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Soliton Systems partner with 5G HUB on ultra-low latency innovation

Soliton Systems works together with the 5G HUB to showcase pioneering possibilities of 5G in live streaming. 5G will enhance live streams of real-time broadcasts and surveillance equipment.

Ericsson, VodafoneZiggo, High Tech Campus, and Brainport Development invite companies into the 5G HUB, to test and co-create prototypes with 5G for next generation applications.

 

5G Hub and Soliton Systems, a leading manufacturer of video streaming solutions over cellular networks, have announced a partnership with the Ericsson and VodafoneZiggo 5G Hub, based in Eindhoven, Netherlands, to jointly showcase futuristic applications’ becoming conceivable due to the emergence of 5G. 

Soliton’s live streaming technology is traditionally utilized by broadcasting and law enforcement to live stream real-time news interviews and sports production over bonded cellular networks, or for mobile surveillance from body cameras. With the advent of 5G, coupled with the partnership in the 5G Hub, Soliton will showcase the new pioneering possibilities of live streaming over 5G.

One of Soliton’s major strengths is low latency, which, for example, typically affects the time it takes for live video from a mobile action camera in remote location to a command and control room. The camera comes with an encoder that compresses the video and then streams it over cellular networks, which traditionally takes a few seconds. Soliton’s solutions are able to bring this down to under a tenth of a second to live stream over long distances.

Go Ito, Commercial Director of Soliton Systems Europe, says: “We are very excited to be working with VodafoneZiggo and Ericsson on the 5G HUB Platform, where we can jointly demonstrate the groundbreaking opportunities that 5G offers. Soliton has always had cutting edge innovation as part of its DNA, and we have always relished the opportunity of pushing technology to the limit. This partnership enables exactly that.”

Stefan Krijnen, Ericsson’s 5G and IoT Business Development Manager and program board member of the 5G Hub, says: “Right from the start there was a great chemistry between Soliton systems and 5G Hub partners. With Soliton’s solution for low-latency video streaming, combined with their control mechanisms, it increases our ability to help the 5G Hub and global ecosystem implement those innovations in domains, such as mobile surveillance, mobile broadcasting, and remote operation—especially since their background is coming from IT Security.”

The emergence of 5G is seen as an enabler for a wide range of new initiatives from vehicle control and improved road safety to IOT and robotics. The expectation of the 5G HUB is to open resources to a wide range of stake holders and champions so that it will challenge the status-quo of how we live our day-to-day lives and push current innovation to another level.