Are microwave trucks going the way of the LaserDisc?
VBrick is coming to NAB with a complete, fully integrated mobile broadcast system it says gives even non-technical field journalists everything they need to broadcast live stories—using live video contribution backhaul—in a single lightweight and portable back-pack.
“We’ve engineered the most complete, reliable and powerful solution for capturing remote information, while eliminating the need to buy and maintain extremely costly news gathering equipment that our customers have always relied upon,” said John Shaw, chief operating officer.
Satellite and microwave news trucks can cost upwards of $250,000 and up to $3,000 per day to operate.
Beyond television news broadcasting, VBrick sees a number of other important applications for its mobile broadcasting system, such as by first responders like police, fire and EMT workers.
The system integrated VBrick’s H.264 networked video appliance with a bonding router in a rugged, reliable field unit that weighs in under 12 pounds and measures 18.5×14.06×6.93 inches.
It’s powered by standard broadcast batteries and uses bonded 3G and 4G cellular networks to reliably transmit live video back to the station for immediate broadcast, or to first responder command and control. Its onboard SDI video inputs let it easily integrate with existing professional broadcast news equipment.
“The launch of our Mobile Broadcast System marks the introduction of a truly revolutionary technology to immediately air live news, and provide critical information for first responders,” said Shaw. “It was developed through a close collaboration with news directors and engineers at leading stations around the country, as well as with federal, state and local authorities. We’ve engineered the most complete, reliable and powerful solution for capturing remote information, while eliminating the need to buy and maintain extremely costly news gathering equipment that our customers have always relied upon.”
VBrick is demonstrations the new system at the NAB Show in Booth No. SL3309.
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