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Streambox Releases Automated Hybrid HD/SD Software Encoder with Low Delay Multi-Path Protocol and Apple Thunderbolt Support

New Automated Hybrid Software Encoder Enables Low Latency 2 Mbps HD Video Transmission From Mac or PC Laptops Using Public Internet Connections, Offering a Powerful Tool for HD Field Newsgathering & Streaming

SEATTLE — May 15, 2012 — Streambox, Inc. today announced the release of a new software encoder ideal for HD mobile newsgathering over public Internet, 3G/4G LTE, BGAN, and Wi-Fi connections. This easy-to-use Automated Hybrid HD/SD Software Encoder raises the bar for mobile newsgathering with Low Delay Multi-Path (LDMP) protocol, automated one-click streaming, and Apple Thunderbolt technology with support for Black Magic and Matrox. These advanced features give users the ability to deliver high quality video from the field as a part of Streambox integrated end-to-end solution. The new software will support Full 1080i and 720p, as well as 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio selection for the source video.

Low-Delay Multi-Path (LDMP) protocol allows the Automated Hybrid HD/SD Software Encoder to achieve one-second latency over congested IP networks without compromising video transmission quality. By using all available network paths including: LAN, Wi-Fi, BGAN, 3G/4G LTE, and DSL, the software encoder is able to send professional quality HD video based on bandwidth, latency, or resolution. LDMP protocol also features real-time dynamic video and network adjustment without having to begin new encoding session.

Automated one-click streaming highlights four primary modes: low delay, interview/talking head, high motion/action, and reliable video delivery. These four modes allow non-technical users to easily operate the software in the field and contain over 700 presets selected in the background. Once a primary mode is selected, an automatic test of network bandwidth and latency is performed, as well as automatic selection of HD or SD video resolution depending on available bandwidth and network conditions.

“This next generation video technology offers a powerful solution to reliably transmit high quality HD video over all available network paths from a laptop. For example, DVIDS was recently able to broadcast live HD video of President Obama’s speech from a remote area in Afghanistan by taking advantage of this easy to use software in a region with less than ideal connectivity,” said Bob Hildeman, chairman and CEO of Streambox. “Now with automated one-click streaming, reporters and stringers can easily send HD broadcast quality video from the field with the touch of a button, even if they are not technically trained.

The new HD/SD Automated Hybrid Software Encoder can be purchased in the Streambox Store and is compatible with the entire line of Streambox products and can be fully integrated with any mobile broadcasting workflow for both live and file-based acquisition. The Streambox Automated Hybrid HD/SD Software Encoder is based on generations of award-winning Streambox Software Encoders used by many major news broadcasters around the world to bring in video for over ten years. The software encoder’s mobility will allow users to leverage multiple bonded IP connections to maximize bandwidth while maintaining low latency. By utilizing Streambox-exclusive LDMP reliable protocol, the technology allows reliable transmission over lower cost public networks at low data rates without using bandwidth-consuming Forward Error Correction (FEC), ensuring high quality video transmission.

More information is available at www.streambox.com.

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About Streambox
Streambox focuses on IP-based, end-to-end newsgathering and contribution services. It delivers SD and HD software and hardware for video compression, transmission, management and playout. The Streambox Live™ service supplements the Streambox platform with free encoding software and server-based services for scalable newsgathering and contribution.

Streambox solutions are based on the industry-leading ACT-L3 AP™ codec, which provides unrivaled performance, reliability, and quality over low data rate IP networks for fast transmission and playout of video streams in HD and SD. The company’s platform enables broadcasters, government agencies, enterprises, and other users to enhance content ownership, simplify operations, and increase operational efficiencies.

More information is available at www.streambox.com.

Streambox Company Contact:
Ryan Davis
Streambox, Inc.
Tel: +1 (206) 956-0544, Ext. 181
E-mail: ryand@streambox.com
http://www.streambox.com

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