Love them or hate them, drones provide some fantastic footage. Typically they work with an on board camera which typically provides a WiFi signal to base station near-by. However, what happens when you want to use your own broadcast quality on board camera that does not have a Wi-Fi capability and maybe an HD-SDI or an HDMI output?
Video Streaming Drone
Live drone video streaming to anywhere in the world, for example direct to the MCR station of a broadcaster for immediate playout, is not a simple task. You need good quality video, low latency and reliability. Soliton Systems with its smart telecaster range of products can help with your live video streaming drone requirements.
Tiny HEVC encoder for your drone
The Zao-S is a light weight encoder that weighs only 300 grammes with its own internal battery. Drone video streaming has never been more reliable for broadcasters, or even for military applications, where drones need to be flown long distances.
The Zao-S can use the local 3G or 4G LTE mobile cellular network to stream video over multiple phone networks simultaneously. In the event one of the cellular signal’s disappear, the Zao-S will automatically compensate. It is designed for reliability. By using the latest H.265 HEVC compression algorithm, as opposed to the older H.264 encoding algorithm, it can use a lot less bandwidth, needing a much-reduced bit-rate to deliver good quality HD video.
By programming the Zao-S on the live streaming drone with a global IP address, it can stream to a control room anywhere very quickly with very small latency. The Zao-S is very secure and can support full AES256 encryption making it ideal for drones in law enforcement, public safety and military applications where security is an issue.
For broadcasters, the video streaming drone simply provides beautiful content from any live event or music concert, reliably, quickly and cost effectively.
Contact us now for more information on how Soliton’s Smart Telecaster range of products can help in your drone applications for cost effective and highly reliable video contribution.
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About Soliton Systems: Soliton Systems manufacture a range of mobile video streaming, video encoding and security products. Its flagship products, the Smart-telecaster Zao and Zao-S, is in use by range of broadcast, sports production companies, emergency services and first responders for live mobile video surveillance and outside broadcast.Go to public safety Live broadcasting solutions