Vislink and GoPro announce official launch of
HEROCast HD wireless transmitter at NAB 2015
Vislink’s smallest, lightest, and most energy-efficient HD wireless
transmitter will revolutionize live sports and broadcasts
Las Vegas, NV, USA, 13 April 2015 – Vislink, the global provider of broadcast communications equipment, in conjunction with GoPro, today announced the launch of the HEROCast at NAB 2015, a miniature transmitter that allows GoPro HERO3+Black and HERO4 cameras to broadcast live, HD wireless video for the first time.
Building on the partnership announced between Vislink and GoPro in January, the HEROCast is a result of joint development efforts to make GoPro’s product range suitable for live broadcasting. Designed to bring viewers closer to the action than ever before, the HEROCast has already been successfully used to broadcast NHL games in February and the 2015 X Games in Aspen.
The HEROCast lets broadcasters deliver new and unique perspectives from live events. The range of new camera positions that can be adopted with GoPro cameras that feature Vislink’s live HD wireless transmitter, will allow the viewer to gain many new live immersive experiences.
Vislink’s wireless HD transmitter uses less energy than any other transmitter on the market, leading to smaller size, longer battery life and ‘cool’ operation. Designed with flexibility in mind, the HEROCast is specifically tailored to be compatible with existing GoPro equipment and can be positioned in multiple locations, including within the HERO BacPac housing for water resistant usage.
“Vislink’s partnership with GoPro is the continuation of our ongoing goal to develop the most innovative and unique live broadcast products on the market,” said Simon Derry, CEO of Vislink Communication Systems. “With the explosion in demand for action content and higher quality video, today’s viewers demand the most immersive experience possible, which the HEROCast delivers. It brings to market a completely new way to watch live sports and special events – including from the unique perspective of the athlete.”
The HEROCast is available in two options, providing users with the flexibility to choose the right form factor for their specific needs:
1. HEROCast standalone transmitter: mount the camera on your helmet or chest for a first-hand view of the action.
2. HEROCast BacPac integrated transmitter: using our three-way mount, the solution includes a transmitter and antenna for integral action viewing.
Vislink will be at NAB 2015 (booth C6008) with live demonstrations and more information.
About Vislink plc
Vislink plc is a leading global technology business specialising in the collection, delivery and management of high quality live video “from scene to screen.” Approximately 70% of all live, low latency wireless broadcast video is delivered via Vislink equipment, across more than 200,000 systems worldwide.
For the broadcast markets, Vislink provides wireless communication solutions for the collection of live news, sport and entertainment as well as software solutions for channel playout automation, channel-in-a-box and video content management. Vislink also provides secure video communications for surveillance and public safety applications such as law enforcement and homeland security.