Sony Announces New Dedicated Portable Data Transmitter

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Sony announced a new dedicated portable data transmitter, the PDT-FP1, that allows high-speed, low-latency video and still image data transport over 5G networks. When attached to a camera, this wireless communication device will be used in situations where speed is required from image capture to delivery, broadcasting and distribution, such as news or events photography and broadcast video production. It provides high-speed, low-latency and stable mobile data communication over 5G networks, in outdoor or indoors environment, where Wi-Fi connection is unavailable, enabling efficient and simple workflows.

For data transfer, the device benefits from a “unique antennae structure” supporting a range of domestic, international and stand-alone 5G networks. It has a 6.1-inch OLED display and a cooling fan ensuring stable operation. It comes with an HDMI input, a LAN port, a USB Type-C port, a USB Type-C charging terminal and a screw hole for mounting on a camera.

The applications of the PDT-FP1 are multiple, thanks to its powerful connectivity:

  • Media transfer and delivery when using the PDT-FP1 as a modem to transfer media to any FTP destination. It can also be used with Sony Creators’ Cloud for Enterprise app to transfer media from compatible Sony cameras to the PDT-FP1 then upload to Sony Cloud services such as Ci Media Cloud and C3 Portal using secure, robust and reliable transfer mechanisms. This frees up the media from the camera so it can be viewed and uploaded while the camera is packed away or is in use.
  • Livestreaming from any connected camera using RTMP. For video distribution, the PDT-FP1 will enable a direct stream from a compatible camera to a YouTube channel via USB based streaming and stable wireless 5G networks, freeing operators from constraints caused by filming or output locations.
  • Network monitoring: the dedicated app Network Visualiser allows users to visualize the network condition and communications conditions while shooting – ensuring that the content is being delivered to those that need to see it.