Vislink debuts integrated COFDM and cellular bonding wireless camera workflow solutions at NAB 2023
Vislink has announced an innovative remote broadcasting solution that combines coded orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (COFDM) and cellular bonding wireless cameras. This workflow solution for remote production will debut at NAB 2023, where Vislink will showcase its latest AI, 5G and cloud-based remote production solutions at booth W1731.
The new offering aims to enhance efficiency and collaboration among remote production teams, introducing the 5G-Link for seamless bi-directional data communication between wireless cameras and production centres. The updated Quantum receiver is the first receiver system to boast out-of-the-box, integrated COFDM and cellular bonding connectivity.
Mickey Miller, CEO of Vislink, shared his excitement about debuting these capabilities at NAB 2023, saying that their latest innovations pioneer new approaches to take REMI and cloud-based production to the next level.
“We have created an ecosystem that leverages private 5G networks to realise the benefits of bi-directional IP connectivity. The new Vislink 5G-Link system serves as an interface bridge to communication and control of edge devices,” he said. “Vislink is further driving workplace efficiencies by allowing events and productions that involve a combination of COFDM and bonded cellular-based wireless cameras to utilise a single receiver population.”
The 5G-Link delivers wireless freedom over a private 5G network, transmitting high-quality, low latency video that interfaces directly into cloud and remote production workflows. With the 5G-Link, cameras can be provided with full IP control connectivity, minimising the need for on-site support. The 5G-Link also provides IP intercom connectivity for the camera operator, allowing full voice connectivity to the edge.
The updated Vislink Quantum receiver enables production teams to utilise COFDM and bonded cellular technology formats integrated into the same workflow. This is ideal for sports-related applications, including marathon races, bicycle races, and stadium sports that utilise on-field COFDM wireless cameras in addition to cameras outside the stadium for team and spectator reporting.