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New Low Cost, Long Range Wireless Video, Tally & CCU – VidOvation



VidOvation, a pioneer in Video Communications Systems, announced today the release of their two new VidOlink wireless transmission systems. The VidOlink Ranger2 has been developed as a low cost long range transmission system and the VidOlink Tally & Control is a complimentary means to add tally and camera control (CCU) functionality to new and existing wireless video transmission systems.

VidOvation CTO, Jim Jachetta, states, “We do our best to keep closely in touch with our customers to best anticipate what the broadcast world wants next. This feedback system is precisely why we are adding the VidOlink Ranger2 and VidOlink Tally & Control to our line of wireless video transport systems.”

Made possible by coded orthogonal frequency division multiplexing, the VidOlink Ranger2 can transmit wireless HD video as far two miles with line-of-sight on the 5.8GHz band. VidOvation launched this unit to meet the demand for a lower cost alternative to the original VidOlink Ranger transmission system.

VidOvation also launched the lightweight VidOlink Reacher wireless system for lower budget applications such as video assist and pulling focus. This unit can transmit zero delay HD video up to 2000 ft. In terms of performance, the VidOlink Ranger2 will take a stance right in the middle effectively opening up a new best-cost solution.

The VidOlink Tally & Control is an easy way to add tally and camera control (CCU) functionality to those who are already moving an HD SDI or HDMI video signal. Using the 403 – 473 MHz band, this unit can transmit tally and CCU functions such as RB Gain, Iris, A Iris mode, M Ped, Gain, Shutter, Bars, CC Filter select, ND Filter select, AWB, ABB, etc. Additionally, data can also be sent down our RF over fiber SMPTE units so with just one cable you can have RF, Data and power to your receive point. Options are available for Sony, Panasonic, Ikegami, Thomson and Hitachi.

VidOvation will have some of these technologies on display at upcoming Content & Communications Expo 2015. On November 11th & 12th, attendees can see them firsthand. Additionally, demo’s can be requested online through VidOvation.