ENG/SNG Vehicles

Next-generation wireless IP solution for Electronic Newsgathering Vehicles

Traditional ENG / SNG trucks and new, smaller SUV models can be equipped with Silvus Technologies MN-MIMO to provide connectivity to fixed sites and to other field assets.  As well as transmitting their own video, vehicles can simultaneously act as a relay, connecting a wireless camera, or MN-MIMO augmented pack to the station. 
 
Unlike traditional ENG vehicles, more than one Silvus MN-MIMO vehicle can connect to the same fixed site, at the same time, on the same frequency, greatly simplifying the logistics of a news broadcast with multiple live-shots.
 
Furthermore, vehicles can be equipped with hybrid-switchable Silvus MN-MIMO / COFDM systems to ensure backward compatibility with existing COFDM Rx sites that have not yet been transitioned over to MN-MIMO operation.
 
Full remote control and monitoring is supported from both the remote vehicle and the studio side of the Silvus MN-MIMO link.  For example, a vehicle operator can easily align the mast-mount vehicle antenna by monitoring the signal-to-noise level ratio of the fixed site, and verify that good video is being received at the station by monitoring the station decoder status.  Likewise, a technician in the studio can monitor and control any IP-enabled device in the ENG truck.
 
Features / Benefits:
 
  • Non-Line-of-Sight coverage
  • Coverage area can be extended as needed by use of repeater radios
  • Operation in both licensed (BAS) and unlicensed frequency bands
  • Vehicles can simultaneously act as a relay for a wireless camera, or MN-MIMO augmented backpack
  • Multiple MN-MIMO equipped vehicles can connect to the same fixed site, at the same time, on the same frequency
  • MN-MIMO vehicles can support multiple forward / program videos, return video, IFB and FTP
  • Full remote control and monitoring of the mesh network and any IP-enabled device in the vehicle or fixed network.
  • Hybrid-switchable MN-MIMO / COFDM vehicles are backward compatible with existing COFDM Rx sites that have not yet been transitioned over to MN-MIMO operation
 
Applications:
 
  • Traditional ENG live shots with directional antenna and mast for long distance newsgathering (up to 100 miles with Line-of-Sight) 
  • Smaller SUV based, rapid response “iNG” vehicles with medium and short distance shots, for coverage within a city