Directions To 2016 NAB Show Wireless Camera Links

The TV broadcast and production industries are embracing licensed and unlicensed wireless camera links for safety, mobility and creative freedom in studios and the field.

Of the many trends on display at the 2016 NAB Show will be wireless camera links. Some links are one way, others are two-way for intercom and potential remote camera control and CCU functions. There are many wireless camera link solutions to explore, from affordable prosumer models to some of the world’s most sophisticated and pricey. Most will be on display in the 2016 NAB show exhibits.

Amimon will display its Sky Link, Live Link, Studio Link, View Link and Connex zero-delay HD video links. All systems are optimized for HD live event and broadcast applications and operate in the 5 GHz WiFi band. Bi-directional data for CCU control is optional.

AVIWEST will demonstrate the latest enhancements to its Digital Mobile News Gathering (DMNG) system, with focus on hybrid video contribution and video distribution via the cloud. The company will introduce two new products, and announce strategic technology partnerships. The DMNG 220-HE ultra-portable HEVC video contribution encoder for cellular, Wi-Fi, satellite, and Ethernet networks, and DMNG HE4000 HEVC 4K rack-mounted contribution encoder will be on display.

Broadcast Microwave Services (BMS) will show its comprehensive range of solutions for fully integrated in-camera COFMD transmitter systems and ultra-compact HD COFDM solutions. BMS will be demonstrating advanced COFDM wireless transmitters for professional cameras with remote camera control as well as real-time airborne video solutions for small unmanned aerial systems.

The Boxx TV Atom handles SD/HDSDI/HDMI formats up to 1080 60p 3G.

The Boxx TV Atom handles SD/HDSDI/HDMI formats up to 1080 60p 3G.

Boxx TV will show its digital microwave solutions, including its Meridian, Zenith, Cobalt and Atom camera links. Boxx Atom is a zero delay microwave transmission solution for Video Assist in a small lightweight form factor. It operates in the 5GHz WiFi band.

The results of BroadStream Solutions partnership with Bannister Lake to integrate SuperTicker Flow real-time data elements into its flagship OASYS integrated playout platform will be on display. SuperTicker Flow can enhance engagement with discerning TV audiences who demand up-to-the-second information when it comes to news and weather headlines, and major events such as elections, breaking news and sports championships.

The company formerly known as Cobham Tactical Communications and Surveillance announced in February it has formally adopted ‘Domo Tactical Communications’ (DTC) as its new company name. Its broadcast subdivision is now called ‘DTC Domo Broadcast’. The sale was part of Cobham Plc’s strategy to divest “non-core” entities, several of which have been sold by Cobham over the past year. The company will display its latest mini-HD transmitters, PRORXD receiver systems, IP Mesh and IP backhaul solutions.

Cogent Technologies Limited will show CamHD-Lite, a prosumer level wireless camera system ideally suited for budget live TV Broadcasting and Productions. The company will also show Cogent MotoCaster transmitter for vehicles and BodyCaster Compact, a body-worn transmitter with up to four 3G / 4G / WiFi channels to support bonded cellular transmission. Cogent's satcom solutions will also be on display.

Dejero intelligently bonds cellular and Wi-Fi connections, creating enough bandwidth to transmit high-quality video with low latency from smartphones.

Dejero intelligently bonds cellular and Wi-Fi connections, creating enough bandwidth to transmit high-quality video with low latency from smartphones.

Dejero and Grass Valley will demonstrate the integration of Dejero’s LIVE+ Control monitoring and management tool with Grass Valley’s GV STRATUS video production and content management system. Demonstrations will take place in both exhibits. Also on display will be LIVE+ Multipoint, Dejero’s solution for cloud-based sharing and exchange of live content. Dejero will also be demonstrating enhancements to its LIVE+ Core Software, which powers its transmitters, servers, smartphone and notebook apps.

Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT) will highlight its Nucomm brand Central Integrated Radome System x6 (CIRAS-x6) and Nucomm DR3 Diversity Receiver. The Nucomm CIRAS-x6 is a ruggedized COFDM (DVB-T compliant) six-way diversity receiver integrated into a six-segment antenna pod. The Nucomm DR3 is a third-generation diversity receiver that includes six-way MaxRC diversity, IP diversity, MPEG-2/4 decoding, a WebPage interface and integration into IP networks.

The new LiveU Solo connects automatically to Wowza Streaming Cloud, other popular CDNs, OVPs and YouTube Live.

