Experiences of a portable multi-cam live solutions #3 – Teradek Cube 220 and Asus NT-66u Router

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Experiences of a portable multi-cam live solutions #3 – Teradek Cube 220 and Asus NT-66u Router

I have 2x Teradek cubes, and I have to fully test them to be completely under control of these units, In todays tryout I took a Teradek Cube 220 and an Asus NT-66u router to measure the maximum Wifi distance with trees before dropping signal and without degrading video quality within the wifi range.

I did around 30 different tests some walking into the woods, and attaching a different 9dBi antenna on the router as well on the cube.

Asus NT-66u with 3x 9dBi antennas

Asus NT-66u with 3x 9dBi antennas

The Teradek Cube 220 is one of the oldest versions of he cubes, it does not connect to a usb dongle and it works only in a 2.4GHZ Band. On this cube I mounted a 9dBi antenna on its RF connector.

The Asus NT-66u is a reliable Dual Band 2.4/5GHZ router, It has 3x RF connectors providing me a way to attach more powerful antennas to increase its performance. On these 3x RFS I attached 9dBi Antennas.

The video signal coming from the camera and the Cube was streaming wirelessly trough the router feeding Wirecast via RTSP.

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In this test I configured the Cube to send 4.5MB/s at 1080i50 to the router, I could walk up to 50m, the signal drops for 1 sec around those 50m, it was a good test, had some trees on the way and still worked as I expected.

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This was a test to see till where I could walk into the bushes without signal drop, I configured the Cube to send 1MB/s at 720p to the router. I walked up 100m into the woods till I Lake, everything was better than i was expected and I didnt had any signal drop.

I will keep doing these tests over and over and some will post here.

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Jose Saiote has provided effective results for businesses of every size throughout his career. He has worked for over 12 years in professional audio and video broadcast production. Along the way he has designed and engineered countless video and audio production projects. In working closely with video distribution, Jose began developing projects for the Internet in 2001. Jose has concentrated his creative energies primarily on designing, engineering, and developing digital media production and distribution environments which emphasize purely digital production; developing studio environments which transcend tape-based production and distribution methodologies and extend production and distribution capabilities over IP and satellite networks.