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Smallest ‘TV studio in a box’ launches

PortaCam Lite includes HD camera with wide dynamic range capability

Broadcast technology company Globelynx is launching PortaCam Lite, a new camera that it says is the smallest ‘TV studio in a box’ on the market.

The portable, self-operated camera system enables contributors to connect remotely with news broadcasters to comment on topical stories. Users can frame, focus and light their own shots in a location of their choice, before broadcasting over Globelynx’s platform.

It has an inbuilt encoder, HD camera with wide dynamic range capability, and supports broadcasting over WiFi and cellular networks. The PortaCam Lite has an eight-inch screen and a more compact chassis, designed to fit into an aeroplane’s hand luggage compartment.

John Holliday, managing director of Globelynx, said: “The demand for expert analysis will only grow as more complex issues dominate the news agenda. Broadcasters want to unpack layers of meaning and explain to viewers how they might be affected by developments.

“Up until now, our camera systems have been most attractive to larger organisations like financial companies and universities. PortaCam Lite opens the opportunity for more individual experts to place these systems in their homes and take them on working trips. This in turn should give networks greater access to a much broader range of subject matter specialists to add context to the biggest stories of the day – using a system that reflects the quality of their contribution.”