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New Products Generate Excitement At IBC For Vislink

Vislink were once again at IBC and this year really pulled out all the stops by launching three new products. The Advent motorised MSAT, the Gigawave INCAM-G and the Link L1700. On top of this the stand featured a DTM race car and Valentino Rossi´s Yamaha MotoGP bike.
From the moment the show opened the stand was busy with visitors eager to see the new products. Both the INCAM-G and the L1700 camera transmitters had been kept under wraps until the show opened to make the most of the impact and it worked. Both of these have produced a lot of interest and excitement from customers old and new, and all the Vislink staff were engaged in discussions about the new products.
In addition to this Vislink showed the LiveGear range of products including the AirStream, AirCam and NewStream. The show is on target to be very successful for the group and we want to thank all those who took the time to visit us.

VISLINK Launches Gigawave INCAM System To Support Grass Valley LDX Camera Series

Vislink, the global provider of broadcast communications technologies, has today announced the launch of its latest Gigawave INCAM system at IBC 2013 in Amsterdam. Designed for Grass Valley´s LDX camera series, the new INCAM system meets growing demand from broadcast industry professionals for in built transmitter and camera control technology.
Ashley Jackson, Business Development Manager at Vislink, said: "The Sony INCAM system generated a great deal of interest from broadcast professionals and required us to expand our INCAM range to meet this growing demand. Our collaboration with Grass Valley brings the wireless benefits of our INCAM system to a new breed of camera equipment, creating a range of additional opportunities for both sports events and broadcast scenarios."
Following the successful launch of the Sony system, the new Grass Valley INCAM will use Gigawave´s latest wireless camera transmitter, providing H.264 encoding. The camera control module is built into the transmission adapter of the camera, while full control and set up of the Gigawave INCAM unit is available via a PC interface.
Grass Valley´s LDX series launched last year and is a full 1080i/p 50/59.94 (3G) and 720p 50/59.94 camera. Because of the dockable concept of the LDX Series the Gigawave INCAM system can be easily integrated into this camera series, providing significant advantages in terms of weight distribution and bespoke configuration.
"Our collaboration with Gigawave allows us to offer a new level of flexibility to LDX users," said Marcel Koutstaal, Senior Vice President Camera Group, Grass Valley. "The newly integrated wireless transmission capability enables the LDX series to further facilitate high-performance live event coverage to ensure that viewers never miss a second of the action. The addition of wireless capabilities to the LDX range makes it the most complete camera system on the market."
For more information on the Grass Valley INCAM system or any other Vislink product, visit Vislink at IBC 2013, (Hall 1, Stand 1.A69).

VISLINK Launches Link L1700 Wireless Camera Transmitter At IBC 2013

Vislink, the global provider of broadcast communications technologies, has today announced the launch of its Link L1700 wireless camera transmitter at IBC 2013 in Amsterdam. Smaller and lighter than previous models, the L1700 enhances the modular design that´s made the Link series so popular with broadcast professionals, creating a highly customisable transmitter that´s suitable for any broadcast task.

The L1700 builds on the highly successful Link L1500, which was the first transmitter to have swappable RF modules and optional camera control. The L1700 is fully upgradeable and users can easily customise the transmitter to add new software and features, including web-based control over WiFi, HDMI input, ultra-low delay H.264 video encoding, video streaming over Ethernet and support for up to 1080P/60 video formats.

Swappable RF modules let the L1700 operate on bands between 1GHz and 8GHz. The transmitter can be used in both standard and high definition, but camera control is now managed within the encoder, helping to minimise the overall size and weight of the transmitter. By retaining a modular design, the L1700 will also be capable of supporting other forms of transmission in the future.

Entertaining Vislink At Silverstone MotoGP

The fans were treated to a classic race at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, as reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo ended Marc Marquez´s winning streak by just 0.081 seconds.
The two riders had been evenly matched for most of the race, with Lorenzo ahead from the start until, with less than three laps to go, Marquez took the lead. Lorenzo regained the advantage on the next lap and as the two riders headed into the final complex of corners on the last lap, Marquez grabbed the lead at Brooklands, before Lorenzo re-passed in a confident move at Luffield and managed to just make it across the finish line first.
Meanwhile, local hero Cal Crutchlow finished a distant seventh, after suffering a number of crashes during the weekend to the disappointment of the home fans, however they had plenty to shout about in the Moto2 race, which was won by Britain´s Scott Redding, strengthening his championship lead in that class.
The weekend also provided a good opportunity for Vislink staff to attend the race and see the exceptional products they helped create being used in the field. Vislink´s Gigawave brand has been the official RF supplier to MotoGP for many years, and Executive Chairman, John Hawkins, was also in attendance helping to cement the relationship and reaffirming both companies´ relentless drive for perfection.
Come and visit us at IBC 2013, stand 1.A69, where in addition to our new products, Valentino Rossi´s MotoGP bike will be on display as well as a show reel of Vislink´s involvement in MotoGP.

You Want To Go Where?

Production of the new Mad Max film has finished in the African desert and Australian company, Lateral Linking were engaged to provide wireless systems for the production.

Greg Roberts is the Technical RF supervisor on the film and used Link L1500 transmitters to relay pictures from various vehicles back to the production trucks and despite the extreme temperatures and dust the systems never missed a beat.

Some of the shots took place many kilometres from the main site and yet the L1500's only used the 200mW PAs.

The producers are looking to put on screen all the big action car stunts that people have come to expect from a Mad Max film and the desert locations offered plenty of scope to do just that.

Production took place in Namibia and on locations in Australia over the past year. British actor Tom Hardy will be in the role of Mad Max and the film is due for release in 2015.

VISLINK Launches Military Spec Motorized MSAT For Secure Military Communications

Vislink, the global provider of satellite communications technologies, has today announced the immediate availability of a motorized version of its Mantis MSAT satellite data terminal. A rugged product that´s resistant to extreme environmental conditions, the MSAT is designed to operate in any environment, anywhere in the world.

Following the successful launch of the military-spec Mantis MSAT last year, the new Motorized MSAT adds the option of a 120cm reflector. It also provides improved data throughput rates of up to 10Mbps, making the MSAT the ideal system for surveillance missions in challenging or hostile environments.

With simultaneous three-axis motorization and one-button auto acquire, the MSAT terminal offers full support for two-way video, voice and data communications and is designed for rapid deployment and one-man operation in a variety of scenarios. Despite these additional features the Motorized MSAT still weighs less than 25kgs.

The Motorized MSAT is a full tri-band optioned system that can support X, Ka and Ku configurations. It is capable of delivering high-definition video and data from anywhere in the world and the feeds can be swapped in the field, building on the flexibility and portability that customers have come to expect from the MSAT range. The MSAT also meets MIL 810F and DEF-STAN military specifications for shock, vibration, sand and rain, and is provided as a ´one-box´ solution incorporating the antenna, modem and all electronics.