Dedicated Wi-Fi hotspot will help IP newsgatherers cut through London Olympics congestionPenton Business Media
Broadcasters looking to file reports from London via IPnewsgathering systems while covering the Summer Olympics will haveaccess to an uncontended enterprise-grade Wi-Fi hotspot.
Boxx TV hasset up the hotspot for crews using platforms, such as Quicklink,Livestream, Dejero, LiveU, TVU, Livewire or Skype, to upload newsfrom the London Olympic Park. The hotspot is designed for sendinglive streams or FTP with upload speeds of about 4Mb/s.
Boxx TV will provide portable hardware to access the hotspot sothat crews with or without broadcasting rights can work fromconnections in and around the area of the London Olympic Park. TheWi-Fi hotpot will be operational around the Aquatic Center, theMain Stadium, the Westfield shopping center, and the public areasand restaurants.
The network offers broadcasters leveraging IP newsgatheringtechnology a means to bypass public 3G networks around the OlympicPark that are likely to be overloaded. Scott Walker, co-founder ofBoxx TV said it "is questionable if 3G bonding will be able tooffer any usable upload bandwidth for live streaming of FTPfeeds."
More information is available from Boxx TV at firstname.lastname@example.org.