British manufacturing company Cobham will be launching its new HD MPEG4 IP encoder, featuring IP connectivity through 3G, 4G and LAN at the CABSAT Exhibition 2013 in Dubai. Especially designed for broadcast applications, the high capacity, 3G capabilities featured in the IP encoder guarantees access to high-speed wireless 3G internet connections even from remote locations.
Capable of easy connection to any camera, the IP encoder also features connectivity for composite, SDI, HD-SDI and HDMI video inputs, as well as audio input options which has a balanced analogue audio running on 48V phantom power.
Cobham’s IP encoder also includes a USB port for super-fast file uploads or for use with a 3G/4G dongle, and broadcast-standard IFB talkback is available as an option to all models. The encoder comes in three forms — a small “brick,” camera back or rack mount.
Using Wi-Fi technology, it enables wireless connectivity between presenter, camera and the newsroom. It also allows access to email, IT facilities and the Internet which can be shared by the location crew.
In a statement, Cobham’s Broadcast Systems Director Stuart Brown said: “Our IP encoder provides even more bit rate efficiency with the added benefit of the ability to operate in standard, low and ultra-low latency modes. And with power consumption rated at a very low 7-9 watts, this encoder is ready for extended periods of deployment in virtually any environment.”
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