Vislink unveils 5G 4Live end-to-end event production solution

Following its participation in recent high-profile 5G trials at the Commonwealth Games and Premiership Rugby, Vislink has introduced Vislink 5G 4Live, a complete end-to-end remote production solution designed to provide a premium-quality, uncontended 5G private network solution.

Vislink 5G 4Live was engineered for use at major events where live production organisations have traditionally deployed COFDM systems. It enables live production with full support for wireless cameras – providing complete freedom to roam and capture engagement-building footage – and the deployment of an onsite bidirectional all-IP 5G gateway at the event.

It functions as a combined 5G network solution that integrates roaming camera 5G transmitters with a hybrid portable/private 5G network infrastructure. This provides production teams with a complete 5G private network deployment that is tailored to deliver high up-link bandwidth, low latency and uncontended connectivity at the edge.

Mickey Miller, CEO of Vislink, said: “Vislink 5G 4Live is the first event production solution capable of seamlessly bridging broadcasters’ remote production infrastructure between the cloud and the edge. It leverages the extensive 5G development history featured in our Mobile Viewpoint line. 5G 4Live brings fully bidirectional IP connectivity all the way to the edge – right up to the roaming cameras, which enhances communication with camera operators while simplifying camera control systems. This game-changing solution opens the door to realising substantial cost efficiencies in the remote production of live events and allows for unprecedented creativity and flexibility in event coverage.”

Vislink 5G 4Live incorporates a number of best-of-breed Vislink and Mobile Viewpoint technologies in a completely integrated ecosystem. This includes the Vislink HCAM Module 5, a 5G edge device that allows users of Vislink HCAM OFDM systems to migrate to 5G technology for deployments where 5G can enable new creativity and operational flexibility – while allowing a transition of service offerings at the pace that is right for them. In addition, the LinkMatrix system and device management control application enables full management from remote locations using drag-and-drop operations, enabling greater working efficiencies for technical staff. Finally, Mobile Viewpoint UltraLink-Air 5G encoders allow complete roaming camera flexibility to achieve real-time content capture while moving between globally available public cellular networks and private 5G networks, for low latency and guaranteed uncontended connectivity – even in high population density events.

Both Vislink and Mobile Viewpoint 5G wireless camera systems can simultaneously operate over the same 5G network to enable complete creativity for event production teams.

With the private 5G network smoothly bridging the gap between the camera and the production centre, the Vislink 5G 4Live end-to-end system enables a step-change in remote production architectures. Content from both roaming and fixed cameras can be transported directly to the production centre – whether an on-premise facility or as part of a migration to true cloud production architectures.

5G 4Live will be on show at IBC2022 alongside a wide range of all-IP, AI-powered and 5G live production offerings.

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