GoPro has partnered with microwave, satellite and wireless communication systems firm Vislink to develop a live broadcast system for its wearable cameras.

The HD transmitter system for the Hero4 range of cameras will be showcased at NAB in April as well as at live sporting events such as the Winter X Games.

With footage currently captured to memory cards, the upcoming GoPro and Vislink solution will be the first time official GoPro products will be available to transmit action for use during live broadcasts.

“Our partnership with Vislink brings a new level of excitement to live broadcast and we can’t wait to see what players, broadcasters and fans do with this new innovative solution,” said GoPro president Tony Bates.

John Hawkins, chairman of Vislink, added: “For decades Vislink has been the market leader in providing low latency, wireless cameras and transmission systems for highly prestigious live broadcast events. 

“Many of the events where Vislink technology operates are within highly demanding broadcast environments such as the Olympics, MotoGP, WRC World Rally Championship, Formula-E, and the America’s Cup.

“Working with GoPro, a highly innovative global leader in video content, is testament to our cutting edge technology and its ability to operate in all environments.”     

More details about the transmitter, including pricing and availability, will be announced this Spring.