Includes new industry-first H.265 hardware codec, third-generation reverse camera control system, and Reporter News Gathering Vehicle, to meet growing industry demand for greater efficiency and portability
Vislink, the global provider of broadcast communications equipment, today announced the launch of two new products - the UltraCoder H.265 encoder and FocalPoint reverse camera control unit - in addition to its unique cellular/IP satellite newsgathering vehicle, at NAB 2015.
The UltraCoder is the industry's first HEVC/H.265 video compression hardware encoder, specifically designed for efficient 4K compression. The space-efficient, rack-mounted unit lets users transmit at their current video quality using half the bandwidth, or double the video quality at the same bandwidth, delivering cost savings of up to 50% when used in conjunction with a satellite communication. For broadcasters not yet capturing video in 4K, the encoder also has the ability to encode up to four live HD channels in H.265, plus one additional HD channel in H.264.
FocalPoint is Vislink's third-generation reverse camera control unit, now featuring support for multiple camera and operator control panel combinations. The bi-directional system includes a rack-mounted indoor unit, weatherproof outdoor UHF transmitter, and compact UHF data receiver which attaches directly to the camera. This system works with several Sony models and the Hitachi RU1500, and is compatible with Vislink's existing Gigawave product line.
The Reporter News Vehicle is powered by Vislink's NewStream technology and was built specifically to address growing demand from the industry for smaller profile, vehicle-based news gathering. The Reporter is equipped with Vislink's NewStream IDU and Cellular ODU. The high-performance multi-channel cellular transmitter provides exceptional video transmission stability and quality, and when bonded with Ka or Ku band IP satellite the solution provides industry-leading versatility. The system provides bi-directional communication capabilities, is fully IP-video ready, and also includes broadcast workstation capabilities.
"These strategic investments in our product range demonstrate Vislink's commitment to satisfying its customer's needs. By addressing key market requirements such as 4K compression ahead of time, Vislink is helping ensure its global user base stays at the forefront of what's possible with wireless broadcast technology."Mike Payne,
President of Vislink Americas and Vislink Global CTO
Vislink is now accepting orders for the above products, and will be at NAB 2015 (booth C6008) to present demonstrations and discuss the new product lines. The Reporter News Vehicle will be stationed outside the Las Vegas Convention Center by the front entrance.