Bring your own internet and get more done in the field!

By Emily A. Caister

Establishing a reliable link between the field and a newsroom is essential. But going live from any location, accessing newsroom systems, and sending clips and edited packages can be a challenge without reliable internet.

In the time of social media and 24-hour news, people no longer wait until the evening or late-night broadcast on TV—they are looking for information when it happens. With the proliferation of news websites, apps, and social media, audiences expect updates to be shared almost in real-time.

Before, being in the field meant that connectivity—and productivity—was limited. But not anymore. Get the reliability and throughput of a wired broadband internet connection with the convenience, mobility, and live video features you expect from a Dejero EnGo mobile transmitter, now featuring GateWay mode.

“The EnGo is already well-known in the industry for its ability to transmit broadcast-quality live hits from anywhere,” said Francois Vaillant, senior technical product manager at Dejero, and former broadcast engineering executive who helmed innovation and standards for the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC). “We’ve now leveraged the same technology to provide news teams with access to stable, reliable internet while in the field.”

It’s like having two devices in one—live video transmission and an internet gateway, no separate hotspot device required. Whether you’re looking to produce more news stories for your traditional and digital platforms, enable your crews to do additional research for a story while in the field, or remotely send in their edited packages, having access to reliable, resilient internet is vital.

Yeah, but I have a hotspot device already!

Typically, conventional methods to access the internet (Wi-Fi, mobile hotspot devices, or a single cellular connection on a phone) are not great solutions when you’re in the field. Network conditions vary depending on coverage area, building types, proximity to antenna towers, and many other factors.

When you’re uploading or downloading a large file to the newsroom, and the connection drops before it’s complete, you’d need to do it all over again. Or, if your crew is in a remote location with limited connectivity, they would need to move to another place to find the reception they need or seek out Wi-Fi, taking time away from their assignments. When you’re racing against the clock, every second matters.

GateWay mode delivers an ultra-fast, reliable internet connection, allowing teams to be more productive, no matter where they are. Traditional mobile hotspot solutions rely on a single network connection. GateWay mode uses Dejero’s industry-leading Smart Blending Technology to combine all available network connections. The result is increased capacity for data-intensive applications, broader coverage areas, and enhanced reliability through connection diversity. It also supports virtual private network (VPN) tunneling for secure access to your organization’s networks.

How does it work? 

Using the power of Smart Blending Technology, connections from multiple providers are aggregated to form a virtual ‘network of networks’ that will be able to work for you.

The technology intelligently manages the connections’ fluctuating bandwidth, packet loss, and latency differences to deliver ultra-reliable, high-bandwidth internet connectivity when and where you need it.

BYOI with GateWay mode

Bring your own internet, wherever you are. With GateWay mode on your EnGo, you can get more done while in the field.

To learn more about Dejero EnGo mobile transmitters with GateWay mode, visit our EnGo 265 product page. You can also speak with one of our solution experts to discuss your specific needs.