Vislink joins SVG Europe as Gold Sponsor

SVG Europe is proud to announce that Vislink has joined as our latest Gold Sponsor. Vislink is a global technology business specialising in the collection and delivery of wireless high quality live video and associated data from scene to screen, with over 200,000 systems installed worldwide. Vislink Communications Systems provides advanced communications to the broadcast, surveillance and defense industries.

With offices in the UK, USA, UAE and Singapore, Vislink employs over 250 people worldwide in the design and manufacture of microwave radio, satellite transmission, cellular and wireless camera systems. Vislink’s live broadcast solutions are known throughout the industry for their innovation: microwave, satellite and wireless communication systems designed to capture live news and sports events on television.

70% of all outside broadcast video comes via Vislink, who pioneered the first portable solid state microwave system over 50 years ago. Vislink brands are Advent, Amplifier Technology, Gigawave, Link, MRC and Pebble Beach Systems.

At IBC 2015 Vislink showcased two new product families designed to change the way people watch live events, giving broadcasters new levels of flexibility when wirelessly capturing and transmitting high quality live video. Vislink paired HD micro transmitter HEROCast with a dedicated wireless receive unit, PROCeiver, meaning it is now easier for technical crews to introduce POV angles from any location and transmit them live for broadcast television.

HEROCast has been developed in partnership with GoPro and is designed to work specifically with the GoPro HERO 4 and HERO 3+ product lines. Paired with Vislink’s technology, GoPro cameras can now transmit live HD video wirelessly for the first time. HEROCast is small enough to be mounted on helmets, the body, and a range of other applications, giving broadcasters’ unrivalled flexibility when capturing live sports and events.

At IBC 2015 Vislink made 4K wireless video transmission a reality by pairing its hardware encoder, the UltraCoder, with the new UltraDecoder that was unveiled at the show. The UltraCoder is claimed as the industry’s first H.265 and 4K capable video compression encoder purpose built for content contribution. It is designed to let broadcasters transmit HEVC encoded live video at half the bandwidth of H.264, hence offering 50 percent cost savings with no compromise on quality. The UltraCoder will be capable of encoding four H.265 HD channels simultaneously hence doing the job of four encoders in one product.

Vislink CEO Simon Derry said, “By introducing an HD H.265 and UHD 4K encoder and decoder package to meet future broadcaster needs, Vislink is ensuring its global user base stays at the forefront of what’s possible with live video encoding in broadcast technology. Providing astonishing H.265 capabilities now, we are providing a future proof solution to enable the evolution to UHD without the need for new equipment.”

The UltraCoder and UltraDecoder is a package for satellite and electronic newsgathering or for use at sports events, letting broadcasters encode and compress footage from challenging locations that would not be feasible with a wired set up.

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