KenCast provides live event coverage in a variety of ways for the Hollywood studios, public safety (e.g., NYPD and FDNY), sports (e.g., Canadian American minor league), the military (e.g., DISA’s UAVs), auto racing (e.g., Audi racing team), and many others.  Following are several examples of KenCast live event coverage from mobile platforms:

  1.  In the Cinema industry’s ShowEast2016 event we used a single camera + EventPro device to capture an event for Richard Fey, President of Lionsgate Studio.  We also used drones + our EventPro device to provide the aerial footage, then used bonded cellular networks to our satellite uplink (EchoStar, in Gilbert AZ) for delivery via satellite to movie theatres.  See the live event coverage for Lionsgate Studio using drones/bonded-LTE/satellite for an event at ShowEast in November 2015:
  2. We also now provide live event coverage service for the New York Fire Department (NYFD).  Following is some brief video of a fire 12 January 2016 in the Bronx, NY.  They used 3 iPhones + Mobile Hotspots to triangulate and capture this video for about 1 hour.

    KenCast online service for Fire Department of New York (FDNY):  Online coverage from smartphones, cameras, and drones for the FDNY

    From The New York Times, Friday, September 9, 2016

  3. We also now provide live event coverage service for the New York Fire Department (NYFD).  Following is some brief video of a fire 12 January 2016 in the Bronx, NY.  They used 3 iPhones + Mobile Hotspots to triangulate and capture this video for about 1 hour.
  4. KenCast’s Jim Houston has provided live coverage for the Rockland Boulders in the Canadian-American (CanAm) minor Baseball league for the last 4 years.  We provided 6 cameras video- switched coverage + EventPro device for the following game:
  5. KenCast’s Jim Houston has also provided live coverage for the Dan Finn Classic Basketball Tournament for several years.   The following games were covered using the KenCast EventPro:
    Pascack Hills vs Brighton H.S.:


    St. Patrick vs St. Anthony H.S.:

     

  6. On September 12, 2012 KenCast did live event coverage of the State of the University Address, Office of the President, for Yeshiva University, with worldwide transmission to 1,600 sites with split screen broadcast.
  7. In 2009 KenCast ran field trials with broadcast from a Helicopter, Cessna aircraft, and a Mini Van using KenCast’s Vazztcaster software program on Toughbook PCs.  All three vehicles traversed the same 85 mile route in Connecticut.  Video was broadcast from all three using bonded cellular networks to the Internet cloud where the video stream was put online.  The purpose of the test was to check the viability of cell towers for live transmission from mobile platforms in motion.  The results of the tests indicated good hand-off from tower to tower with continuous live video streaming from cell towers with the mini van and 2 aircraft,  up to 1,800 feet.  Signal from the 2 aircraft started to fail above that and was lost above 2,000 feet.
    See field trials on Youtube:

    • Helicopter, Video from Field Test, Aug 20, 2009:

     

    • Cessna, Video from Field Test, Aug 20, 2009:

     

    • Video On The Move from a Vehicle, Field Test, Aug 2009:

     

     

    The KenCast EventPro has bonded cellular network capture, WiFi, wired Internet, and Ka-band satellite network capture capability.  So it is a redundant, therefore highly reliable, capture device.  It can be both a supplement to an SNG truck or a replacement for the much more expensive SNG truck.

    We also provide live event coverage since 2004 from approximately 495 cameras at fixed sites and on the dashboards of NY City Public Safety Vehicles through their New York City Wireless IP Network (NYCWIN).