Operators Can Expand Coverage of Breaking News and Lower On-Site Training Requirements Through Remote Operation of Cellular Transmitters Deployed at News Sources
KITCHENER, Ontario — May 21, 2013 — Dejero, award-winning creator of the industry's most powerful and versatile platform of cellular newsgathering products, today announced the launch of a new remote control feature for its LIVE+ 20/20 Transmitter and LIVE+ VSET mobile ENG systems. Integrated with Dejero’s LIVE+ Portal intelligent online management system, this new feature enables broadcast organizations to manage and control their LIVE+ 20/20 or LIVE+ VSET transmitters from any location in the world using any Web browser, including those running on mobile devices.
Dejero’s LIVE+ 20/20 Transmitter is a portable and rugged solution for encoding and transmitting HD or SD video over 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi®, or Ethernet, and the LIVE+ VSET is a 1-U vehicle-mount transmitter designed for use in satellite and microwave trucks. With the Web-based LIVE+ Portal, operators now have an easy means of controlling both systems from a studio or other remote location using a Web browser and the familiar and intuitive LIVE+ 20/20 graphic interface. The remote control feature enables joint field/studio operation and provides an optional lock-out of hardware buttons on the transmitter for control from the studio only, giving operators on both ends a clear indication that the transmitter is under remote control. The system also enables confidence monitoring through a low-frame-rate video preview feature.
Since operators can use the LIVE+ Portal to control a 20/20 Transmitter or VSET from anywhere in the world, reporters in the field can focus on getting the story while a remote operator takes control of the unit to configure changes and settings. In some cases, broadcast organizations might be able to acquire video from the field using unmanned equipment, lowering the risk of missing an important shot in a breaking news situation.
“With this new remote control feature, the Dejero LIVE+ Platform now gives broadcast organizations even greater control and flexibility when covering global events. And, since field crews no longer have to be responsible for configuring the transmitters, on-site technical assistance is no longer required, and operator training costs are reduced,” said Brian Cram, CEO, Dejero. “It’s just one more example of how Dejero is continually adapting its product family to meet the evolving requirements of our customers.”
For more information about Dejero or to learn more about the Dejero LIVE+ Platform, visit www.dejero.com.
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Dejero offers the most extensive and versatile range of bonded wireless uplink solutions for mobile newsgathering. Winner of numerous industry awards, the Dejero LIVE+ Platform combines patent-pending Intelligent Bonding with the latest advancements in 3G and 4G LTE mobile technologies to make electronic newsgathering as immediate, portable, reliable, and cost-effective as possible. From any location around the world, the LIVE+ Platform enables both traditional and online broadcasters to transmit high-quality HD or SD live video using a variety of mobile devices, including professional-grade rugged transmitters, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Dejero LIVE+ products can be set up anywhere in seconds to broadcast live to television viewers, stream to the Web, transmit recorded video for later use, share video content with other organizations, or send files remotely. Innovative engineering from wireless experts combined with input from many of the world’s top broadcasters has produced the Dejero LIVE+ Platform. Dejero is based in Kitchener, Ontario.