Dejero Unveils New HEVC Products to Improve Live Picture Quality

Photo: Dejero.

Photo: Dejero.

Dejero announced the addition of two new products to support High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) (H.265) encoding and decoding. According to Dejero, its PathWay and WayPoint products enable the use of HEVC video compression in support of remote and mobile broadcasting, a feature that is particularly relevant to on-location teams working with limited bandwidth.

The 1U PathWay is designed for installation in vehicles or fixed locations, Dejero stated. It’s available in two different configurations: an Ethernet configuration that includes two Ethernet ports for satellite — Ku- and Ka-band, Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) — or wired IP network connectivity; and an Ethernet and cellular configuration offering up to six cellular connections.

PathWay supports both HEVC and Advanced Video Coding (AVC) (H.264) encoding, providing automatic detection and immediate backwards compatibility with existing or legacy AVC-based Dejero receivers. The encoder/transmitter, which contains internal Wi-Fi, is also compatible with the recently launched Dejero CellSat blended cellular and satellite solution.

WayPoint is a four output 1U receiver that supports HEVC decodes to Serial Digital Interface (SDI) or IP (MPEG-TS over IP) playout workflows. It also supports AVC decoding of feeds from legacy transmitters. It comes with dual redundant power supplies and Redundant Array of Independent Disk (RAID) storage capabilities. “We’re leveraging the efficiencies of HEVC while applying novel techniques such as real-time adaptive bitrate control and our unique auto-transport technology where resolution can be changed on the fly, within the transmission,” said Bill Nardi, vice president of broadcast integration and global support at Dejero. “Using HEVC, Dejero can enable video transmission with as little bandwidth as 1 Mbps, or even less, and still deliver good picture quality.”

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