When it comes to broadcasting, a strong and stable connection is needed in order to produce reliable and jitter-free streams. Peplink’s Mobility antenna series introduces a portfolio of 5G capable antennas with high gain and efficiency, ready to bring the best speeds. In this real-time application, our Mobility antennas support the mobile broadcasting needs of a TV & radio broadcasting company.
Calling for Connectivity
A client requested for an Australian company to host a month-long broadcast, while on the move. While planning, the media company realized they urgently needed a reliable and failproof connectivity solution for their mobile broadcasting vehicle.
The company needed a solution that could live stream at least 4K video resolution while bringing them unbreakable connectivity in remote areas at the same time. As a result, they turned to one of Peplink’s partners for a connectivity setup.
Mobile Connectivity for Broadcasting on the Move
The MAX HD4 MBX is a mobile powerhouse. This router allows for up to four cellular links, consisting of a 5G connection with three LTE backups. To support the broadcasting company’s live stream, this router combines the bandwidth of these cellular links, forming one unbreakable connection.
Additionally, Hot Failover keeps the network seamlessly running when one of the connections drops. Using Peplink’s patented Smoothing technology simultaneously, the deployment of this router ensures jitter-free broadcasts with packet loss compensation.
Mobility Antennas Making the Connection Work
The four Mobility antennas, two Mobility 42Gs and two Mobility 40Gs, were mounted on the mobile broadcasting vehicle’s roof. With a total of sixteen cellular channels, two Wi-Fi connections, and at least one GPS, these antennas helped provide even higher bandwidth during the broadcast.
For monitoring and locating the vehicle, the broadcasting company can use the integrated MAX HD4 MBX GPS receiver. Mobility Antennas include an active and high performance GPS antenna, which allows the company to track its fleet.
To meet concerns for installation time, these antennas are connected to the MAX HD4 MBX using QMA connectors. QMA connectors are snap-on locking replacements for the standard SMA connectors. They are premium class connectors, allowing the broadcasting team to rapidly connect antennas to the routers without any reliability concerns. Typically, QMA connectors can be installed ten times faster than an SMA connector.
Each Mobility 42G Antenna connects to four of the MAX HD4 MBX’s QMA cellular connectors, two Wi-Fi WAN connectors, and one GPS connector. The last eight QMA cellular connectors are occupied by the two Mobility 40G Antennas.
The integration of Peplink products in this setup solved the mobile broadcasting needs of this company. The MAX HD4 MBX’s future proof design allows them to rely on high-speed connection. Concurrently paired with Mobility Antennas, the broadcasting company can confidently live stream content to their client anytime, anywhere.
- SD-WAN Bandwidth Bonding to combine 4 cellular links into one high-speed connection.
- Future proof design and 2.5Gbps throughput ready for 5G.
- Smoothing technology compensating for packet loss for jitter-free broadcasts.
- The MAX HD4 MBX is deployed with a Mobility 42G Antenna.
- 5G ready 4×4 cellular MIMO for high bandwidth and solid reliability.
- The GPS receiver is equipped with high gain LNA, making it ideal for location tracking.
- The Mobility 40G Antenna is a powerhouse antenna ready for heavy usage.
- 5G ready multi-band antenna built for land-based mobile applications.
- Supports a wide range of global cellular frequencies.