Using the open internet or Ka-band satellites, the network can then connect, according to the release, to the newsroom from wherever the story is happening, carrying video, telephony and computer connections
IP mesh wireless communications create a self-healing Wifi network which can be expanded to cover any area. The latest modules from Cobham, the company claims, are light and efficient, weighing just 350g and consuming 10W. Added to a camera, it reportedly gives video and audio access to the network. Using the open internet or Ka-band satellites, the network can then connect, according to the release, to the newsroom from wherever the story is happening, carrying video, telephony and computer connections. MediaMesh packages the system which can be carried to the location in a standard baggage allowance.
Cobham will also be showing its Solo range of wireless camera systems. These reportedly provide stable transmission of high quality HD pictures, using low-latency H.264 compression and Cobham’s UMVL modulation. The result is that, the company claims, with a latency as low as just 15ms, wireless cameras can be seamlessly integrated with wired cameras across a large production, making them ideal for close-up shots in music festivals as well as sports coverage.
“Television today is all about capturing great pictures and delivering them, fast and reliably,” said Stuart Brown, broadcast systems director of Cobham. “Our products are designed to be set up quickly, to deliver the level of performance professional require, and to perform reliably throughout the job. We use the latest communications technologies to achieve the quality and performance standards expected while using the minimum power and with the maximum flexibility.”
The Cobham range, including mesh technology and the Solo wireless camera, can be seen on the Cobham stand, D2-44, at Cabsat 2013, Sheikh Saeed Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre, 12 – 14 March.