Waterloo, Ontario – Dejero announced that Network Ten has deployed 13 portable Dejero LIVE+ 20/20 Transmitters to enable live coverage of breaking news throughout Australia. The transmitters offer Network Ten a highly portable, reliable, and cost-effective means of acquiring broadcast-quality video from locations that are inaccessible by microwave vehicles or are simply too far away for trucks to reach in a timely manner.

“In a continent as vast as Australia, covering news when and where it’s happening can be a real challenge,” said Glen Bathie, broadcast control and communications supervisor, Network Ten. “If news is breaking in a remote region hundreds of miles away from our broadcast centres on the East Coast, the story might be over long before a truck can get to the scene. The LIVE+ 20/20 Transmitters provide a highly reliable, yet compact solution that has increased the flexibility and range of our newsgathering.”

After an extensive evaluation of bonded wireless systems, Network Ten chose the LIVE+ 20/20 Transmitter because of its extremely rugged and portable form factor and superior picture quality, even in the most challenging conditions. “It was critical that we choose a solution that can produce results even in areas with marginal cellular coverage. Dejero’s ability to hold together a transmission when on the fringes of reception really sets it apart from other solutions,” Bathie added.

Network Ten has assigned a pair of LIVE+ 20/20 Transmitters to each of its metro stations located throughout Australia. Dejero LIVE+ Broadcast Servers are deployed into each of these Network Ten broadcast centres to receive the remote transmissions and process them for air.