NAB 2018 Tech Hot Topics Products: Field Operations

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

Accelerated Media Technologies | Booths OE20023, OE 20038 | 19 Technology Drive, Auburn, Ma. 01501 508-459-0300 | |

ENGenesis BAS LTE Network – StreetNode/Lite –  is the latest user equipment (UE) addition to the BAS LTE network for in band bi-directional remote connectivity from the studio. It leverages highly efficient RF and LTE TDD technology to provide a portable camera solution. It supports camera mount applications utilizing a hot shoe mount with a direct network interface to prosumer ENG cameras. StreetNode also supports a complete back-pack solution with the integration of IFB and return video functionality. The ENGenesis BAS LTE network allows ENG Field Operations to simultaneously support multiple UE assets utilizing one ENG RF channel. All registered UE assets connect to the network automatically allowing for hands free operation. An ENGenesis BAS LTE network offers the capability to reduce a stations cellular bonding data charges.

Product Info.: Datasheet: Availability: ENGenesis Network, immediately


Canon U.S.A. | Booth C4325 | | 1 Canon Park, Melville, NY 11747 | 631-­330-5000


Canon XF205 The Canon XF205 professional camcorder is a compact, high­performance, high image quality system well­suited for use with a variety of digital cinema and broadcast operations. The camcorder features a wide­ angle 20x optical zoom lens with three control rings, image stabilization, infrared capabilities, flexible MXF/MP4 dual recording at various data rates, two/four­channel audio recording, Wi­Fi connectivity, and 3G­SDI and monitor outputs as well as time code and genlock connections.
Product Info: Availability: Immediate Price: $3500  


Dejero | Booth C2025 | | 412 Albert Street, Suite 100, Waterloo, ON, Canada, N2L 3V3 | 519 772 4824 

Dejero CellSat — Providing enhanced reliability in situations where cellular networks are congested or cell coverage is limited, Dejero CellSat leverages the company’s patented network blending technology by combining cellular connectivity from multiple carriers with Ku-band IP satellite connectivity provided by Intelsat. Dejero has focused on simplifying the use of multiple connection paths with built-in intelligence and automation so field crews can focus on capturing live news and events with confidence.

Product Information:  Availability: Immediate

Dejero GateWay — The in-vehicle mobile connectivity solution facilitates collaboration and integrated workflows as if production field crews and home base crews are working in the same location. The GateWay router blends connections from multiple cellular providers to create a reliable, high-bandwidth virtual network for bi-directional data transfer, where and when it’s needed.

Product Information: Availability: Immediate

Dejero HEVC — Combining Dejero’s industry-leading auto-transport and adaptive bitrate encoding technology, which optimizes picture quality when there’s limited bandwidth available, with the newest compression standard, Dejero has added an HEVC capable EnGo mobile transmitter to it’s HEVC offering. Also available is the PathWay rack-mounted encoder/transmitter and WayPoint receiver.

Product Information: Availability: Immediate


Grass Valley, a Belden Brand | Booth No. SL106 | | 3030 NW Aloclek Dr., Hillsboro, OR 97124 | 503-526-7904 

GV STRATUS 6.0 — GV STRATUS 6.0 boasts a new web client and support of the GV I/O appliance, which will enable complete virtualization. It also features a COTS-based engine, powerful social media management, Grass Valley’s XRE transcoder for improved automation, and a social media uploader that simplifies adding UGC into news productions.

Product Information: Product Datasheet: Price: Varies by configuration Availability: Immediate

EDIUS 9 — EDIUS 9 adds a number of significant performance enhancements that make it even easier for users to edit anything in real time in almost any format or resolution. Some of the new features include native editing and full export of HDR material from any source, the ability to mix SDR and HDR material in the same project, workflow and format updates, a major upgrade of the user interface, additional third-party hardware support, and the inclusion of Mync media management software.

