Mobile Viewpoint Launches 5G-Ready Wireless Video Link

Mobile Viewpoint has announced the launch of 5GXLink, a 5G-ready bonding device to enable fast transmission of live content from the latest Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone X smartphone devices.

Mobile Viewpoint said to remain competitive, broadcasters are increasingly under pressure to capture and transmit content to live newsfeeds or the studio to deliver live content from the field. 5GXLink is designed to connect to an SDI camera to accelerate the transmission of content through the latest iPhone 8 and iPhone X models. It allows camera crews and journalists to transmit content instantaneously.

5GXLink, shown at IBC, enables live content shot on a professional camera to be transmitted through a smartphone connection, effectively turning it into a Connected Camera. Designed to be compatible with any smartphone, 5GXLink now supports content transmission from the Apple iPhone 6, 7, 8 and X models, as well as Android devices.

Once 5G networks are launched, the 5G-ready bonding device will give journalists and camera crews the ability to transfer content files via private 5G networks, as a cost-effective alternative to COFDM modulation.

The ability to connect an SDI camera to a smartphone enables camera crews to go live in an emergency or unexpected incident, wherever they may be. The 5GXLink sleeve has been designed to fit into a camera bag, meaning camera crews and journalists in the field are not held back by multiple units. An internal 5000mAh battery also ensures that a camera can go several hours on air, even when the battery is low.

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