Abu Dhabi Media relies on Dejero EnGo to cover 45,000 m2 of Dubai Expo 2020
Abu Dhabi Media has recently announced that is relying on fourteen Dejero EnGo mobile transmitters and four WayPoint 104 receivers to support its ongoing coverage of Expo 2020, which is based in Dubai until the end of March 2022.
Local systems integrator, Ideal Systems, was commissioned to build Abu Dhabi Media’s purpose-built five-camera studio and gallery at the Expo 2020 site, with five wireless cameras being used to capture content from the pavilions.
Abu Dhabi Media’s production crew uses the EnGo mobile transmitters for sending live footage and interviews from the Expo’s Exhibition Centre pavilions to a WayPoint receiver located at Abu Dhabi Media’s studio.
A further ten EnGo transmitters are streaming two daily live shows, from the studio in Dubai, to three Dejero WayPoint 104 receivers at Abu Dhabi Media’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi where the receivers reconstruct the feeds, decode the HEVC and output for broadcast and redistribution worldwide.
Jean Claude Rahme, Head of OB at Live HD, a government media entity supporting Abu Dhabi Media’s coverage of Expo 2020, explains that “the Expo 2020 exhibition area is huge at 45,000 square meters, so the logistics of running fiber lines from location to location, or installing antennas for satellite connectivity within a building of this size would have taken up huge resources in terms of installation, maintenance and cost.”
Rahme continues, “with EnGo, connectivity is very straightforward. We regularly encode at up to 20 Mbps from the pavilions because we are able to use six point-to-point SIM cards to aggregate IAD connections from Etisalat cellular networks and achieve full coverage inside the building. Because we use EnGo mobile transmitters, there are no limitations when it comes to line-of-sight to satellite antennas nor do we have to rely on a single private network.”