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VidOvation is your premier partner—a dynamic systems integrator, technology design consultant, value-added reseller, and boutique rental house. We specialize in empowering clients like you to seamlessly integrate bespoke video transmission, streaming, production, contribution, and distribution systems into your existing infrastructure, tailored to meet diverse applications and budgets.
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Hi Jim,

Thanks for your support throughout this project (Ryder Cup Golf Tournament). Not only was the gear great, but the VidOvation support was also excellent. Looking forward to doing more in the future.

Tom Sahara

VP of Operations & Technology, Turner Sports

Our project required deploying multiple systems simultaneously in areas that had less than optimal cellular service. VidOvation allowed us to test the equipment's range and capabilities in advance, allowing us to adjust our schedules and expectations. The familiarity allowed us to strategize and implement creative solutions along with backup scenarios. The technical support and brainstorming VidOvation provided made us feel that they were truly vested in the success of our show.
Deni Graap

Line Producer/Technical Producer, FNG Production Services, Inc. & Freelance


Jim is an experienced entrepreneur who has a great grasp of both technology and business issues, with a specialty in sales and marketing. His engineering background makes him very tuned-in to the evolving video communications marketplace and allows him to see opportunities where others may not. Jim is an excellent resource for customers who need to find creative and cost-effective solutions to their video and data networking needs.

Wes Simpson

Owner, and Telecom Product Consulting

Expect at-home remote production (REMI) without the headaches

Create more Live Content while saving costs

Demand frame-accurate genlock and lip-sync across many handheld and untethered cameras

IPTV & digital signage systems that save rack space

Expect industry-approved Verimatrix or Pro:Idiom DRM & encryption

Integrate a custom TV distribution system into your existing network


Use Cinema Cameras in your live multicamera production

Learn how fiber-optic camera backs allow you to incorporate large-image-sensor digital cinema cameras into live multicamera productions

Eliminate cabling with wireless video, audio & data links

 Demand a robust ultra-low latency, bi-directional radio with dynamic FEC & ARQ with fully integrated intercom & camera control 

Live video communications for government agencies

Give your command-and-control a real-time video feed from the field

We help professionals simplify workflows and save costs in production, broadcasting, streaming, fiber optics, wireless, IP television distribution, and digital signage systems. With at-home Remote Production technology using cellular, the public Internet, managed networks, and microwave, you can save costs while maintaining frame-accurate genlock and seamless lip-sync across many handheld and untethered cameras.

Your facility can reduce rack space by using our IPTV and digital signage systems to distribute live television, cable TV, satellite, studio feeds, stage feeds, and digital signage over your corporate network. You can eliminate cabling with wireless video, audio, and data links. When you need a robust, ultra-low latency, bi-directional radio with dynamic FEC and ARQ with fully integrated intercom and camera control, we can help.

VidOvation serves clients such as Riot Games, Bassmasters, Bally Sports, Big Ten Network, PGA, ABC, Big Fish Entertainment, MGM, Wolf Entertainment, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Paramount, US Marine Corps, State of Michigan, Compass Christian Church, and BAMF Health. We are a leading technology integrator of video, audio, and data transmission, contribution, and distribution systems serving broadcast television, sports, production, corporate AV, first responders, and government markets.

Our solutions encompass Emmy award-winning bonded cellular, wireless video, video streaming, video over IP, encoding, IP probing, monitoring & multiviewer, enterprise IPTV, Verimatrix & Pro:Idiom digital rights management (DRM) & encryption, digital signage, and fiber-optic communications systems. VidOvation solutions improve video transmissions by removing the frustrations of signal loss, latency, interference, noise, and security issues.

Discover how Technology-as-a-Service eliminates obsolescence and preserves your budget.


