ABonAir AB320 - 3rd Generation

Introducing the AB320

Full HD with Intercom and IFB Communication

The ABonAir AB320™ wireless video system enables camera teams to send video content directly from a camera to a news truck or broadcast station over the air, without the complex and time-consuming tasks of cable connections.

The AB320™ supports HD and SD in all resolutions and frame rates, an intercom for director instructions, Tally-Cue light, Data channel for Camera Control Unit (CCU), bi-directional data link, low delay mode of 90msec, and more. The system allows video transmission of up to 2500 meters, while consuming 12W of power.

High Picture Quality

+40dB PSNR with new H.264 CODEC technology

New groundbreaking CODEC by ABonAir enables accurate frame encoding at high speeds and excellent picture quality

Supports All Major Formats and Frame Rates

Works with every camera, for every type of production

ABonAir’s systems support all bit rates and formats so the system can be used at any production all over the globe with any camera type. The system support frame rates of: 1080p60, 1080i60, 1080p59.94, 1080p50, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF23.98, 720p60, 720p59.94, 720p50 and many others. For details check the Tech Specs above.

If you have a special format or frame rate needs, just let us know and we will customize a solution for you.

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CCU Supports Your Current System

Sony, Panasonic, Ikegami, Grass Valley & Hitachi Camera Control Units (CCU/RCP)

Yes, The AB320™ unique data port technology enables it to support all major camera brand manufacturers.

Embedded Intercom

Integrated intercom & IFB using the same RF channel

ABonAir’s products are the only wireless broadcast systems supporting an embedded and integrated intercom for communication between the cameraman and the director on the same RF channel as the video content. The AB320™ does not require an additional RF channel allocation for the intercom or additional equipment support. This reduces cost, setup time and frequency usage.

Wide Coverage

Cover up to 2.5 km / 1.5 miles per zone

Optimization of wireless and video requirements and careful radio design combined with advance MIMO technology enable ABonAir engineers to extend the system range up to full 2.5 km / 1.5 miles with a clear line of site. In drone application where the line of sight is perfect, this range can be extended to 5 km / 3 miles.

Unlicensed Frequency

No need to use regulated frequency and pay for frequency

Until a few years ago, only large networks could use wireless equipment because it required purchasing expensive frequency licenses from the regulator. In recent years, however, governments and regulators around the world provide unlicensed frequencies for public use for any purpose – including video transmission – allowing even smaller productions to use wireless links easily and free of charge. To answer this demand, manufacturers started to develop unlicensed solutions. Unlicensed systems’ volume grew and drove cost down, motivating large networks to also use them even though they own frequencies.

Bi-Directional Radio

Per pixel acknowledgement

In uni-directional links, the transmitter sends video content to the receiver without receiving any feedback. In bi-directional links, both transmitter and receiver can send and receive data and control information: a packet acknowledgement mechanism identifies errors and quickly fixes them (by re-transmitting the corrupted data), before the frame is presented. This enables bi-directional solutions to assure that all the data is well received without errors, thus increasing picture quality.

Gold Mount or V-Lock Battery Mount

Suitable for any production

ABonAir’s systems support both battery types to enable any production and any camera use.

AB320 Tech Specs

Description

ABonAir’s AB320™ wireless video system enables camera teams to transmit video directly from cameras to media centers or OB trucks wirelessly.

Built on a bi-directional radio channel between transmitter and receiver, ABonAir’s systems acknowledge the correct acceptance of each group of pixels, thus provides exceptionally robust and reliable transmission.

Video

CODEC 

H.264

Video input

3G-SDI
HD-SDI
SD-SDI
CVBS

Video Formats and Frame Rates

525i29.97 NTSC, 625i25 PAL

720p23.94, 720p24, 720p25, 720p29.97, 720p30, 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60

1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60

Audio

Analog input 

Mic – +48v Phantom power
Mic – Line Level stereo pair
Mic. – /line

Analog Range

-60dBm – +18 dBm

Sampling Rate

Analog or embedded SDI @ 48KHz

CCU/RCP/PTZ

Supported CCU/RCP camera Vendors 

Sony, Panasonic, Ikegami, Grass Valley and Hitachi. (Others are available per request)

Radio

Modulation Modes

OFDM: BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM

FEC

1/2, 2/3, 3/4. 5/6, 7/8

Encryption

AES-128

Frequency Range 

5GHz band – 4.9-5.875 GHz
2Ghz band

6.5-7.5 Ghz
Others upon request

Antenna Connector 

N-type

Transit Power

Adjustable 50-350mW

FCE Connection

Duplex fiber: single mode or multi mode

Intercom

Transmitter

Integrated belt pack with IFB output

Receiver

Supports 4-wire and 2-wire configurations

Power Supply

Voltage

10V-14V DC

Transmitter power consumption

10W-15W

Portable Receiver power consumption

12W

1U Receiver power consumption

30W

Transmitter Battery Mounting

V-Lock or Gold Mount

Mechanical Form Factor

Transmitter

Size

23.5cm x 10cm x 4cm

Weight

1.1 kg

Portable Receiver

Size

23.5cm x 10cm x 4cm

Weight

1.1 kg

1U Receiver

Size

19″

Weight

4 kg

Transmitter Connections

SDI Video Input
1 x SD, HD or 3G-SD

1U Receiver Connections

Portable Receiver Connections

Environmental Specifications

Operating temperature

0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)

Storage temperature

-20° to 60° C (-4° to 140° F)

Relative Humidity

0% to 90% non-condensing

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Full HD with Intercom and IFB Communication

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