Teradek User Guide

Wireless Configuration Recommendations

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Bolt 4K can be used in many different situations that require you to configure the wireless settings to provide the optimal video transmission quality possible. The following table (TX Video Quality Descriptions) describes the Video Quality modes available on the TX. The table below (Recommended Wireless Configurations) illustrates some of the most common scenarios encountered while using the Bolt 4K, along with recommended wireless settings that will provide you with the best video quality in those situations.


TX Video Quality Descriptions

VIDEO QUALITY MODES DESCRIPTION
Auto Mode (Default) In Auto Mode, the system will jump between the configurations listed below based on the range and signal quality - if you know your conditions won't change, you can set them manually.
Longer Distance Mode Longer Distance Mode is best for outside use, especially in situations where other sources of interference might be present, but will slightly reduce your video signal’s maximum quality.
Better Quality Mode This mode is best for inside use, especially when there are other WiFi networks in the vicinity. Better Quality Mode maintains higher signal quality but reduces the maximum range.
Best Quality Mode Best Quality Mode is ideal for complex, high-contrast scenes that require the highest possible quality. This mode is also best for inside use, especially when there are other WiFi networks in the vicinity.
Low Power Mode Low Power Mode provides the best connection possible at extremely short distances by reducing the transmitter's total power consumption and any unwanted interference in multi-system environments.

WIRELESS SETTINGS
USER SCENARIOS
Band
Broadcast Mode
Fixed Frequency
Bandwidth
Video Quality (TX)
Auto (Default)
5GHz Disabled Disabled 40MHz Auto Mode
Longest Range
(No interference)

5GHz Enabled w/Panel Antenna Optional 40MHz Longer Distance Mode
Long Range
(Busy RF)
6GHz Enabled Optional 40MHz Longer Distance Mode
Short Range 6GHz Optional Enabled 40MHz Auto or
Best Quality Mode
Best Video Quality (4K) 6GHz Disabled Optional
40MHz Auto or
Best Quality Mode
Best Video Quality (HD)
6GHz Disabled Optional
40MHz Auto or Best/Better Quality Mode
Multi-System*
(Close Range)
6GHz
Disabled Enabled 20MHz Better Quality Mode
Multi-System*
(Mid Range)
6GHz
Disabled
Enabled
20MHz
Longer Distance Mode
Multi-System*
(Short Range)
6GHz Optional Optional 40MHz Low Power Mode

* Multi-System scenarios refer to situations where multiple TX and RX paired systems are in use in the same vicinity as the system you are trying to configure.

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