Global provider of broadcast communications equipment Vislink has announced the launch of two new products, the UltraCoder H.265 encoder and FocalPoint reverse camera control unit, in addition to its unique cellular / IP satellite news gathering vehicle at NAB 2015.
The UltraCoder is the industry’s first HEVC / H.265 video compression hardware encoder, specifically designed for efficient 4K compression.
The space-efficient, rack-mounted unit lets users transmit at their current video quality using half the bandwidth, or double the video quality at the same bandwidth, delivering cost savings of up to 50% when used in conjunction with a satellite communication.
For broadcasters not yet capturing video in 4K, the encoder also has the ability to encode up to four live HD channels in H.265, plus one additional HD channel in H.264.
FocalPoint is Vislink’s third-generation reverse camera control unit, now featuring support for multiple camera and operator control panel combinations. The bi-directional system includes a rack-mounted indoor unit, weatherproof outdoor UHF transmitter, and a compact UHF data receiver, which attaches directly to the camera.
This system works with several Sony models and the Hitachi RU1500, and is compatible with Vislink’s existing Gigawave product line.
The Reporter News Vehicle is powered by Vislink’s NewStream technology and was built specifically to address a growing demand from the industry for smaller profile, vehicle-based news gathering. The Reporter is equipped with Vislink’s NewStream IDU and Cellular ODU.
The high-performance, multi-channel, cellular transmitter provides exceptional video transmission stability and quality, and when bonded with Ka or Ku band IP satellite the solution provides industry-leading versatility. The system provides bi-directional communication capabilities, is fully IP-video ready, and also includes broadcast workstation abilities.