Bonded cellular — using IP over the wireless network — is the go-to medium for TV reporters in the field, while microwave and satellite are secondary, though still important, alternatives. However, some predict a resurgence in microwave as those vendors rise to meet the challenges of bonded cellular. And bonded is not sitting still, it’s moving ahead with 5G wireless technology.
Integrated Microwave Technologies, a provider of advanced digital microwave systems serving the broadcast, sports, entertainment and law enforcement markets, launches its RF Central Mini DirectVu Handheld Video Assist COFDM Diversity Receiver (MDVU). The Mini DirectVu is a COFDM (DVB-T compliant) dual-input maximal ratio combining diversity handheld receiver with an integrated five-inch high brightness touchscreen LCD display. […]
Newsgathering experts weigh the virtues of bonded cellular against the necessity of supplementing with Ka bandwidth, the flexibility of smartphones and the enduring value of microwave.