News doesn’t happen where it’s convenient. When and where it does happen, the link has to work.
Airborne relay solutions from BMS fill in the blank for those tough shots from downtown, mountainous, valley, and out of the way areas where a microwave network lacks coverage. By installing a BMS relay system in air assets, broadcasters gain the ability to put a reporter live on the scene and not worry about whether or not they have a shot to the mountain top receive site.
Using the Sprite PRO Two-Way Diversity Receiver, an overhead air asset can receive and relay the obstructed signal from ground ENG/OB van assets and re-transmit it through the Heli-Coder 4 Airborne Downlink Transmitter to a fixed receive site. By using DVB-ASI on the aircraft, rather than decoding to standard video and re-encoding, minimal delay is added to the link.