CTA's Academy of Digital TV Pioneers. Since 2001, he has been editor-in-chief of TV Tech (www.tvtech.com), the leading source of news and information on broadcast and related media technology and is a frequent contributor and moderator to the brand’s Tech Leadership events.