22-03-2018

Jacob Krzywak

Mobile Viewpoint to showcase Artificial Intelligence-driven production and storage solutions at NAB 2018. AI solutions to be exhibited alongside Mobile Viewpoint’s complete IP contribution Multicam portfolio

Mobile Viewpoint, a leader in IP contribution solutions, will use NAB to showcase three new products that use Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) to automate low-cost delivery of content from remote locations, and improve efficiency of content indexing, storage, and search. In addition, Mobile Viewpoint will also exhibit its broader range of IP contribution solutions at the event, which takes place in Las Vegas, 9th-12th April 2018.

Artificial Intelligence is the subject of much industry hype but is now maturing to feature in practical applications. Mobile Viewpoint is incorporating AI capabilities into two new products that will allow smaller broadcasters and brand owners to automate live content production and delivery without having to invest in costly camera crews, production facilities and distribution platforms. They are targeted at sports stadia and other live events, including studio and field news production.

In addition, Mobile Viewpoint will also launch a new Smart storage solution that uses AI for voice, object and speech recognition to enhance video content indexing, logging and search.. Details for all three products will be announced in late March.

Mobile Viewpoint’s solutions meet the broadcasters’ requirements for fast, simple and cost-efficient content contribution as they adapt their strategies to meet the rapid rise in online content consumption. Alongside its new AI-based solutions, Mobile Viewpoint will also exhibit its complete Multicam Wireless IP transmission portfolio at NAB, which includes the WMT TerraLink-4C Multicam rack mount bonded transmitter, and the WMT AirLink H.265-enabled encoder backpack device. Both transmitters feature multiple (2-4) H.265- encoders and 8 channel audio, enabling multicamera, OB and 360 productions that can be remotely controlled.

Mobile Viewpoint will also showcase the EyeLink wearable 4G action camera, and demonstrate LinkMatrix, an online dashboard that allows users to manage their complete live IP-based production workflow. LinkMatrix provides a clear overview of all live feeds from the field, and turns them into real online TV channels by creating playlists, adding logos and  graphics, advertising insertion, and pre-roll. Content can then be published live on any social media platform or CDN instantly.

Finally, and following a strategic OEM agreement reached in February, Mobile Viewpoint will also demonstrate its IP-based multicamera transmission solutions with CP Communications, a provider of live event broadcast production solutions in the USA. These solutions are used by CP Communications to produce live coverage of sports events – large and small – such as the New York Marathon and college football games. CP Communications’ customers include MLB Network, IMG, and New York Road Runners’ (NYRR).

Michel Bais, CEO at Mobile Viewpoint said: “As the industry continues to adapt to new consumption habits and a thirst for live content grows, broadcasters must adapt to new ways of working. We are also adapting our solutions to meet those needs: artificial intelligence will bring new and exciting capabilities to the next generation of content solutions, and we’re delighted to be able to showcase our own AI products at NAB this year. These will add to our existing, strong line-up of mobile content contribution solutions, already in use globally with customers such as BBC News and Sky Sports.”

To find out more about Mobile Viewpoint’s solutions visit its booth in Central Hall, stand C2807 at NAB at 7th-12th April.

About Mobile Viewpoint

Mobile Viewpoint is a global player, focusing on the development and implementation of IP transmission solutions for both the broadcast and security industries. Their H.264 and now H.265 HEVC codec implementations, combined with patented technology, allow for HD video to be transmitted over bonded IP connections. Customers include major broadcasters, such as BBC News, Al-Arabiya, Sky Sports News, NBC Sports.