Mobile Viewpoint unveils Agile AirLink Ultra 5G mobile encoder

Mobile Viewpoint backpack encoder

Mobile Viewpoint, developer of live streaming technology for broadcasters, remote TV production companies and emergency first responders, has announced the launch of its Agile AirLink Ultra 5G mobile encoder, “the company’s most powerful portable video transmitter to date”.

This new compact sized 12G SDI 5G mobile encoder is capable of delivering true UHD with 50/60 frames-per-second that can support a mixture of 3G, 4G and now up to four 5G SIMs which can be bonded for “high bandwidth, low latency and extreme reliability”. The new Ultra 5G encoder also offers features such as a wi-fi hotpot, 8 channel audio, true video return and an ethernet SIM enabled IP data router via dual ethernet connectors. The Ultra 5G can be used from both a backpack and a camera mount set up.

Michel Bais, Managing Director at Mobile Viewpoint explains: “The broadcast world is constantly evolving with the continual advance of new higher definition video formats, IP workflows, and now 5G which is seen as a real enabler for remote production and 4K UHD workflows.   As a technology company we are constantly evolving to meet these challenges and introduce new concepts such as a single encoder supporting multiple cameras, support of 4K, 16 channels of audio, synching of cameras and a return video, all of which is better supported with 5G.”

Overseen by the LinkMatrix portal, a Mobile Viewpoint  online service platform for remote management, the Ultra 5G encoder can provide live streaming for news, sports and other outside live events from a remote location with the choice of a cloud decoder for web streaming, or an onsite decoder back at the broadcast center or control room, providing a true point-to-point transmission without the need for a cloud subscription based platformer . The receiving decoder can present live steaming via 12G SDI outputs, IP outputs or as a file-based workflow as required.

Bais continues “5G has received much universal appeal amongst broadcasters and our other customers even though 5G has not been globally rolled out yet and availability is sporadic. However, we want to ensure all our solutions are future proofed ensuring a long life and a robust return-on-investment”.

The Agile AirLink Ultra5G will be commercially available as of 1 July 2020.

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