Product Information: Product Datasheet: Price: Varies by configuration Availability: Immediate


IMT Vislink | Booth C6008 | and | 101 Bilby Road, Suite 15, Bldg 2, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 | 908-852-3700

newsnet is a technological ecosystem that incorporates a high-speed and reliable bi-directional IP network. It utilizes the exclusive 2 GHz BAS-licensed spectrum, increasing the number of live ENG transmissions that can be performed on a single frequency and allowing users to control their own private high-speed IP licensed wireless network. The newsnet system consists of one or more mobile high-speed IP network nodes that easily connects with a base station, typically located at existing ENG receive sites. Each mobile node not only offers high quality video transmission capability, but also a private and reliable ingress point for other IP-centric edge devices—allowing users to control their own private high-speed IP licensed wireless network and ensuring that their content news gathering workflows and intellectual property are never at risk.

Product Info: Datasheet Link: Availability: Immediate

The MicroLite 2 is an ultra-low latency COFDM video transmitter that combines the performance and features of a professional grade solution with the ease of use and affordability of an uncompressed product. MicroLite 2 is designed to capture real-time, high-quality video from cameras for electronic news gathering, sports and entertainment applications as well as for broadcast applications where high-quality live streaming video is needed. The transmitter features HD/SD-SDI and HDMI inputs with COFDM transmission in a small, lightweight chassis. It delivers up to 200mW of power, providing long range, reliable HD video transmission and is a compelling choice when broadcast quality, exceptional range and reliability are required. An additional benefit of the MicroLite 2 compared to alternative solutions is the ability to operate at latency levels as low as 70ms, making it well-suited for live broadcast events and video assist applications. The MicroLite 2 was designed with a compact size and weight form factor and minimized power requirements, making it ideal for smaller cameras and batteries.

Product Info: Datasheet: Availability: Immediate To Set Up An Appointment: For more information or to set up an appointment, reach out to [email protected] and/or [email protected].


JVC Professional Video | Booth C4315 | pro.jvc.com1700 Valley Rd., Wayne, NJ 07470 | 800-582-5825 or 973-317-5000

ProHD Bridge – Compatible with JVC’s ProHD and 4KCAM streaming camera models, the family of ProHD Bridge products includes the car-mounted Wireless Bridge, handheld Portable Bridge, and camera-mounted Dockable Bridge. All ProHD Bridge products provide a wireless bonded IP uplink to support HD streaming from multiple IP-enabled JVC cameras to HD-SDI decoders or servers at a central location, as well as CDNS like JVCVIDEOCLOUD and Facebook Live. Ideal for ENG reports, the ProHD Bridge combines multiple cellular, wired, and Wi-Fi connections to create a robust LTE-Advanced connection.

Product Info: Datasheet: Availability: Immediate Price: Starting at $2,995 To Set Up An Appointment: [email protected] 


LiveU | Booth C2617 | | 2 University Plaza Drive, Suite 505, Hackensack, NJ 07601 | 201-­742-­5229 

LU600 — The LU600 featuring H.265 HEVC is LiveU’s new portable transmission unit that allows professional broadcasters to gain extreme efficiencies: delivering live video streaming over an advanced, low power, small form­ factor cellular bonding unit. The LU600 delivers high video quality and bitrate (up to 20Mbps), and is set to offer file transfer (80 Mbps), low delay (0.5 sec) and 100 Mbps high­speed bonded Internet connection.

Product Info: Datasheet: file:///C:/Users/LiveU­LP/AppData/Local/Temp/LU600ZDataZSheet_FEB­2017.pdf Availability: Immediate

LiveU Solo — LiveU Solo is an affordable high­quality, plug­and­play live streaming device built on LiveU’s bonding technology. Solo is the streaming solution of choice for major online media companies and content creators, including The New York Times, The Huffington Post/AOL, Buzz Feed, Funny or Die and allows users to live stream seamlessly directly to Facebook Live and other popular social media and online platforms.

Product Info: Datasheet: file:///C:/Users/LiveU­LP/AppData/Local/Temp/Why_Solo.pdf Availability: Immediate Price: $995 (HDMI-only version) To set up an appointment: [email protected]


MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Systems | Booth C6818 | | 10 Newton Place, Hauppauge, NY 11788 | 800­-488-­8378 

The versatile BullDog II Field Fiber platform retains the benefits of a purpose-engineered solution from a durability perspective, yet can scale up and down for any configuration and signal count. It is initially available in three different frame sizes for applications from single-camera standup interviews to the largest-scale sporting events. The BullDog II adopts a very compact design that is much smaller and lighter than competitive systems, reducing weight for easier portability on board trucks or while gathering news. The system integrates a monitor and touchscreen to enhance signal control and status monitoring between two points.

