Journalists and policemen’s jobs will soon be a lot easier once Sony’s new Location Porter enjoys widespread use.
Originally released last year as the RVT-SD100, the Location Porter allows a cameraman to transmit real time footage using either 3G connectivity or the internet.
This removes the presence of a mobile unit, i.e. your average news van. It is portable too since you could carry it across your shoulder with a sling-strap.
This year Sony has unveiled two new versions of the nimble Location Porter, the RVT-SD200 and RVT-MR200. The SD200 is an upgrade of its predecessor while the MR200 can transmit and receive video footage from 12 different locations.
All that’s needed is for a monitor to be connected and viola! You’ve got an instant command center. This broad functionality marks an immense leap from the original SD100′s one-on-one use.
Sony expects the devices to be a hit not only among TV stations, but local government and emergency services as well.
That is, if they can shell out the dough. A single RVT-SD200/MR200 costs somewhere in the neighborhood of $20,000. Yikes!