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Real-time demonstration of 8K VR over 5G in Australia

Telstra, together with broadcast specialist Magna Systems and technology partner Summit Tech, has delivered a live 8K VR streaming over 5G network from Australia’s Gold Coast to viewers in Melbourne. The image is captured using a Kandao Obsidan R 8K camera while tapping on Telstra’s 5G network at this year’s Telstra Vantage showcase.

Using an outside broadcast (OB) truck from scalable OB and fly-away specialist Blue Garage TV situated on the Gold Coast, Summit Tech designed a capture and encoding system which can be set up in any location with 5G coverage and began transmitting to viewers equipped with the Summit Tech RCS VR Odience application.

The application is a platform for 5G-based live event streaming. Viewers could access the live stream on 4G, 5G or Wi-Fi and interact with their contacts through Rich Communication Services (RCS) and social media.

For 5G networks, Summit RCS VR Calling supports Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) with 8K 360 video streams and IR.39 HD Video Conferencing (HDVC) – through the RCS VR Odience platform, an end-to-end VR content event management solution for live events and concerts, AR conference calls and telepresence. RCS VR Odience  enhances the VR calling experience for both the content creators and viewers.

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