The cellular ENG products are expanding the newsgathering capabilities at WCBI, WWAY, WDEF, WTVQ and WMGT.
Morris Network will be phasing out its satellite trucks and deploying the Dejero LIVE+ platform of cellular newsgathering products across its television stations.
Morris is implementing the Dejero LIVE+ 20/20 transmitter and mobile app to provide enhanced live news and event coverage at each of its stations: WCBI Columbus, Miss. (DMA 133); WWAY Wilmington, N.C. (DMA 132); WDEF Chattanooga, Tenn. (DMA 87); WTVQ Lexington, Ky. (DMA 64); and WMGT Macon, Ga. (DMA 120).
“We tested a number of different cellular newsgathering technologies at each of our stations and selected Dejero as the consensus frontrunner due to the high video quality, ease-of-use and flexibility of their systems;” said Dean Hinson, president of Morris Network. “The Dejero platform integrates seamlessly into our broadcast workflow and gives us the ability to go live to air from many devices, including an iPhone. Implementing Dejero’s platform also provides Morris with significant cost savings over traditional transmission methods; as a result, we have elected to phase out satellite transmissions across our many markets.”
Dejero’s LIVE+ 20/20 transmitter lets broadcasters transmit high-quality, live HD or SD video with very low latency through multiple bonded LTE/4G/3G/WiFi connections, at a fraction of the cost and complexity of satellite or microwave trucks. Easy to operate, and with start-up time of less than 30 seconds, this next-generation wireless live video transmission device is housed in a small, weather-resistant, ruggedized briefcase.
Dejero’s LIVE+ mobile app can transmit live video using both the front and back cameras of the iPhone or iPad during a single broadcast, enabling a reporter to create a complete breaking news story without the need for a camera operator or extra equipment.