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Dejero’s Mobile Solutions In The Fast Lane
Dejero’s Chief Technical Officer, Bogdan Frusina,
fields our questions on the company’s innovative
mobile newsgathering solutions…

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InB: How is your company
adapting to meet customer
demands?
Bogdan Frusina: Designing
solutions around our customers’
evolving challenges is built into
Dejero’s DNA. We were founded
in tight partnership with national
TV networks and content providers,
who gave us insight into their ideal
solution for mobile newsgathering.
Since then, every feature of
every Dejero product has been
driven by input from customers.
Just a year ago, we had a single
product offering – the Dejero
LIVE+ 20/20 Transmitter. Our
customers had been asking for
greater flexibility and more options
for their newsgathering and video
acquisition needs. As a result, we
focused our development team
on our LIVE+ Core Software, a
universal code set that contains our
patent-pending features and drives
our entire platform. This platformagnostic core software reduces
the time required for operator
training and studio integration, and
– just as important – enables rapid
deployment of new enhancements
and features across our product line.
This approach has also enabled us to
launch new products in short order
– our LIVE+ Mobile App for use on a
smartphone, the LIVE+ NewsBook
for use on a laptop, and the LIVE+
VSET for use in a truck and with
a microwave or satellite hookup.
Speaking of microwave and
satellite, that’s another way we’ve
adapted to meet our clients’ demand.
Customers asked for options to help
them gather news from areas with
heavy congestion or beyond cell
coverage, so we have now added

Dejero LIVE+ 20/20 Transmitter

gold-standard customer service and
support.

The Dejero + Nucomm Connect Live

satellite and microwave integration
into several of our products. It’s
one more example of how we’re
continuing to give our customers
greater flexibility and more options.
InB: What criteria are broadcasters
using to select products?
BF: Broadcasters are choosing
carefully when determining which
tools to add into their newsgathering
toolbox. An ENG transmission
system must be quick to set up and
easy to use in a volatile breaking
news situation, as there’s a lot to
be gained for the broadcaster who
is first to air, and a lot to be lost for
the ones who are not. Being able
to deliver the best-possible picture
quality back to their viewers is also
extremely important to broadcasters.
And it goes without saying that the
system must be highly reliable,
since missing the shot is never
acceptable for a live news operation.
Our Dejero LIVE+ Platform is built
with all of these qualities in mind.
In addition, broadcasters are not
just looking for a single product when
evaluating cellular newsgathering
solutions, but rather a total platform
that will give them the most options
and greatest flexibility. They want
the ability to transmit high quality
HD or SD live video for news,
sports, and events, from a variety
of devices – professional grade
rugged transmitters, laptops, tablets,
smart phones, and live trucks. And
they want to be able to send video
from these same devices over
cellular networks,
WiFi, Ethernet,
satellite, or
even microwave,
depending on
what connections
are available to them. They require

InB: Which territories are showing
particular activity?
BF: Momentum is building across
Europe for Dejero’s solutions.
One recent example is the
historic papal succession. We
had customers from all around
the world who took advantage of
the services and equipment we
offered at the Vatican to cover this
momentous event. We enabled
many high-profile broadcasters
to expand their live coverage of
the retiring of Pope Benedict XVI
through to the appointment of
Pope Francis. Without us, much
of this coverage would not have
been possible. As a result of our
efforts, we received tremendous
visibility throughout Europe.
In the UK, after a highly successful
testing period with Dejero
technology, including conducting
the world’s first intercontinental
live video interview from their UK
studios to the centre of a censorship
protesting in Guangzhou, China, Sky
News is in the process of deploying
a significant quantity of Dejero LIVE+
Mobile App licenses to supplement
its domestic and international
newsgathering operation.
At our home base here in Canada,
top broadcasters CTV, CBC, and
Rogers are continuing to expand
their use of our solutions – as are
those in the US. We’re also seeing
growing adoption by broadcasters
in India and Australia. We have also
noticed a trend where many smaller
broadcasters, online broadcasters,
sports teams, and universities have
been adopting this technology in
high numbers.
InB: Any product innovations
ahead that you can discuss?
BF: Our latest product innovation is
the Dejero + Nucomm Connect Live,
a next-generation camera-mounted
cellular and microwave bonding
system for electronic newsgathering.

Dejero’s LIVE+ Mobile App for
smartphones

No other product exists like this
in the market! The Connect Live
is a powerful combination of
Nucomm’s COFDM technology
and Dejero’s adaptive bitrate cellular
bonding technologies and portal
management system. It will be
available to ship in time for IBC in
September. We just introduced this
solution at the 2013 NAB Show and
it received two prestigious industry
awards on the show floor. Both
Dejero and Nucomm are incredibly
proud of this hybrid offering.
InB: Can you describe some of
your recent deployments?
BF: In addition to the Vatican
and Sky News examples, Dejero
products were used extensively
to cover the tragic events
surrounding the Boston Marathon
bombings and to bring live
video to viewers that otherwise
would not have been possible.
From a product perspective, we
had our first major deployment of the
LIVE+ VSET, a product we launched
at NAB. The VSET is designed for
mounting in transmission vehicles
to provide a powerful supplement
to satellite and microwave links.
The LIVE+ VSET is the only ENG
technology with an adaptive
bitrate encoder that combines old
and new technologies in order to
give broadcasters the flexibility to
deliver more shots from more places,
even while driving. A CBS station
in a major US market deployed the
LIVE+ VSET across their entire fleet
of 22 live trucks.
InB: Thank you for answering our
questions.

The Dejero LIVE+ VSET, a vehicle-mount encoder that transmits bonded 3G,
4G, LTE, Ka Band, as well as ASI connections


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InNews: Rogers Opts for Quantel at City Montreal
InNews: Vizrt and Mosart Enter Newsroom Partnership
InForm: Istreamplanet Live-Video Workflow
InReply: BSI Wireless Camera Captures the Action
InFocus: Sound Devices Pix 240 Sprints Ahead
InView: Bradley Engineering Focuses on Remote Camera Control Systems
InView: Government Tax Breaks: The Devil Is in the Detail
InMedia: In Demand Uses Aja to Create Promotional Content
InMedia: Ihse Draco Kvm-Matrix Switchers Support Broadcast It Workflow
InMedia: Media Production - the Next Generation
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