PRN: BBC Will Use Mobile Viewpoint's WMT to Realize the Live Broadcast of the Olympic Torch Relay in the UK Utilizing 3G Mobile Networks

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BBC Will Use Mobile Viewpoint's WMT to Realize the Live Broadcast of the Olympic Torch Relay in the UK Utilizing 3G Mobile Networks


ALKMAAR, The Netherlands, February 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

This spring, starting May 19, the Olympic Torch will be carried in a relay around the UK. The Torch will be carried by different athletes and broadcasted live on the Internet, different regional and the national BBC channels.  The vehicle in front of the relay, responsible for the live coverage, will use the WMT (Wireless Multiplex Terminal) of Mobile Viewpoint to transmit the images using a combination of different mobile 3G networks. The WMT uses 4 to 8 SIM cards of different operators creating a stable video connection. Mobile Viewpoint, in cooperation with the BBC, developed the Continuous Picture Technology (CPT) to ensure a smooth video link driving through the rough country side with varying mobile coverage conditions.  The live coverage of the Olympic Torch Relay throughout the UK is challenging due to the long period and the distance but resolved by the Continuous Picture Technology.

Michel Bais, Managing Director Mobile Viewpoint: "Every customer and project proves that our technology and products can play an important role in creating new formats. With the WMT it is possible to have live video connections from any place and any location as long as there is coverage of a mobile network.  The Olympic Torch Relay project is a unique example, because it shows the possibility to realize a live video connection even if there are difficult network coverage circumstances.  We are proud about the partnership resulting in the development of the unique CPT technology. This project shows again that Mobile Viewpoint's WMT technology provides an alternative for satellite connections and will lead to the development of new (reality) TV formats following people in their day to day life."

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Mobile Viewpoint

Mobile Viewpoint is a Dutch based company and a subsidiary of Triple IT focusing on the development of Mobile Video Solutions for both security and broadcast industry. Together with Triple IT, a market leader in delivering Mobile streaming services, Mobile Viewpoint delivers products and software for the complete chain between capturing and distribution on Internet. Well-known products are the WMT, the Simply Live Encoder, Rumble, 3G Communicator and MEonTV. Mobile Viewpoint is based in Alkmaar and delivers its solutions to clients all over the world.

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