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May 8th, 2016: Wings for Life World Run

By | Avenir Micro, Cloud, Apps & Software, Events & Media Coverage, Streambox Cloud Services, Streambox Events | No Comments

We are proud to announce that Streambox will be supporting the Wings for Life World Run on May 8th!

The World Run has been organized by the Wings for Life foundation with one goal in mind: Finding a cure for spinal cord injury. The World Run is a one-day event with organized runs in 34 cities across the globe, aiming to get the whole world running at the same time. A unique aspect of the World Run is its use of “Catcher Cars” instead of a traditional finish line. Runners must outpace the catcher car for as long as possible rather than reaching the end of a course. 

The US leg of the race includes events in Sunrise, Florida and Santa Clarita, California. Streambox worked with Ocean Watch Productions to provide bonded cellular video capture plus transmission from onsite locations in United States. The video is being sent to RedBull Media House for editing and global distribution. Check the World Run locations page to see if there’s an event near you! Runners are also encouraged to participate on their own using the Wings for Life World Run mobile app, available on iOS and Android.

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Wings for Life will be using the Streambox mobile app to capture video of the event. They will also be utilizing four Streambox AVENIRMicros with modem modules (two at each US location) where the video is transmitted over bonded cellular network to the RedBull media house enterprise server in Santa Monica, California for live video production on Wings for Life event this weekend.

We are so glad to be able to support such a great cause, and can’t wait to check out the footage!

About Streambox

Founded in 1999, Streambox is an industry-leading pioneer developing unique IP-based video streaming solutions and cloud-based streaming services. Streambox delivers mobile video everywhere, allowing companies and organizations to broadcast, share, and stream video from anywhere with unlimited scalability at lower costs. The Streambox platform of professional live and file-based HD/SD software and hardware for video transport, management, and playout streamlines the workflow for all broadcasting and streaming needs. Streambox technology is based on the ACT-L3™ proprietary video compression which allows faster encoding with low-latency and adaptive bit-rate streaming over public/private networks.

Learn more at  www.streambox.com

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Streambox® Supports NewTek™ NDI™ for Enhanced Live Video Streaming

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Streambox® Supports NewTek NDI for Enhanced Live Video Streaming

Streambox application for NDI allows live video streaming directly to any NDI compatible system

Las Vegas, April 19, 2016 – Streambox, an industry leading pioneer delivering unique video streaming solutions announced its new Streambox application for NewTek Network Device Interface (NDI). NewTek recently revealed a new open standard for live production IP workflows over Ethernet networks (NDI). NDI allows multiple video systems to identify and communicate with one another over IP, and to encode, transmit and receive many streams of high quality, low latency, frame-accurate video and audio in real-time.

The new application from Streambox allows users to seamlessly receive, de-bond and decode stream live video and hand it off to any compatible NDI receiver. This allows for virtual HD-SDI over ethernet replacement including one to many distribution over LAN.

Streambox products and solutions streamline workflows to best enhance video acquisition, video management and video streaming needs. The Streambox mission is to be the most valuable provider of mobile video everywhere based on Streambox video devices, streaming software and cloud infrastructure.

This year, Streambox is highlighting its support for NewTek including a new protocol that can benefit any network-connected video device, including video mixers, graphics systems, capture cards, and many other production devices that stream live via Streambox to NewTek systems.

“We are pleased to announce support for Newtek’s NDI, Open Source SDI over IP protocol, which is clearly less complicated solution currently on the market to replace old SDI infrastructure with ethernet cables. The workflow is so simple and intuitive that we can see many broadcast and non-broadcast users benefiting from this integration.”- said Alex Telitsine, Streambox CTO and Co-Founder

Key features of the add-on include:

  • Easily receive live video from any Streambox encoder or server
  • De-bonding, decoding and output to NDI protocol
  • Full HD and SD support
  • Compatible with Microsoft Windows
  • Universal standard IP streaming
  • Live streaming to any NDI compatible network device
  • The NDI system will automatically detect incoming streams via IP, so there is no need for a hardware decoder

Thanks to the recent launch of Streambox Add-On for TriCaster, users are able to stream live HD/SD video directly to the multi-camera video production system. By integrating the NDI application, this completes Streambox’s union with NewTek production systems.

