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IP contribution solutions provider Mobile Viewpoint has launched what it calls the first 5G-ready bonding device to enable fast transmission of live content from the latest Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone X smartphone devices.

5GLink 12Sep2018The company says that in order to remain competitive, broadcasters are increasingly under pressure to capture and transmit content to live newsfeeds or the studio to deliver live content from the field – for example news, sport and entertainment – as soon as it happens. To address this pressure, Mobile Viewpoint says its new 5GXLink meets broadcasters’ and content owners’ requirements for fast, simple, cost-efficient content contribution, as they respond to the rapid rise in content consumption.

5GXLink is designed to connect to an SDI camera to accelerate the transmission of content through the latest iPhone 8 and iPhone X models, allowing camera crews and journalists to transmit content instantaneously.

5GXLink enables live content shot on a professional camera to be transmitted through a smartphone connection, effectively turning it into a connected camera. Designed to be compatible with any smartphone, 5GXLink supports content transmission from the Apple iPhone 6, 7, 8 and X models, as well as Android devices. Mobile Viewpoint adds that once 5G networks are launched5G networks are launched, the 5G-ready bonding device will give journalists and camera crews the ability to transfer content files via private 5G networks, working as a cost-effective alternative to COFDM modulation.

“Broadcasters want to deliver breaking news and report on live events as they happen,” said Mobile Viewpoint CEO Michel Bais. “Which means more and more camera crews and journalists are using smartphones to capture live content in the field. But this does not meet the quality of a professional SDI camera and files cannot be transmitted live either. We’ve designed 5GXLink to solve this problem, enabling camera crews and journalists to share high-quality content live from wherever they may be.”