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Indonesia’s Metro TV News turns to ‘Moto Cross’ for its news gathering

In an attempt to detour Jakarta’s traffic congestion, Indonesian 24-hour news channel Metro TV has launched a fleet of motorcycle newsgathering teams employing several TVUPack TM8100 3G/4G mobile broadcasting backpacks from Magna Systems and Engineering.

The station, established in 2000, now has more than 53 transmission sites all over Indonesia and focuses on news and current affairs from around the world.

Magna Systems and Engineering Indonesia Sales Manager Awan Setiawan said, “Metro TV specifically wanted a lightweight live reporting tool to help deliver footage to their news studio. We suggested the TVUPack and performed several demonstrations of its capabilities. Essentially Metro TV’s key requirements for their new mobile solution were for it to be faster, more flexible and easier to use than their traditional SNG van.”

“Metro TV concluded the TVUPack was the solution that best met all their requirements. They particularly liked the TVUPack’s 3G/4G newsgathering and recording capabilities, hot swappable battery system, video quality, flexibility in operation and the fact that it is light enough to be carried whilst riding a motor cycle.” He added.