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What Is Cellular Bonding and Why Do I Need It?

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Last updated Jun 7, 2023 | Published on Oct 1, 2019 | Bonded Cellular

Although streaming video has never been more accessible, a simple internet connection isn’t reliable for major event broadcasting, remote-location publishing, and up-to-the-minute information sharing. Cellular network bonding provides increased throughput and signal resiliency, enabling you to transmit live streams without the risk of a botched connection.

What Is Cellular Bonding?

Cellular bonding equipment transmits live streams via multiplexed cellular signals when ethernet or Wi-Fi isn’t available. Rather than using expensive satellite transmissions, cellular bonding technology uses multiple cellular modems to combine 3G, 4G, LTE, 5G, and other cellular signals to boost connectivity.

With the increased need for cellular bandwidth, many industries are capitalizing on using cellular bonding products, including:

  • Video production for delivering live news events, sports, weather, and traffic reports
  • Security guards that receive video transmission from remote security cameras
  • First responders and medical teams relaying critical information
  • Transportation industries offering Wi-Fi on trains and buses
  • Farmers using data links for crop sensors
  • Facebook Live and YouTube Live producers for live video streaming

With cellular bonding equipment at VidOvation, you can transform your digital video production chain into an efficient information transmission system. Cellular bonding offers a reliable, portable, and highly robust uplink system for delivering news, sharing stories, sending wireless video, and relaying crucial information.

Why Do I Need Cellular Bonding?

You need bonded cellular products if your business relies on video transmission through wireless connections. With superior connectivity and cost savings, cellular bonding provides your business with more efficient live-video streaming services so that you can deliver information to your team, employees, and customers.

Bonded Cellular Products Save You Money

Broadcasting live on location costs thousands of dollars for bandwidth, satellites, and ENG trucks. No matter how much money you invest in hard-wired solutions, current networks are unstable due to the number of other users, interference, and clutter on the same line.

With cellular bonding wireless video solutions, you have a low-cost alternative that delivers broadcast-quality video from congested and remote locations. Using an agile workflow and several bonded connections, your stream can take advantage of the carrier with the most robust connectivity, avoiding others that can’t maintain stability.

Bonded Cellular Products Are Easy to Transport

Cellular bonding devices are compact and easily transported compared to traditional live-video streaming solutions. Cellular bonding products are versatile, especially when your team is broadcasting from the field or at major events with limited space for mobility.

Cellular bonding products’ small and portable size also provides seamless integration with existing workflows, reducing setup times on live events and in remote locations. When speed and mobility are crucial to getting information out, broadcasting on the scene, or in life-critical situations, cellular bonding technologies are essential.

Redundant Internet Connections for Video Streaming

The core purpose of using cellular bonding is to take advantage of several networks rather than one hard-lined internet source. With more connections to fall back on in the event of a drop, an automatic failover ensures that a live stream runs continuously.

Cellular Bonding Technologies Are Ready for Next-Generation Codecs

The next generation of video transport codecs involves HEVC and H.265 video. Improved data consumption efficiency allows broadcasters to save significantly more bandwidth when streaming live video.

In large event spaces where data is congested, the lower bandwidth requirements of HEVC video make it easier to deliver. It also reduces the amount of 4G and LTE data needed to stream, saving on costs for live-video streaming operations.

How Do Live Broadcasters Use Cellular Bonding?

Live broadcast producers, news agencies, and video professionals face significant monetary challenges for video streaming. Bonded cellular products give live video streamers options for distribution, meaning they can take advantage of the most reliable, cost-effective solutions with the lowest bandwidth.

A single reporter outfitted with a video camera and cellular bonding backpack can be dispatched to remote areas quickly. By capturing the story as it unfolds, interviewing eyewitnesses, and providing live shots of the event, reporters add quality and professionalism to their broadcast.

Cellular bonding equipment also helps broadcasters deliver live weather and traffic reports from fast-moving vehicles such as vans, trains, boats, and helicopters. For newsworthy events happening all over your community, you can have better access to on-the-scene news coverage with cellular bonding packages.

Contact Our Team at VidOvation Today

At VidOvation, we provide custom video transmission, PRO380 Bonded Cellular Field Encoder contribution, and distribution systems for broadcast, sports, live production, and enterprise businesses.

For a quote, questions, or other inquiries, contact VidOvation today.

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