Dejero to offer on-location services at Sochi
Cellular newsgathering platform specialist Dejero will offer a host of on-location services in Sochi, Russia, for broadcasters covering the Winter Games next month. The company will offer its technical services for a period that includes two days prior to the opening ceremony and one day after its closing equivalent. the opening ceremony and one day after the closing ceremony.
Beginning February 5, Dejero is providing customers that signed up for Sochi support services access to two private, fully licensed Wi-Fi hotspots. The first, overlooking the Sochi Games Park, offers an excellent backdrop for live shots and other video coverage from the heart of the Games’ facilities for ice events. The other hotspot provides a panoramic view of the central square in the village of Krasnaya Polyana, the base location for alpine events. The private Wi-Fi links at both locations will assure strong and reliable uplink connectivity for broadcasters to transmit high-quality, low-latency HD and SD video, even as local cell networks become crowded with traffic. Dejero will also provide 24/7 on-site technical support personnel to ensure that each transmission is a success.
Dejero customers, including some of the world’s top broadcasters and official Games broadcast rights-holders, will use Dejero’s award-winning LIVE+ 20/20 Transmitters as well as the LIVE+ Mobile App installed on their smartphones and tablets to transmit live coverage, as well as to store and forward video for later broadcast. Both solutions enable field news reporters to encode and transmit HD or SD video directly over 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi, or Ethernet connections from locations that are impractical for traditional ENG vehicles to access. In addition, the networks’ master control personnel will use the cloud-based Dejero LIVE+ Portal to manage and control transmitters, monitor transmission health, and manage the distribution of content on-air and online.
In addition to this year’s Games, Dejero provided on-location services for the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2012 Summer Games in London. Beyond sports, major broadcasting and media companies have relied on Dejero equipment and technical support to cover major international news events such as the 2013 Papal conclave and the recent week of mourning for Nelson Mandela.
“Although the Games don’t begin until February 7, our team has been onsite in Sochi for several weeks to test uplink connectivity and prepare the comprehensive technical support our customers have come to expect,” said Brian Cram, CEO of Dejero. “Major international broadcasters know they can count on Dejero to provide the reliable technology and service they need to cover the world’s biggest and most-watched sports and news events, and to do it at a fraction of the cost of traditional satellite and microwave transmissions.”