Aeta Audio Systems has added 5G capability to its ScoopTeam commentary unit.
This latest upgrade is said to offer a future-proof solution for both large and small stations and means they can now seamlessly cover events, while ensuring their audience enjoys high audio quality.
With speeds up to 100Gbps — theoretically 100 times faster than 4G — 5G is set to not only ease the task of the broadcaster but also enhance the user experience. Practically speaking, for the broadcast journalist, this technology eliminates the risk of losing precious time on connection setups, such as network bonding, even when working in crowded environments.
“After carrying out some in-depth R&D work, we’re happy to be able to offer our clients the most advanced network connectivity available today,” said Yann Vonarburg, general manager of Aeta Audio Systems. “The fact that ScoopTeam can now embed a 5G network connection will result in safer audio links, even via wireless networks that should not be saturated anymore, greatly reducing obstacles inherent to AoIP connections.”
The flexible ScoopTeam commentary unit also offers Ethernet, 4G, WiFi, VoLTE ISDN and AES67 connections together with Aeta remote access technology so technicians in the master control room can take control of one or more units wherever they are.
ScoopTeam’s 5G upgrade comes after Aeta’s announcement that the unit can now embed two wireless modules. With these upgrades, ScoopTeam will be able to connect to both 4G and 5G networks simultaneously, as well as offering bonding and double streaming options, if still necessary.