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August 6th, 2014

AVIWEST—Technology Showcase + Product Debut @ IBC2014 (Event—SatBroadcasting™)

[SatNews] At IBC2014, stand 2.A49, AVIWEST will launch the DMNG Manager, a new server application that enables broadcasters and video professionals to monitor and manage an entire fleet of digital mobile newsgathering (DMNG) equipment, including DMNG transmitters, smartphones using the DMNG APP, and DMNG Studio receivers.

Through an intuitive, web-based user interface, which can be installed through either a cloud-based application or a head-end solution, operators can easily allocate resources and route live video content for transmission over satellite networks, 3G/4G cellular wireless, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet from anywhere in the world. By dramatically streamlining digital mobile newsgathering operations, the DMNG Manager provides broadcasters and other video professionals with significant time and cost savings.

The DMNG Manager includes a variety of advanced monitoring capabilities that simplify newsgathering. Through the device's geo-location feature, operators can easily identify the exact location of every field unit for better management and easy troubleshooting. The DMNG Manager also indicates the real-time system and performance of all devices in the DMNG ecosystem so that operators are aware of resource availability and potential warnings. A video thumbnail of each video feed coming in from the field units is provided. When arranged in a grid-view, these thumbnails help operators decide whether to route the video to one or multiple receivers or CDNs.

Using the DMNG Manager, operators can remotely set up and configure field units in just a few steps. By enabling operators to push a configuration file to several field units simultaneously, the DMNG Manager speeds up a broadcaster's operations. The DMNG Manager can also be used as a central tool to manage firmware updates of the field units. In addition, the DMNG Manager provides access to the Web page of every connected field unit and receiver, enabling easy remote control.

The DMNG Manager includes a rack-mount Linux server with a software license that can support hundreds of devices. Firmware upgrades to the DMNG Manager are simple and affordable, providing users with a cost-effective and future-proof solution.

"Prior to AVIWEST's DMNG Manager, handling a large fleet of digital mobile newsgathering devices was extremely complex," said Erwan Gasc, CEO, AVIWEST. "The DMNG Manager transforms remote newsgathering, enabling broadcasters and video professionals to manage and control hundreds of devices with a single tool. One of the unique capabilities of the DMNG Manager is resource allocation. Using the system, users can route live streams and video files to dedicated receivers to increase their operational efficiency."

More information on AVIWEST and its products is available at http://www.aviwest.com/.