LIVE+ EnGo, already at the heart of global breaking news stories, now with expanded roaming options and simplified connectivity
[05 September 2016]
Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that simplify the transport of live video and real-time data across remote or mobile IP networks, today announced that a new version of its compact LIVE+ EnGo mobile transmitter with simplified connectivity options and updated roaming packages will debut at IBC2016.
LIVE+ EnGo encodes IP video and bonds all available networks, including cellular, Wi-Fi, Ethernet and satellite, to deliver exceptional picture quality with extremely low latency. At IBC, Dejero will demonstrate the latest enhancements that provide news crews with greater connectivity options when reporting live from remote locations. This includes new European and global roaming packages that enable users to either lease a dedicated roaming unit, or add a roaming standby option to their existing LIVE+ EnGo transmitter.
The new user-changeable SIM module allows a field operator to quickly and easily switch between different sets of SIMs in a LIVE+ EnGo. This enables optimal performance in the local cellular network environment.
The modular design of the transmitter also supports the use of new, more advanced modems as they become available. This latest version of the EnGo supports modems designed for use across multiple geographic regions instead of just one region. This provides international reporting teams optimum connectivity when they use the transmitter around the world.
LIVE+ EnGo can now be used as a ‘hotspot’ to help users in the field connect all their mobile devices to the Internet from virtually any location, eliminating the need to carry additional portable hotspot or pocket router devices.
Since its launch, EnGo has already been used extensively by news crews to deliver flexible live reporting from events including the UEFA Euro 2016 football championships in France, the attacks in Nice, and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
“I work in the business of fast news delivery and with Dejero’s EnGo I can be ready to report live from the International Criminal Tribunal in the Netherlands one day and then be in Brussels the next day to cover the aftermath of Britain’s EU Referendum,” commented Dejero user Peter Van der Struijs. As the owner of a freelance camera company, Van der Struijs Audio & Video, whose main client is the Netherland’s RTL Nieuws, Van der Struijs comments, “A key feature for me is just how easy it is to swap out the SIMs as I move from region to region or country to country. I love this unit and I recommend the LIVE+ EnGo to all camera operators covering news and indeed any live broadcast.”
To simplify the management of the EnGo transmitters in the field, Dejero’s LIVE+ Control cloud management system gives studio technicians the ability to locate, monitor performance, and remotely control transmitters from a web browser. They can also preview incoming feeds and route both live and recorded content to on-air playout and online distribution workflows.
“The highly portable LIVE+ EnGo transmitter reduces the complexity involved in managing SIM cards on the go and provides improved performance for mobile news teams by enabling them to leverage 4G networks,” said Dejero’s CEO, Brian Cram. “In order to provide additional connectivity from the field, the system’s new ‘hotspot’ capability can be used to connect all remote devices to the Internet.”
Cram added, “The European roaming packages in particular will be of interest to IBC visitors, as they provide an affordable, easy to use option for news crews covering stories across Europe.”
Dejero will demonstrate the enhancements to LIVE+ EnGo along with the full LIVE+ platform at stand 12.C56 during the IBC2016 exhibition from September 9 – 13 in Amsterdam.