Designed for performance and portability the encoder transmits broadcast quality, low latency live video over IP from the most challenging network locations.
Modern design: Quicklink have designed a modern day mobile encoder that incorporates all of the functionality required to broadcast live video from any location. The encoder can simultaneously bond 10+ connections including Wi-Fi, USB and Satellite. The modular design also allows the encoder to be easily removed from the backpack for use in studios, vehicles and fly-packs.
Optimised for satellite: The Quicklink Mobile Encoder automatically optimises its transmission to maximise quality and to minimise latency and includes CIF resolution. The encoder is fully tested on the Thuraya satellite, VSAT and Ka network. The encoder also has full Inmarsat BGAN HDR Integration and control as well as inbuilt GPS functionality with custom integration to your own mapping system.
Smaller, lighter, higher quality: Weighing just 1.14 kgs, the Quicklink Mobile Encoder represents the ultimate uplink device for professional newsgathering. To help broadcasters produce a quality live presentation, Quicklink has launched its latest version of the Windows Live software with the installation of the HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) or also known as H.265 (trial). HEVC/H.265 is the standards-based, next-generation codec successor to H.264. It will deliver the same visual quality as H.264 at close to 50 percent of the bitrate.
Robust and reliable: The Quicklink Mobile Encoder automatically aggregates all available bandwidth seamlessly, without disruption of transmission – even as satellite, microwave or cellular connections are added or dropped. The per-network cellular connectivity status includes data such as throughput and network delay per connection in an easy visual display.
The Quicklink iStats App allows you to monitor your Quicklink video encoders wherever you are, in an instant, in real time. Synchronise the app with your encoders and continuously track their statuses and performance. The Quicklink iStats App stays on alert and guarantees you peace of mind!
How does it work?
Connect your Apple device to your Quicklink Encoder’s Wi-Fi. Once the connection is set-up, you are ready to go. Your Mobile Data can be disabled if required. You will instantaneously and automatically receive the encoder’s status data on your Apple device screen.
If you wish to monitor another Quicklink Encoder, select the new encoder’s Wi-Fi connection.
Pricing and Availability
|CPU||i7 Intel processor|
|Video||Video inputs||SDI Video Input 1 x 10 bit HD / SD (BNC), 1 x HDMI type A connector|
|SD video formats||625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC|
|HD video formats||720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94 and 1080i60|
|Colour precision & space||10 bit, Rec 601, Rec 709|
|Video encoder||MPEG-4 Video part 10 (AVC/H.264), Baseline, Main and High Profile H.264 video codec including bespoke enhancements. HEVC Option|
|SDI compliance||SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M|
|Audio||Audio inputs||2 Channels embedded in SD & HD. 4 Channels embedded in SD and HD, optional AES/EBU, 2 Channels unbalanced with sample rate converter.|
|Audio encoder||AAC-HE2 24Kbps to 320Kbps|
|Audio Talkback IFB||1 X Analogue 1/4” Jack Audio IFB / Bluetooth Talkback connectors (optional)|
|Network||Network supported||1x Wi-Fi, 2x Ethernet, 4x USB. Also Satellite, Thuraya IP, BGAN, VSAT, NewsSpotter and other Ka Band Services. Optional 4/8 inbuilt high gain modems.|
|Supported technologies||LTE, HSPA+, HSDPA/HSUPA, UMTS, Wi-Fi 802.11 AC, b, g & n Dual Band|
|Hardware||Input / Output ports||4 x USB 2.0 ports, 2 x Gigabit Ethernet 1x DisplayPort|
|Hard Drive||Solid State|
|Antannae||In built antennae system with standard SMA connectors for connection of directional and high gain roof mounted antennae|
|Battery connectors||Optional Hot Swap Dual Battery Plates allows uninterrupted use|
|Operating time||3-4 Hours use depending on battery option.|
|Control||8” LCD touchscreen; USB mouse and keyboard, full web based remote control|
|GUI||Simple, easy to use touch screen. Video preview with Audio level indicators|
|Size||Encoder: 190mm x 220mm x 70mm (7.5” x 8.6” x 2.8”). With backpack: 400mm x 330mm x 130mm (15.8” x 13” x 5.2”)|
|Operating temp||0 to 55oC|
|Encoder weight||Without battery plate including 8 modems 1.76kg. 1.14 kg without modems|