 

About Streambox

Founded in 1999, Streambox is an industry leading pioneer developing unique IP base video streaming solutions and cloud based streaming services. Streambox delivers mobile video everywhere, allowing companies and organizations to broadcast, share, and stream video from anywhere with unlimited scalability at lower costs. The Streambox platform of professional live and file-based HD/SD software and hardware for video transport, management, and play out streamlines the workflow for any broadcasting and streaming need. Streambox technology is based on the ACT-L3™ proprietary video compression which allows faster encoding with low-latency and adaptive bit-rate streaming over public/private networks.

Learn More: www.streambox.com

Announcing Streambox® Real-time VR Video Streaming to Oculus Rift® Headset Demonstrations at NAB Show in Las Vegas

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Announcing Streambox® Real-time VR Video Streaming to Oculus Rift® Headset Demonstrations at NAB Show in Las Vegas

The VR technology demonstrations include 4K VR video workflow from 3D & 360 video capture, video stitching, compression and transport to the cloud video servers for multiplayer Virtual Reality video distribution

Seattle, WA- April 15 2016– Streambox®, an industry leading pioneer delivering unique video streaming solutions, today announces its StreamboxVR®, an end-to-end 4K 3D and 360 virtual reality streaming infrastructure for Live Events, Sports, Broadcast, Education and Enterprise applications.

The StreamboxVR video infrastructure include 4K Encoder with proprietary ACT-L3 4K VR video compression optimized for high quality lower data rate 4K video and Cloud-based Live Server for video routing, archiving and management. The Cloud includes reliable video transport for video distribution and streaming to 4K VR Media Player for video play out.

The current StreamboxVR 4K Media Player is integrated with Oculus Rift® for 3D 4K and 360 live video streams. In the feature the VR 4K media player would support, Microsoft HoloLens®, Google Cardboard®, Samsung Gear VR®, HTC Vive® and others.

With much advancements and innovations in VR from the industry, StreamboxVR solves and improves upon video quality while lowering bandwidth and video infrastructure with reliable Low Delay Multi-Path video transport from capture to distribution of VR videos for both professional VR productions to consumers and enterprises using 360 cameras.

For VR video transmissions, StreamboxVR supports mobile networks by bonding all available 3G, 4G, LTE networks for higher bandwidth streaming with network reliability and redundancy.  

At NAB booth #SU8125, Streambox will be demonstrating 3D VR utilizing Blackmagic 4K cameras and 360 VR from Ricoh Theta camera utilizing StreamboxVR software, mobile hardware and cloud infrastructure.

We want to help solve VR problems and bring value with quality to professional VR productions for media, film and broadcast customer we serve today” said Bob Hildeman, Streambox Co-founder and CEO. “Additionally, VR brings opportunities for us to bring value with quality to consumers and enterprises that will be driving the VR usage and applications where our infrastructure would serve and service there needs and requirement.

VR is the future media platform that is technically challenging with many problems to solve and with large ecosystem being worked on by many companies,” said Alex Telisine Co-founder and CTO at Streambox Inc. “The core problems we could solve well today are live real-time VR/4K/3D and 360 video compression and video transport infrastructure where we have much knowledge, experience and IP.

  

About Streambox

Founded in 1999, Streambox is an industry leading pioneer developing unique IP base video streaming solutions and cloud based streaming services. Streambox delivers mobile video everywhere, allowing companies and organizations to broadcast, share, and stream video from anywhere with unlimited scalability at lower costs. The Streambox platform of professional live and file-based HD/SD software and hardware for video transport, management, and play out streamlines the workflow for any broadcasting and streaming need. Streambox technology is based on the ACT-L3™ proprietary video compression which allows faster encoding with low-latency and adaptive bit-rate streaming over public/private networks.
Learn more at www.streambox.com
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Streambox® Expands Cloud Services for Multi-Location Live Video Playouts for Broadcast, Live Events and Web Video Streaming

