Vislink demos AeroLink air-to-ground system at NAB 2022
Vislink is showcasing how its new AeroLink downlink solution supports live news and sports applications at NAB 2022.
Features of AeroLink include 4K video quality, real-time connectivity, extensive operating ranges and flexible support for COFDM, MESH and bonded cellular/5G networks.
“We are pleased to showcase the AeroLink for use by the broadcast community at NAB,” said Mickey Miller, Vislink CEO. “It is an ideal solution for delivering the immediacy and immersive involvement that news and sports audiences are seeking. For newsgathering organisations and event producers, deploying the AeroLink as part of our Airborne Video Downlink System (AVDS) ensures they will capture every moment of the events and action unfolding on the ground. Leveraging our field-proven experience supporting demanding military and public safety operations, we can provide the broadcast and ENG market with the advanced video quality, robust connectivity and extensive distribution to all broadcast and cloud platforms that they require.”
AeroLink is an aircraft-based unit that supports IP-based, fully bidirectional data transmission and tight integration with other elements of the Vislink AVDS, including the Quantum and other Vislink central receivers. It is a lightweight, full-featured 4K or 2 x 1080p60 HEVC digital dual encoding video downlink solution built to address the demanding requirements of airborne operations.
It incorporates Vislink’s dual-encode HEVC technology to deliver high-quality video, reduced bandwidth for extended geographical coverage and support for multiple video services over the same signal. AeroLink includes an optional MANET (Mesh) component as a node in an ad-hoc system, and a 5G transceiver that may be used as part of the 5G public infrastructure to ensure low-latency, broadcast-quality transmissions.