VidOvation has added the AVIWEST PRO380 Series, the latest generation of AVIWEST’s highly portable video uplink system, to its portfolio for customers in the US and Canada.
The PRO380 video uplink system is a camera-mounted or backpack alternative to satellite. Its portable design, along with a comprehensive panel of interfaces and functionalities (SDI in and out, HDMI in and out, analogue audio in), are designed for on-the-go newsgathering, live multicamera productions, and sports. Using this, broadcasters and video producers can dependably and seamlessly stream live HD interviews and events, and store and forward recorded content even amid unpredictable and unmanaged network conditions.
Packaging an H.265/HEVC bonded cellular encoder and transmitter into a compact design, the PRO380 brings bandwidth savings to live remote video production, the company said, delivering up to 30% savings in cellular data compared with other HEVC solutions on the market and up to 65% savings over H.264 uplink solutions.
“Broadcasters – especially those who produce sports and live TV – are demanding less costly ways to transmit video from the field to master control. As the master distributor for AVIWEST in North America, we’re thrilled to be able to offer this new series of one-of-a-kind video uplinks to meet that demand in the US and Canada,” said Jim Jachetta, executive vice president and CTO at VidOvation. “AVIWEST’s PRO380 maximises use of cellular connections and the free public internet and minimises or eliminates the need for large production trucks, extensive on-site crews, and expensive satellite.”