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July 25, 2011
QuickSPOT Delivers the Big Apple: In Five Minutes or Less!


QuickSPOT Delivers the Big Apple: In Five Minutes or Less!


 All Mobile Video And On Call Communications Team Up To Provide Time Sensitive HD Video Uplinks In Manhattan.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New York, New York and Foothill Ranch, CA:  All Mobile Video (AMV) and On Call Communications announced a joint venture today to base an HD, IP based satellite news gathering van out of AMV's location on 26th Street in NYC.    The joint venture will serve news and media organizations delivering High Definition and Standard Definition video directly to network studios or via All Mobile Video's downlink at Gateway where it can be picked up on fiber networks.   News networks will be able to quickly broadcast live from the scene of breaking New York stories due to several advantages:  the centrally located Mid-town base is convenient for all of lower Manhattan, the SNG van is more compact than traditional satellite uplink trucks making it more maneuverable in crowded streets and the speedy, automated deployment of the QuickSPOTTM portable satellite system puts crews on air within five minutes of arrival.


satellite uplink truck new yorkNews stations need only send a reporter to the scene; the service package includes satellite uplink van, HD/SD video encoder, cameraperson/operator, IFB with Producer's line and Internet access.   HD/SD cameras and light kit are optional.  Because the ku satellite system is automated, networks will enjoy lower daily rates for service as the savings are passed on to the news customers.


The new SNG vehicle is built around On Call's QuickSPOTTM IP based satellite system.  The system provides a high quality HD or SD Video feed from the vehicle as well as a full suite of mobile office functionality including voice lines, FTP, and Internet access.


On Call and All Mobile Video have already been working together as On Call uses AMV's Gateway for QuickSPOT's  East Coast point of presence out of the New Jersey teleport and fibers feeds to the major POPs in New York City. 


For more information on the service call Leonard Laxer at AMV 646-230-6996/917-299-0205 or our 24 hour TOC at 732-969-3191.


About On Call Communications


On Call Communications specializes in mobile communications systems. It is a leading provider of rapid-deployment satellite systems and satellite bandwidth for satellite newsgathering, business continuity, disaster recovery, commercial and governmental clients.  On Call offers an array of highly portable, auto-deploy antennas that can even be used for the most challenging of circumstances.  With little more than a flip of the switch, they are ready to go wherever news breaks.   Conveniently packaged, pre-configured baseband electronics allow users to connect video, phone and data applications within minutes of deployment.   Learn more at


About All Mobile Video


All Mobile Video is the country's premier provider of end-to-end video and audio solutions for entertainment, sports, and news programming and events. We offer the full spectrum of services - from spacious Manhattan based sound stages with full post-production capabilities to mobile production and editing trucks and extensive uplink solutions that travel worldwide- as well as an extensive equipment inventory that allows us to fully custom spec any facility or location.  Learn more at


WEAU-TV (Eau Claire, WI) Showcases their new QuickSPOT system to SBE Chapter December-16-2013 December-16-2013

Society of Broadcast Engineers Picnic featuring QuickSPOT SNG satellite system
On September 3rd, Todd Ritchie and Ron Viste of WEAU (Eau Claire, WI) hosted Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) Chapter 112 of Western Wisconsin for their annual steak picnic, which provided a great opportunity for the station to showcase their new QuickSPOT vehicle.  

Tim Jackson from On Call Communications was on hand to describe the system and provide an overview of the On Call QuickSPOT product, which greatly simplifies the process and increases affordability for satellite news gathering.  SBE members representing other stations from the LaCrosse/Eau Claire DMA were able to see for the first time how a hybrid TVU/satellite on-demand system can increase news coverage capabilities at a fraction of the cost of a traditional satellite news gathering vehicle.Get reliable, dedicated  high speed satellite Internet uplinks anywhere with QuickSPOT  

“We are thrilled to have recently rolled out our new QuickSPOT vehicle and look forward to getting our news crews comfortable with the simplicity and flexibility of the hybrid TVU/satellite system.  We are the only station in the market that won’t be limited by cellular and microwave limitations,” says Ron Viste of WEAU.  

Society Broadcast Engineers learns how to use their bonded cellular backpack over an IP satellite linkOn Call’s Tim Jackson states, “we were pleased to be part of SBE Chapter 112’s meeting and to show others in the market the features, benefits and simplicity of the QuickSPOT system.  We’re proud to support WEAU as the market leader in the LaCrosse-Eau Claire market as they greatly expand their newsgathering capabilities.”

On Call Supports CBS News Teams Live in Haiti Using QuickSPOT Satellite News Gathering Systems June-15-2010

On Call Communications sprung into action again in support of CBS News in Haiti providing live and taped video feeds, internet access and phone lines for their news teams covering the earthquake using the QuickSPOT satellite news gathering system.


 CBS News In Haiti uses QuickSPOT satellite news gathering system



On Call used the very portable QuickSPOT 96 centimeter fly and drive satellite news gathering antenna to establish a high speed internet pipe which CBS News crews used for their video and communications needs. The system transmitted both live and edited standard definition MPEG-4 video feeds for the producers in addition to establishing a mobile office complete with direct dial in/out phone lines and wireless internet access for email, web browsing and corporate communications .