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Stream7 device allows two-way link during surgery in Sheffield, UK

Stream7 has deployed its Dejero GateWay device at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield. Video feeds broadcast to audiences in the lecture theatre and video conference platform

Stream7 has deployed its Dejero GateWay device at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, UK, to provide a two-way link during an endoscopy, enabling both in-person and online delegates to watch a broadcast of surgery in real-time and interact remotely with the surgeons live. The link went between the teaching hospital’s procedure rooms and in its lecture theatre.

Each GateWay M6E6 network aggregation device, carrying six SIM cards from diverse network providers, enabled Stream7 – a hybrid, virtual and physical broadcast and production specialist – to create a secure and isolated temporary network for the WEO event using only blended cellular.

Video feeds from two cameras and data from two endoscopy machines were broadcast to audiences in the lecture theatre and to a video conference platform via an NDI-bridge using Stream7’s Newtek Tricaster production system. It was a hybrid event for Sheffield Gastroenterology and the World Endoscopy Organisation (WEO)

For other live events, Stream7 has set up the GateWay to combine connectivity not only from cellular, but from other IP networks, including fibre and satellite for primary and back-up connectivity with Dejero Smart Blending Technology.

“Our projects vary from conferences, symposiums and awards, to music concerts and lectures. Not only does the GateWay give us and our clients complete confidence to broadcast from physical buildings, it also opens up new opportunities for us to cover outdoor events, such as festivals in the middle of the countryside; because the GateWays are easy to set up, we’ve gained a new level of agility. Now any project in any location is doable,” said Darren Wain, managing director, Stream7.

He further explained: “Because of data security, we’re often presented with restrictions when it comes to accessing the local network infrastructure behind corporate HQ or government building firewalls.”

Dejero GateWay featuresSmart Blending Technology which combines connectivity from diverse cellular and other IP network providers. This technology creates a virtual ‘network of networks’ to provide access to a far greater coverage area than any single provider can deliver.

“Without a solution like the GateWay, we can have the best equipment in the world and the best team in the world, but we’re not in control of the venue’s internet. So knowing we can supply that resiliently is a major selling point for Stream7,” Wain concluded.