NAB 2018

NAB 2018: IMT Visilink To Show New Wireless Transmission Systems, Production Workflows

Under the umbrella of xG Technology, IMT and Vislink are suppliers of advanced digital microwave systems for capturing, transmitting and managing secure, high-quality, live video. IMT and Vislink are trusted suppliers to tier-one global customers in the broadcast/sports/entertainment, and law enforcement/public safety/defense markets. Their products are recognized in the broadcast, sports and entertainment sectors and IMT and Vislink provide high-definition communication links to reliably collect and distribute live event footage.

At NAB 2018, The teams at IMT and Visilink will show off two of the most recent innovations.

IMT Vislink Introduces New MicroLite 2 Wireless Video Transmission System
IMT Vislink will be showcasing its new MicroLite 2 Wireless Camera Transmission System at NAB 2018 (Booth C6008). The system includes both the MicroLite 2 transmitter and receiver, which allows the capture of real-time, high-quality video from cameras, creating a turnkey wireless camera solution.

The MicroLite 2 System is a highly portable professional-grade COFDM HD wireless camera transmission link capable of providing high-quality video at distances over two miles, line-of-sight (LOS). IMT’s COFDM technology ensures the transmission of uninterrupted, live TV pictures over long ranges, despite the effects of foliage, challenging terrain, buildings and other common non-line-of-sight limitations. This gives it a significant advantage over uncompressed solutions.

As a company, we are always evolving and updating our existing products to provide versatile and innovative broadcast solutions that can adapt to any user’s needs in the field,” says John Payne IV, president of IMT USA. “With the MicroLite 2 System, broadcast professionals can transmit high definition live video within a small form factor, for Steadicam operations, event coverage, web content programming and drone use. The system encompasses both a cutting-edge transmitter and receiver that can perform under the most demanding production environments.”

Developed for the next generation of HD capable compact cameras, the MicroLite 2 System provides customers with the highest quality video without breakup or pixilation. This latest version of the MicroLite system is the perfect accessory to any remote news production with its reduced deployment time and improved agility. A key benefit of the MicroLite 2, compared to alternative solutions on the market, is the ability to operate at near zero latency levels, making it well-suited for live sports broadcasts and video assist applications.

IMT Visilink To Demonstrate Live Remote Production Workflows Using Newsnet
IMT Vislink will be demonstrating the growing newsnet ecosystem live throughout NAB 2018 (Booth C6008). The demonstrations will feature integrated solutions from its partners AP ENPS, Clear-Com, CueScript and Frontline Communications. They will showcase how newsnet is incorporated into live remote production workflows, and how it helps broadcasters maximize coverage while fully leveraging studio assets in the field.

Newsnet takes advantage of newsroom automation systems by tying a live shot into the rundown and letting it dictate the priorities, enabling high-speed file transfers and server access, intercom, prompters and other features. The companies involved in the demonstration will work in harmony across the newsnet system and help contribute to the evolution of electronic news gatherings. newsnet is a valued solution because it has scalability and can adapt as the other products incorporated in the workflow evolve.

The onsite workflow begins with IMT hosting a mock ENG newscast at its booth, with the newsnet system being integrated into Frontline Communications’ broadcast vehicle onsite. newsnet is now MOS (Media Object Server)-integrated with AP ENPS, which will provide automated bandwidth control to the live shot and allows the producer to see full operational status on the ENPS screen. Clear-Com will be incorporated into the newscast with its new IP-based IFB/intercom system, as the audio intercom signals travel seamlessly across the newsnet network allowing the news team to take vital cues from the news station’s production control room. The newscast will also extend into CueScript’s booth, feeding its new IP-based teleprompter system coupled with its new line of field prompters, providing the news crew with the same luxury of a prompter in the field as the anchors in the studio. The newsnet system will then allow IMT Vislink to transmit the Clear-Com IP intercom, CueScript teleprompter, return video and field edit capability to the Frontline booth.

The live in-booth newsnet demonstrations are scheduled to take place at the IMT Vislink booth (C6008) at the following times: April 9: 1:30, 4:30 p.m. (PDT) April 10: 11 a.m. (PDT) 2 p.m. and April 11 at 11 a.m. (PDT).


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