Link takes a different approach to video transmission. Instead of carrying cellular modems on your rig, Link is designed to operate similarly to a mobile hotspot. Simply place Link at a location with optimal signal strength, connect your Cube or Brik to Link’s dual-band MIMO WiFi network, and go live at up to 300 feet away over up to 6 bonded network connections.
Directly to the Web or Back to the Station
The Teradek Link can transmit to just about any platform, including various MPEG-TS decoders or a CDN of your choice.
Portable and Long Lasting
Link’s small size and low power consumption allows for easy placement and long run times when paired with a V-Mount plate and battery. If you need to swap power sources mid-broadcast, Link’s rechargeable Li-Ion battery lets you exchange external batteries without interrupting your live video feed.
Not only does Link accept video feeds from Teradek encoders, it also supports connections from other 802.11 enabled devices** for Internet access. This feature enables broadcasters to quickly publish edited multi-camera content via Link’s FTP capabilities over unbonded cellular bandwidth.
Adaptive Bit Rate Streaming
Link features Teradek's novel Adaptive Bit Rate Streaming (ABRS) technology, which dynamically adjusts the video bit rate and buffer of your stream in real time to adapt to varying network conditions. ABRS ensures that your content is delivered reliably and at the highest quality possible.
Adaptive Frame Rate Streaming
Link's Adaptive Frame Rate Streaming feature was designed to ensure that your live video reaches its destination at any cost. If cellular service at your location suddenly drops to levels that are too slow to transmit an HD quality video, the AFRS feature will begin to drop the frame rate until your content reaches its destination in tact. This feature is ideal for breaking news coverage where successful video transmission is imperative at any cost.
Sputnik is Teradek’s software interface between Link and your streaming destination. Sputnik is designed to run on a Linux computer either in the cloud (using Amazon’s EC2 services) or on a local server with a single, publicly addressable TCP port. Sputnik recombines the various video feeds from Link into a cohesive stream that can then be sent to an H.264 decoder or played back online.
Base: Turnkey Sputnik Server & Decoder
Base is an integrated link aggregation and H.264 decoding solution for video broadcasts transmitted over the Teradek Link or Bond. As an alternative to an Amazon EC2 instance or building your own Linux server, Base de-bonds and decodes your video feed from a single rack mount server with an HD-SDI output.
The Teradek Dashboard is a web GUI for monitoring the performance of your Link system. Dashboard displays the bit rate and latency per modem, total data usage, modem status, buffer length, and many other statistics to help you keep track of your streaming performance in real time.