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NAB 2019 – See what you missed

Last updated Jul 27, 2023 | Published on May 4, 2019 | News

VidOvation is a leading provider of video, audio, and data transmission and distribution systems for the broadcast television, sports, corporate AV, and government markets. Encompassing bonded cellular, wireless video, video streaming, video networking, encoding, IPTV, and fiber-optic communications systems, VidOvation solutions improve video transmissions by removing the frustrations of dropouts, latency, interference, noise, and security issues. VidOvation excels in helping its clients integrate custom solutions into existing infrastructure, with the ability to satisfy almost any application or budget. The company applies proven expertise to the complete project life cycle — from project consulting and management to engineering and design, to warranty and support. More information about how VidOvation is moving video forward can be found at

Award-winning One-of-a-Kind Ultra-Low-Latency ABonAir Wireless Links

Wireless video link provider ABonAir is renowned for providing extremely low latency in a long-range, high-performance, broadcast-grade wireless system, and VidOvation now represents ABonAir’s products in the United States. ABonAir’s one-of-a-kind solution will benefit VidOvation’s customers in the sports, live events, and newsgathering spaces, where the lowest possible delay is mandatory while preserving high video quality.

Emmy-award Winning SafeStreams Robust IP Transport Technology from Haivision

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. As an alternative to expensive satellite, telecom, and 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. 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.


Haivision Story Centric

Haivision Story-Centric Workflow – Support for a story-centric workflow with EVS, Dalet, Newsbridge, and more. EVS Integration of Story Centric Workflow with IP Diva the New version of IP Director showcased at EVS Booth


Haivision at NAB 2019

Check out Florian’s interview with IABM where he talks you through the latest Haivision news and innovations at NAB 2019. ELECTRONIC NEWS GATHERING (ENG), REMI At-home Production or Broadcast Live from anywhere with Emmy award-winning cellular video uplink solutions from Haivision enabling a shift in live video acquisition away from expensive satellite transmission, delivering a cost-effective cellular alternative that offers resilient broadcast-quality video uplink while enhancing freedom of mobility in the field for all live broadcast media outlets.


Haivision 4K and Multi-HD HEVC Video Encoding and IP Distribution — Used by Turner Sports for the Ryder Cup

At the 2019 NAB Show, VidOvation will demonstrate the Emmy Award Winning Haivision’s HE4000 4K Ultra HD (UHD) HEVC live encoder, which relies on the public internet to contribute and distribute video, thereby helping to eliminate high satellite costs. The HE4000 is ideal for real-time delivery of live UHD or HD content over unmanaged IP networks. The compact, half-RU encoder combines 10-bit and 4:2:2 HEVC encoding with the latest generation of Haivision SafeStreams® technology to deliver live video content over IP at low latencies and bit rates. At the show, visitors will see the HE4000 in action with the latest version of Haivision’s StreamHub transceiver and decoder platform, which offers integrated 4K UHD HEVC recording and decoding functions.

Users can achieve state-of-the-art 4K and multi-HD HEVC video encoding and IP distribution by combining the HE4000 with Haivision’s QUAD Modem active antenna, which has four internal cellular modems featuring a high-efficiency, wideband antenna array. Two QUAD Modem active external wideband cellular antennas can be plugged into the HE4000’s USB ports for transmission over bonded cellular networks. The QUAD Modem offers added cellular connectivity to the entire Haivision product line. Integrated Wi-Fi enables bonded cellular hotspots and VPN connectivity anywhere, providing users with highly needed internet connectivity when working in remote locations.

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Photo Caption: HE4000 Advanced 4K and Multi-HD HEVC Video Encoder

Haivision PRO380 HEVC Bi-directional Video Uplink via Bonded Cellular and IP

Also on display at VidOvation’s 2019 NAB Show booth will be the Emmy Award Winning Haivision PRO380 Series, the latest generation of Haivision’s highly portable video uplink system is now available to customers in the U.S. and Canada. Packaging a best-in-class H.265/HEVC bonded cellular encoder and transmitter into a compact design, the PRO380 brings powerful bandwidth savings to live remote video production — delivering up to 30 percent savings in cellular data compared with other HEVC solutions on the market and up to 65 percent savings over H.264 uplink solutions.

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Image Caption:  VidOvation — Haivision PRO380 Series Video Uplink System

VidOvation TV, Enterprise IPTV & Digital Signage System with 138 Channels of DirecTV using COM3000 nominated for the 2019 NAB Show Product of the Year Awards

VidOvation is honored to be one of the first nominees’ for the 2019 NAB Show Product of the Year Award.  New for the 2019 NAB Show is VidOvation TV, a turn-key enterprise IPTV and digital signage system that now includes full integration of DirecTV content. The integration enables an end-to-end IPTV system that includes DirecTV, digital rights management, video on demand, and digital video recording with streaming to smartphones, tablets, desktop players, displays, smart TVs, and set-top boxes. VidOvation TV integrates with the new DirecTV COM3000 system, supporting up to 138 channels of DirecTV. The DirecTV COM3000 system has been designed specifically for hotels and enterprise installations where there is a need for a single-wire solution for multiple displays. The COM3000 system offers up to 138 tuners in a scalable system that takes up a small space in an equipment rack. It creates a head-end system in which every TV can be tuned to its own channel without interfering with other TVs.
The VidOvation TV system increases the number of available DirecTV channels from 48 to 138.  It is one of the only systems on the market that supports Verimatrix and Pro:Idiom encryption now required by every cable and satellite operator including, Comcast, DirecTV, Dish Network and more.  The VidOvation TV system can distribute virtually any video and television sources from DirecTV, Satellite, Cable, Studio Feeds, In-house Feeds, Media Players and Third-Party Digital Signage.  The VidOvation TV Digital Signage feature provides users with a feature-rich Digital Signage capability and experience including L-bar, multi-zone with live video, emergency alerts and more.

There is a need for IPTV and Digital Signage Systems that support the industry-approved Verimatrix and Pro:Idiom encryption and Digital Rights Management (DRM) standards  There are many systems on the market that circumvent the Digital Rights Management and encryption required by the Studios, Cable and Satellite operators.  One solution is the use of hundreds of thousands of dollars of encoders. In addition to the added expense, the live television quality is degraded by re-encoding the signal for a second time.  The VidOvation TV approach saves $50K to $350K on the cost of encoders. Save 50-70 Rack Units of space. Save on HVAC costs. Save on electricity costs.   Other vendors provide a proprietary form of encryption which may not be approved by all the Studios, DirecTV, Dish Network, Comcast, cable operators and more.
The VidOvation TV meets this industry need by providing an Enterprise IPTV and Digital Signage System with native support for Verimatrix and Pro:Idiom DRM.
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DirecTV Integration With VidOvation TV and Digital Rights Management


New for NAB 2019, VidOvation. TV, a turn-key enterprise IPTV system, now includes full integration of DirecTV content. The integration enables an end-to-end IPTV system that includes DirecTV, digital rights management, video on demand, and digital video recording with streaming to smartphones, tablets, desktop players, displays, smart TVs, and set-top boxes.

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