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Streambox® Expands Cloud Services for Multi-Location Live Video Playouts for Broadcast, Live Events and Web Video Streaming

The new capabilities include low-latency, multi-location, global video distribution of live and file-based videos with realtime transcoding of HD videos for the web

Seattle, WA – April 13, 2016 – Streambox®, an industry leading pioneer delivering unique video streaming solutions, today announced its Streambox® Cloud upgrade. The new server software features enhances the user experience locally, remotely and globally with low-latency, multi-location HD and 4K video distribution, playout and streaming of those videos to connected mobile devices. To service these new capabilities, all servers on AWS have been upgraded globally for increased performance for transcoding, reliable LDMP video transport and additional server locations.

The Streambox Cloud team has been working diligently to expand the presence of the Streambox servers geographically as well. As a result, the offering is now available in US West, US Midwest, US East, Ireland, Germany, Singapore, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sidney and Sau Paulo. With an automated and simplified workflow, Streambox Cloud provides users with their own Channel page, ideal for sharing live and archived video.

The key Streambox Cloud upgrade features include the following:

  • Geo IP with Google Maps integration: See and locate where video streams are originating from for location awareness and asset tracking
  • Avenir, Micro and Drone dashboard: The assets management tab on the Streambox Cloud web page provides a complete real-time list of deployed systems, including Avenir Encoders asset management, notifications of live streaming, last activity and location, GPS location integration with Google Maps, remote unit access for control, configuration and management, and real-time readout of streaming data rate and device information
  • HD web and mobile video transcoding and CDN distribution: Multi-bitrate h.264 Transcoding and streaming
  • 4K/HD video file time shift playout for multi-location delayed video playout
  • Live video cue-once video location marking for multi-location video playout

Streambox Cloud is a reliable, cloud-based, live video management solution delivering the highest quality low-latency video over any public/private IP network. Streambox customers can capture, manage, and stream SD, HD, and 4K video easier than ever before. Streambox Cloud is designed for video professionals in broadcast, web streaming, post-production, house of worship, enterprise, education, medical, government and military industries.

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About Streambox

Founded in 1999, Streambox is an industry-leading pioneer developing unique IP-based video streaming solutions and cloud-based streaming services. Streambox delivers mobile video everywhere, allowing companies and organizations to broadcast, share, and stream video from anywhere with unlimited scalability at lower costs. The Streambox platform of professional live and file-based HD/SD software and hardware for video transport, management, and playout streamlines the workflow for all broadcasting and streaming needs. Streambox technology is based on the ACT-L3™ proprietary video compression which allows faster encoding with low-latency and adaptive bit-rate streaming over public/private networks.

Learn more at  www.streambox.com

WHAT’S NEW AT NAB 2016?

By | Avenir Micro, Cloud, Apps & Software, Drone Encoder, Events & Media Coverage, Mobile Video Encoders, Streambox Cloud Services, Streambox Events, Video Transport | No Comments

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micronewAVENIRMicro & AVENIRDrone encoders: Expanding and adding to their unique modular and stackable design. The next generation mobile encoder for bonded cellular video transmissions for streaming and newsgathering now comes with many add-on options to increase mobility and connectivity.

AVENIRMicro and AVENIRDrone are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, Streambox ACT-L3 Video compression and automated LDMP Video transport for video contribution over 3G, 4G, Wifi, SNG and DNG networks.

New add-ons available:

  • Embedded modem module with four 3G/4G LTE modems with innovative retractable antenna design.
  • Embedded modem module supporting external antennas for industrial video streaming applications.
  • New LCD UI for easy operations and simple menu navigation for non-technical users. Easy access for IFB channel and volume selection.       
  • New simplified web and mobile UI for remote access via Wi-Fi for system controls, monitoring and use.
  • Newly optimized  ACT-L3 video encoder for improved video quality with encoding bitrate increased up to 18 mbps HD encoding.
  • H-Clip and T- Clip carrying clips with integrated Canon battery support.
  • Support for public Wi-Fi hotspot usage.
  • G-mount & V-mount battery support: Custom top plate options to support IDX, Anton Bauer and similar batteries for 4-8 hours of continuous operation.