Availability: Spring 

The SilverBack 5 camera-mounted fiber transport system is the first 4K camera back system adds with an IP output. The base station integrates an IP Gateway, and can supports two cameras at once for electronic newsgathering and other remote production needs. Expansion slots support various I/O capabilities, including a multiviewer output for two camera feeds and optional audio monitoring.

Availability: Spring  


Panasonic Media and Entertainment Co. | Booth C3607 | |Two Riverfront Plaza, Newark, NJ 07102 

Panasonic will showcase an array of new technologies and products including the AK-UC4000 4K/HD high-speed studio camera, V. 6.0 firmware upgrade for the VariCam LT 4K camera, and its line-up of PTZ cameras with built-in Network Device Interface (NDI) support. Designed for live sports production and high-end event broadcast with high-speed 240fps capability, the UC4000 raises the bar for 4K HDR performance. The all-in-one UC4000 utilizes a new, larger, advanced 4.4K super 35mm imager to improve resolution while maintaining the same broadcast lens compatibility and operation, and keeping the same camera form factor–potentially the best overall performing 4K HDR camera utilizing 2/3” lenses available. The VariCam LT’s V. 6.0 firmware upgrade sets the cinema camera up for live and “near live” multi-cam use for events, concerts, television shows and corporate productions. And on display will be Panasonic’s entire NDI PTZ camera line-up —  the AW-HN38, AW-HN40, AW-UN70 and AW-HN130. And stop to view the AV-HLC100 Live Production Center, also with NDI, that combines a 1 ME switcher, remote camera controller and audio mixer functions to enable easy live streaming with one-person operation. 

Product Info: To Set Up An Appointment: [email protected]


Persistent Systems, LLC | Booth: C8947 | Meeting Room: C204LMR  | | 303 5th Ave, Suite 306, New York, NY 10016 | 212-561-5895 

MPU5 — The MPU5 is the backbone of the Wave Relay Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET), where MPU5 radios automatically discover each other and instantly form and maintain an IP Data Network without any pre-existing infrastructure. Consolidate your network traffic on the high throughput, extremely mobile Wave Relay MANET. It’s more than just a video pipe, too. Take advantage of the onboard Android OS and HDMI output to create a mobile production studio setup within minutes! Utilizing the MPU5’s 3×3 MIMO technology, stream multiple video streams simultaneously on a single RF channel while traversing through urban, rural, or subterranean environments. Because Wave Relay® is not reliant on Wi-Fi, cellular, or satellite technology, you can wirelessly and reliably transmit HD video streams despite crowded stadiums or extremely rural environments with little to no infrastructure. And, if you are already utilizing bonded cellular solutions, the MPU5’s plug and play architecture allows you to simply integrate and extend your bonded cellular capability to locations it otherwise wouldn’t be able to reach, getting you those hard-to-reach, high-rating shots that will give you a competitive edge above the rest. One Solution. Infinite Possibilities.  

Availability: Immediately Price: $9637 


Silvus Technologies | Booth C11735 | | 10990 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1500, Los Angeles, CA 90024 | 310-479-3333 

StreamCaster — Silvus StreamCaster radios form a wireless, self-healing, self-forming mesh / MANET network, providing seamless connectivity between cameras, vehicles, UAVs, aircraft and fixed locations to enable an all IP, bi-directional workflow all the way from the camera back to the studio.  The radios can operate in both BAS and other licensed frequency bands, or in unlicensed bands, and can operate over large coverage areas, without line-of-sight in built-up urban areas and without the need to rely on 3rd party infrastructure such as cellular networks.

