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Linux Lets TV News Crews Rove More Freely

Article Source MoblinZone Blog
October 9, 2009, 11:26 am

The LiveEdge, mounted on a JVC broadcast camera (Source: Nomad Innovations.)Nomad Innovations has used Moblin Linux technology to build a camera-mounted 3g and/or WiMAX transceiver aimed at mobile TV news teams. The $50K LiveEdge device is touted as a cost-saving, more flexible alternative to the $500K microwave trucks commonly used today.

The 1.5-pound LiveEdge device mounts on the back of "most broadcast cameras," says the company. Once attached, the device can enable bi-direction communication with the home TV studio, over a range of commonplace wireless networks, including 3G cellular data networks, as well as 4G WiMAX networks. Such networks actually enjoy greater signal coverage than the private microwave networks commonly used by news crews, according to the company, allowing news crews to rove more widely...

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