Agile Airlink

The thinnest H.265 encoder with up to four camera inputs and data bonding

The Agile AirLink is with its 50 mm the thinnest and most advanced unit available in the market. Weighing just over 1.5 kg, the AirLink is the racecar of the bonding units, providing the most reliable and feature-rich live transmission device to any broadcaster or journalist.

The Airlink is our wearable ruggedized transmitter that transmits up to four videostreams in H.265/HEVC and bonds eight combined 3G/4G connections for high-quality live streaming using Mobile Viewpoint's award-winning bonding technology. H.265 live video transmission offers the same quality at lower bandwidth consumption, but also saves money when using datacards. It is also possible to add WiFi and Ethernet connections to AirLink to maximize the upload capacity.

 

The Agile AirLink 4CK is our most powerful portable mobile transmitter. The AirLink 4CK is available with 4 SDI inputs and is capable of delivering Ultra HD video and 4 video streams from the field using bonding technology. It is, therefore, a broadcast equivalent of a modern OB van. Besides its 4K-abilities, the AirLink 4CK also has 4 synchronized inputs for remote production and flexibility, as well as support for both H.265 and H.264 encoding, which ensures total end-to-end compliance using standard-based decoders. With its ultrathin design, it will easily fit onto the back of a camera or in a backpack. 

 

Different models

  • AirLink-1C: 1x HD-SDI, 1x HDMI
  • AirLink-2C: 2x HD-SDI, 2x HDMI
  • AirLink-4C: 4x HD-SDI
  • AirLink-4K: 1x UHD-SDI
  • AirLink-4CK: 4x HD-SDI, 1x UHD-SDI

 

Triple C connectivity 

The Airlink provides TripleC connectivity, 4 individual video channels and data routing, up to 40 Mbit H.265 encoding, 150 Mbit data bonding, up to 4 HD video channels, video return, 8x audio per video channel and last but not least recording up to 1 TByte. The AirLink has 8 built-in modems, WiFi and double Lan access. The built-in WiFi 2.4/5Ghz hotspot provides excellent data access for any device.

 

Camera mount 

The system is small enough to fit between the camera body and its battery pack, but can also be carried in a small backpack. Its aluminium design makes it extremely sturdy, making it possible to survive drops of more than 2 meters.

 

Store & Forward

The AirLink utilizes its bundling technology to become a high volume data Store & Forward unit and data bonding unit for Internet access. This means that the system uses its entire available bandwidth to transport any kind of file through its connections to an FTP server. 

 

Hotspot and data bonding 

Like most WMT systems, a hotspot is also available for Internet access. The hotspot uses the bonded bandwidth of all modems together providing enormous upload speeds. The device also supports full data bonding across all connections and is available via the WiFi hotspot or the Ethernet connection. Both the hotspot and data bonding functionality work in parallel with the transmission of video, however, video is always prioritized so there are no interruptions due to unexpected data transmissions.

 

Full intercom 

AirLink models will support two full intercoms. This feature is also available on existing units but requires a hardware update. 

 

Manage & Control

In combination with the web-based platform LinkMatrix, it is possible to control, manage and administer all the WMT devices and connections. The LinkMatrix is multi-destination and makes it possible to publish the same feed on many platforms including Social Media and private CDN’s.

 

 

Specifications

Interfaces

  • 2x RJ-45
  • 3.5 mm Jack IFB/Audio return
  • 2 embedded audio channels; optional 8
  • 2x USB
  • Touchscreen
  • Optional SSD 2.5" sleeve
  • Choice of inputs:
    • 1x HD-SDI, 1x HDMI, or
    • 2x HD-SDI, 2x HDMI, or
    • 4x HD-SDI, or
    • 1x UHD-SDI, or
    • 4x HD-SDI, 1x UHD, SDI

Inputs

  • SD; full D1
  • HD; 720p50, 720p60 and 720p59.94, 1080p25, 1080p30 (1080p50,1080p60 optional with special card)
  • HD; 1080i50, 1080i60 and 1080i59.94

Supported Encoding

  • H 264 high profile MVP codec 
  • H.265 main profile MVP codec

Connections

  • 8 Modems, LTE(4G), fallback 3G
  • WiFi 
  • Ethernet (optional 2)  

Recording

  • 120 GByte internal, up to 1 TByte using optional sleeve 
  • Simultaneously live streaming and recording in SD and HD
  • SD: High-quality CBR (Constant Bit Rate) in SD H.264 or H.265 up to 40 Mbit
  • HD: High quality CBR (Constant Bit Rate) in H.264 or H.265 up to 40 Mbit

INTERNET CONNECTIVITY THROUGH DATA BONDING

  • WiFi hotspot
  • Access via ethernet interface

IP Management

  • 10/100/1000 Base-T (combined with second ethernet port)

Hardware

  • Dedicated appliance 12-24 Volt
  • Weighs approximately 1.7 kg
  • 13.6 cm x 24.5 cm x 5 cm (wxhxd)

Operations settings

  • Live: Adaptive encoding and bitrate change with three options or with a slider (optional), with configurable delay between 0.8-60 seconds
  • Upload; send contents of a USB stick to an FTP server
  • Recording: CBR encoding at 30 Mbit on internal or external SSD disk
  • Satellite + 3G/4G + BGAN: Specific modes to optimize transmission over BGAN and KA band satellite. With Satellite + 3G/4G you can keep the delay at 1.8 seconds using 3G/4G modems for the return channel and IFB.
  • Standby/Data bonding: In this mode the unit is a true data bonding unit for high-speed uploads and internet access. In other modes data connectivity is available but live video gets prioritized.
  • PostPro license (optional): In this mode the system records next to a high-res CBR a low-res proxy file which can be used for remote editing and partial retrieve.

Includes

  • Integrated antenna array
  • PSU 90-240 Volt AC to 12 Volt DC 

Aerials (optional)

  • Dome Antenna; omnidirectional antenna array 3 dBi 

Additional Accessories

  • Custom-made backpack

 

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