Servicing Over 100 Companies Around The Globe

In addition to VidOvation manufactured products, we also represent great brands such as:
  • ABonAir
  • AlphaEye
  • Haivision
  • Cobalt Digital
  • MultiDyne
  • NewTek
  • TAG VS
  • Technicolor
  • V-Nova
  • QVidium

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What differentiates Haivision IP & Bonded Cellular Technology from the competition?
At VidOvation, we are asked every day, “What is the one thing that makes Haivision better than the competition?”  There is no simple answer to this question. Please read the top 20 reasons to choose Haivision technology over the competition below. Collectively all of these reasons give production crews and photographers the ability to get more shots.

“The sad truth is that many important shots, news stories, sporting events and more are lost every day due to the deployment of inferior technology.

The simple answer is you will get more shots using Haivision technology!”

Jim Jachetta, CTO VidOvation

  1. Advanced HEVC Encoding – Customers say “It is the best video quality they have seen in an HEVC encoder”. The system supports 4:2:2 10 bits hardware HEVC. HEVC Cellular Bonding
  2. Patented High-gain Internal Antennas – Enables a stronger and more reliable signal with the cellular tower.  The system’s superior design avoids interference from the coupling effect found in competing system when multiple antennas are in close proximity.
  3. High-Quality Cellular Modems – Any wireless system is only as good as the quality of its RF radios.  Using the industries best cellular modems makes a difference. The competition uses $50 modems.  Haivision uses $300 high-quality modems. The Haivision cellular modems connect faster and more reliably with support for more frequency bands including the extended bands deployed by Verizon and other carriers. The competition does not support these extended frequency bands.
  4. Dual High-Quality Encoders – A second encoder dedicated to recording provides a better quality recording on the camera side.  The competition has a single encoder for both recording and transmission. When the system is in a fringe area and the transmission is at a low bit rate, both the transmission and the recording will be of low quality. By having a second encoder, the Haivision system will always have a high quality and high bitrate recording under all transmission conditions.
  5. Robust Bonded Cellular & IP Transport – Haivision developed an Emmy Award-winning highly robust transport protocol called SafeStreams.  It is ideal for the transmission of video audio and data over unmanaged networks such as cellular and the public Internet.
  6. Dynamic 2D Forward Error Correction (FEC) – Adds redundancy to the transport stream when needed.  Automatically turns off when not needed to preserve more bandwidth for higher video quality. 
  7. Packet Re-requests (ARQ) – When FEC is not available or unable to recover lost packets, the decoder engages ARQ to request the re-transmission of lost packets automatically.
  8. Variable Video Bit Rate – The system automatically adapts to changing network conditions.  When the receiving decoder senses a decrease in available bandwidth, it sends instructions to the transmission encoder to lower the bit rate. Based on the available throughput and bandwidth the system continually adjusts the video bit rate.  This technique prevents interruptions in video transmission while maximizing the available throughput to achieve the highest video quality.
  9. Transport over the Public Internet – Many customers can save the cost of expensive Satellite, Telecom and fiber optic transport and use the low-cost Public Internet for reliable video transport by using Haivision technology.
  10. At-home Remote Production or REMI – Turner Sports transported 20 live video feeds between Paris and Atlanta over the Public Internet while maintaining perfect Gen-lock and Lip-sync across all 20 cameras.  Turner Sports was able to minimize personnel and equipment at the remote production site producing the entire show thousands of miles away in Atlanta.
  11. External Antennas – Passive & Active – When operating Haivision PRO Series field encoders with bonded cellular connectivity there are certain situations where an external cellular antenna is Alternative to LiveU Xtenderneeded.  When transmitting from inside a vehicle, the metal body can block or attenuate the RF cellular signal. The PRO series supports up to 2 QUAD external passive antennas.  Haivision has introduced the QUAD CellLink active antenna with four high quality internal cellular modems. The QUAD CellLink can be used to add cellular connectivity to products such as the HE4000 HEVC HD and 4K Encoder.
