Mobile Viewpoint Launches Cellular Uplink Over IP Kit

BaseLink 2.0, DataLink and TerraLink Mini-M solutions support the low cost delivery of video over IP.

The Netherlands-based Mobile Viewpoint is bringing a new suite of pocket-sized bonding units to NAB which use a combination of SRT technology, fast store-and-forward switching, and cellular bonding.

BaseLink 2.0 is an uplink solution that supports H.265 and H.264, and transmits live video up to 1080p60. It has four integrated 4G modems (which can be upgraded to support six 4G modems), as well as Wi-Fi and ethernet connections, and will support future 5G networks.

To accelerate store and forward, BaseLink 2.0 uses Mobile Viewpoint’s Continuous Picture Technology (CPT), which it says takes transmission time and available bandwidth into consideration to ensure the highest quality video possible is delivered. With BaseLink 2.0, broadcasters and content producers can also use QR scanning functionality to add additional information to the video files, outside of the file name—such as project name, or name of the programme, for example.

Mobile Viewpoint has designed BaseLink 2.0 to be small enough to fit onto the back of a camera. The solution can be used for applications in eSports, or for blogging. BaseLink’s fast file transfer also means it supports content producers that need to store and forward video after recording.

DataLink is a portable internet hotspot, giving broadcasters and content producers a high bandwidth internet connection. Supporting up to 200Mbit of data bonding, as well as four mobile networks—including LAN and Wi-Fi—via its built-in modems, DataLink uses the bonded bandwidth of all available IP connections simultaneously to provide “enormous upload speeds”.

DataLink is housed in an aluminium casing, and can be managed via the unit’s touchscreen. The solution can also be managed and controlled by Mobile Viewpoint’s LinkMatrix web-based video management platform.

With integrated, ethernet, Wi-Fi and external USB modems, TerraLink Mini-M bridges the gap between a laptop and a full-size bonding encoder, and can be used either as a backup solution, or as a standalone encoder as part of a Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) or High Dynamic Range (HDR) package. The unit has two modems to support 3G, 4G and 5G cellular connections, as well as an internal, removable battery unit.

“Live video continues to thrive—live news broadcasting is more important today than ever before, but the growing demand for live sports, as well as esports, is pushing live video higher up broadcasters and content producers’ agendas,” said Michel Bais, CEO of Mobile Viewpoint. “Our new range of bonding solutions supports broadcasters and content producers of all sizes, ensuring they have the connections, and the underlying technology, that supports the delivery of live content—making sure video is high quality, and as close to real-time as possible.”

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