The BBC will boost its coverage of local and European parliament elections this month by using video-over-IP device Stagebox.

The BBC R&D-devised camera-mounted IP connectivity unit is going to be used at 15 local authorities working in london as ballots are counted.

“It allows one production team inside a studio to pay for 15 locations remotelywhich wouldn’t be achievable or economically possible when we needed to distribute 15 outdoors broadcast trucks,” described Mark Scott-South, business development director for Stagebox sole licensee L2Tek.

Stagebox will convert the recordingaudio, genlock, timecode along with other camera control information into IP packets for transmission to BBC Elstree within the Public Services Networka government initiative hooking up local government bodies having a wide-bandwidth network and cloud.

“Local election counts can be quite boringbut there’s always an opportunity that the high-profile politician for example Nigel Farage might show upNow we are able to exist to capture the outcomes,Inches stated Scott-South.

Stagebox is really a core area of the BBC’s intends to migrate live production to IP (ip address), that is considered less costly and much more flexible than conventional transmission by HD-SDI.

We’ve got the technology was utilized for Red-colored Button coverage of last year’s Glastonbury festival and will also be recycled in the Commonwealth Games in This summer.

US tv stations will also be testing the packageWithin an approaching lab demonstration, 4K Ultra HD content is going to be moved over IP using four genlocked Stageboxes, using the 1.5Gbps feeds sewn right into a single image using special software.

This is viewed as medium difficulty key to 4K over IPwith HEVC encoders needed to compress the stream for native 4K work.