Vislink demos live broadcast kit at Broadcast Asia

UltraCoder H.265 encoder and FocalPoint reverse camera control unit on show
Vislink's GoPro HeroCast.
Vislink's GoPro HeroCast.


Vislink, a provider of broadcast communications and secure video surveillance equipment, is busy exhibiting its portfolio of new products at Broadcast Asia 2015 in Singapore.

Products on show include the UltraCoder H.265 encoder and FocalPoint reverse camera control unit. Vislink is also exhibiting the HEROCast wireless transmitter, which has been designed to allow GoPro HERO3+ Black and HERO4 cameras to broadcast live, wireless, HD video for the first time.

Vislink’s UltraCoder is the industry’s first HEVC/H.265 video compression hardware encoder, specifically designed for efficient 4K compression. The space-efficient, rack-mounted unit lets users transmit at their current video quality using half the bandwidth, or double the video quality at the same bandwidth, delivering cost savings of up to 50% when used in conjunction with a satellite communication. For broadcasters not yet capturing video in 4K, the encoder also has the ability to encode up to four live HD channels in H.265, plus one additional HD channel in H.264.

FocalPoint is Vislink’s third-generation reverse camera control unit, now featuring support for multiple camera and operator control panel combinations. The bi-directional system includes a rack-mounted indoor unit, weatherproof outdoor UHF transmitter that can control up to six cameras, and compact UHF data receivers, which attach directly to the cameras. This system works with several Sony models and the Hitachi RU1500, and is compatible with Vislink’s existing Gigawave product line.

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The HEROCast wireless transmitter, developed in partnership with GoPro, lets broadcasters deliver new and unique perspectives from live events. It uses less energy than any other transmitter on the market, leading to smaller size, longer battery life and ‘cool’ operation. Designed with flexibility in mind, the HEROCast is specifically tailored to be compatible with existing GoPro equipment and can be positioned in multiple locations, including within the HERO BacPac housing for water resistant usage.

“Our rapidly expanding product range demonstrates Vislink’s commitment to developing technologies to address key market requirements such as 4K compression ahead of time, as well as the demand for a more immersive viewing experience when watching sports and live events,” said Ali Zarkesh, VP of product management at Vislink. “Vislink is helping ensure its customers in the South East Asian market stay at the forefront of what’s possible with wireless broadcast technology.”


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