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Inter Bee 2017

Totsu Showcases Streambox Products at Inter BEE 2017

By | 2K Rackmount, Avenir Micro, Events & Media Coverage, HD Rackmount, Streambox 4k, Streambox Rackmounts | No Comments

This week Totsu International, a Streambox partner, is taking part in the Broadcast Equipment Exhibition, the original name of Inter BEE. The Inter BEE exhibition first started in 1965 and has remained an annual event in Japan. This year Streambox is showcasing its newest products, including the new HD Rackmount and 2K Rackmount, as well as some of their popular products like the AVENIR Micro and 4K Rackmount.

Streambox‘s HD Rackmount provides secure, real-time, remote, collaborative workflows for broadcasters, enterprises and post production professionals. By providing low-latency, the rackmount is designed for reliable video streaming and collaboration over IP networks. With secure video encryption, studios are able to edit video in real-time with the rackmount which is a huge advantage for remote collaboration from any location.

The 2K Rackmount provides secure and remote color grading for post production professionals with an easy 30 Minute Networking Setup and Use for Playout Management. Streambox has introduced a new feature called an “upgrade path” for both 2K and HD rackmounts. For 2K rackmounts you are able to upgrade to 4K, 4K with 12G, 444 Color and 2K Stereo Video. The upgrade path works to keep Streambox products “future proof”, with the ability to upgrade to the newest hardware and software with ease, making it remarkably cost effective.

A cloud-based video management system, the Streambox Cloud, is also a featured service at the event. The Cloud is able to push or pull live streams on either side of a firewall and archive live video for later use. All Streambox products are compatible with Streambox Cloud, including the AVENIR Micro. The Micro is a mobile video encoder that fits in the palm of your hand and can send live video straight to the Cloud.

For more information on the newest Streambox products, including the HD and 2K Rackmounts, please contact our sales team. To learn more about the Inter BEE exhibition click here.

SMPTE 2017

Streambox Attends Annual Technical Conference SMPTE 2017

By | Events & Media Coverage, HD Rackmount, Live Events, Post Production, Streambox Events, Streambox Platform Solutions | No Comments

Streambox will be attending SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) will be taking place in Hollywood, CA October 23rd-26th. The event was first introduced in 1916, and has since then been awarded several Oscar and Emmy awards for its work pushing forward the advancement of moving-imagery engineering. The “Society” is molding the common practices and providing education for the film industry as it evolves further into IT- and IP-based workflows.

HD Rackmount Upgrades

Streambox intends to help advance the common standards and practices of the film industry with their latest products and technology. The newest product from Streambox, the Modular Rackmount will be presented at the SMPTE conference. By providing a secure (encrypted), low-latency, video transport, the modular rackmount is designed for reliable video streaming and collaboration over IP networks. The modular rackmount is designed for upgrade to 2K, 4K, 2K Stereo, 12G, 4:4:4 color, and 4-8 Channel Audio. With secure end-to-end video encryption and its ease of use, the modular, future-proof rackmount should create buzz at SMPTE.

For more information on Streambox products and services or the chance for a meeting at the event please fill out the form below.

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Dubai Live Video from DJI Drone using Streambox’s Avenir Drone

By | Avenir, Cloud, Apps & Software, Drone Encoder, Public Safety, Success Stories | No Comments

Dubai Police Department streamed live video from their DJI drone using the Streambox AVENIRDrone Mobile Encoder over bonded cellular networks to the Streambox Cloud where the video was routed and streamed for low latency playout and viewing. The ability to use a Streambox Drone Encoder to stream live video cut costs and gave remote situational awareness for general surveillance.

The video above was captured using the Streambox AVENIRDrone Encoder. The AVENIRDrone is a lightweight mobile video encoder that can fit in the palm of your hand. Using Streambox technology, the AVENIRDrone is able to stream live HD video using a bonded mobile network. An optional Embedded Modem Module, that supports 3G/4G/LTE, was used for IP connectivity.

The AVENIRDrone is part of the Streambox AVENIR family. The encoder supports HD-SDI and HDMI video capture and streams in HD video at 2.5 Mbps over multiple cellular data connections to Streambox Cloud. From the Cloud, the video is routed to playout destinations that include live publishing to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and even your own website.

Live video, with the option to be encrypted, is sent to the Streambox Cloud where it can be securely viewed by authorized users or routed to other destinations. The durability and ease of use of the AVENIRDrone make it an ideal product for public safety and security. To learn more about the AVENIRDrone and Streambox Cloud click the buttons below.

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Jonathan Bloom Streams Live 360 Video Using Streambox for ABC

By | Avenir Micro, Cloud, Apps & Software | No Comments

Jonathan Bloom uses Streambox solutions to broadcast reliable live HD video in the field. Jonathan is a television news innovator who joined the ABC 7 team, and strives to tell better stories through the use of technology. For the past few months, Jonathan has been a one man machine, writing, filming, editing and reporting live news for his viewers. Being on the look out to find a better way to effectively respond to breaking news more quickly, Jonathan reached out to Streambox for a solution.

Streambox, being in the business of live video, came up with a solution for Jonathan. Using the AVENIRMicro, which is a mobile live video encoder, Jonathan could stream either live 360 video or normal HD video to Facebook. The AVENIRMicro is able to do this over WiFi or by using the embedded 3G/4G modem module installed in its hardware. The video stream is then sent to Streambox’s cloud service, Streambox Cloud, which then is able to archive and send live video to social media. Furthermore, the Micro is able to switch between different cell towers owned by different cellular networks (AT&T, Verison, Sprint, etc.) in order to maintain the best quality and reliable video.

Jonathan has been using this solution, and it has proven to be very effective and easy to operate. You can check out an example of Jonathan Bloom’s work above, which contains a live 360 video broadcast. To see more of Jonathan’s videos feel free to follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and of course on television on ABC 7.

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Update for Live HD Video and 360 Video Streaming to Facebook

By | Avenir, Avenir Micro, Avenir Mini, Cloud, Apps & Software | No Comments

Streambox® Inc. announced today support for Facebook Live Video API on its Video Cloud platform.The new stream routing workflow introduces support for Apple iOS and Android mobile devices including iPad to initiate a Facebook stream from the Streambox cloud.

Additionally Streambox users can enable Facebook 360 Live video posts with automatic detection of of 360 stitching for on-device or Cloud Stitching.

All streambox mobile and software is supported, such as Streambox Avenir Micro , Mini, Drone, Cloud and rackmount encoders. In addition to user’s timeline new workflow allows for posting to Facebook pages, event or groups.

Select ‘Go Live on Facebook’ on the ‘Actions’ menu of the desired video (left image above). Once Facebook stream has been initiated, the Facebook Live icon will be displayed (right image above).

Fill in the standard ‘Post live video on Facebook’ dialog. If you are streaming 360-video, check the ‘360° spherical’ option (see arrow). Click ‘Post live video’ button. That’s it! To learn more about Streambox Cloud click the button below.

Streambox provides an end to end mobile video broadcasting solution. With an array of mobile video encoders such as the AVENIRMicro and the AVENIR Mini 4, video streaming in the field has never been easier. Using bonded cellular technology Streambox mobile encoders are equipped with embedded 3G/4G/LTE modems that allow you to stream HD video with low latency.

The above workflow shows how Streambox can be used in every aspect of video streaming. Video encoding can be achieved either by software or hardware encoders. Then manage your video streams using Streambox Cloud. Then decode the videos and play them out to social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube or to any Streambox Media Player. To learn more about Streambox products click the button below.