Alkmaar / The Netherlands, June 17th, 2014: Mobile Viewpoint, the leading European company involved in video transmission over bonded IP networks, is proud to introduce another solution to its growing family of encoders. The newest member to the family is a software-only solution for laptops and desktop computers. This way, Mobile Viewpoint’s bonding technology can be used on any computer. All available network connections on the computer can be used for bonding while ingesting live video is handled by BlackMagic Design Thunderbolt capture devices. One of the major use cases will be the use of portable BGAN and KA-sat terminals in remote locations.
Mobile Viewpoint CEO and research leader Michel Bais:
“Many of our customers use portable but low bandwidth BGAN- and KA-sat satellite terminals to establish internet connections and do live transmissions from remote locations. Our patented encoding and bonding technology allows them to improve these connections by using the BGAN internet connection together with local WiFi and 3G/4G connections on the same laptop used for editing, research and prepairing stories. This brings even in these harsh circumstances better video quality and improved productivity while using off the shelf hardware.”
Like all other Mobile Viewpoint portable and fixed encoders, this new example of creative use of technology for live video and file transfers integrates completely in the Mobile Viewpoint family. It can be monitored from the WMT VideoManager and routed to one or more HD SDI Playout devices for total flexibility and footage exchange options. It is available as of August for Mac OSX 10.9 and higher. A Windows version will be available later this year.
On Mobile Viewpoint
Mobile Viewpoint is a global player, focusing on the development and implementation of solutions for both the security and broadcast industries. Based on their H.264 and now H.265 & VP-9 codec implementations, combined with patented technology, allowing for HD video to be transmitted over bonded IP connections, Mobile Viewpoint has developed the most versatile product portfolio. Products range from smartphone apps (iPhone & Android), backpack encoders and rack-mount solutions all working together on the unified WMT Video Manager and Content Exchange platforms.
Customers include major broadcasters, such as BBC, Al-Arabiya, Sky Sports, NBC Sports, and over 120 other global customers.