Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that simplify the transport of live video and real-time data across remote or mobile IP networks, has announced that its LIVE+ EnGo and GoBox mobile transmitters have become the mobile technology of choice for freelance Australian cameraman Rick Sproxton. Now using three Dejero transmitters, Sproxton offers a one-stop-shop video delivery service to five of his network clients, including the Nine Network Australia, Network Ten and SBS.
Sproxton is able deliver live HD broadcast quality content that can immediately go to air due to Dejero’s bonded cellular, Wi-Fi and portable satellite connections. Even in challenging cellular network conditions, the freelancer can deliver exceptional picture quality with extremely low latency to his TV network clients across Australia. Sproxton’s decision to rely on Dejero technology is due to its ease of use, simple menu-driven user interface, and the ability to remotely control the unit through a smartphone.
“With the networks under pressure to cut budgets and reduce costly infrastructure, I decided to be self-reliant and to take control of the whole video delivery chain,” explained Sproxton. “With my Dejero GoBox and two EnGo mobile transmitters I can offer my clients the highest quality footage in the shortest possible time. Being on the road and having the ability to feed vision from the field means I can just roll from job to job, which is especially handy when I have days that are stacked up from 3am to 9pm.”
Sproxton has used his Dejero equipment in a variety of scenarios, including provisioning live G20 summit footage to networks whose trucks weren’t permitted to access Brisbane airport. He also uses it to shoot footage as part of The Project, which airs on Network Ten, often requiring the shooting of interviews at short notice, with a range of different people, in a variety of remote and built-up locations. Sproxton also uses the Dejero kit to feed live content from A-League soccer matches for SBS.
Rick has recently become a licensed drone pilot and with Dejero’s integrated HDMI input and the DJI Inspire 2 broadcast link, he can easily transmit live aerials to the networks in 1080i50 for immediate broadcast. He can also record footage directly on the mobile transmitter and transfer it with the ‘Store and Forward’ feature to the Dejero server without extra video conversion required in the workflow.
“Rick’s story illustrates how Dejero’s mobile transmitters meet the needs of on-the-go freelancers and their clients’ by helping them quickly obtain and reliably transmit high-quality footage from the field. This is especially true in locations such as Australia where its vast and varied environment can produce connectivity challenges,” said Bogdan Frusina, Founder and CTO at Dejero. “His experience demonstrates how field broadcast professionals seeking nimble, compact equipment for content acquisition are making an excellent choice by working with Dejero.”