NAB Product Preview: Satellite & Remote

Videojournalists are everywhere it seems, and whether it’s around the world, or in our own communities, the volume of media they are creating is staggering. That media would be useless if there were no way to distribute it. Although great strides are being made in the world of IP delivery, satellite and microwave technologies are as strong as ever. The Internet has not replaced RF yet, and it’s not likely to for a very long time. In fact, the two technologies compliment each other, as witnessed by the interweaving of terms between the products. At this year’s NAB Show, IP and RF products have become the match made in Silicon Valley.


DAWNco will offer HD-grade satellite LNBs, along with the the COVERsat and HEATsat, for inclement weather antenna protection.


Azzurro Systems Integration will debut the latest version of the company’s AzzurroCam, tailor-built to provide sports leagues, news networks and radio studios with the ability to manage multiple remote sites and studio configurations from one central location.

WeatherMetrics will offer for review the StreamVision, for streaming cameras live to your Website, along with FlexMOBILE- automated foundation, and WeatherVision HD 3.0 for HD-quality tower cameras that deliver live/time-lapse video from remote locations.


CCS/Prodys’ new Ikusnet gives users the choice of sending live news via satellite or IP. Ikusnet integrates all the functionality of an ENG van into an extremely compact portable package.

DAWNCo’s PV7 satellite receiver tunes both HD and SD in MPEG-2/4, and features Scopus-Harmonic receiver technology.

DekTec will promote the DTA-2107 DVB-S2 satellite modulator for PCI Express, along with the DTE-3137 networked DVB-S2 satellite receiver, which supports QPSK, 8-PSK, 16-APSK and 32-APSK with IP output.

Ericsson Voyager II Multi-format Integrated DSNG MPEG-2/MPEG-4 AVC DSNG encoding systemEricsson will unveil the Voyager II Multi-format Integrated DSNG MPEG-2/MPEG-4 AVC DSNG encoding system, which supports 1080p50/60 and multichannel operations for both HD and 3D contribution. Outputs include IP, ASI and an integrated DVB-S/S2 satellite modulator.

Sencore will offer their SMD 989 DVB-S2 modulator, for two DVB-S2 RF transmissions, along with the IRD 3000 series of receivers/decoders, suitable for distributing video services on IP, satellite, and ASI networks. Also for review will be the MRD 3187B receiver decoder, which adapts to almost any contribution, distribution, or backhaul environment.

Sencore SMD 989 DVB-S2 modulator For DTH, Thomson Video Networks will be showcasing their ViBE EM1000/EM2000 MPEG-2/MPEG-4 SD real-time encoders, along with the ViBE EM3000. Also being spotlighted are software upgrades to the ViBE EM1000/EM2000/EM3000 encoders.

Vislink will offer NewsLite, a portable, IP-enabled SatCom terminal designed for use with current and new lightweight antenna systems.


Thomson Video Networks ViBE EM 3000 encoderCobham will showcase the Messenger II Transmitter-Enhanced (M2TE), a miniature HD transmitter, along with the Professional Receiver (ProRX), COFDM wireless video receiver. Also check out their SOLO High Definition Transmitter (HDTX), a broadcast quality HD video transmitter with a variety of bandwidths.

Comrex plans to show off its LiveShot IP Video Encoder, which offers real-time, low-latency video and uses 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, BGAN, DSL or any other available IP data circuits. for connectivity. Its “store and forward” feature sends higher resolution video to the decoder when the live shot is done. The compact LiveShot will attach to a professional camera’s battery mount and weighs less than five pounds.

Dejero will show its new LIVE Platform wireless ENG transmission system that uses multiple 4G and 3G cellular networks to transmit live HD or SD broadcast quality video.

DSI RF Systems will highlight the NewsShark Portable wireless, live video transmission system. The 2.5 pound, encoder snaps on the back of most ENG camera systems and uses both 3G and Wi-Fi infrastructures to return live video and two-way IFB from anywhere the technology is employed.

DSI NewsSharkHitachi High Technologies will demonstrate its 24 GHz Point-to-Point High Speed Wireless Bridge, offering greater than 150 Mbps over-the-air high-speed transmission and full duplex/two-way communication in the unlicensed 24 GHz band.

Integrated Microwave Technology will showcase the RF Central microLite HD transmitter and receiver for 5.8 GHz, the Nucomm CamPac2 transmitter and Newscaster DR2 HD/SD COFDM diversity microwave receiver, now with MPEG-4. Also for review will be the Nucomm MPEG 4 Airborne Radio, NewsCoder MPEG-4 mini encoder, Nucomm ChannelMaster and Newscaster 7 series in MPEG-4.

Moseley will demonstrate its line of Event HD products, designed for HD-ENG. The company’s Mobile Microwave Link provides data rates from 26 Mbps to 76 Mbps for HD. DTV Short Haul 18/23GHz offers transport of DVB-ASI, IP and T1.

Streambox will feature a new version of its Streambox Live broadband video contribution service that enables Android users to upload high-quality video, along with the ACT-L3 software encoder, which is now capable of transporting HD video with only one cellular modem on 4G LTE mobile broadband networks. Also for review is the SBT3-9300 HD/SD video transport system for HD/SD newsgathering.

TVU Networks will offer up their TVUPack for mobile newsgathering. The TM8000 offers high-powered H.264 video encoding and delivers an HD signal, even with limited transmission bandwidth. TVU’s Variable Bit Rate technology automatically adjusts the bit-rate according to the total available aggregated bandwidth.

Vislink LINK XP1310Vislink will unveil the LINK XP1310, a high performance H.264-compliant HD wireless camera transmitter with an output power of up to 200 mW. The company will also show the AMG/ASG2100 Mobile and Studio Gateway, which is designed to enable a file-based workflow between remote ENG/OB resources and the studio.

VidOvation will unveil the VidLink 1.5G uncompressed 60GHz RF HD Link, for 1.5G delivery of SDI, HD-SDI and DVB ASI video formats. Support for two channels or 3D HDTV with a left and right eye transport is available when combined with the NuMedia Technology Dirac-Pro near lossless compression system.