Mobile Viewpoint, a Dutch based developer and world leading manufacturer of live streaming technology solutions, have announced the launch of IQ Video Solutions to deliver on the emerging trend of Artificial Intelligence (AI) being utilized in the broadcast production market.
Mobile Viewpoint has earned a reputation of developing enterprise live streaming encoder products for global broadcasters and outside broadcast applications. They have similar ambitions for IQ Video Solution to be a global leader in AI services for live sports production and camera automation solutions.
Mobile Viewpoint, who recently celebrated their ten year anniversary, have been developing AI solutions in parallel to their traditional broadcast solutions. But have admitted the optimum method of developing, promoting and supporting the AI solutions is to give its own identity.
Michel Bais, Managing Director at Mobile Viewpoint said “AI is so much more than a buzzword. At Mobile Viewpoint and we are now delivering on two major AI platforms for use in both sports production and camera automation. It makes sense to separate them from our key encoder products that we are absolutely committed to and will continue to innovate.”
AI solutions are starting to be adopted by many broadcast, TV production companies and media rights holders to enable productions that were previously cost prohibitive by using technology as a replacement for personnel. Recent emerging AI products in sports production have focussed on web-streaming, where as Mobile Viewpoint have taken a different trajectory.
Bais explains “Our traditional broadcast customers are very strict on service levels when it comes to issues such as dropped frames, error correction, reliability and latency. We have taken this heritage and applied it to our AI technology, and so this technology is not only aimed at web-streaming platforms where quality is sometimes comprised because of perceived cost savings but to our broadcast customers too. We have developed our AI to be for those who want a highly professional production and to playout to regular broadcast channels as well as online platforms.”
Mobile Viewpoint have developed the XCAM, this is a unique broadcast quality panoramic camera in very high resolution with a high 60fps frame rate. AI can then create virtual cut-outs of the panoramic image in high definition that can automatically follow the action without any moving cameras or camera personnel. The XCAM will be come a part of the IQ Video Solutions branding.
IQ Video Solutions branding will be launched with immediate effect.
About IQ Video Solutions: Based in the Netherlands, IQ Video Solutions (IQ-VS) develop world leading automated sports production and studio production platforms based on the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Their IQ-Sports Production platform enables broadcasters, sports clubs and right holders to remotely live stream games without the need of camera people or an onsite director. Their AI driven vPilot platform allows studio automation without the requirement of camera people ideal for visual radio, emergency news rooms, and for corporates looking to create professional media communications within their own studio environment. https://iqvideosolutions.com
About Mobile Viewpoint: With global customers including major broadcasters and TV production companies, Mobile Viewpoint is a global innovator in mobile live streaming solutions for Outside Broadcast, TV remote production and mobile surveillance solutions. With over 10 years of broadcast experience, they continue to innovate their WMT mobile encoders for live streaming over 4G and 5G, and continue as a world leader in developing AI solutions for automated news and sports productions. Based in the Netherlands, customers includes BBC, Sky News, Al-Arabiya and the Premier League as well as range of law enforcement and emergency first responders. https://mobileviewpoint.com