SignaSys ENG system ready for demos

SignaSys, a video systems integrator based in San Jose, Calif., said its new vid’linkMOBILE Internet newsgathering system is ready for testing by broadcasters.

Consisting of a video camera and laptop computer, vid’linkMOBILE allows the transmission of audio and video news footage back to a television station via any Internet connection or satellite phone. It can also access public access Wi-Fi connections for its transmissions.

SignaSys said the video codec used in its new system—which can work on low bandwidth connections—is up to 70 percent faster than competing compression standards. The technology can decrease time-to-air, cover more ground, and significantly increase a station’s ability to be first-to-air with breaking news, the manufacturer said.

The vid'linkMOBILE was recently used to transmit broadcast feeds from the USS Roosevelt in the Persian Gulf, and from Kuwait for KTRK-TV, Houston, an ABC O&O station, SignaSys said.

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