  12. Advanced Store & Forward – The Haivision product line simultaneously supports Progressive Store and Forward. A high-resolution video file can be recorded locally in the PRO or AIR Field Encoder and Transmitter. The file can be immediately and continuously forwarded to the receiver in master control or can be forwarded at a later time. This feature is ideal if you’re in a location without any cellular connectivity. The advanced recording and storing capabilities of the Haivision PRO and AIR field encoder’s gives the ability to broadcast live in a fringe area at a lower bit rate while simultaneously recording at a high bit rate using the second encoder. In this situation, a low-resolution proxy can be broadcast live followed by a higher resolution recording that is automatically pushed to master control to air later in the broadcast as an alternative to the lower bit rate live video.
  13. Advance File-Based Workflow – Please read the blog post “Accelerated Video & Photo File Transfer – AFP Delivers Real-Time Coverage of 2018 Tour de France” To learn more about Haivision’S advanced file-based workflow.
  14. Cloud-Based Management – The Manager is a powerful application that enables broadcasters and video professionals to monitor and manage an entire Haivision live video contribution system including fields units (PRO Series, AIR Series, HE Series, RACK1 Series, and MOJOPRO Series), StreamHub transceivers, as well as third-party equipment.  The Manager transforms remote live video production and news gathering by enabling an operator to manage and control a large number of devices through the intuitive web-based user interface of a single tool.  It can be deployed on-premise or operated as a cloud-based solution and brings simplicity, flexibility, and efficiency to any news or live video production organization.
  15. Advanced Receiver Functions – The Haivision StreamHub receiver and distribution platform is a single 1RU appliance that decodes, transcode and encodes both HD and 4K video. Alternative LiveU LU2000 LU4000
  16. Highest Input & Output Density – The StreamHub supports up to 16 inputs for field encoders and transmitters with up to 32 IP outputs and 4 SDI outputs.  The competition does not come close to the density of the StreamHub receiver, decoder, and encoder.  This translates into savings and rack space, electricity and HVAC.  The Haivision StreamHub is a versatile receiver, decoder, playout, and distribution platform or cloud-based service, supporting a large panel of functions and protocols for the easiest integration in existing workflows.
  17. SDI & HDMI inputs – It is common for photographers to use a wide variety of cameras throughout the workday. Photographers and engineers asked for an autosensing SDI and HDMI input. Whichever input is active, the Haivision field encoder and transmitter will automatically select it. This prevents mistakes where a camera operator will select the wrong video input.
  18. Gen.-lock and Lip-sync – The Haivision family of field encoders and transmitters all maintain perfect video and audio Gen-lock and Lip–sync across Cellular Networks and the Public Internet.  This is ideal for multi-camera remote field production.  A perfect example of this technology in action is the work VidOvation and Haivision are done with the team at Big Fish Entertainment and A&E for cable TVs number one show “Live PD”.
  19. Alternative to Expensive Satellite, Telecom & Fiber – Many VidOvation customers are using Haivision technology to save on satellite, fiber and telecom costs. The Haivision safe streams unique transport protocol cuts contribution and distribution costs in multicamera, Live-Action Productions making the impossible possible.
  20. Bonded Cellular Hotspot & Remote Internet Access – Customers are always asking for better connectivity when in the field. The Haivision choose one family of field encoders and transmitters are optimized for the transport of video and audio. Now Haivision has a solution for the growing demand for a bonded cellular hotspot or Internet connection when working in the field.  Customers can now have a reliable Internet connection when working in the field for other production activities such as email, VPN, browsing the web and more.  VidOvation
How many cellular and IP connections does the Haivision PRO380 provide?
The Haivision PRO380 include up to 12 bonded IP and cellular connections via eight internal professional grade modems, 2 LAN connections, and 2 WIFI for a total of 12 IP connections per video transmission. The standard PRO380 includes global cellular modems with support for most of the cellular networks deployed in the world, including Europe the Middle East, Africa, the United States, Canada, Latin America and most of Asia. Its versatility gives broadcasters the flexibility to travel everywhere in the world with a single unit without needing to replace its internal or external cellular modems.
What are the low latency or low delay wireless video options?
Many applications such as sports, studio, and cinema productions require a low latency camera mount wireless video solutions.  In sports a live video feed to a big screen showing live action of the field or ice requires very low latency.  In studio or cinema production low latency is required for video assist and for pulling focus.

