Use of Smart Blending Technology ‘opens a new world of opportunity’ in live remote production for Artistic Visual Studios as they prepare for multi-camera livestream of momentous ‘Opal’s Walk to DC’
Waterloo, Ontario, June 19, 2020 — Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that provide Emmy® award winning video transport and Internet connectivity while mobile or in remote locations, is providing a range of its Smart Blending Technology solutions to production company, Artistic Visual Studios (AVS) for its live production of Opal’s Walk; a petition march from Fort Worth, Texas to Washington D.C, led by 93 year old Opal Lee. Ms. Opal aims to gather one million signatures on her way to Congress today in order to make ‘Juneteenth’ (June 19th) a national holiday to commemorate the abolition of slavery in the United States.
AVS, who also produced a powerful campaign video of Ms. Opal seeking Nike’s support of what could be a historically significant petition march, will be reaching a new ‘enterprise level’ of professional live event production. They will be using Dejero’s GateWay, WayPoint, CuePoint, EnGo and LivePlus app for reliable connectivity and high quality live video transmission to capture this momentous occasion.
“Dejero’s solutions have opened up a new world of opportunity for us. They’ve allowed us to cut the cords of the constraints we’ve experienced with limited connectivity. Now, whether we’re in the studio, a fixed venue and especially on location — we can be so much more agile, get even closer to the action, provide more vantage points and interviews on the move and most importantly, deliver enterprise level, crisp quality live productions for future multicultural events — in a way that hasn’t been delivered before,” said Doug Johnston, founder & CEO, Artistic Visual Studios.
Four Dejero EnGo mobile transmitters will serve AVS camera operators strategically positioned in the field as they broadcast live from the crowds and conduct interviews with supporters as they march. The Dejero LivePlus mobile app will also be accessible to further AVS crews, on the ground via their smartphones, capturing multiple viewpoints to document the excitement and passion of the campaigners. Additionally, using the LivePlus mobile app on a smartphone, mounted on a selfie stick, will allow AVS to deliver exclusive live footage of Ms. Opal herself, up close, as she walks from the Fort Worth Convention Center to the Will Rogers Auditorium.
Using Smart Blending Technology, which aggregates diverse network technologies from multiple network operators, the Dejero EnGo dynamically and intelligently manages fluctuating bandwidth, packet loss, and latency differences in real-time, meaning AVS will not need to be concerned with congested local cellular networks or any signal degradation to achieve the connectivity required for this quality live broadcast coverage.
A Dejero WayPoint receiver will provide AVS with the ability to switch between four simultaneous feeds from its studio in Dallas and reconstruct the video transported over multiple IP connections from the Dejero transmitters, decode HEVC and AVC, and output to SDI.
“We’re proud as a company to offer our clients, and the causes we support, a unique story-telling production service that truly captures the tone, atmosphere and sincerity of their stories in an intimate and impactful way,” continued Johnston.
“The technology that Dejero has provided will amplify our offering by helping us to deliver even richer content, especially in live and remote production situations; starting with Ms. Opal’s walk”, added Russell Lopez, business development at Artistic Visual Studios.
To enable AVS camera operators on the route of the march to identify when they are live in real-time, a Dejero CuePoint return video and teleprompter server has been installed, with low latency return feeds accessible to field crews through their smartphones.
A Dejero GateWay M6E6 network aggregation device, also located in AVS’s Dallas studio, will guarantee AVS fast, reliable and secure internet connectivity, by monitoring the connection from the company’s internet provider as well as serving as a back-up should primary connectivity fail due to a weather event or service interruption.
“Because of our great relationship with Ms. Opal and her team, we believe that our live coverage and documentation of this incredible event will offer a more intimate and more compelling experience to our live streaming audience than any of the attending news outlets because of the freedom that Dejero’s powerful technology gives us,” concluded Johnston.
“Supporting AVS as they capture a piece of history in the making for their inspiring client, Ms. Opal is an honour,” said Bogdan Frusina, founder, Dejero. “Being able to provide organisations with new opportunities to help them deliver compelling live content without boundaries from a connectivity and video quality perspective, is what drives Dejero to continue innovating”.
Driven by its vision of reliable connectivity anywhere, Dejero blends multiple Internet connections to deliver fast and dependable connectivity required for cloud computing, online collaboration, and the secure exchange of video and data. With its global partners, Dejero supplies the equipment, software, connectivity services, cloud services, and support to provide the uptime and bandwidth critical to the success of today’s organizations. Headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Dejero is trusted for broadcast-quality video transport and high-bandwidth Internet connectivity around the world. For more information, visit www.dejero.com.
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