DSI Intros 4G NewsShark with SD, HD, SDi
DSI RF Systems announced today that it will deliver its next generation 4G SD-, HD- and SDI-capable NewsShark transmission system this month.
The announcement follows the introduction of the 3G/WiFi NewsShark,
The 4G/WiFi NewsShark is designed specifically for broadcast use. The 4G NewsShark uses embedded 4G-modem technology along with DSP-based encoding that delivers a lower latency and bandwidth stream than software based systems, the company says.
The 4G NewsShark is a single-modem system, using application-specific DSP design and engineering. DSI RF Systems says “special attention has been paid to signal encoding and with DSI’s Robustivity technology (which allows throughput of video at lower bandwidths than would possible using bonded modem technology) and careful choice of antennas with the proper gain, the NewsShark’s single-modem system works better than multi-modem systems at a much lower cost. In addition, there is no need for 3rd party aggregation, which also adds latency and cost.”
The NewsShark system is a 2.2 pound encoder unit that snaps on the back of most popular camera mounts — so a station can use the batteries it has already invested in — and a single rack-unit decoder.
The compact encoder employs a user selectable cellular/Wi-Fi transmission system with dual IFB and an internal battery that keeps the unit transmitting even when hot-swapping external power packs.
The user interface screen is designed to permit visibility during both day and night.
Complete NewsShark encoder/decoder systems start at less than $19,000 and are available for purchase or lease.