xG Technology’s IMT-Vislink Newsnet Solution Wins 2017 SBE Technology Award
xG Technology has announced today that its IMT-Vislink newsnet solution has won the 2017 Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) Technology Award. John Payne, president of IMT USA, and IMT-Vislink, has been recognized by the SBE for spearheading the launch of newsnet—a wireless ecosystem that establishes a high-speed bidirectional IP network for ENG use.
The SBE Technology Award recognizes an SBE Individual or Sustaining Member who has provided the industry with the best new or innovative technical item or idea to further the science of broadcast engineering and to assist the broadcast engineer to be more productive in the craft. The Technology Award was part of the 2017 SBE National Awards that were announced July 28, 2017.
Newsnet establishes a bidirectional IP wireless data link utilizing reliable 2 GHz BAS spectrum that can be used without fear of contention, congestion or blocking. These connections are low-latency and high bandwidth, with large data rate increases with MIMO uplinks and downlinks, combined with adaptive modulation. Newsnet increases the number of live ENG transmissions and workflows that can be performed from the field. This results in higher production values, lower operational costs, workflow efficiency through doing more with less, and channel resilience provided by using BAS-licensed spectrum and the dynamic allocation of bandwidth to important transmissions.
“We are honored to have been recognized by the Society of Broadcast Engineers for our launch of the newsnet ecosystem,” says John Payne IV, president of IMT USA. “The benefits it offers to today’s broadcast professionals are significant and include dependable and high-quality transmissions, superior ease of use, a privately managed IP network and the ability to leverage broadcast talent in the field.”
The 2017 SBE National Awards will be presented during the SBE National Awards Dinner on October 26, at the SBE National Meeting in Denver, CO.