Mobile encoding specialist Mobile Viewpoint has launched a new all-on-one mobile camera system for live streaming. Called Trolly Live, the product is designed to support journalists, reporters and presenters who are currently being forced to work from home during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mobile Viewpoint said Trolly Live is a new concept where the camera and encoder are self-contained in a mobile unit and it is designed to be easy to set-up and operate. As a professional all-in-one studio mobile system, the unit comes with a screen that can be used for return video or for an autocue presentation. It also includes an interruptible foldback feature for audio return from a remote director. An off-the-shelf microphone can be used or can be supplied as an option.
The unit can live stream either directly as a web cast, for example directly to social media, or where a decoder unit is installed in the broadcast centre, it is also possible to support live broadcast workflows where HD-SDI is required at the receiving end. The inbuilt H.265 encoder can live stream from the camera either via a direct wired LAN connection or WiFi. In addition, there is an option to support 4G networks via built-in modems.
The unit can be remotely managed via Mobile Viewpoint’s management portal Linkmatrix, which is available free of charge to users. With Linkmatrix it is possible to configure the unit and set up destinations that can be operated from anywhere in the world. The camera is a PTZ camera and can be controlled remotely as needed.
Michel Bais, managing director, Mobile Viewpoint, said: “The Trolly Live is the result of an urgent collaboration between our broadcast and media customers who wanted a self-contained live streaming unit for their remote workers, especially as many of them are now confined to home. They needed it to be easy to operate and set up, but required that the management and control to be done remotely. But once the current corona situation has passed, these units have a long-term future with broadcasters where they can ship the units quickly to anywhere in the world where an all-in-one production OB studio is required for live streaming. It is agile, feature rich and totally reliable.”