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Streambox is the leading video technology provider of products and solutions for broadcasters, government and military branches, state and local agencies, educational institutions, and enterprises. Streambox software and hardware solutions provide end-to-end newsgathering, video transport over any network, and cloud-based video sharing services utilizing mobile devices and networks. Streambox solutions are based on the industry-leading ACT-L3 codec, which provides unrivaled performance, reliability, and video quality over low data rate IP networks for fast transmission and playout of video streams in HD and SD.
More information is available at http://www.streambox.com.
Speaking Session at the 2012 NAB Broadcasting Engineering Conference
Bob Hildeman, CEO of Streambox, Inc. will speak at the “3G/4G for Broadcast” session on the subject “Mobile Newsgathering” on Wednesday April 18, from 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in room S228, Las Vegas Convention Center.
New Streambox Technology
ACT-L4 Codec — Advanced Compression Technology – Level 4
ACT-L4, the next generation of Streambox compression technology will be previewed at NAB 2012. ACT-L4 codec is capable of compressing higher motion complex video at lower data rates using the new Advanced Motion Search feature. Low motion video requiring low latency such as Talking Head will also benefit from ACT-L4’s new face detection and augmented compression to improve video quality optimized for interviews.
ACT-L4 allows faster encoding with lower latency that is optimized for video transmission over any low bandwidth IP connection. This release will scale across the entire Streambox Platform of professional live and file-based video products including HD/SD rackmount Encoders and Decoders, HD/SD Software Encoders installed on Mac OS X and Windows PC laptops, iPhone and Android Apps, and Avenir mobile Encoders.
New Customizable 1-RU HD/SD Rackmount Encoder/Decoder
The current product line of Streambox Rackmount Encoders/Decoders will decrease from eight hardware units down to one versatile single chassis that can be tailored to each organizations unique workflow and deployment requirements. The 1-RU unit has various multi-functional features that can transform the Encoder/Decoder easily with in-place software upgrades. Standard key hardware design features reduce noise, decrease power consumption, and lower heat emission from the unit. Also included is the Streambox-exclusive reliable protocol Low Delay Multi-Path (LDMP) technology and automated one-click streaming. Upgrades are HD/SD and Half Duplex.
LDMP Networking Technology
The Streambox Platform is powered by new Low Delay Multi-Path (LDMP) networking technology, which is a reliable protocol that helps users deliver low latency video over multiple IP networks. This technology addresses how to send video reliably over public Internet connections at low data rates without using bandwidth-consuming Forward Error Correction (FEC). LDMP is a reliable two-way networking protocol that integrates with the Streambox Encoder for optimum video transmission and automatically ensures delivery by bonding all available IP networks to maximize bandwidth while maintaining low latency.
Automated One-Click Streaming
All Streambox products offer easy-to-use automated one-click streaming that utilize LDMP’s reliable multi-path networking and automated HD/SD visual settings based on best possible: bandwidth, latency, or resolution. Users will have the option to choose from presets including: Ultralow, Talking Head, Action, or Guaranteed Mode. This will allow non-technical users to easily operate the encoding device in the field.
Avenir Mobile Video Broadcasting Solution
Avenir 2 with LTE software will debut at NAB 2012. Designed for the broadcast industry, improvements on the original Avenir and new chassis design allows extended battery life, improved Wi-Fi reception, secure locking HDMI port, higher video quality utilizing 32nm processor technology, and one-step plug-in to the Signal Extender for eight wireless cellular modems and amplifiers. Avenir 2 supports both HD and 3G/SDI signals and allows professional quality HDMI capabilities with the secure locking HDMI port. Full Duplex enables Avenir 2 to receive and playback HD-SDI video in the field. Avenir 2 has been redesigned based on customer feedback to improve usability, reliability, and to enhance performance. This gives users the ability to send professional quality video from the field with low latency using the Streambox reliable protocol LDMP technology to maximize all available bandwidth. Automated one-click streaming offers presets to choose from, allowing non-technical users to easily operate Avenir 2 in the field.
Streambox Avenir Mini
Making its debut at NAB 2012 is Avenir Mini, a small camera-mountable mobile encoder designed for maximum mobility and flexibility. The Full HD/SD capable Avenir Mini delivers broadcast quality video using low bandwidth IP networks. Avenir Mini is the smallest Streambox hardware-based mobile encoder, weighing under 5 pounds, measuring 4.4 inches wide, 1.9 inches tall, and 7 inches long. The small lightweight encoder can attach to the back of a battery on any professional video camera or be used in a custom designed pouch that can be looped through a belt. Avenir Mini has SDI and HDMI inputs and bonds up to four integrated wireless cellular modems to stream high quality video enabling live or file-based acquisition from anywhere over a variety of low data rate networks.
