Teradek, a manufacturer of professional wireless video products, today announced collaboration with Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) to integrate Sony’s wireless camera adapter (CBK-WA100 and CBK-WA101) with Teradek’s T-Rax and Slice H.264 decoders. The integration offers broadcasters a powerful point-to-point MPEG-2 solution for HD live video transmission from the field to TV stations or ENG trucks.
“We’re very excited to be collaborating with Sony to create a truly versatile solution for news crews broadcasting from the field,” said Nicol Verheem, CEO of Teradek. “Since Teradek products are cost effective and support almost every video transport protocol, it was an obvious choice to add support for the CBK-WA100 and WA101 to our Slice and T-Rax decoders.”
The Teradek T-Rax is an enterprise rack mount solution for IP-based digital video workflows. At just 2RU, T-Rax allows users to add or remove a variety of Teradek solutions on the fly, including H.264 encoders and decoders, and software platforms such as Sputnik. The system supports any combination of up to 8 hot-swappable cards that can be tailored to your unique requirements at any time. T-Rax starts at $1,490.
"Teradek has been a recommended technical collaborator as the Teradek system is adjusted to the varied demands of modern TV broadcast,” said Jin Yamashita, Senior Manager, Product Planning and Marketing Dept. of Content Creation Solutions Business Div. at Sony. “This integration will offer fast and efficient workflow that can meet the growing demand for live streaming solutions in this market.”
The CBK-WA100 and WA101 adapter connects directly to a camera and allows XAVC proxy files to be created and then saved on an SD card in the adapter. Then the adapter is able to upload the proxy content and the original high-resolution content via 3G/4G/LTE/WirelessLAN to a broadcast station, on premise server or to a cloud environment. The adapter will support the live streaming capability in early 2015.
Sony will be showcasing the new bundle at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), from September 12-16, 2014, at the Elicium, Hall 12.
Teradek, a Vitec Group brand, manufactures groundbreaking wireless video devices for remote video capture, live ENG backhaul, real-time monitoring, proxy recording and webcasting. For complex wireless workflows, Teradek's cloud-based workflow management platform provides a powerful option for remotely managing a fleet of Teradek encoders in real time from anywhere in the world. All Teradek products are designed and manufactured in the USA.
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