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ABonAir AB512-XR – Long Range Wireless Microwave Transmission Solution


Meet the AB512-XR

The Best of Two Worlds: The longest range with the best sub-frame delay

The advanced ABonAir wireless video system is now available for long range!

This point to point system offers a solution where a video connection link of a few miles is required and setup time is short. This extended range solution does not compromise with the remarkable sub frame delay of 7 msec!

Utilizing a long range directional antenna, the point-to-point wireless transmission is now available for a distance of 10 miles / 16 km! This remarkable distance is achieved  while maintaining all the benefits of the ABonAir’s system: bi-directional video link, high picture quality, CCU, integrated intercom and much more.

ABonAir’s AB512TM-XR is a great solution for out of studio production and OB vans where direct connection from production site to the media center is required.


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7 Msec Delay (Sub Frame Delay)

For live event coverage & multi-camera production

Low delay enables the production of multi-camera and live shows without worrying about the delay caused by the simultaneous operation of different cameras or lip sync.

1U or Portable Receiver for Maximum Flexibility

For fixed setups or a temporary production

ABonAir receivers come in two builds – 1U and portable. Our 1U rack unit is a standard 1.75 inch / 44.50 mm in height and 19 inches / 48.3 cm wide and fits right into your standard rack. It features a frequency knob, display and supports ABonAir FCE (Fiber Coverage Extender). The 1U rack unit is perfect for professional sports and large broadcast events. Our robust portable receiver provides complete mobility. It is geared towards single stage events, OB Vans and religious broadcasts.

High Picture Quality

+52dB PSNR with H.264 CODEC technology

ABonAir’s groundbreaking CODEC enables accurate frame encoding at high speeds and excellent picture quality

Teleprompter and Video Return Support

The AB512 system fully supports ABonAir’s Teleprompter and Video Return system: Telepompter – resolution up to 1080i60, Video Return – H.264 compressed videos

Supports All Major Formats and Frame Rates

Works with every camera, for every type of production

ABonAir’s systems support all bit rates and formats so they can be used at any production all over the globe with any camera type. The ABonAir AB512 supports frame rates of: 1080p60, 1080i60, 1080p59.94, 1080p50, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF23.98, 720p60, 720p59.94, 720p50 and many more. For details check the Tech Specs above.

If you have a special format or frame rate needs, let us know and we will customize a solution for you.


Multiple Input Multiple Output Antenna Array

MIMO is a method for multiplying the capacity of a radio link using multiple transmit and receive antennas to take advantage of multipath propagation. MIMO has become an essential element of wireless communication products, especially those using OFDM.

MIMO specifically refers to a practical technique for sending and receiving more than one data signal simultaneously over the same radio channel by exploiting multipath propagation.

CCU Supports Your Current System

Sony, Panasonic, Ikegami, Grass Valley & Hitachi Camera Control Units (CCU/RCP)

Yes, the AB512™ unique data port technology enables it to support all major camera brand manufacturers.

Embedded Intercom

Integrated intercom & IFB using the same RF channel

ABonAir’s products are the only wireless broadcast systems supporting an embedded and integrated intercom for communication between the cameraman and the director on the same RF channel as the video content. The AB512™ does not require an additional RF channel allocation for the intercom or additional equipment support. This reduces cost, setup time and frequency usage.

Long Range Transmission

Point-to-Point range of up to 16 km / 10 miles

ABonAir’s Point-to-Point (P2P) system offers a solution where a video connection link is required and set up time is short. The extended range solution does not compromise the remarkable 7 msec sub frame delay.

Unlicensed Frequency

No need to use regulated frequency and pay for frequency

Until a few years ago, only large networks could use wireless equipment because it required purchasing expensive frequency licenses from the regulator. In recent years, however, governments and regulators around the world provide unlicensed frequencies for public use for any purpose – including video transmission – allowing even smaller productions to use wireless links easily and free of charge. To answer this demand, manufacturers started to develop unlicensed solutions. Unlicensed systems’ volume grew and drove cost down, motivating large networks to also use them even though they own frequencies.

Bi-Directional Radio

Per pixel acknowledgment

In uni-directional links, the transmitter sends video content to the receiver without receiving any feedback. In bi-directional links, both transmitter and receiver can send and receive data and control information: a packet acknowledgment mechanism identifies errors and quickly fixes them (by re-transmitting the corrupted data), before the frame is presented. This enables bi-directional solutions to assure that all the data is well received without errors, thus increasing picture quality.

PTZ Support

For remote camera operation

ABonAir systems can control any PTZ controlled camera for remote installation of a camera where a wire connection is not possible, for a fixed or mobile installation.


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