Dejero Releases New Compact LIVE+ Broadcast Server
Dejero launched of an all-new version of its rack-mounted Dejero LIVE+ Broadcast Server in a compact, 1U form factor. The new LIVE+ Broadcast Server includes dual-redundant power supplies and RAID hard drives designed for increased broadcast reliability when receiving video transmissions from field-based transmission devices including the LIVE+ 20/20 Transmitter, LIVE+ VSET, LIVE+ Mobile App, and LIVE+ NewsBook.
“The LIVE+ Broadcast Server plays a critical role in the Dejero bonded wireless production chain by receiving video transmissions over IP links and then integrating them into the broadcast workflow,” said Brian Cram, CEO, Dejero. “With the newest version, the server takes up less space in a facility’s equipment room or in a mobile production truck where space is even more limited. News crews can save time and money getting live and breaking news on the air by transmitting high-quality video files directly to the LIVE+ Broadcast Server using our patent-pending bonded wireless technology.”
The updated 1U LIVE+ Broadcast Server supports two live feeds simultaneously from different LIVE+ transmitters and outputs real-time genlocked HD or SD video that feeds into the playout workflow. In addition to live video, the server can also receive store-and-forward video clips, edited video packages or other files that may be used at the broadcast facility to complete a story. Dual 400W redundant power supplies ensure broadcast continuity if one power supply fails, and they can be hot-swapped while the server is in use. For data redundancy and protection of stored data, the LIVE+ Broadcast Server now includes 2 x 1TB RAID hard drives. In addition, the new server features a quad-core Intel Xeon high-performance processor for all-day, everyday reliability.
Dejero Shortlisted for IABM Design & Innovation Award
Dejero has been shortlisted in the Content and Communications Infrastructure category of the IABM Design & Innovation Awards. The awards will cast the spotlight on new solutions or products that bring benefit or create new opportunities in the broadcast and media industry.
Dejero’s award entry was based on its LIVE+ Booster, a high-gain connection and signal booster for video transmissions over cellular networks.
“We’re delighted to announce the shortlisted candidates in our nine categories and highlight these pioneering products and services,” said Peter White, CEO, IABM. “Overall, the number and quality of entries are truly indicative of the talent and creativity inherent in the industry today. And, as we transition through some significant changes, innovation and forward thinking have never been more important.”
“Advances in bonded cellular technology have transformed electronic newsgathering for broadcasters of all sizes, and now the Dejero LIVE+ Booster makes these solutions more versatile and reliable than ever. We’re honored that the product has been shortlisted for the IABM’s prestigious Design & Innovation Award,” said Brian Cram, CEO, Dejero. “We designed the LIVE+ Booster to offer significant improvements in uplink performance during adverse network conditions, so that mobile crews can go live with high-quality video even when cellular network reception might be poor.”
The LIVE+ Booster is a vehicle-mounted device that uses an array of up to 12 high-gain antennas to provide a high-reach connection and signal booster for bonded uplink transmissions. By simply plugging Dejero’s powerful and easy-to-use portable LIVE+ 20/20 Transmitter into the LIVE+ Booster, a mobile crew can turn a news vehicle into one large antenna for the best possible resilient connection. Both devices can be powered up and ready to transmit low-latency, broadcast-quality video in seconds, making them ideal in fast-breaking news situations that require the team to be immediately mobile.
Shortlisted entries will be judged by a panel of independent specialists chaired by John Ive, IABM director of business development and technology. Winners will be announced at the IABM reception and awards ceremony at IBC2014 in Amsterdam on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m.