The new LiveU Solo connects automatically to Wowza Streaming Cloud, other popular CDNs, OVPs and YouTube Live.

LiveU will present its full range of live video acquisition, management and distribution solutions over IP. The company will demonstrate its new plug-and-play live streaming bonded solution for the online media market, LiveU Solo. LiveU will also display and explain its full range of live video acquisition, management and distribution solutions over IP, including the LU200 transmission unit, the LU200e video encoder and the LU-Smart mobile app for mobile phones & tablets.

LiveU's Multipoint professional video distribution service will also be demonstrated.

Mobile Viewpoint (MVP) will show complete solutions for live wireless video and data transmission for the media, production and news gathering industry. MVP manufactures adaptive video encoders using single or multiplexed 3G and 4G connections. Bundling multiple mobile connections together creates a connection with higher, reliable and more stable bandwidth. The company will also show its content exchange and remote CODEC management solutions.

Quintech / DEV Systemtechnik will show its latest RF matrix routers, splitting and combining and rack-mounted lightning protection for satellite systems.

Signal ENG will display and demonstrate several bonded cellular uplink products and CODECs. The Multi RX-7000 is a PCI Express card supporting multiple CODECs. It is 2x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K, 2D/3D switchable, supporting 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s single and dual link 4:2:2 and 4:4:4, with SDI and HDMI inputs/outputs. Rack-mounted point-to-point CODECs and transmitters will also be on display.

Soliton Systems will demonstrate Zao, the company's next generation H.265 mobile hardware encoder. Zao is optimized for mobile networks with up to 6 modems, Wi-Fi, Ethernet or BGAN. Soliton will also show its Smart-telecaster for iOS, its proprietary "Receiving viewer," and GPS+, which overlays the GPS info from smartphones to be overlaid on a map in real time in a control center.

The 600 Series Teradek Cube encodes HD-SDI and HDMI to H.264 Wi-Fi.

The 600 Series Teradek Cube encodes HD-SDI and HDMI to H.264 Wi-Fi.

Vitec Group brand Teradek will show and demonstrate its wireless camera-top H.264 Cube video encoder, the Bolt HD-SDI transmitter, the Beam long range (2500') 5GHz Wi-Fi encoder and Clip aerial video transmitter. The company will also show its T-Rax high-density H.264 platform, rack-mounts and its VidiU streaming solution. Also on dislplay on the Vitec stand is the Paralinx brand of ultralight uncompressed realtime wireless monitoring solutions.

Transvideo designs and manufactures professional monitors & video accessories for film, digital & video productions. On display at NAB2016 will be its complete line of HD/SD multi-standard monitors and wireless monitors, and HD and SD Video transmitter/receiver systems.

TVU Networks will showcase its full range of video-over-IP solutions, including cloud-based advances and a recent new partnership. The display will include the TVU Grid, an IP-based switching, routing and distribution video solution. Also on display will be the TVU One cellular live video transmitter, the fixed-mounted TVU MLink for ENG vans, the TVUMe online video content marketplace, and the TVU Anywhere app that turns an iPhone or Android device into a live video transmitter. TVU Networks and Unilumin Group recently announced the formation of a strategic partnership between the companies. Unilumin Group is a major manufacturer of large 4K LED displays featured in broadcast studios and major outdoor events worldwide.

VidOvation will display its bonded cellular AVIWEST DMNG PRO system, HD wireless video systems, Video over IP encoders and streaming, and single & multi-mode fiber optic video solutions. The company will launch two new products in its VidOlink family of long-range wireless video transmission systems, the VidOlink Ranger2 and the VidOlink Wireless Tally & Control.

The Vislink INCAM-S is an integral wireless camera HD transmitter with built-in wireless camera control for Sony cameras.

The Vislink INCAM-S is an integral wireless camera HD transmitter with built-in wireless camera control for Sony cameras.

Vislink will show its low-latency wireless camera system solutions. Products range from HEROcast encoder/Wi-Fi transmitter to two-way systems mounted on Sony or Grass Valley cameras, tunable from 1.95 to 2.7 or 3.3 to 3.7GHz. and modular diversity receive systems. Several other portable systems will also be on display.

Wave Central will demo its AXRX1 broadcast receiver, a multi-way diversity COFDM receiver designed to work with the next genertation of H.264 wireless camera systems. Multiple video output formats are SDI/HD-SDI both feature embedded audio and HDMI output for monitoring.

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