NRD Multimedia and Aviwest deliver DMNG for Spanish local election broadcasts

Aviwest’s digital mobile news gathering (DMNG) systems recently enabled 18 broadcasters and production facilities in Spain to provide coverage of local elections. The deployment of 55 units was coordinated by NRD Multimedia, a television equipment supplier based in Barcelona.

Using Aviwest’s DMNG PRO180-RA 3G/4G video uplink system and DMNG Studio receiver, Spanish broadcasters including XAL, V Television, Enfoque, and Quezam, delivered live HD video of election-related events taking place in Catalonia, Galicia, Madrid, and other cities in Spain, while maintaining superior signal quality despite congested network conditions.

By providing the broadcasters with a portable, lightweight video contribution solution, the DMNG solution reduced video delivery costs while enabling viewers to stay up to date on election news.

“Local broadcasters require remote newsgathering equipment that is lightweight, affordable, and easy to use, in addition to supporting a wide range of networks,” said David Cervera, rental manager at NRD Multimedia. “Aviwest’s DMNG PRO180-RA features advanced transmission technology, allowing our customers to deliver high-quality broadcasts related to the election while minimizing operating costs. Our customers especially appreciate that the equipment is intuitive and portable, making it easy to operate on-the-go.”

The DMNG PRO180-RA features eight cellular connections, including 3G/4G internal modems with high-efficiency custom antenna arrays, a built-in Wi-Fi modem, and two H.264 video encoders that enable broadcasters to stream live HD video in the most efficient manner possible with minimal delay. In addition, the DMNG PRO180-RA has eight MCX antenna connectors on its front panel, which can be used to support two QUAD wideband external cellular antenna arrays to strengthen signal transmission in critical environments. Leveraging SafeStreams technology, the DMNG PRO180-RA assures the delivery of live transmissions even in the midst of unpredictable cellular network conditions. 

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