Mobile Viewpoint 3G/4G failover technology receives ‘Best in Class’ award from EBU

Mobile Viewpoint, the leading European company involved in video transmission over bonded IP networks, is proud to present its ‘Best in Class’ award, received from the EBU. Mobile Viewpoint received this award after extensive stress testing their failover technology between a KA-sat connection and 3G/4G connections, setup by the EBU.

 KA-sat enables easy internet via satellite. With the launch of Exede services in the US and Tooway and Newsspotter in Europe, a lot of new SNG service providers popped up. They soon found out dense clouds, heavy rain or snow can seriously hamper or even cut off the available bandwidth. Only encoders with failover mechanisms to 3G and 4G connections can solve this.

 Steve Ryder, owner of Stryder.TV SNG services (UK):

“After launching our KA-sat truck, we soon found out about the ‘rainfade’ issue. This is inherent to the higher frequencies used for KA-sat transmissions. After comparing the different encoders on the market to review their 3G/4G failover mechanisms, we found out the Mobile Viewpoint line of products were one of the best at handling this so well.”

 Several other Mobile Viewpoint users concluded the same. After this, the EBU set up a shoot-out between different bonding encoders, using an HD SDI uplink in the UK and HD SDI output in Geneva. While transmitting news and sports footage, only Mobile Viewpoint encoders showed no visible artifacts, even when unplugging the KA-sat modem. This led the EBU to awarding Mobile Viewpoint with a ‘Best in Class’ award. Every Mobile Viewpoint encoder, with the latest firmware, is by default equipped with this technology.

 On Mobile Viewpoint

 Mobile Viewpoint is a global player, focusing on the development and implementation of solutions for both the security and broadcast industries. Based on their H.264 and now H.265 & VP-9 codec implementations, combined with patented technology, allowing for HD video to be transmitted over bonded IP connections, Mobile Viewpoint has developed the most versatile product portfolio. Products range from smartphone apps (iPhone & Android), backpack encoders and rack-mount solutions all working together on the unified WMT Videomanager and Content Exchange platforms.

 Customers include major broadcasters, such as BBC, Al-Arabiya, Sky Sports, NBC Sports, and over 120 other global customers.

Lumina Broadcast Systems invites you to visit Mobile Viewpont at NAB 2014 – Booth C9911, Central Hall.