When broadcasting video from a location without sufficient Internet access, 4G often is the best cost-effective alternative. Access to 4G can also be very convenient when you're broadcasting directly from mobile or other portable devices like IPcams. In these situations, it is essential to have the best possible 4G connection at your disposal to avoid packets being dropped while upstreaming. Often, this is not the case when you're recording inside conference rooms, theatres, museums or other buildings and constructions.
To this end, Rambla developed its 4G Broadcast Hub, which allows us to tap into any wireless carrier's 4G network and be assured of an optimal and reliable broadcast connection. It is a compact solution which can be easily setup at virtually any location. It can be deployed together with our Rambla Broadcast Station, CleverCast, Wowza GoCoder, Telestream Wirecast or any other hard- or software broadcast solution.
For example, last Thursday we produced a livestream of 'Het Grote Loondebat’ organized by HR service provider SD Worx in the St. Felix warehouse in the city of Antwerp, one of the most striking examples of warehouses from the 19th century. Since the location was a protected monument and had no Internet connection, the video had to be broadcasted over 4G. However, there was barely any 4G reception inside of the building. But thanks to our 4G Broadcast Hub, we were able to boost 4G signal strength and obtain an upload speed exceeding 10 Mbps. This allowed us to broadcast a perfectly stable livestream during two and a half hours, transmitted straight from one of the balconies in the beautiful interior street (which you can see in the picture)