NAB ’16 Tech Hot Topics Products: Field Contribution

This year, TVNewsCheck is augmenting its coverage of NAB Show Hot Topics tech trends stories with information that can make your visit to NAB easier. This week’s focus is field contribution (read the main story here). These companion resource pages on the technology covered each week are compilations of information provided by vendors. To download this page as a PDF, click here.


Comrex | Booth C1633 | Website: www.comrex.com | 19 Pine Rd., Devens MA, 01434 | 978-784-1776 

Comrex Connect Modem — Comrex designed the Comrex Connect Modem to support the unique needs of remote broadcasters. A high-powered, industrial strength 4G/LTE modem, the Connect Modem is also 3G compatible. Outfitted with a high-gain antenna, the Connect Modem is powerful enough to handle the heavy data load of an IP video broadcast. The Connect Modem comes in three varieties to support connections to Verizon, AT&T and International networks and has been PTCRB and carrier certified to meet all necessary regulations.

Price: For pricing, contact an authorized Comrex dealer. Availability: Now.

LiveShot 1.4 — LiveShot firmware version (1.4) introduces peer-to-peer connecting via Switchboard for LiveShot units. LiveShot users can now mix and match hardware easily. SwitchBoard server, a cloud server maintained by Comrex, delivers an active list of other LiveShots in the fleet and allows simplified connection to any of them. This replaces the former client-server model of previous firmware.

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 Price: Free download for LiveShot owners. Availability: Available for download at www.comrex.com.

To set up an appointment: [email protected] or [email protected]


Dejero | Booth N2918 | Website: www.dejero.com | 412 Albert St., Suite 100, Waterloo, ON Canada N2L 3V3 | 519-772-4824

LIVE+ Multipoint by Dejero — LIVE+ Multipoint is Dejero’s cloud-based video distribution network for cost effectively exchanging HD-quality, low-latency video over IP networks. The flexible and scalable solution enables broadcasters and media organizations to send a broadcast-quality live stream from a source location to multiple destinations simultaneously, with known and controlled latency at each end point. LIVE+ Multipoint can also be used to exchange recorded content between studios. LIVE+ Multipoint leverages the Internet along with Dejero’s adaptive-bit-rate encoding technology and LIVE+ platform of transmitters, servers, software and cloud services.

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 Price: Contact Dejero or its distributors. Availability: Demoing at NAB 2016.

Interoperability between LIVE+ Control by Dejero and Grass Valley’s GV STRATUS — Dejero and Grass Valley are collaborating to simplify the news workflow. With the integration of LIVE+ Control into the GV STRATUS video production and content management system, users will be able to access, manage and assign content from Dejero’s video-over-IP transmitters within a single window of the GV STRATUS system. The integrated package gives users a centralized system with a simplified workflow for handling live and recorded content ingest. The result is greater efficiency and time savings for breaking news coverage in a highly competitive and time-sensitive news environment.

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LIVE+ EnGo by Dejero — The LIVE+ EnGo is a compact camera-mounted or wearable transmitter that encodes H.264 video and transmits it over multiple IP networks — delivering high picture quality with low latency, particularly in challenging network conditions. Simple to set up and use, LIVE+ EnGo leverages cellular, Wi-Fi, Ethernet and portable satellite connectivity for reliable live broadcasts from virtually anywhere, even a moving vehicle. The solution is well-suited for newsgathering, sports coverage and any type of remote live-event broadcasting. Its modular design enables the attachment of swappable wireless modules to customize LIVE+ EnGo to the locally available wireless network infrastructure, and for use around the world.

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To set up an appointment: [email protected]


Grass Valley | Booth SL106 | Website: www.grassvalley.com | 3499 Douglas-B.-Floreani, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H4S 2C6 | 514-333-1772 

CopperHead  3404 — The CopperHead 3404 fiber transceiver from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, takes the pristine and unrivaled image quality of dual/quad-link 4K cameras and delivers it into a multicamera environment for in-studio or outside broadcast productions. The CopperHead 3404 conveniently distributes all of the signals needed for multicamera 4K production using a single tactical or SMPTE hybrid fiber cable, ensuring robust, trouble-free connectivity on any studio or remote production.

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Availability: Now

To set up an appointment: [email protected]


IMT | Booth C1321 | Website: http://www.imt-broadcast.com/ | 200 International Drive, Mt. Olive, NJ 07828 |908-852-3700 

58microLite HD Mini Kit — The 58microLite HD Mini Kit delivers professional wireless performance to users without a professional budget. It is a highly portable, professional-grade MPEG-4 COFDM HD wireless camera transmission system delivering high-quality video at distances of more than two miles, line-of-sight. It is available in either licensed or unlicensed bands.

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 Availability: Via B&H, Markertek and through IMT’s network of authorized dealers.

CIRAS-x6 — The CIRAS-x6 is a COFDM six-way long range diversity receiver integrated into a six-segment antenna POD with 14 dB/panel gain. There is an option to include two-channel six-way diversity reception. Designed to optimize the receive signal automatically at all times. It covers 360 degrees of azimuth with no moving parts.

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 Availability: Through IMT’s network of authorized dealers.

DR3 — The DR3 is designed to replace steerable central receiver systems. It includes six-way MaxRC diversity, IP diversity, MPEG-2/4 decoding, WebPage interface and integrates into IP networks. The DR3 allows users to daisy-chain up to eight receivers to share the same set of antennas.