MicroIn Signal Extender: Hybrid cellular bonding backpack device integrated with the AVENIRMicro inside of an amplified signal extender. This integration provides bonded video transmissions from congested areas with heavy cellular use or in areas where cellular signal is very poor. Integrated with either five or ten embedded modems with V/G-mount batteries for 3-6 hours of continuous operations.


Cloud-Icon-New-BlueStreambox Cloud: Expanding cloud services with many new features and improvements to globally deployed cloud servers.

Streambox Cloud is deployed in 14 locations around the world offering professional services for end-to-end global video routing and transport, live and file-based video acquisition and management, and video transcoding service for tripleplay web and mobile video streaming. Easily capture, manage, and stream SD, HD, and 4K video from multiple sources around the world for multi-location video acquisition while simultaneously streaming videos to web and mobile clients. Streambox Cloud is designed for video professionals in broadcast, web streaming, post-production, house of worship, enterprise, government and military industries.

 

New Streambox Cloud features:

  • Geo IP with Google Maps Integration: See and locate where video streams are originating from for location awareness and asset tracking.
  • Avenir Dashboard: The Dashboard tab on the Streambox Cloud web page provides a complete list of deployed encoders with asset information as follows:
  1. Add and view encoder assets
  2. Notifications when live streaming, last activity and location
  3. GPS location on Google Maps
  4. Remote access encoders for control and configuration
  5. Real-time data on streaming data rate and device information
  • HD web and mobile video distribution: H264 multi-bitrate transcoding and streaming
  • Video file time shift playout for remote multi-location delayed video playout
  • Live video cue-once video location marking for remote multi-location video playout

 

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Streambox NODE: A low-cost, small form factor HDMI video playout device for connected TVs.

 

  • Receive and playout ACT-L3 HD & SD video directly from any Streambox encoder and video from Streambox Cloud
  • Supports LDMP 2.0 Reliable Transport and UDP networking protocols
  • Video Formats:  HD: 1080i/59.94, 1080i50, 720p/59.94, 720p/50;  SD: (NTSC): 525i/59.94, (PAL): 576i/50
  • Audio Formats: AAC Stereo and Mono, CELP, GSM 1­channel
  • Connectors: HDMI output, 2 x USB 3.0, RJ 45,
  • User Interface: 4 LED beacons for status of video, network, streaming and alert. Remote control via local or Internet IP. Control via WiFi hotspot (optional USB-WiFi)
  • Operation: Front panel buttons for Start/Stop function & Remote control via Web
  • Physical: 116mmW x 121mmD x30mmH (4.57”D x4.76”W x1.81”H) 900g(0.4lb)
  • Low power consumption DC 5V, 10 W

 

HDSD-Hybrid-Software-Encoder-Streambox Hybrid Software Encoder for OSX Update: The key new feature added to the Hybrid Software encoder update is Automated LDMP transport for reliable video transmission over wireless, wired and Internet networks. The automated LDMP detects network conditions as changes occur dynamically and adjusts pack redundancy, packet recovery to amount of packet  loss to overcome network changes for reliable, high quality video playout. The Hybrid encoder continues to be a workhorse for many broadcasters, post-production houses, enterprises and live video production professionals for video contribution and streaming over 3G,4G, Wi-Fi, SNG, DNG and internet networks.

 

 

About Streambox

Founded in 1999, Streambox is an industry leading pioneer developing ultra-efficient IP based video streaming solutions and cloud based streaming services. Streambox delivers mobile video everywhere, allowing companies and organizations to broadcast, share, and stream video from anywhere with unlimited scalability. The Streambox family of professional live and file-based HD/SD software and hardware for video transport, management, and playout streamlines the workflow for all broadcasting and streaming needs. Streambox technology is based on the ACT-L3™ proprietary video compression which allows faster encoding with low-latency and adaptive bitrate streaming over public and private networks.

Learn more at  www.streambox.com