Mushroom Networks has introduced a cellular-based live video streaming package it says it able to transmit high-quality, low-latency video suitable for television broadcasting.
Mushroom says its TelePorter is suitable for use by either broadcasters or Internet video content providers.
The company bases its fortunes on the ability to bond channels not within a single transmission system, but by mixing and matching channels from any network (combining DSL and cable, for example).
TelePorter combines the throughput of between four and eight cellular data cards from multiple carriers; those wireless streams can be bonded to broadcast live news from the field using any video camera, for example.
Mushroom claims the technique is far superior to load-balancing or other like solutions which can have high delays or not high enough reliability, severely limiting capabilities.
“TelePorter is the technological ‘Holy Grail’ broadcasters have been waiting for with its ability to beam high-quality live video back to the newsroom or even directly to the Internet, bypassing the need for notoriously expensive satellite or microwave uplinks,” stated Dr. Cahit Akin, co-founder and CEO of Mushroom Networks. “An inexpensive means for transmitting live high-quality low-latency video is not solely limited to broadcasters but opens the door to anyone needing to create and distribute live content such as a celebrity blogger covering the Red Carpet, a magazine reporter walking the floor at a tradeshow or even a soldier providing reconnaissance on an enemy location.”