WATERLOO - Dejero has announced that Morris Network is phasing out satellite trucks and deploying the Dejero LIVE+ Platform of cellular newsgathering products across its television stations.
Morris owns and operates television stations in Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina. The group’s stations include affiliates of CBS, NBC, ABC, CW, Fox, and My Network. Morris is implementing the Dejero LIVE+ 20/20 Transmitter and mobile app to provide enhanced live news and event coverage in each of its markets.
“We tested a number of different cellular newsgathering technologies at each of our stations and selected Dejero as the consensus frontrunner due to the high video quality, ease-of-use, and flexibility of their systems;” said Dean Hinson, President of Morris Network. “The Dejero platform integrates seamlessly into our broadcast workflow and gives us the ability to go live to air from many devices, including an iPhone. Implementing Dejero’s platform also provides Morris with significant cost savings over traditional transmission methods; as a result, we have elected to phase out satellite transmissions across our many markets.”
“Our work with Morris Networks further validates the importance or our products in the modern newsgathering workflow,” said Joe Middelburg, Vice President of Sales for Dejero. “From our flagship product, the LIVE+ 20/20 Transmitter, to an iPhone and iPad, Dejero provides television and online broadcasters with the flexibility to go live to their viewers from many devices. We are delighted to welcome the Morris stations into the Dejero family.”
Dejero says its LIVE+ 20/20 transmitter enables broadcasters to transmit high-quality live HD or SD video with very low latency through multiple bonded LTE/4G/3G/Wifi connections, at a fraction of the cost and complexity of satellite or microwave trucks. Easy to operate, and with start-up time of less than 30 seconds, this next generation wireless live video transmission device packs incredible broadcast performance into a small, weather-resistant, ruggedized briefcase. Dejero’s LIVE+ Mobile App can transmit live video using both the front and back cameras of the iPhone or iPad during a single broadcast, enabling a reporter to create a complete breaking news story without the need for a camera operator or extra equipment.