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Streambox Transmits World’s First Live HD 3D Video Broadcast of a Surgery

Artcast Medical Relies on Streambox 3D to Deliver the First Live HD 3D Telemedicine Video Application in the World – An Orthopedic Surgery From Operating Room to Medical Conference

SEATTLE — July 12, 2011 — Streambox, Inc. today announced the innovative Streambox 3D technology provided transmission for the world’s first broadcast of a live orthopedic operation in Full HD 3D. The Streambox 3D solution ensured a secure and reliable transmission between the two sites, from a laboratory in Annency, France where the knee prosthesis was taking place to the viewing audience at the Johnson & Johnson sponsored medical conference 2 km away. The procedure was captured in 1080i resolution as Streambox HD 3D continuously streamed the entire four-hour surgery to the end destination with one-second latency, where the live HD 3D video was projected onto a 12 meter x 6 meter screen.

“We are excited to be apart of such a monumental event in the medical industry, and that Artcast has chosen to rely on Streambox 3D technology to enhance medical education and the experience of viewing an operation without being physically present in an operating room,” said Bob Hildeman, chairman and CEO of Streambox. “This medical conference is just the type of application for which Streambox HD 3D streaming was designed; where the added dimension allows the viewers to take full advantage of the reality of the situation, and in this case, see the precision and instrumentation of the surgical movement. This opens up the opportunity for a larger amount of viewers to learn from the specialized experts in their field in 3D.”

Artcast Medical video crews used motorized multicameras equipped with Streambox 3D technology. This positioning allowed doctors to focus the video on the meticulous placement of surgical tools during the procedure in order to emphasize certain aspects of the operation to the 150 trainees viewing live with 3D glasses at the orthopedic congress. The 1080i video was sent for a total of four hours via Streambox HD 3D over a private wireless IP network, at the transfer rate of 20 Megabytes per second (20 Mbps), with only a one-second latency. Participants noted that the live 3D viewing brought a significant improvement to the training.

“After a year of studying available solutions and how they performed in real life conditions during numerous simulation tests, results confirmed that Streambox 3D proved to be the most reliable,” said Abdel Zaimeche, Chargé de projet of Artcast Medical. “The capabilities of the technical solution far exceeded the necessary requirements of our project, which suggests exciting possibilities looking forward to the future of live surgery and medical education advancements.”

The Medical Conference sponsored by Johnson & Johnson took place at the Imperial Palace congress room on May 6th, 2011; where Full HD 3D video was transported live from the operating room at Clinique Générale d’Annecy in France using Streambox HD 3D video technology.

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About Artcast Medical
Artcast Medical is a French Audio-Visual company based in Annecy working at an International level, which provides high technological solutions for medical field: medical and surgical film production, live surgery for various events, 3D animation for case studies and other specific applications.

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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.

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Streambox Company Contact:
Ryan Davis
Streambox, Inc.
Tel: +1 (206) 956-0544, Ext. 181

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