Cellular and Wireless Links at IBC, Part 1

The IBC Conference and Exhibition is the perfect venue to explore international exhibits filled with displays and live demonstrations for production, distribution and broadcast technology. Here are highlights from some companies exhibiting cellular and wireless technology at IBC 2017.

This is Part 1 of a two-part series, Cellular and Wireless Links at IBC. The information is based on available information as of August 30th. We will continue and conclude this two-part series on September 8th. Click here.

3D Storm is a French-based authorized distributor of NewTek and LiveXpert products, in addition to other production tools for live video and sports programming. LiveXpert tools cover a range of solutions for graphics creation, social media integration, sports scoring and statistics for display at stadiums, arenas and on second screens. The LiveXpert product line offers a catalog of solutions supporting NewTek’s Network Device Interface: NDI.

Aaton – Transvideo makes professional field monitors & HD RF systems. Transvideo will be showing its range of field monitors including the 7-inch Stargate, Starlite-on camera monitors and industry standard Cinemonitors, along with other new products to be announced at IBC. Company product partners include; ARRI, Cooke Optics, Steadicam and Porta-Jib, among others.

ABonAir provides multiple wireless video solutions for broadcasting, electronic news gathering, sport events and reality shows. The company just announced its latest product, the AB512 wireless transmission system.

ABonAir’s AB512 and AB507 systems deliver video with 7msec delay without compromising video quality. The transmission range can be increased to an 3km when combined with the company's new CODEC-Wireless optimization technology.

ABonAir’s AB512 and AB507 systems deliver video with 7msec delay without compromising video quality. The transmission range can be increased to an 3km when combined with the company's new CODEC-Wireless optimization technology.

ABonAir’s unique technology provides exceptionally robust and reliable wireless video links. ABonAir’s bi-directional system, claims to provide 100% accurate pictures ensuring that not a single pixel is dropped while broadcasting.

The Aminon Studio Link 1000 system will be on display in the company's stand at IBC 2017Amimon exhibit.

The Aminon Studio Link 1000 system will be on display in the company's stand at IBC 2017Amimon exhibit.

Amimon claims zero latency wireless HD video delivery. The company has developed an exclusive technology to harness the power of mobile cameras and fixed video sources to deliver HD content to remote display screens or distribution switches.

Amimon will be showing solutions from its broadcast product lineup including; the Studio Link 1000. The StudioLink 1000 is designed to handle large and complex movie sets and video productions, providing a stable RF link in dynamic situations such as car chases and other rapidly changing scenes. The small and lightweight StudioLink system offers zero latency HD video for ranges of up to 1,000m/3,000ft.

Broadcast Microwave Services (BMS) uses COFDM technology to provide reliable real-time, high- quality wireless performance in the most challenging environments. BMS professional camera transmitters and full featured receive systems set the industry standard in performance and quality.

BMS will be highlighting other solutions for airborne down links, relay, camera control, fixed receiver sites and video assist.

Broadcast Solutions is one of Europe’s biggest system integrators. The company’s experience in the demanding business of OB Vans easily transfers to the complete design and installation of studios, playout centers, edit suites and Master Control Rooms. With more than 100 employees and subsidiaries in Europe, the Middle East, CIS and Asia, the company’s experienced team can design and realize nearly any Broadcast Facility project throughout the world.

Cmotion wireless solutions to be shown at IBC 2017 begin with the cvolution ALEXA basic 2-Motor mini starter kit.

Cmotion wireless solutions to be shown at IBC 2017 begin with the cvolution ALEXA basic 2-Motor mini starter kit.

Cmotion provides lens and camera control solutions to the film and broadcast market. Products range from simple budget-driven solutions to the popular cvolution, the most modular, ergonomic and multi-functional system available. Most will be on display at IBC.

Cyanview designs and manufactures a universal mini-camera system for broadcast and cinema under the name Cy-Stem. Its affordable IP technology brings improvements in performance and image quality while simplifying installation and operation.

The Cy-RCP is a universal remote control panel compatible with any camera.

The Cy-RCP is a universal remote control panel compatible with any camera.

Based exclusively on IP technology, the Cy-Stem range comprises an RCP control panel and a series of small hardware modules that address three key areas of outside/live broadcasting, control, image quality and transport. 

