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Vislink, GoPro Debut HEROCast HD Wireless Transmitter

April 13th, 2015 Posted in News Roundup By SVG Staff

Vislink (Booth C6008), in conjunction with GoPro, are officially launching HEROCast, a miniature transmitter that enable GoPro HERO3+Black and HERO4 cameras to broadcast live, HD wireless video.

Building on a partnership announced in January, HEROCast is a result of joint development efforts to make GoPro’s product range suitable for live broadcasting. Designed to bring viewers closer to the action, the HEROCast has already been successfully used to broadcast NHL games in February and the 2015 X Games from Aspen, CO.

The HEROCast lets broadcasters deliver new perspectives from live events. The range of new camera positions that can be adopted allow the viewer to gain many new live immersive experiences.

Vislink’s wireless HD transmitter uses less energy than any others, leading to smaller size, longer battery life, and cool operation. Designed for flexibility, it is specifically tailored to existing GoPro equipment and can be positioned in multiple locations, including within the HERO BacPac housing for water-resistance.

“Vislink’s partnership with GoPro is the continuation of our ongoing goal to develop the most innovative and unique live-broadcast products on the market,” says Simon Derry, CEO, Vislink Communication Systems. “With the explosion in demand for action content and higher-quality video, today’s viewers demand the most immersive experience possible, which the HEROCast delivers. It brings to market a completely new way to watch live sports and special events, including from the unique perspective of the athlete.”

The HEROCast is available in two options, providing users with the flexibility to choose the right form factor for specific needs:

  • HEROCast standalone transmitter: mount the camera on a helmet or chest for a first-hand view of the action.
  • HEROCast BacPac integrated transmitter: featuring a three-way mount, the solution includes a transmitter and antenna for integral action viewing.