Teradek’s new Bolt is a compact Wireless SDI Pro transmitter and receiver set offering zero delay uncompressed HD 1080p 50/60 at 4:2:2. It has also introduced a new Link mobile bonded cellular hotspot. Bolt is Teradek’s first product to deliver zero delay uncompressed video. “There has always been a small niche that we didn't serve; those that truly need zero delay systems such as a 1st AC. We designed Bolt to be the most compact and affordable zero latency HD-SDI transmitter available so that users can benefit from untethered shooting of up to 300 feet [100m],” said Teradek CEO Nicol Verheem. The compact milled aluminium transmitter takes 3G-SDI input (and includes 3G loop through), while an equally small receiver made of ABS plastic has dual 3G-SDI outputs, allowing simultaneous monitoring as well as connecting to other Teradek systems. The transmitter can be powered from an internal Li-Ion battery, but also has a Lemo DC input for power from any 6-18v battery or DC supply. The $1,990 system can coexist with other wireless networks by dynamically adjusting the frequency bands in real time. Each transmitter can feed video to up to 256 receivers simultaneously without degradation in video quality. Users can output the video from a Bolt receiver into a Teradek Cube for a proxy recording, internet streaming, and monitoring on iPads and iPhones. Bonding experience Teradek’s Link is a bonded cellular hotspot with six USB ports for 3G/4G modems, dual Ethernet ports, and built-in dual band a/b/g/n MIMO WiFi. It can be powered via the built-in AC/DC adapter, or through a V-mount or Anton Bauer Gold-mount adapter for portable power. “Link enables camera crews in the field reporting on breaking news to roam away from the ideal cellular location with multiple cameras and have file upload capabilities – all in a tiny and rugged stand-alone box,” said Verheem. “With the introduction of Bond last year, Teradek has become the market leader in miniature cell muxes and, with our commitment to new product innovation, we will continue to change the way people contribute content from the field,” he claimed. Link is designed to facilitate HD broadcasts with multiple Teradek Brik or Cube encoders in challenging environments. The $2,990 miniature system can be placed in locations with optimal signal reception allowing camera crews to roam freely on location without worrying about cellular dead zones. This is achieved by connecting one or two Teradek encoders, or other WiFi equipped devices, to Link’s 100m MIMO WiFi coverage. After receiving video from the encoder, Link broadcasts it over the Internet using up to six aggregated connections that can be any combination of cellular, WiFi, Ethernet, or IP-capable satellite or terrestrial microwave systems. Link operates similarly to a mobile hotspot, so iPads and laptops can use the internet WiFi connection for email or uploading edited video. Additionally, a ZiXi Ready Cube or Brik encoder can utilize Link’s Ethernet connection to transmit broadcast quality video over the Internet and via fibre lines. – David Foxwww.teradek.com
Teradek’s new Bolt is a compact Wireless SDI Pro transmitter and receiver set offering zero delay uncompressed HD 1080p 50/60 at 4:2:2. It has also introduced a new Link mobile bonded cellular hotspot.