Broadcast Solutions introduces the meshLINK IP mesh networking solution
BINGEN AM RHEIN, Germany—Broadcast Solutions has launched meshLINK, a high-quality wireless video transmission solution offering state-of-the-art video encoding, full-duplex IP and mesh networking in a robust and simple system, the company announced today.
The new meshLINK wireless solution offers low latency performance – up to 45ms in HD and 75ms in 4K – 100Mbps data rate and one to four channels of HD encoding over one frequency, said the society.
The solution combines the latest developments in RF technology with ultra-low latency UHD HEVC encoding. A true duplex IP-based wireless system, meshLINK supports a wide range of functions, such as RCP and telemetry, for live broadcasts, live production, news gathering and event coverage. Intercom, return video, teleprompter and other functions can be integrated into future IP-based applications, the company said.
In its basic configuration, the meshLINK can be a wireless Tx/Rx point-to-point solution that enables bi-directional IP traffic and link monitoring. This setup works with a transmitter-side radio and encoder and a receiver-side radio and decoder, the company said.
When multiple radios, called nodes, are added, the system becomes a mesh network, operating on a single frequency. The network is scalable, self-forming and self-healing. When using the mesh feature, a radio serves as both a transmitter, receiver and repeater, he said.
Signal routing is automatically and dynamically selected to ensure optimal performance without compromising signal stability. Data can be entered and retrieved at any node on the network. In the event that a Tx/Rx line is blocked, all other nodes in the mesh can take over signal delivery by acting as a relay, he said.
The meshLINK allows every device on the network to be configured and monitored from any node using a web browser. As an option, real-time adaptive video encoding is available. It automatically adapts the video bandwidth (bitrate) to ensure the best video quality.
More information is available about the company website.