On Demand HD Content Acquisition and Interactive Broadcasting
Glowpoint provides IP-based broadcast solutions for leading sports broadcasters, sports leagues, news outlets, cable stations, and collegiate conferences – including professional football and basketball drafts, Comcast's Mountain West Sports Network and the NFL Network.
Our "always-on," managed service and exclusive video-network exchange service reduces transport costs and program operations by up to 80% in comparison with traditional satellite feeds and associated operations. We enable ultra-clean HD- and SD-interactive broadcasts, provide real-time communications, and two-up capability for live-to-air and live-to-web broadcasts, all delivered through proactively maintained flexible solutions.
- Cost-effective - up to 80% less expensive than traditional methods
- Greater flexibility and strategic value-always-on IP economics provides instant access to remote talent, reporters, and analysts
- High quality and reliability
Interactive Broadcasting Solution
- Remote-Cam HD
Provides media and entertainment outlets with the ability to acquire live, two-way content - on-demand - for broadcast live-to-air and to the web, in HD, at up to 1080 at 60fps. Remote-Cam HD is equipped with the components necessary for remote content acquisition and delivery, offering a host of unique features and capabilities, including head-end broadcast studio remote management, camera operation, streaming, and IP network monitoring.
This solution is available 24/7, requires no advance scheduling and provides significant cost savings to media outlets by replacing the need for satellite truck time, for satellite booking, and for other associated costs. Remote-Cam HD can be connected via any high-quality IP network, and can be managed through Glowpoint's broadcast operation managed service support.
Portable, self-contained, fully integrated and customizable, Remote-Cam HD can be deployed at events or for permanent, on-location use. The unit includes: video encoder / decoder, fixed and external HD camera capabilities, A/V switchers, multiple input / outputs for audio and video, native HD-SDI workflow, and store and forward options.
- Head End Control Software
A software-based, hosted control panel can be loaded onto any PC or MAC. The head end control enables the full management of remote location camera pans, tilts, zooms, lighting, audio controls, and a/v switching.
- Managed Service and Program Support
Glowpoint provides "always on" 365x24 support for broadcast operations and Remote-Cam HD, in addition to: solution design and engineering support, program / project management, proactive monitoring and IPSLA management, on-demand production support, field-service cam support, a cam-solution parts depot, warehousing, bench testing, quality assurance for cam technology and component fulfillment, and detailed usage and performance reporting.
- High Quality IP Network
To ensure a steady, clean connection at all times, any high-quality IP network can be certified and managed, or fully delivered by Glowpoint as part of the broadcast solution.
The Alternative to Satelllite Transmissions
Glowpoint combines four components and delivers a fully managed solution so broadcasters are able to capture critical live broadcast feeds where real-time, low latency, two-way signal acquisition is required.
- SD or HD (1080 X 60i, 720p x 30 fields, 720p x 60 fields)
- 44kHz full-duplex stereo audio
- Instant access to remote talent
- Always-on IP economics
- Live-to-air reliability
- Cost-effective – up to 80% less expensive than satellite