Encompass Digital Media expands live sports acquisition capacity in Asia with Dejero from Ideal Systems

At the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Digital Broadcast Symposium (DBS) in Kuala Lumpur today, Ideal Group announced that Encompass Digital Media, a global leader in mission-critical media capture, management and distribution services has selected Dejero LIVE+ EnGo compact mobile transmitters to expand its services offering for the acquisition of live sports in the Asia region.

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The LIVE+ EnGo units can be attached to ENG and Sports Cameras in the field and encodes live video into H.264 then transmits over multiple IP networks including 3G and 4G mobile networks to the to the Dejero Live+ Control cloud server. From here the live signal can be routed to an Encompass facility and uplinked through their comprehensive Satellite and Fiber networks to the required destination and or to a CDN for OTT distribution.

The cloud based Dejero LIVE+ Control also provides Encompass operators with a digital dashboard to view and manage all of the EnGo transmitters in the field. With a map based Geolocator Encompass can see where all the units are in real time and have full remote control of the units in the field allowing Encompass technicians to adjust settings and troubleshoot issues so the camera crew can focus on capturing the best content. The dashboard also provides a customizable grid of low latency video thumbnails from the units for confidence monitoring as well as a variety of analytics including data rates important when using data over bonded cellular phone networks.

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“We did some rigorous product testing before moving forward with Dejero. We had used bonded solutions from other manufacturers in the past with mixed results so we wanted to be sure we were making the right decision.Testing in Singapore would not have yielded useful results due to the nearly ubiquitous 4G coverage here, so we decided to test the product in India with live cricket in tier 2 and tier 3 cities. This was a really tough task for the Dejero units as we tested at multiple locations using numerous cell operators and the extended duration of the matches added to the complexity. . In multiple tests at various cricket grounds across India we received full HD signal back to the Dejero Broadcast Server at our Playout facility in Singapore.” Commented Deepakjit Singh, Chief Innovation Officer for Encompass.

Speaking from the Ideal booth at the show, Fintan Mc Kiernan, CEO at Ideal Systems S.E.A. stated “We are delighted with the results of the field trials at the cricket in India and were confident that we would be successful as we have a number of customers successfully using Dejero across Asia already for both Sports and News. It’s also a great example of Ideal’s pan Asia reach being a great fit for pan Asia media companies as we were able to support the Live+ EnGo transmitter field trails in India with engineers for our various offices in India while simultaneously having the engineers on site at Encompass in Singapore to setup and train the operators on the use of the Dejero Broadcast server.”

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About Encompass Digital Media
Encompass is a global technology services company at the forefront of the innovations taking place in the television and digital media worlds. As a leader in comprehensive, end-to-end video solutions, the company originates over 900 channels in a variety of languages and to a multitude of platforms. Encompass captures, processes and delivers over 30,000 hours of premium content per day and distributes it in both linear and non-linear formats for its clients worldwide via satellite, cable and digital platforms from its facilities across four continents. In addition to the services it provides to its linear clients, Encompass’ suite of digital service products provide non-linear solutions including content aggregation, VOD, CVOD, 24x7 streaming, event streaming, linear transport and stream origination. The company’s premier services include channel playout, centralcasting for broadcast TV stations, transmission (satellite, fiber and IP), digital services, government solutions and remote/studio production.

About Dejero
Dejero simplifies the remote acquisition, cloud management, and multiscreen distribution of professional live video over IP. Its LIVE+ platform enables broadcasters, media organizations, and mobile production companies to reliably reach their global TV, web and mobile audiences instantly and cost-effectively. Dejero’s proprietary cloud-based platform intelligently manages and bonds wired and wireless network connections to deliver broadcast-quality live video from virtually anywhere. Headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Dejero is trusted for mobile video contribution around the globe.

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About Ideal Group
Ideal is Asia’s largest broadcast systems integrator and is a multinational organization providing innovative media and design solutions to sectors, including broadcasting, telecoms, and media. Ideal Systems provides services that range from systems consultancy and design conceptualization to systems deployment and support of broadcast systems, facilities and studios. Ideal Group operates from eleven regional offices in nine countries across Asia. The company employs 150 staff members in its offices in Hong Kong (Main Headquarters), China, Taiwan, India, Japan, Singapore (S.E.A. Headquarters), Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

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