In the event of a serious storm or unexpected disaster, the best way to get information is still from live television broadcasts. While slowly developing weather events, like hurricanes and blizzards, can be forecast and tracked in advance, other events, like tornados and earthquakes, often occur suddenly with little if any advance warning. In both cases, it is important that the public see what is going on, where the damage is, and even if evacuation is needed. Live remote broadcasts from these locations can supply the this information to a broad audience in real time.
Reporters do not hesitate to go on scene to investigate breaking news where and when it is unfolding, in order to share that information with the general public. Everyone has seen the TV shot of a reporter battling the wind or snow while doing a live report, but little attention is paid to the technology needed to make this broadcast happen.
At Telairity we design and manufacture video processing solutions expressly designed to withstand the rigors of live field news reporting. Telairity has been an industry leader in this area for years with our BC8110 28V DC encoder for aircraft, and our BE8110, BE8500, and new Nexgen BE8600 encoders With reliability features like dual power supplies, usability features like “instant on,” and encoding capabilities that include both high bitrate 4:2:2 10-bit mode for capturing the best possible images for archiving and editing, and low bitrate 4:2:0 8-bit mode for backhaul over crowded urban airways or direct-to-viewer distribution, Telairity contribution encoders have been durable, responsive workhorses for all types of ENG (electronic news gathering) vehicles since their introduction in 2008.
For more information on the products Telairity offers that can meet the demands of live remote broadcasts from difficult situations and locations, please contact us.