​VidOvation Launches AVIWEST Laptop Bonded-Cellular Transmitters

VidOvation has introduced the Aviwest DMNG PRO and the DMNG Laptop newsgathering applications into the U.S. market.

VidOvation is the distributor in the U.S. for the French based provider of video contribution systems. The DMNG Pro and DMNG Laptop are components in Aviwest's range of digital mobile newsgathering products.

The DMNG PRO bonded cellular video transmission system enables news teams to capture and broadcast live video from source over multiple types of IP networks. Offering “the industry's highest processing power for bonded cellular transmissions with bit rates of up to 20 Mbps”, the DMNG PRO includes a second high-bit-rate encoding engine for high-resolution video recording and an ASI output. The unit will adjust to changing network conditions without operator intervention. In addition, the DMNG Pro is able to bond up to eight cellular modems into an Internet access point to help news crews cut costs.

The DMNG Laptop software provides H.264/AVC and H.265/HEVC encoding capabilities for high-quality video streaming on a MacBook Pro, journalists' preferred computing platform for video editing. The software supports a variety of broadcast use cases, including live streaming, file transfer via various networks, and storage. The DMNG Laptop is able to detect and bond together multiple IP networks — enabling users to take advantage of every network resource in their immediate area.

Both products are functional with the Aviwest DMNG Manager and DMNG StreamHub receiver, decoder, and distribution platform, enabling stations to receive content and monitor, manage, and control all DMNG transmissions with a single interface.

"Bonded cellular technology offers significant benefits over satellite or microwave newsgathering, including increased flexibility, affordability, and ease of use. With the DMNG solutions, news organizations are able to acquire live or file-based video signals from remote locations without having to deploy bulky and costly vehicles — even in areas with varying or poor network conditions," said Jim Jachetta, executive vice president and CTO, VidOvation. "With its DMNG family, AVIWEST offers the leading video hybrid contribution platform in Europe, a proven solution that is perfect for the rapidly growing North American market and will help U.S. broadcasters deliver crystal-clear video over cellular wireless networks."

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