Avenir Backpack Kit
The new Backpack Kit is a customized Streambox Backpack that is strategically designed to carry Avenir 2 with LTE software, Signal Extender Kit, and Hot Swappable Battery Plate. The Signal Extender boosts up to eight 3G/4G cellular modem signals (including AT&T and Verizon LTE support) to receive the best possible signal connection, even in remote locations or indoors. The Hot Swappable Battery Plate allows users to maintain their stream without interruption.
Streambox Live — New and Improved Cloud-Based Video Sharing Service
Streambox Live is a scalable service that allows broadcasters to capture and manage professional quality video from anywhere around the world. Key enhancements include LDMP integration and automated one-click streaming to both the StreamboxME (Mobile Encoder) iPhone/iPad and Android App and the Streambox Live Pro Encoder for Mac and PC Laptops.
StreamboxME (Mobile Encoder) iPhone/iPad and Android App
The new easy-to-use StreamboxME App equips contributors to send professional quality video using only a smartphone (or iPad 2/new iPad) to Streambox Live Service or directly to a Streambox Enterprise Server or Decoder. This new mobile encoder gives users the ability to take advantage of 3G/4G LTE cellular networks and Wi-Fi to send up to 1.5-2 Mbps professional quality video content with low sub 2-second latency. Streambox-exclusive reliable protocol LDMP maximizes bandwidth, allowing users to capture video at 432×240 resolution, up to 30 frames per second (fps), with Advanced Audio Coding (AAC). Automated one-click streaming offers multiple presets to choose from, allowing non-technical users to easily operate the mobile encoder in the field. In the event of a network loss, users will be able to record a high quality video file at 2.0 Mbps for faster transmission at a later time.
Streambox Live Pro Encoder for Mac and PC Laptops
Streambox Live Pro is a scalable software-based Encoder that enables broadcasters to easily cover breaking news stories in the field by capturing professional quality ad hoc broadcasting content using a Mac or PC laptop. Streambox Live Pro features uncapped bandwidth, Full D1 resolution, and up to 30 frames per second (fps) allowing users to take full advantage of all available IP networks (including 4G) using the Streambox reliable protocol LDMP technology. Automated one-click streaming offers multiple presets to choose from, allowing non-technical users to easily operate the mobile encoder in the field.
Streambox Software-Based Broadcast Solutions
New Mac HD/SD Hybrid Software Encoder with Apple Thunderbolt Support Featuring LDMP Technology
The Streambox HD/SD Hybrid Software Encoder gives users the ability to deliver high-quality video from the field using advanced features that can be found on Avenir. This enhanced HD/SD Hybrid Software Encoder now offers automated one-click streaming that utilizes LDMP’s reliable multi-path networking and automated HD/SD visual settings based on best possible: bandwidth, latency, or resolution, to send professional quality video according to the selected preset. All it takes is a Mac laptop, and a SDI device such as Matrox, Black Magic, or Apple Thunderbolt to support full HD video transmission from anywhere.
Streambox Enterprise Server — Complete Backend Video Acquisition Management Solution
Streambox Enterprise Server is a centralized secure server designed for broadcasters and other video-centric organizations to manage the acquisition of substantial amounts of live and file-based video content at a low cost. The all-in-one software-based product’s key features include: Interrupted Feedback Broadcast (IFB) communication, confidence monitoring, secure video sharing, and automated streaming, routing, grouping, and archiving based on metadata. The
Enterprise Server enables users to shorten and streamline workflows to acquire, manage, and play out live and file-based video with built-in multi-functioning capabilities of backend video management solution. Designed to operate seamlessly with the industry-leading Streambox platform of HD and SD broadcast quality Encoders and Decoders, the Enterprise Server offers a complete end-to-end solution. Streambox will also offer a flexible deployment option for users that require a cloud-based Enterprise Server.
New for NAB 2012, two versions of the Enterprise Server will be available; Lite (LE) and Extreme (XE). Organizations looking to deploy mobile encoders to all their field reporters will be well outfitted with Enterprise Server Lite (LE) to manage their incoming streams. Organizations that require more advanced customization to their video management workflow can take advantage of the enhanced administration tools using Enterprise Server Extreme (XE). The Enterprise Server enables organizations to deploy free encoding software for remote reporters to download on their laptops or as an app on their mobile phones.