AVIWEST, the world leader in compact and lightweight professional cellular video uplink systems, and Panasonic have collaborated to create a fully integrated camcorder and cellular live video uplink transmitter.
The solution combines the new Panasonic AG-HPX600 P2 camcorder with the AVIWEST DMNG PRO, the world’s most advanced 3G/4G-LTE video uplink platform. The DMNG PRO is connected to the camera’s USB port, enabling the camera operator to control the transmitter through the camera viewfinder.
The DMNG PRO is designed to be used with a shoulder camcorder thanks to its standard V-Mount, Anton Bauer or PAG-lok battery plates. The attached battery then powers both the camcorder and the low power consumption transmitter.
The DMNG PRO is available with up to 8 internal 3G or 4G modems feeding an array of 8 high gain custom antennas. These antennas have been designed specifically for this platform to strengthen signal reception and transmission in critical areas while complying with international SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) recommendations.
AVIWEST’s DMNG PRO180 and DMNG PRO140 have been selected and widely deployed across the world and are used by numerous international, national and regional TV channels, video content operators and news agencies to cover breaking news and live events.
AVIWEST’s DMNG PRO platform offers television content producers an efficient and highly cost-effective way to deliver urgent content back to headquarters from any location. It is able to stream 1080i live video to the receiver with a latency that is short enough to allow seamless interviews. The transmitter incorporates dual video encoders to allow simultaneous streaming at one video resolution while recording in higher quality for subsequent editing or replay. Up to eight 3G/4G-LTE internal modems and two USB interfaces can be accommodated. The transmitter configures itself automatically according to available network capacity and is on air within a few seconds.
The DMNG PRO is produced in four versions with almost identical features and specifications: 100, 110, 140 and 180. Model 140 incorporates four 3G/4G-LTE modems and four high-efficiency custom antennas; model 180 has eight of each. An integral ASI-TS output and high-quality encoder enables the DMNG PRO 100 (2 USBs, Ethernet and wi-fi) to be used as mobile encoder for satellite (BGAN, Thuraya, KA-SAT). The DMNG PRO 110 is a core-version without internal modem or custom high-gain antennas, scheduled for introduction at the 2013 NAB Show in Las Vegas; this incorporates 8 + 2 USB slots and an internal battery.