Earlier this week, we had the pleasure of announcing the launch of a new solution dedicated specifically to digital satellite news gathering (DSNG) and mobile production. In just a single rack unit (RU) chassis, it is one of the most powerful yet compact solutions available on the market today.
No one can deny that today, more and more broadcasters are eager to capture as much live event coverage as possible. And, while fibre is often considered the de-facto form of connectivity at venues, a fibre connection is not always available—which makes satellite an important part of the outside broadcast (OB) arsenal.
DSNG operators and mobile production teams need technology that is able to meet their very specific requirements. Not only is it important to have technology that can support both satellite and IP, but security is also critical. Live event coverage is typically high value content, so encryption technology that works in real-time, is traceable, and makes it impossible for pirates to access, is imperative. By supporting BISS CA encryption, the X10 DSNG ensures the secure delivery of premium content.
Then there’s the fact that DSNG vans are generally small with very limited space, which makes equipment size and power consumption important considerations. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s also the element of time—DSNG operators and mobile production teams don’t have the luxury of time to set up and broadcast—they need to arrive, plug in and go straight from the action.
Our new X10 DSNG is a compact, powerful, chassis that supports both fibre and satellite delivery to provide all the functionality DSNG operators and mobile production teams need for contribution, including encoding/decoding and satellite uplink/downlink, as well as integrated reception and monitoring of uplinked signals.
The X10 DSNG has the power to support 1G to 10G of traffic, and also supports all common compression technologies, such as AVC, HEVC, JPEG XS AND JPEG2000, as well as video protocols—which makes it adaptable to all operational requirements within contribution, remote production, video networking and distribution.
What’s more, the solution is programmable, which means it can support new standards and protocols as and when they are defined, and will continue to support DSNG operators and mobile production teams for years to come.
With demand for live event broadcasting at an all-time high, we are excited to be able to launch a new solution that meets the very specific needs of DSNG operators and mobile production teams. If you are interested in learning more about the X10 DSNG and how Appear can support your live broadcast needs, get in touch with us today!