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Improved Rackmount V-ANC Support

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Streambox rackmount encoders now have improved support for capture, encoding, and transmission of vertical ancillary data, also known as V-ANC, by adding advanced mapping functions for easier integration with other systems. Ancillary data is non-video information such as closed captions and advertisement insertion triggers.

Streambox rackmount decoders can output vertical ancillary data information via HD-SDI but some downstream equipment might require data to be mapped to specific V-ANC lines. In this case, the new Streambox decoder, version 3.164.12, and new web UI allows users to assign a specific data type to a specific V-ANC line using packet identifier DID (Data IDentifier).

For example, in the screenshot below, Closed Captions (packet DID 161) are mapped to video line 9 and SCTE-104 events (packet DID 241) are mapped to line 13. Up to 3 different packet types can be assigned.

V-ANC Decoder Output

V-ANC Quick Setup Tutorial Video

Note: traditionally, DID (Data Identifier word) is represented as a hexadecimal number. The decoder will perform automatic V-ANC data placement if the DID is zero.

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 3D-IMAG Enables Synchronised Multi-Stream HD Video for Multi-Campus Houses of Worship

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Fort Worth, TX & Seattle, WA Christ Chapel Bible Church, known as one of the leading ministries in Fort Worth, Texas, was looking for a unique solution to grow their congregation by way of delivering Sunday services to multiple campuses throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. They wanted to create an engaging, immersive experience for all members of the congregation by streaming video from the congregation’s main campus to satellite campuses using time and frame synchronized, dual-source HD video, encompassing close-ups of the pastor as well as wide shots of the church venue, with an integrated, reliable IP-based video transport in order to stream the video to multiple locations in real time. Streambox, a Seattle based video technology company pioneer for network-bonded IP video transport solutions, was able to offer Christ Chapel Bible Church the end-to-end solution they were looking for.

The new Streambox 3D-IMAG allows Christ Chapel to combine two separate full-frame video streams into one easily managed, low-latency video transport stream. This solution grants Christ Chapel the ability to focus on streaming high quality HD IMAG video to multiple locations with no technical hurdles.

The Streambox 3D-IMAG solution has allowed Christ Chapel to overcome two challenges, while delivering worship services to multiple locations at different times during the day.

First, Christ Chapel required capture of full-frame HD video signals from two different cameras synchronized into a single video stream. One camera providing a close up of the pastor and another camera providing a wide shot of the worship venue. Both videos will provide IMAG with Genlock of video source with synchronized video and audio, with zero video frame shift between two video sources from a single video stream.

Second, Christ Chapel required a centralized video management solution that would allow the production teams to collaborate on the live video productions and allow for simple management and delivery of all video content. Streambox Enterprise Server was employed by Christ Chapel to securely receive, route, archive and distribute all of the video content between all of Christ Chapel’s campuses. The enhanced workflows provided by the Enterprise Server enabled automated video streaming and routing of all of the HD content, time-shift capabilities for live video content, video archival capabilities, secure video sharing via email of both live and files based videos, Interrupted Feedback Broadcast (IFB) communication to production staff, and integrated confidence monitoring capabilities.

 

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The Streambox 3D-IMAG encoder, Enterprise Server management solution, and rackmount decoders enabled Christ Chapel to streamline production workflows and to easily acquire, manage, and playout live and file-based multi-stream video. The effectiveness of Streambox 3D-IMAG synchronized HD video, coupled with the Streambox Enterprise Server management suite provides an end-to-end solution allowing Christ Chapel Bible Church to securely capture, manage and stream the highest quality low-latency video across any network.


 

About Streambox
Streambox is pioneer and a leader in IP-based video acquisitions, contribution and delivery. Streambox products and solutions deliver mobile video everywhere, allowing companies and organizations to broadcast, share, and stream video from anywhere with unlimited scalability and lower costs. Using the Streambox mobile apps, hardware encoders or compact mobile encoders coupled with cloud-based video management, broadcasters and streaming organizations can deliver live and files, HD/4K video to viewers immediately. Learn more at streambox.com.

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Streambox Full Frame HD 3D Encoder/Decoder Will be Exhibited at Seoul International 3D Fair 2011 by New Partner Acetel

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SEATTLE — Jan. 10, 2011 — Streambox products will be exhibited at Seoul International 3D Fair 2011 in Seoul, South Korea January 13-16 in association with Acetel Co., LTD. “We are pleased to be introducing our latest product, the Streambox HD 3D 1-RU Encoder/Decoder to the Korean market with our new reseller Acetel,” said Bob Hildeman, CEO of Streambox. “3D video is at the forefront of the broadcasting world and Streambox is excited to be able to deliver this technology.”

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