Prodys notes that the needs of broadcast contributions are evolving quickly, not only because of the pandemic but infrastructure improvements, new standards, more efficient hardware and new ideas for live production.
Its Quantum2 family, it says, goes beyond what’s usual in a portable contribution codec.
“What makes this family of equipment different is that it permits audio and video connections in a single device, being able to establish two independent and bidirectional stereo streams and one video stream with four embedded audio channels,” states the company, which is headquartered in Spain.
Quantum2 has multiple transmission interfaces, and they are capable of working simultaneously: two Ethernet ports, Wi-Fi and up to eight LTE links, with 5G as an available option.
Video capabilities allow a user to simplify applications where several devices and services have been necessary but also to address new ways of producing live events.
“Different scenarios are possible: remote commentaries, video transmission of pre and breaks of the events, support to on-site commentators that cannot cover visually all the event, creation of audio and video programs on-site and live delivery to the cloud,” for example.
The Quantum2 codecs have been designed to work in infrastructures using devices from other manufacturers thanks to the use of protocols in their audio interfaces (AES67), audio transmission (SIP), video transmission (SRT) and management (Ember+).
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