The Cy-RCP universal remote control panel is compatible with any camera, and it enables the control of multiple cameras. It is IP-based, features physical buttons, rather than a web interface.

The Cy-GWY gateway features the open Ember+ control protocol, and provides an interface to a VSM (Virtual Studio Manager) and the Lawo V-pro8 video processor. WAN capability enables remote production, update and support. All will be on display at IBC.

The Dejero Endgo vehicle mount kit will debut in Europe at IBC.

The Dejero Endgo vehicle mount kit will debut in Europe at IBC.

Dejero will debut its new CellSat, which intelligently blends cellular connectivity from multiple mobile network providers with Ku-band IP satellite connectivity from Intelsat–reliably delivering the bandwidth you need to transmit broadcast-quality video in real time.

Dejero’s new EnGo Vehicle Mount Kit with integrated signal booster will be shown at IBC for the first time. The kit enhances the RF performance of the Dejero EnGo mobile transmitter by providing a mounting option allowing the unit to be located inside a newsgathering or production vehicle and complete with a roof-mounted high-gain antenna.

Dejero Gateway provides in-vehicle mobile connectivity by blending cellular connections from multiple network carriers to create more bandwidth, speed and reliability over secure connections.

Dejero will also demonstrate a novel implementation of HEVC that provides greatly improved picture quality in low bitrate environments, especially when combined with real-time adaptive bitrate control and Dejero’s auto transport technology. This combination ensures the best possible picture quality, even when bandwidth is limited.

UK-based Domo Broadcast (DTC) develops cutting-edge solutions for the broadcast market that provide real technical and operational benefits to news-gathering and live production applications, empowering users to broadcast without boundaries.

AT IBC, Domo will be showing HD/SD transmitters and HD/SD receivers, broadcast IP solutions, broadcast camera control systems, accessories, amplifiers, fiber extenders and broadcast down-converters.

The ATOM one is a small full HD or 4K camera with dual 3G-SDI output.

The ATOM one is a small full HD or 4K camera with dual 3G-SDI output.

Dream Chip Technologies manufactures the world’s smallest fully integrated professional 2K and 4K SDI cameras.

One camera to be shown at IBC is based on Sony’s IMX174 image sensor. It provides exceptional image performance with multi-matrix support. The ATOM one 2K and ATOM one 4K are both nearly as tiny as action cams but with all the professional features broadcasters expect. The company also manufacturers high-speed cameras with real-time flicker removal and 4G/LTE video streaming solutions.

DVLab was established in 1994 by a group of experienced TV engineers. Today, the company designs and manufacturers a broad range of cost-effective digital television broadcast equipment. 

Products include; TV studio equipment in multi formats such as HD/SD/CVBS master control switchers, on-camera wireless links, COFDM systems, digital wired /wireless intercom systems, camera control units and more. Other equipment available includes; cable boxes (DVB-C) and wireless systems (DVB-T/S/S2, MVDS and MMDS) head-end equipment, complete with DVCrypt conditional access system including smart cards and CA modules.

The Hedén CARAT system is a complete focus and iris control system for professional film and broadcasting cameras, with Bluetooth wireless communication up to 500 meters (1600feet).

The Hedén CARAT system is a complete focus and iris control system for professional film and broadcasting cameras, with Bluetooth wireless communication up to 500 meters (1600feet).

Hedén, founded in 1964, specializes in lens motors and control systems for focus, iris and zoom control. Hedén manufactures the follow-focus system CARAT, using vertical digital motors M21VE/M26VE and the legendary analogue motor M26T. Hedén has a new team and owner, Seafire AB, since 2016.

I-MOVIX is a leader in extreme slow motion for sports broadcast offering frame rates from 75 to more than 5,000 fps. The company's products are fully integrated for broadcast use, offering the unprecedented combination of supermotion workflow, very high frame rates and instant replay. The technology has applications in live sports and other live TV productions, as well as in commercials, documentaries, feature films, and scientific R&D.

Camera Support and Video Links at IBC: Part 2 will be published on September 8th, and continue coverage of exhibitors in alphabetical order from LiveU to Vitec.

Editor note: 

This information is current as of August 30th.

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