Product Info: Datasheets: Availability: Immediate


Sony Electronics | Booth C11001 | Website: | One Sony Dr., Park Ridge, NJ 07656 | 201-930-1000 

XDCAM air, a cloud-based ENG subscription service, addresses the growing need to acquire and stream to air faster and more efficiently, while allowing video journalists greater freedom in the field. Its comprehensive workflow, which directly integrates with the camera, is designed for speed to air, from shooting to post-production and harnesses the power of Sony’s XDCAM technology.

Advanced features provide intelligent functions such as live streaming, XDCAM mobile compatibility, multipoint distribution, and file & metadata workflows.  XDCAM Pocket is XDCAM air’s mobile application which turns a smartphone into a small camcorder by transmitting a high quality live stream through the mobile device’s LTE or WiFi network connection using Sony’s QoS streaming technology.  Multipoint distribution allows a single camera or mobile device to stream to multiple locations, simultaneously, with cloud based control.  Files can be automatically transferred from Sony cameras to XDCAM air, where the media can be managed in the cloud and pulled into Adobe Premiere, via a plugin, for editing.  Planning metadata can be remotely pushed to the cameras, simplifying the process.

XDCAM air is interoperable with many major systems and further versions plan to support content management with storyboard cloud editing, social media publishing, and enhanced device control. 


Teradek LLC | Booth C6025, C9544 | | 8 Mason, Irvine, CA 92618 | 888- 941-2111

Cube/Slice/T-Rax HEVC — The new generation of Teradek’s flagship encoders/decoders now support HEVC/H.265 video compression. HEVC reduces bandwidth consumption by up to 50% in video over IP transport, and provides a reliable, efficient and cost-effective end-to-end solution for broadcast professionals in the field.

Link Pro — The Teradek Link Pro is a dual-band WiFi router (WAP) which features high-performance 4G/LTE cellular bonding for video delivery or Internet browsing. Designed with 4 Node ports, 2 USB and 2 Ethernet ports, the Bond Pro offers cellular redundancy and automatic failover to provide a single, reinforced Internet connection.


TVU Networks | LVCC Booth: C1707 | | 857 Maude Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94043 | Phone: 650.969.6732 

TVU Networks is expanding its remote production offerings with TVU Timelock – which enables entire remote events to be produced from a control room in a separate location. With the solution, multiple TVU Transmitters can synchronize together at a set latency, allowing mobile and wireless At-home/REMI productions without being tethered. TVU Timelock enables broadcasters to do more live video production at a fraction of the cost of traditional on-location multi-camera production, which typically requires much more equipment and personnel.

Product Info: Availability: Immediate

TVU Transcriber will also make its NAB debut this year. Transcriber is an AI-based audio-to-text transcribing service that uses voice recognition technology. TVU Transcriber provides the option to output text to a file format from an audio input source for auditing purposes or embed text into a video stream for closed or open captioning. The new service can be purchased standalone or added as an option to TVU Transceivers.

Product Info:

Availability: Immediate

TVU Networks will debut a new version of its popular TVU One live mobile IP transmitter with integrated HEVC compression. Featuring TVU’s patented Inverse Statmux Plus (IS+) transmission algorithm, TVU One can deliver HD quality video with half-second latency at 3Mbps. It can transmit simultaneously over multiple mediums, including cellular, microwave, satellite, BGAN, WiFi and Ethernet.

Product Info: Data Sheet: Availability: Immediate Contact: Eric Chang, [email protected]


VidOvation | Booth C6906 | | 192 Technology Drive, Ste V, Irvine, CA 92618 | 949-­777-­5435 | 

VidOvation will demonstrate AVIWEST’s HE4000 4K Ultra HD (UHD) HEVC live encoder, which relies on the public internet to contribute and distribute video, thereby helping to eliminate high satellite costs. The HE4000 is ideal for real-time delivery of live UHD or HD content over unmanaged IP networks. The compact, half-RU encoder combines 10-bit and 4:2:2 HEVC encoding with the latest generation of AVIWEST SafeStreams technology to deliver live video content over IP at low latencies and bit rates. At the 2018 NAB Show, visitors will see the HE4000 in action with the latest version of AVIWEST’s StreamHub transceiver and decoder platform, which offers integrated 4K UHD HEVC recording and decoding functions.

Product information: Contact: [email protected]

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