Vislink has launched two compact ENG systems using mobile and WiFi connections as part of a new LiveGear range of IP-centric products for broadcast wireless communication for internet newsgathering (iNG).
The LiveGear AirStream LGT-1000 Cellular iNG Transmitter is a 3G/4G LTE portable video transmitter (costing from about $18,000 depending on configuration) that Vislink claims “provides the power of an ENG news van in a compact and easy to use unit which can be carried by hand, in a shoulder bag or backpack.”
There is also the LiveGear Receiver: IP Playout Receiver, which will cost from about $18,000. The 1RU receiver can connect with up to six transmitters simultaneously, via the internet, and aggregates the four bonded data channels into a HD-SDI video stream for retransmission or playout to web based subscribers using the VMS video media server. An optional IP-to-SDI decoder expansion unit (LGD-1000) can be connected to the receiver to support up to five additional AirStream transport streams.
“With the launch of LiveGear, Vislink is the first company to offer a comprehensive suite of licensed and unlicensed remote video solutions that include broadband cellular, WiFi, terrestrial, and satellite microwave technologies,” said Eric McCulley, Vislink Marketing Manager.
“Utilizing Vislink’s H.264 adaptive bit-rate encoding technology, LiveGear products offer superior, robust and persistent video transmission by bonding multiple 3G/4G LTE cellular networks together.”
By David Fox