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Availability: Through IMT’s network of authorized dealers.

To set up an appointment: [email protected]


LiveU | Booth C1717 | Website: www.liveu.tv | 2 University Plaza Drive, Suite 505, Hackensack, NJ 07601 | 201-842-5229 

LiveU Solo — Solo is a plug-and-play live streaming solution that delivers LiveU broadcast-quality content acquisition and distribution directly to any online video provider. Solo allows online content creators to capture dynamic live video anywhere and stream with better quality and reliability than they, or their audience, has ever seen before.  It’s as simple as creating a Solo account, linking to your online channel, plugging in your camera and go.

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Price: $1,499 Availability: Now.

To set up an appointment: [email protected]


MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Systems | Booth C5113 | Website: www.multidyne.com | 10 Newton Place, Hauppauge, NY 11788 | 800-488-8378 

LightBox — The MultiDyne LiGHTBoX is a portable rackmount kit with a comprehensive I/O panel designed for the transport of audio, video and data signals over a single fiber-optic cable. Its rugged case on wheels is designed to work in the field, studio and all types of harsh environments. Typical users are ENG crews, where battery-powered equipment is required at the scene of a breaking story. It can also be used with local AC power, saving battery life.

The LiGHTBoX can be linked via tactical fiber cable to any MultiDyne product for increased functionality and sending full HD signals over distances not practical with Traix (copper) cable. Due to its modular design the LiGHTBoX is fully customizable, offering virtually any signal combination. Its compact, tightly integrated component form factor also saves significant time during set up and tear down.

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Price: Depends on configuration. Availability: Now

To set up an appointment: [email protected]


Streambox | Booth SU5521 | Website: www.streambox.com |1848 Westlake Ave. N #200, Seattle, WA 98109 | 206-956-0544 

Streambox AVENIRMicro — The Streambox AVENIRMicro is a lightweight mobile broadcasting and live video encoder providing enhanced bonded connectivity capabilities with significantly more efficient encoding for HD and SD broadcasting. The miniature, low-power device can be used with broadcast cameras, satellite terminals, medical imaging, corporate media systems and various other video systems. The Streambox AVENIRMicro is modular for maximum portability and power:

USB Modem + Battery Module — Stackable magnetic design securing four USB modems and power for two hours of HD encoding with hot swappable Canon DSLR batteries.

Embedded Modem Modules — Stackable magnetic design with four embedded modems module and battery module.

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Price: $4,950 Availability: Available now

To set up an appointment: [email protected]


Teradek LLC | Booth C6025 | Website: www.teradek.com | 34B Mauchly, Irvine, CA 92618 | 888-941-2111

Teradek opted to not provide any product information.

To set up an appointment: [email protected]


TVU Networks | Booth SU4405 | Website: http://www.tvunetworks.com/ | 857 Maude Ave., Mountain View, CA 94043 | 650-969-6732 

TVU One — TVU One is the company’s fifth-generation live mobile IP newsgathering transmitter. It delivers the same transmission resiliency, performance, picture quality and sub-second latency of a full-size backpack transmitter in a smaller and lighter form factor. TVU One features TVU Networks’ patented Inverse Statmux Plus (IS+) transmission algorithm, Smart VBR technology, and the TVU.264 video codec. It’s available with embedded modems and can transmit simultaneously over multiple mediums, including cellular, microwave, MIMO microwave mesh, Ka-band and Ku-band satellite, BGAN, Wi-Fi and Ethernet.

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To set up an appointment: [email protected]


VidOvation | Booth No. C1119 | Website: http://vidovation.com | 192 Technology Drive, Ste V, Irvine, CA 92618 | 949-777-5435 

AVIWEST DMNG Pro (VidOvation is the master distributor for AVIWEST in the United States). Offering bonded cellular transmissions with bit rates of up to 20Mb/s, the AVIWEST DMNG Pro includes a second high-bit-rate encoding engine for high-resolution video recording. New support for dynamic latency and adaptive bit-rate functionality enable the DMNG Pro to minimize latency and seamlessly adjust to changing network conditions without operator intervention. In addition, the DMNG Pro now supports the bonding of eight cellular modems into an Internet access point to help news crews cut costs while maximizing bandwidth and efficiency.

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AVIWEST HE4000 H.265 — An HEVC/H.265 4K video encoder for contribution and primary distribution. With support for high-efficiency video coding (HEVC), the DMNG delivers the same video quality as H.264/AVC at 50 percent of the required bandwidth, optimizing the distribution of SD, HD, and 4K content over unmanaged networks, such as the public Internet. By combining HEVC encoding and AVIWEST’s SafeStreams contribution technology, the DMNG HE4000 reduces bandwidth costs while guaranteeing superior video quality.

Availability: Soon.

To set up an appointment: [email protected]


Vislink | Booth: C6008 | Website: www.vislink.com | Building 6, 101 Billerica Ave., North Billerica, MA 01862-1256 | 800-490-5700 

Vislink says its mission is to ensure its customers capture and deliver unique and compelling live video content and secure a competitive edge. Its systems are used for about  70% of all outside wireless broadcast, across more than 200,000 systems worldwide. It said it is “unable to provide information regarding future announcements.”

To set up an appointmentl: [email protected]

 


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