AVIWEST 2019 NAB Show Exhibitor Preview

Using AVIWEST’s advanced video contribution platform, broadcasters can capture and deliver live 4K, HD, and SD video over multiple unmanaged IP networks, including bonded 4G/3G/5G cellular, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and satellite links.

Story-Centric Solution Streamlines Live Video Production and Delivery

At the NAB Show, AVIWEST will present its new agnostic story-centric solution, which streamlines the way video professionals produce and transmit live video. The solution automates the production of video clips and story indexing. Through artificial intelligence components, it enables media organizations to better handle, explore, and browse the massive amount of content received every day.

At the heart of the solution are AVIWEST’s Manager and the company’s StreamHub transceiver, which automatically assimilates metadata from remote field units to guarantee perfect integration with broadcasters’ production workflow.

HEVC Remote Field Unit Boosts Video Quality, Reduces Data Consumption

The AVIWEST PRO3 Series includes an integrated best-in-class H.265/HEVC hardware encoder in the most compact design enclosure available. Using the HEVC video standard and being 5G compliant, the PRO3 enables video professionals to deliver high-quality news and event coverage seamlessly.

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With up to 12 network links (eight cellular modems, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet), a high-efficiency custom antenna array, plus award-winning AVIWEST SafeStreams Technology®, the new PRO3 Series allows broadcasters to deliver better video quality than ever while consuming less data. Providing high versatility, the DMNG PRO3 Series is the ideal companion for on-the-go video professionals that need a robust and reliable solution.

New Portable Uplink System Simplifies Live Video Production

Featuring a powerful, ultra-lightweight design, the AIR Series is perfect for on-the-move broadcasters, providing them with portable, versatile, and affordable solutions.

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The AIR Series combines best-in-class hardware encoders and supports 5G networks to enable flawless video quality. The uplink system includes up to six network links (four cellular modems, one internal Wi-Fi, and one Ethernet), a three-hour internal battery, and AVIWEST’s SafeStreams Technology®, allowing broadcasters to stream live videos seamlessly and store and forward recorded content — even during unpredictable and unmanageable network conditions.

State-of-the-Art Encoder and Delivery System Ensures Low-Latency 4K and UHD Video

AVIWEST’s HE4000 4K UHD HEVC live encoder is perfect for real-time delivery of UHD and HD content over unmanaged IP networks. The compact, half 1-RU encoder combines 10-bit and 4:2:2 HEVC encoding with the latest generation of SafeStreams Technology® for delivery of live video content over IP at low latencies and bit rates.

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The HE4000 encoder will be shown with the recent QUAD CellLink, an external 3G/4G LTE cellular transmission solution that embeds four last-generation 3G/4G-LTE cellular modems with their SIM cards. The QUAD CellLink can be mounted on a tripod or directly on the roof of a vehicle. Together, it’s the perfect companion for broadcasters that need higher performance and enhanced connection reception in critical conditions for live video transmission over bonded cellular networks. A powerful alternative to traditional satellite or microwave transmissions, AVIWEST’s solution reduces video delivery costs.

Video Streaming Anywhere, Anytime, From Any iOS Device With MOJOPRO Mobile App

AVIWEST’s MOJOPRO application for iOS devices empowers journalists by allowing them to stream live videos flawlessly, edit video files, and forward recorded content from any location over bonded 3G/4G and Wi-Fi connections in just seconds.

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The smartphone app includes new features such as an optimized interface, advanced camera settings (e.g., focus, exposure, white balance, etc.), dynamic resolution, and video quality improvements. Easy-to-use video and audio editing features allow remote journalists to create video stories instantly.

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V-Nova Showcases the True Power of Next-Generation Compression across Media Landscape at NAB 2019

It’s a lively time for compression development and for the deployment of new compression technologies. The power of software, IP, the cloud, and AI means that operators and service providers have more flexibility than ever before in leveraging these new approaches. Video experts V-Nova will give a glimpse of what is possible with its unique approach to compression.

PERSEUS Pro is the only commercially deployed codec leveraging AI at its core, in a format that includes multiple layers of information within a single stream or file. The benefits are better overall compression compared to similar production and imaging formats and added features, such as a multi-scale rendering from single assets inclusive of transparency and HDR. This makes it an ideal format for contribution & production, imaging and AI-powered indexing acceleration. All of which are going to be demonstrated at NAB 2019 on booth SU8213.

PERSEUS Plus uses some of the same principles to enhance the compression and computational performance of existing codecs such as AVC/h.264, HEVC, VP9 and in the future AV1. Working with industry-standard formats like MPEG-TS, HLS and MPEG-DASH, PERSEUS Plus delivers the best picture quality across any platform. At NAB 2019, V-Nova will present new cloud distribution solutions to quickly enable operators and service providers to launch PERSEUS Plus enhanced services.

Guido Meardi, CEO and co-founder at V-Nova, said: “It is an amazing time for media delivery transformation and compression is at the core of it. Compression can enable many new applications and business models, from everything cloud and IP to debottlenecking AI and ML functions. It is not science fiction, we are showcasing some of this power already at NAB as well as deploying products, such as P-Link, that leverage AI to reduce visually lossless UHD contribution bitrates by up to 70% and at the industry’s lowest cost per channel.“

V-Nova solutions are commercialised as software development kits (SDKs) for easy deployment as well as a rack-mounted unit (P.Link) for traditional on-premise contribution and production deployments.

V-Nova’s solutions shown on booth SU8213 include:

  • P.Link powered by PERSEUS Pro and AI, redefining intra-only contribution encoding with significant efficiency gains over JPEG 2000, MPEG-4 and HEVC-I solutions.
  • PERSEUS Pro for image optimisation enables smaller file sizes and up to 10x more rapid render times for image rich mobile applications when compared to JPEG.
  • PERSEUS Pro for ML-powered media analysis and indexing acceleration
  • PERSEUS Plus for the enhancement of new and existing distribution workflows
  • A brand-new cloud-based solution for easy deployment of PERSEUS performance on streaming services.

Meardi added: “I warmly invite all attendees to visit us at NAB to see how their workflows can be rapidly enhanced and how PERSEUS continues to revolutionise so many areas of media distribution.”

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