Quicklink, Tividoo provide Ka solution for JP Morgan Challenge 2015

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 04 July 2015

Quicklink Video Distribution Services provided a broadcast encoding solution for the JP Morgan Challenge Run this year, allowing for satellite uplink to stream the race.

The 23rd annual JP Morgan Corporate Challenge, which took place in Frankfurt, saw 70,239 participants, making it the largest race in the world so far this year. The large turnout meant €253,000 was donated to the German Sport Aid Foundation and the German Disabled Youth Foundation.

Tividoo, based in Langenlonsheim, had two vehicles for the event, each equipped with the Ka-Sat Satellite solution. The Ka-Sat car was equipped with the Quicklink 1U rack mount encoder which transmitted live real-time video using the Ka Band network to a second vehicle located at the main event at Opernplatz in Frankfurt. The live stream was then able to be viewed on the JP Morgan website.

“With the Quicklink encoder and playout server it was possible for us to transmit a full HD signal from one KA Sat Terminal to another, without any high-latency issues,” said Tobias Gramm, CEO of Tividoo. “It's a perfect combination to stay cost effective in comparison to wireless video links.”

The Quicklink 1U encoder uses enhanced bonding algorithms, Satellite Optimisation and Adaptive Mode to compensate for any satellite degradation, is HEVC software-upgradeable and works with the full range of existing Quicklink systems and solutions. The encoder also automatically detects and remote controls the BGAN HDR terminals.