Wireless data links are becoming common-place in the production community: with cameras now featuring proxy file streaming and H.264 on-camera encoders delivering full HD images live. With the launch of IntraTec's range of wireless transmitters and receivers, portable data devices are taken to a new height, with its new devices able to send fast streams of live data over distances of up-to 10 kilometres and enabling remote production crews exceptionally fast internet connectivity.
Distributed in the UK and Europe by Holdan Limited, IntraTec's solutions are ideal for camera crews that need live HD feeds from remote cameras such as in airborn or extreme sports productions - or backhaul data over significant distances without the benefit of wired connections. IntraTec also delivers powerful direct-to-the-internet data solutions for remote production crews that need to upload and download large media files.
We have seen wireless encoding and streaming take off in the last twelve months, with exciting products from the likes of Teradek and Vitec Multimedia. IntraTec's new products add significant enhancements to this kind of device, increasing transmission distances from a typical 30 metres to many kilometres, given the right terrain. Its mobile internet product will also be a great tool for production crews working anywhere in the world. Noted Allan Leonhardsen of Holdan.
Initially, the company, based in the UK, has announced three products. Firstly, Bridge, a miniature camera-top, extreme-range WiFi device. It takes IP feeds from an encoder or a camera's ethernet connection and delivers the stream of up to 450Mb/s over distances of 250m with a standard antenna or 4,000m with an external antenna.
Bridge Duo, its second product, is a dual radio unit, powered by standard broadcast batteries. Not only can it deliver live data streams over 500m (or 10,000m with an external antenna), but it can also simultaneously transmit the feed to local wireless devices such as laptops and iPads, or any other decoder.
Finally, WiFi Anywhere is the ideal remote data solution. Aggregating the data from multiple cellular networks and broadband internet connections, it is a very powerful go-anywhere wireless hot spot. It enables the very fast transfer of data files by balancing traffic over every available data network for the ultimate performance.
IntraTec products will be available through Holdan's network of resellers. More information on each product is available at www.holdan.co.uk.