VISLINK releases AirStream 2.0 for mobile broadcast uplink

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 26 February 2015

VISLINK has launched the AirStream 2.0 for live video streaming via mobile network uplinks.

Airstream 2.0 has a 50% improved 4G LTE performance for broadcasters looking to deliver live coverage.

In addition to the performance improvements, the product has added TVU Grid interface capabilities. A VISLINK receiver ingests AirStream 2.0 transmissions, and distributes them to the TVU Grid, providing point-to-point and point-to-multipoint functionality. The Grid network provides a connection to video sources and distribution points that allows users to share live video content to anywhere in the world that has access to a Grid-accessible device.

"Live streaming via cellular bonding is a lower-cost and rapidly deployable alternative to microwave or satellite newsgathering, and provides a viable approach for coverage of non-traditional markets, such as school sporting events, local politics and extreme sports," said Michael Payne, president of VISLINK Americas. "AirStream 2.0 delivers exceptional performance in both stationary and mobile applications making it easier than ever to produce live, broadcast quality, IP video for distribution anywhere. Additionally, our partnership with TVU Networks increases the distribution capabilities through the TVU Grid."