Mobile Viewpoint says its new Agile AirLink Ultra 5G mobile encoder is its most powerful portable video transmitter to date.

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Bais: “5G is a real enabler for remote production and 4K UHD workflows”

The compact 12G SDI 5G mobile encoder is said to be capable of delivering true UHD at 50/60fps that can support a mixture of 3G, 4G and now up to four 5G SIMs which can be bonded for high bandwidth, low latency and extreme reliability. As well as its ultra-high-speed upload capabilities, the new Ultra 5G encoder offers features such as a WiFi hotspot, 8-channel audio, true video return and an Ethernet SIM-enabled IP data router via dual Ethernet connectors. The Ultra 5G can be used from both a backpack and a camera mount set up.

Michel Bais, managing director at Mobile Viewpoint, said: “The broadcast world is constantly evolving with the continual advance of new higher definition video formats, IP workflows, and now 5G, which is seen as a real enabler for remote production and 4K UHD workflows. As a technology company we are constantly evolving to meet these challenges and introduce new concepts such as a single encoder supporting multiple cameras, support of 4K, 8 channels of audio, synching of cameras and a return video, all of which is better supported with 5G.”

The Agile AirLink Ultra 5G is designed to enable broadcasters, content producers and security services to deliver live content and video files easily and in the most optimal method possible to support a variety of different media contribution and video management workflows. Overseen by the LinkMatrix portal, the Mobile Viewpoint online service platform for remote management, the Ultra 5G encoder can provide live streaming for news, sports and other outside live events from a remote location. It offers the choice of a cloud decoder for web streaming or an onsite decoder back at the broadcast centre or control room, providing a true point-to-point transmission without the need for a cloud subscription-based platform, says the company. The receiving decoder can present live steaming via 12G SDI outputs, IP outputs or as a file-based workflow as required.

Bais continued: “5G has received much universal appeal amongst broadcasters and our other customers even though 5G has not been globally rolled out yet and availability is sporadic. However, we want to ensure all our solutions are future proofed ensuring a long life and a robust return-on-investment”

The Agile AirLink Ultra5G will be commercially available as of 1 July 2020.