At the 2015 Broadcast Video Expo (BVE 2015), AVIWEST, a global provider of video contribution uplink systems, will demonstrate the latest enhancements to its Digital Mobile News Gathering (DMNG) system, including cloud capabilities, designed to optimize the delivery of breaking news and live events for broadcast applications.
Using the advanced live video contribution platform, broadcasters can capture and broadcast live HD or SD video over multiple networks, including bonded 3G/4G cellular wireless, WiFi, Ethernet, and satellite. By providing seamless integration into existing workflows and headends, extremely low power consumption, high MTBF, and unparalleled mobility, the DMNG system offers broadcasters a fully integrated, cloud-based solution for breaking news and live events coverage.
Key Product Introductions and Demos
NEW Linux(R)-Based DMNG Studio
At BVE 2015, AVIWEST will showcase a new version of its DMNG Studio server, which is designed to receive incoming streams from DMNG video uplink systems, IP cameras, and other equipment through a variety of formats such as RTP, RTSP, TS over UDP, and RTMP. The next-generation DMNG Studio is based on a Linux(R) operating system and offers support for multiple output formats as well as point-to-point and point-to-multipoint video distribution.
By allowing broadcasters to use the DMNG Studio as a central video hub and interface rather than just a receiver, the new DMNG Studio system opens up the possibility of inputting video signals from the studio mixer and streaming to the cloud.
The DMNG Studio is compatible with all AVIWEST live video transmission solutions, including the DMNG PRO series, DMNG RACK180, and the DMNG APP. Through the application's intuitive user interface, users can easily manage a fleet of remote transmitters and dynamically create live broadcast shows by interacting with the remote journalists and selecting the stream to publish on air. The application is available in a variety of configurations to fit customers' unique needs and headend constraints.
DMNG Manager -- Now Featuring Cloud Capabilities
AVIWEST will demonstrate new cloud-based capabilities for the DMNG Manager at BVE 2015. The DMNG Manager is an innovative server application that enables broadcasters and video professionals to monitor and manage an entire fleet of DMNG equipment including DMNG transmitters, smartphones with the DMNG APP, and DMNG Studio receivers. Through a unified Web-based user interface that can be installed through either a cloud-based application or a headend solution, operators can easily allocate resources and route live video content for transmission over 3G/4G cellular wireless, WiFi, Ethernet, and satellite networks. The DMNG Manager also includes geolocation capabilities, making it easy for broadcasters to identify the exact location of each transmission. By dramatically streamlining digital mobile newsgathering operations, the DMNG Manager provides broadcasters and other video professionals with significant time and cost savings.
DMNG APP -- Now Available for Android(TM) and iOS-Based Smartphones
At BVE 2015, AVIWEST will showcase the DMNG APP, which turns any Android(TM)- or iOS-based smartphone into a live broadcast video camera. Designed with ease of use in mind, the DMNG APP allows broadcasters to transmit video content in just seconds. Using the DMNG APP, video professionals can stream high-quality, live video content via WiFi and 3G/4G-LTE networks -- even bonding both together for higher bandwidth, coverage, and reliability -- or transmit prerecorded video files from anywhere in the world to the DMNG Studio receiver. Fully integrated into the DMNG ecosystem, the application can be remotely controlled through AVIWEST's DMNG Manager, enabling organizations to effectively manage a large fleet of smartphones.
DMNG RACK180 Contribution Video Encoder With QUAD Antenna Arrays
Another key highlight at BVE 2015 will be AVIWEST's DMNG RACK180, a powerful encoding solution for live newsgathering applications. Designed specifically for installation in OB vans, SNGs, or other vehicles such as smaller news satellite cars, the DMNG RACK180 is one of the most reliable, affordable, mobile, and flexible solutions for streaming live HD video signals from anywhere in the world. Using the DMNG RACK180, operators can cost-effectively capture and deliver HD video content in real time over multiple networks, including 3G/4G cellular wireless, WiFi, Ethernet, and satellite.
To optimize signal delivery, the DMNG RACK180 provides connections to two AVIWEST QUAD wideband cellular antenna arrays, which offer extra-strong 3G/4G signal resiliency for live video transmission in critical conditions. AVIWEST's QUAD solution combines four high-efficiency wideband antennas operating from 600MHz to 3GHz, and covering all the frequency bands used by 3G and 4G networks worldwide. The QUAD's rugged design makes it perfect for both indoor and outdoor applications.
About AVIWEST (www.aviwest.com)
AVIWEST is a global provider of video contribution systems for live streaming over bonded 3G/4G cellular and satellite networks. Headquartered in Saint-Grégoire, France, AVIWEST offers broadcasters cost-effective, reliable, and mobile video solutions specifically designed to respond to the challenges of remote live newsgathering. The company's flagship digital mobile newsgathering solution has been chosen by tier-1 broadcasters in more than 60 countries for breaking news and live events coverage.
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Caption: New Linux-Based DMNG Studio
Caption: DMNG RACK180 Contribution Video Encoder