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Mobile Viewpoint produces wireless mobile encoders for livestreaming video over bonded 4G and 5G networks.
Mobile Viewpoint was looking for an embedded 5G module to integrate into its new Agile Ultra 5G mobile encoder that would ensure secure, ultra-low latency connectivity on a global basis and at the highest speeds.
Using encoding technology, it is possible to compress the video stream and remove redundant elements. This reduces the bandwidth required for livestreaming, cutting costs, while also improving speed and latency. Mobile encoders can also be remotely managed and controlled using a cloud-based management platform. As a result, there is no need to send production personnel and outside broadcast (OB) vehicles into the field alongside the camera operators and broadcast team. This greatly reduces costs, while improving quality. Armed with just a camera, a light-weight encoder and a cellular connection, broadcasters can start covering live events, with real-time streaming of 4K content.
Mobile Viewpoint has recently developed and launched its Agile Ultra 5G mobile encoder. This is among the first 5G mobile encoders on the market and allows TV production crews to transmit 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) video from sporting, news and other events, using 5G networks. For this product, Mobile Viewpoint needed, a high-performance, cost-effective embedded module that would provide reliable connectivity to 5G networks.
A fast and secure 5G module that could be easily integrated into the Agile Ultra 5G was a key component of our go-to-market strategy for the encoder. As our trusted partner, Sierra Wireless provided us with a secure, high-performance module, the integration support and global carrier relationships we needed to realize this strategy.
Managing Director, Mobile Viewpoint
Mobile Viewpoint opted for Sierra Wireless’ EM9190 5G NR embedded module for the integration. One of the advantages of the module is that it connects to 5G NR networks, which is the best option for ultra-reliable low-latency communications (URLLC). The latency floor for 5G NR, can go as low as 1/8th of millisecond, which makes it the perfect solution for 4K UHD broadcasting. This next-gen cellular technology has the potential to transform the coverage of live events. Multiple 4K cameras can be used, capturing every angle, with each utilizing a cellular connection rather than fixed wired connections (which are only available at certain locations.) There will also be the possibility to overlay augmented reality and other immersive experiences. The cameras can even be remotely controlled using visual tracking and artificial intelligence, offering more creative potential and lowering production costs further.
The EM9190 also provides Mobile Viewpoint with unrivalled flexibility. It can support multiple technologies, including low and high-power mmWave, so OEMs do not have to integrate multiple module types depending on customer requirements. The multipurpose nature of the module also helps to streamline and simplify production and delivery, reducing time-to-market. The EM9190 can also be deployed anywhere in the world, so there is no need to have different versions for different regions.
Sierra Wireless helped us meet our aggressive launch timeline for the Agile Ultra 5G, and deliver our broadcasting and other customers a secure 5G mobile video encoder that they can start using today.
Managing Director, Mobile Viewpoint
By partnering with Sierra Wireless, Mobile Viewpoint was able to realize many advantages, including:
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EM9190 5G New Radio (NR) Module