The Associated Press (AP) has completed a technology trial that saw VISLINK’s microwave and Advanced Gateway used to connect field reporters to its ENPS news system.

The set-up allowed journalists to access servers, submit finished stories and send live video as if they were connected to the studio LAN, in turn bypassing any potential bottlenecks associated with public broadband.

The director of ENPS design and integration strategy at Associated Press Mike Palmer said: “The Advanced Gateway system enhances the workflow by reliably extending ENPS and the file-based workflow into ENG. This will add considerable value to our mutual customers’ news gathering capabilities”.

VISLINK’s Advanced Gateway technology allows field reporters to download archive proxies and create and submit finished video wirelessly back to the studio.

High-speed Electronic News Gathering microwave links are used to submit the files into the studio workflow while studio based broadcast engineers control of the system and the remote equipment.

The Advanced Gateway system uses wireless data bonding to maximize available download speeds.