In hot pursuit of the story and the shot, news crews rely on electronic newsgathering (ENG) or outdoor broadcast (OB) vehicles to transmit high-quality video over cellular, microwave, and satellite connections. And those connections have to be reliable. Because if the video doesn’t make it from the truck to the viewer in pristine condition, then viewers—and advertisers—may go elsewhere.
Conventional satellite or microwave newsgathering vehicles make sense in a fixed location or when a resilient cellular connection is a concern. While bonded cellular technology is changing the game for newsgathering, it’s not always the best solution—it doesn’t always replace more conventional broadcast equipment. After all, there are times when cell coverage can be poor and available bandwidth limited. But there are also times when extreme weather conditions make it unsafe to deploy microwave masts or satellite dishes, or it may be impractical for larger microwave and satellite trucks to reach the scene. At those times, bonded cellular is the way to go.
Dejero’s approach offers news operations the ability to combine transmission technologies. Mix satellite, ASI, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and/or cellular connections for high-quality, high-reliability, and low-latency video—getting you the most flexible transmission and savings to boot.
Add versatility to your news vehicle fleet
By intelligently bonding the lower-latency cellular connections with the high-bandwidth satellite connection, Dejero gives you low latency, high throughput, and increased resiliency in conditions that can be challenging for satellite connections.
Improve reliability in adverse weather
During rain fade and other atmospheric conditions that cause Ka-band satellite bandwidth to decrease, Dejero technology automatically detects the drop in bandwidth and continues the transmission over the cellular networks.
Boost cellular reception
By connecting a Dejero GoBox, news crews get the best of both worlds: a portable transmitter to broadcast from areas off-limits to news vehicles, along with increased signal reception and transmission bandwidth in challenging cellular connectivity scenarios, such as within a crowd.
Transmit from moving vehicles
Adding cellular technology to existing microwave and satellite vehicles means crews can broadcast live while driving to the breaking news location. Once there, they can deploy conventional equipment.
Don’t miss a bit
Adaptive bit rate encoding automatically adjusts according to the total available bandwidth to ensure the best possible picture quality.
Manage in the cloud
With Dejero, your newsroom can locate, monitor, and control transmission devices centrally in the cloud, so crews can focus on getting the live shot. Cloud-based routing streamlines the delivery of the live video on-air and online.