Video contribution systems provider AVIWEST has announced a new field transmitter and encoding series that combines 5G performance with “top-notch SST bonding technology”.
The new PRO3-5G and AIR-5G Series solutions, which are to be released next month, use the 5G versions of the company’s bonded cellular transmitters and are designed to help video professionals to “deliver live news, multicamera sports and events coverage with greater efficiency, higher quality and cost-effectiveness from any part of the world”.
Ronan Poullaouec, chief technology officer at AVIWEST, said, “5G networks are expected to bring many improvements to the current bonded cellular transmission scenario. Gigabit speeds and reduced transmission latencies are the initial advantages broadcasters can realise from 5G. Beyond the new capacities and services that 5G networks enable, our AVIWEST field units will help to maintain a consistent quality of service and make the best use of 5G network performance.”
The PRO3-5G unit features six embedded 3G/4G/5G modems and a high-efficiency antenna array. The AIR-5G features a long-life internal rechargeable battery and a large set of audio and video interfaces. Both mobile transmitter series leverage the company’s Emmy Award-winning SST (Safe Streams Transport) protocol, which aggregates multiple IP network connections and dynamically adapts video bit rates according to network bandwidth fluctuations.
AVIWEST has been involved in multiple field tests of 4K/UHD and full HD/HEVC video delivery over 5G since 2017, most recently at the French Open tennis championship at Roland Garros in France and as part of the IBC Accelerator Program in Amsterdam.