ABonAir AB612 – 6th Generation 4K Multi-Zone

Meet the AB612

The Feature Rich 4K  UHD, HDR Wireless Video Link

The ABonAir AB612™ is a feature-rich 4K  wireless video link for professional broadcasters.  It relies on a 4K lightweight wireless Transmitter and a 4K 1U Receiver. Thus, allowing the camera teams to wirelessly transmit 4K video directly from the camera to the media centers or OB trucks.

The AB612 utilizes a wireless-optimized H.265 CODEC that ensures a broadcast-level picture quality. In addition, ABonAir’s bi-directional radio technology between Transmitter and Receiver allows steady, robust and highly accurate video links as each and every pixel is acknowledged by the Receiver.

Additional features like full HDR support, Tally light, CCU and PTZ, make the AB612 system the best solution for any professional 4K broadcast.

The AB612 is perfect for sports, large and medium to small sizes areas (open and closed), studios such as reality show productions, news (OB trucks, DSNG and DENG vans), live events (stadium concerts and street events) as well as religion (house of worship live broadcasts).

High Picture Quality

+52dB PSNR with new revolutionary H.265 CODEC technology

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

The AB612 is fully 4K-UHD, HDR – 4096 x 2160

Supports 4K and 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 they can be used at any production all over the globe with any camera type. The ABonAir AB612 supports frame rates of: 4K, 60, 59.94, 50, 30, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.94 and many more. For details check the Tech Specs .

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

MIMO

Multiple Input Multiple Output Antenna Array

MIMO is a method for multiplying the capacity of a radio link using multiple transmit and receive antennas to take advantage of multipath propagation. MIMO has become an essential element of wireless communication products, especially those using OFDM.

MIMO specifically refers to a practical technique for sending and receiving more than one data signal simultaneously over the same radio channel by exploiting multipath propagation.

Your Wireless Broadcast Kit

Ready to use in minutes

Single-Zone & Multi-Zone

Fiber Coverage Extender (FCE) support

The AB612™ supports ABonAir’s Fiber Coverage Extender (FCE), which enables connection of a single receiver to multiple FCEs in various venue locations (e.g. Horse Race Track – race track, stables and the winning circle) or even on completely separate sites (e.g. football stadium, basketball arena and swimming pool) all via fiber cables with unlimited range.

CCU support for your current camera

Sony, Panasonic, Ikegami, Grass Valley, Hitachi, Balckmagic , Canon, ARRI and RED Camera Control Units (CCU/RCP) and Camera heads

Yes, the AB612™ unique data port technology enables it to support all major camera brand manufacturers.

Wide Coverage

Cover up to 1500 meters / 1 mile per zone

Optimization of wireless and video requirements and careful radio design combined with advanced MIMO technology enables ABonAir engineers to extend the system range up to a full 1500 meters / 1 mile with a clear line of sight.

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.

PTZ Support

For remote camera operation

ABonAir systems can control any PTZ controlled camera for remote installation of a camera where a wire connection is not possible, for a fixed or mobile installation.

Hot shoe, 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.

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The AB612 utilizes a wireless optimized H.265 CODEC that ensures a broadcast-level picture quality. In addition, ABonAir’s bi-directional radio technology between Transmitter and Receiver allows steady, robust and highly accurate video links as every pixel is acknowledged by the Receiver.

Additional features like full HDR support, Tally light, CCU and PTZ, make the AB612 system the best solution for every professional broadcast.

 

AB612 Tech Specs

Video

Latency 

35 msec sub frame delay

CODEC 

H.265, 4:2:2, 10bit

Video Input

12G-SDI, HDMI 2.0

Video Formats 

4K 1080p, 1080i

Frame Rates

60 | 59.94 | 50 | 30 | 29.97 | 25. 24 | 23.95

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
Others upon request

Antenna Connector 

N-type

Transmit Power

Adjustable 50-350mW

Receiver Connection to FCE 

Duplex fiber: single mode or multi mode

Audio

Sampling Rate

Embedded SDI @ 48KHz

CCU/RCP/PTZ and CAN bus

Supported CCU/RCP Camera Vendors 

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

Supports PTZ

Robotic Camera Control (Pan-Tilt-Zoom)

Power Supply

Voltage

10V-14V DC

Transmitter Power Consumption

20W

Transmitter Battery Mounting

Hot shoe, V-Lock or Gold Mount

Mechanical Form Factor

Transmitter

Size

16cm x 9cm x 2.5cm

Weight

350 grams

1U Receiver

Size

19″

Weight

4 kg

Humidity

95%

Transmitter Connections

1U 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

95%

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