Partnership brings immersive GoPro perspectives to live events with the smallest, lightest and lowest power professional broadcast wireless transmitter
Vislink plc ("Vislink" or the "Group"), the global technology business specialising in high performance wireless communications products and services for the broadcast, defence and security markets, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with GoPro, Inc (NASDAQ: GPRO) ("GoPro") to develop a prototype that enables GoPro HERO4 cameras with a professional grade, live, HD wireless broadcast solution.
The two companies have been working together to produce a transmitter that is small enough to be worn or mounted in unique areas to provide all new perspectives for people watching their favorite live sports and events. Following a successful testing period, the prototype will be showcased during popular live events this winter, including Winter X Games 2015 Aspen, select AMA Monster Energy Supercross events and other live sporting events. GoPro cameras are already used extensively in professional applications, worn by athletes or mounted on gear during televised events but, to date, the footage has been restricted to a post-production workflow with memory cards being shuttled back to the outside broadcast truck to provide a look back at the action. This new solution will be the first time official GoPro products are used to transmit the action in high definition, allowing for integration into a live television broadcast.
Following a successful testing period and certain product showcasing, it is intended that a formal production agreement between the two companies will be entered into in the first quarter of 2015.
"GoPro has changed the way people see the world, creating an immersive viewing experience. Now with unique GoPro perspectives available to broadcasters, watching live events is like being part of the action instead of watching it from the stands. Our partnership with Vislink brings a new level of excitement to live broadcast and we can't wait to see what players, broadcasters and fans do with this new innovative solution."GoPro President, Tony Bates
"We are delighted to be partnering with GoPro, a global leader in its field, to develop a unique solution designed specifically for professional broadcasters. For decades Vislink has been the market leader in providing low latency, wireless cameras and transmission systems for highly prestigious live broadcast events. Many of the events where Vislink technology operates are within highly demanding broadcast environments such as the Olympics, MotoGP, WRC World Rally Championship, Formula-E, and the Americas Cup. Working with GoPro, a highly innovative global leader in video content, is testament to our cutting edge technology and its ability to operate in all environments."John Hawkins, Chairman of Vislink plc
About Vislink plc
Vislink is a global technology business specialising in the collection, transmission, management and distribution of high quality video and associated data from the field to the point of usage. Vislink provides solutions to the broadcast market for the collection of live news, sport and entertainment events and to the surveillance market including defense, law enforcement and public safety customers. With over 50 years in operation, Vislink has the expertise and technology portfolio to deliver fully integrated, seamless, end-to-end solutions using our best-in-class brands. The Company is quoted on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange (AIM: VLK). For further information, visit www.vislink.com.
About GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO)
GoPro, Inc. is transforming the way consumers capture, manage, share and enjoy meaningful life experiences. They do this by enabling people to self-capture engaging, immersive photo and video content of themselves participating in their favorite activities. Their customers include some of the world's most active and passionate people. The quality and volume of their shared GoPro content, coupled with their enthusiasm for the GoPro brand, virally drives awareness and demand for GoPro products.
What began as an idea to help athletes document themselves engaged in their sport has become a widely adopted solution for people to document themselves engaged in their interests, whatever they may be. From extreme to mainstream, professional to consumer, GoPro has enabled the world to capture and share its passions. And in doing so, the world, in turn, is helping GoPro become one of the most exciting and aspirational companies of our time.
GOPRO® and HERO® are trademarks or registered trademarks of GoPro Inc. in the United States and other countries.
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