AVIWEST Advances Mobile Newsgathering

AVIWEST is highlighting its prowess in HEVC encoding and developments in its Digital Mobile News Gathering (DMNG) system.

AVIWEST's HE4000 4K Ultra HD HEVC live encoder is intended for real-time delivery of live UHD or HD content over unmanaged IP networks. The compact, half 1-RU encoder combines 10-bit and 422 HEVC encoding with SafeStreams technology for delivery of live video content over IP at low latencies and bitrates.

The SafeStreams technology combines H-ARQ algorithms with IP bonding mechanisms, to ensure delivery of live video even during unpredictable and unmanaged network conditions, the developer says. This further “dramatically reduces bandwidth costs while guaranteeing superior video quality” it claims.

The HE4000 will be demonstrated with a new version of the DMNG StreamHub transceiver and decoder platform offering integrated 4K UHD HEVC recording and decoding functions.

AVIWEST's live IP contribution system is mainly composed of the DMNG StreamHub transceiver and the DMNG Manager management system. The system operates in virtualized mode to deliver the economic benefits of the cloud.

The extended capabilities of AVIWEST's cloud solution will be showcased in Las Vegas.

“By supporting both point-to-point and point-to-multipoint distribution scenarios, the platform offers broadcasters the flexibility they need to stream live video content to any CDN and streaming platform such as Facebook Live or YouTube,” states the firm. “Multiple input and output streaming protocols (e.g., RTMP, RTSP/RTP, HLS, TS/IP, AVIWEST SafeStreams) are supported by the platform, enabling broadcasters to receive concurrent incoming streams from remote AVIWEST DMNG transmitters and encoders, MacBook and smartphone applications, or third-party systems such as IP cameras.

There are also additions to its Mobile Journalism (MOJO) solution, which includes the DMNG Laptop MacBook application and the DMNG APP iOS and Android applications. The new version of the DMNG APP smartphone app for live streaming, store, and forward of high-quality video features “an optimized interface, advanced camera settings (e.g., focus, exposure, white balance), dynamic resolution, and video quality improvements, with the capability to transmit video over bonded 3G/4G and Wi-Fi connections in just seconds”. The DMNG Laptop MacBook live video application will be demonstrated with a new HEVC video compression option that “dramatically improves performance”.

The firm’s DMNG PRO video uplink series has been extended with the new DMNG PRO180+. DMNG PRO180+ supports most of the cellular networks deployed in the world, to give users the flexibility to travel everywhere with a single unit without needing to replace its internal or external cellular modems. 

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