Using AVIWEST's patented Safe Streams Transport (SST) protocol, the Public Authority for Radio and TV journalists were able to transmit live videos over bonded 3G/4G and Wi-Fi connections.
The Public Authority for Radio and TV (PART) of the Sultanate of Oman deployed AVIWEST technology to broadcast the live coverage of the October 2019 Majlis Al-Shura elections, which take place every four years.
PART selected the AVIWEST PRO3 Series HEVC bonded cellular transmitters, QUAD antennas, and StreamHub transceiver to broadcast live from any location, even in remote areas with limited connectivity. ApexTec served as the distributor, ensuring a seamless product deployment.
On October 27, more than 700,000 Omanis voted on Shura council members, choosing from among 737 candidates. With 110 voting centres across the country, PART relied on the AVIWEST PRO3 Series to successfully deliver live HD video to Oman TV over 3G/4G networks, providing the Oman population with real-time updates and election results.
When on the go, PART’s remote teams needed video delivery solutions that are compact and portable, ensuring they could instantly broadcast live. The latest generation of AVIWEST’s HEVC bonded cellular transmitters, the PRO3 Series, provided the broadcaster with a lightweight solution that could be mounted directly on professional cameras or carried in a smartly designed backpack.
Commenting on the technology, Said Al Shreqi, Director General of PART, said: “For such an important event in the Sultanate, broadcasting live election footage with greater efficiency and simplicity was key. The AVIWEST solution offered us an affordable way to stream live, high-quality video successfully from any voting centre in the region.”
Saud Ahmed Al Harrasi, Director of satellite broadcasting and links at PART, added, “Our engineering team and cameramen had a good experience with AVIWEST and were very impressed by the exceptional performance of the whole system. We look forward to making the best use of the new features and application of the system.”
Nicola Atta, sales manager at AVIWEST, remarked: “With 110 different voting sites around the Sultanate of Oman, there was a large ground to cover during the election. Our live video solution is lightweight and compact, so it’s perfect for mobile newsgathering. It’s also cost-saving, reducing the amount of equipment and bandwidth needed to transmit high-quality live video.”