UAE public service broadcaster Abu Dhabi Media has rolled out Dejero EnGo 260 mobile transmitters, WayPoint receivers and CuePoint low latency return video servers, following a tender that was won by local systems integrator and Dejero partner Ideal Systems.


Dejero: EnGo 260 mobile transmitters form part of the new set up

The broadcaster is making use of Dejero to enhance its live news reporting capabilities across the country.

Dejero’s technology has been central to Abu Dhabi Media’s successful live coverage of a number of events, including flawless coverage of a fireworks display. Such coverage is notoriously complex to accomplish with low-latency but was achieved using the Hybrid Encoding Technology built into the Dejero kit.

The combination of Dejero’s Smart Blending Technology and Hybrid Encoding Technology forms a tightly integrated system that maximises video quality by responding in real-time to changes in network characteristics and video content. These technologies are designed for low-latency and live video contribution scenarios, allowing broadcast and media teams across the world to deliver real-time, high-quality video even under challenging bandwidth-constrained scenarios.

“We are delighted to have been awarded the contract for the overall newsroom upgrade at Abu Dhabi Media. Switching the broadcaster’s live news reporting technology to Dejero represents a significant win in the region,” said Ayman Alkhatib of Ideal Systems. “During testing, the EnGo outclassed other products in terms of picture quality and performance. Abu Dhabi Media also uses CuePoint extensively for confidence monitoring and plans to leverage the technology for teleprompting in the future. Full 5G coverage is coming in the UAE and Abu Dhabi Media is ready to roll this out with Dejero.”

The EnGo mobile transmitter is purpose-built for sending high-quality live video from remote locations. It allows the transmission with glass-to-glass latency as low as 0.8 seconds. Dejero WayPoint receivers reconstruct video transported over multiple IP connections from Dejero transmitters, decode HEVC or AVC, and output to the desired workflow — SMPTE ST 2110, SDI, or MPEG-TS. Dejero CuePoint return servers send low-latency, live programme video and teleprompter feeds to on-air presenters, camera operators and other production personnel in the field to help them stay synchronised with central production during live broadcasts.