The VidOlink Reacher family has options to transmit video 400, 1500 or 3000 feet with less than 3 msec latency.  Visit the VidOlink Reacher 400, VidOlink Reacher 1500 and VidOlink reacher 3000.  The VidOlink Reacher features good video quality at a moderate price point.   

For longer distances and the best Broadcast quality, the ABonAIR AB512 and AB507 transmit up to 2-mile range with 7 msec latency.  The AB512 Camera Mount Wireless Video Link includes Intercom and Camera Control.  The AB507 Camera Mount Wireless Video Link is a lower cost video only alternative to the AB512.

What TV content integrates with the VidOvation TV In-house IPTV & Digital Signage system?
The VidOvation TV In-house IPTV & Digital Signage System integrate live television content from DirecTV, Dish Network, Cable Televisions, Over-the-Air Television, and more. Live internal video feeds from a studio, video conferencing system and other sources can also be integrated. Options are available to integrate an extensive library of media files to be played as video on demand (VOD). Options are available for digital video recording (DVR) to time-shift or record live television.
Do I need Digital Rights Management (DRM) for my In-house IPTV system?
In the case of DirecTV and Dish Network, they use encryption called Pro:Idiom and it can be problematic for distribution. VidOvation TV In-house IPTV & Digital Signage system can work with the native Pro:Idiom encryption if you need a basic IPTV system.  For greater functionality, flexibility, and compliance with Cable Television in addition to Satellite, it is recommended to use the industry approved and accepted Verimatrix DRM.  

DirecTV and Dish Network will not turn off Pri:Idiom encryption unless you have an approved DRM system or digital rights management system such as Verimatrix DRM.  You want to make sure you ask your IPTV vendor, “Do you have an approved DRM system approved by DirecTV, Dish Network, and your Local Cable TV operator?” The VidOvation TV DRM system is approved by DirecTV, Dish Network, and all local Cable TV providers.  DirecTV, Dish Network, Cable TV and the Studios all mandate encryption of all television IP streams with an approved DRM system.  The goal is to prevent copyright violations.  The VidOvation TV System supported the native Pro:Idiom DRM and the industry approved and accepted Verimatrix DRM.  

What display devices can I use with my VidOvation TV In-house IPTV & Digital Signage system?
A typical RF coaxial television system is only going to allow for the distribution to specific displays and TVs.  Do you need to access video content over the corporate wide area network at the desktop, laptop, smartphone, tablet, set-top box, Smart TV, TVs, and Displays?  If yes, VidOvation TV In-house IPTV & Digital Signage system is the right choices. The way users function and interact in the corporate setting is rapidly changing. We are not bound to the displays in our offices, break rooms, hallways, lobbies etc. We need to access our corporate content right at our fingertips on ANY device. This is an absolute necessity for your enterprise content delivery network.
Can I integrate Digital Signage into the VidOvation TV Enterprise IPTV System?
Digital Signage is prevalent in every industry. You can run breaking news, welcome information, live event coverage and advertisements to the lobbies, hallways, break rooms, and more. Many digital signage display options are possible such as full screen, picture in picture and L-bar. The signage can be scheduled and automated.


Exploring the latest in IPTV and Digital Signage Solutions from VidOvation at NAB 2024

Exploring the latest in IPTV and Digital Signage Solutions from VidOvation at NAB 2024

At NAB 2024, VidOvation, a leading provider of innovative technology solutions, showcased its cutting-edge offerings in IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) and digital signage. Jim Jachetta, the CTO and co-founder of VidOvation, provided an insightful preview of the company’s booth, offering a glimpse into their products’ advanced features and functionalities.

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