4K wireless video transmission is now a reality, according to Vislink, thanks to pairing its UltraCoder hardware encoder with the new UltraDecoder.
The UltraCoder is claimed to be the industry’s first H.265 and 4K capable video compression encoder purpose-built for content contribution. It is designed to allow broadcasters to transmit HEVC encoded live video at half the bandwidth of H.264, offering 50% cost saving.
Simon Derry, CEO, Vislink, said, “By introducing an HD H.265 and 4K encoder and decoder package to meet future broadcaster needs, Vislink is ensuring its global user base stays at the forefront of what’s possible with live video encoding in broadcast technology. Providing astonishing H.265 capabilities now, Vislink is offering a futureproof solution to enable the evolution to Ultra HD without the need for new equipment”.
The UltraCoder is housed in a compact half-width 1RU chassis. This makes it suitable for situations where weight and space are critical and gives broadcasters the ability to transmit video in HD and 4K quality from the field. The UltraCoder and UltraDecoder are designed for satellite and electronic newsgathering or for use at sports events, enabling users to encode and compress footage from challenging locations.