Dejero Cellsat workflow.
A highlight of Dejero’s NAB 2018 booth will be demos of blended connectivity solutions offering reliability for live feeds over IP networks, and connectivity for crews working in the field. It will also showcase new encoding/decoding equipment with HEVC technology in support of live and file-based media.
Providing enhanced reliability in situations where cellular networks are congested or cell coverage is limited, Dejero CellSat uses the company’s patented network blending technology to combine cellular connectivity from multiple mobile network carriers with Ku-band IP satellite connectivity provided by Intelsat.
Dejero has focused on simplifying the use of multiple connection paths so field crews can focus on capturing live news and events.
Whether it’s called remote production, at-home production, or remote integration (REMI), connectivity is key to transfer data between remote locations and the broadcast facility. Field crews need to communicate and collaborate with their colleagues, access media assets and cloud-based systems, and transfer files. Dejero’s in-vehicle mobile connectivity solution, called GateWay, facilitates collaboration and integrated workflows as if the field crews and home base crews were working in the same central location.
The company will also showcase HEVC capable EnGo mobile transmitters and PathWay rack-mounted encoders/transmitters.
In the broadcast facility, a new Dejero WayPoint receiver is used to receive, reconstruct, and decode multiple incoming streams to SDI or IP (MPEG-TS over IP) playout workflows. Using auto-detect technology for complete backward compatibility, WayPoint detects whether the incoming transmission is using AVC or HEVC compression and reconstructs the video from Dejero transmitters. Built on a 1U form factor with four outputs to minimize required rack space, and with dual-redundant power supplies and RAID storage for broadcast-grade reliability, WayPoint integrates into existing broadcast infrastructures.
“We’re tackling the dilemma that broadcasters face about which video transport assets to deploy to a news story or live event; cellular or satellite,” said Bogdan Frusina, company founder.
“With CellSat, remote crews can confidently broadcast live from virtually anywhere, safe in the knowledge that if the available cellular bandwidth deteriorates during the transmission, CellSat can blend in Ku-band IP satellite connectivity to boost bandwidth,” explains Frusina.
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