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Avenir Micro Release Notes 1.2.1

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A new software update for Avenir Micro and Avenir Drone mobile encoders is now available.

To update your unit:

  1. Connect Streambox Avenir Micro/Drone to the Internet
  2. Point your browser to the IP of the Micro/Drone
  3. In Setting -> System -> Update Software -> Update, click Update next to 1.2.0 (This will take up to a few minutes to update your unit)
  4. Reboot (optional)

New features and improvements:

  • Added frame-sync functionality for SDI and HDMI input
  • Improved video encoding quality
  • Added low delay JPEG HD/SD preview with up to 30 fps
  • Added support 32 and 44.1 Khz in addition to 48 Khz for audio (automatically detected)
  • Added support for HDMI Ricoh Theta S camera
  • Added “Stream on startup”  option
  • Added battery type selection on web interface and LCD menu
  • Fixed issues with Custom Presets not loading correctly from LCD menu
  • Added Stop and Restart IFB controls to web interface and LCD menu
  • Fixed IFB volume issues
  • Improvements in WiFi tethering
  • Improved security
  • Updated Streambox Cloud IP list
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Streambox at Inter BEE 2016

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One of Asia’s premiere broadcast equipment retailers, Totsu International, will be featuring Streambox products at the International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition (Inter BEE) 2016 Wednesday, November 16th through Friday, November 18th.

Totsu International will be demonstrating and exhibiting Streambox Avenir Micro and Drone mobile encoders, NDI Player, Tricaster Add-on, 4K Encoder/Decoder, and Cloud to an expected 36,000 visitors from 32 countries.

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Streambox Avenir Micro and Drone are modular and stackable mobile encoders for transmitting SD and full HD low-latency video over bonded 3G, 4G, WiFi, ethernet, SNG, DNG, BGAN, VSAT satellite, and internet networks. Designed for easy integration and outstanding quality, the miniature, low-power devices support HDR video and can be used with HD-SDI and HDMI cameras. The Avenir encoders can be used for streaming live events, public safety video, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) video, and various other video applications.

Streambox NDI Player allows users to seamlessly receive and decode live video from any Streambox encoder to a compatible NDI receiver. NDI allows multiple video systems to identify and communicate with one another over IP for encoding, transmitting, and receiving many streams of high quality, low latency, frame-accurate video and audio in real-time.

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The Tricaster Add-on allows Streambox users to directly stream live HD/SD video at resolutions up to 1080p from any Streambox encoder (both hardware and software) into a TriCaster production system.

Streambox 4K Rackmount Encoder/Decoder is designed for low-bandwidth high quality 4K UHD video encoding, transmission, and playout of either live or file-based SD, HD, or UHD video over IP networks. This reduces broadcast costs while maintaining high-performance and reliability for professionals working with the highest quality video available today.

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Streambox Cloud is a secure, end-to-end service for encoding, routing, archiving, transcoding, management, and playout for live videos. Cloud Services includes free software Cloud encoders, apps, and media players, a globally distributed server network, video routing tools, management and metadata software, and native integration with Facebook and YouTube, all for both live and archived video.

Streambox Expands Cloud to Support Facebook Live

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July 27, 2016 (Seattle) – Streambox Inc.® announced today integrated playout to Facebook Live®, available immediately. Streambox has added native support for Facebook Live playout through Streambox Cloud Services using all Streambox video encoders.

Live video is the best way to be seen on Facebook. Facebook prioritizes live video on top of News Feed and has found that, on average, people watch a live video more than three times longer than its file-based counterpart. Live also drives engagement, Facebook has found that people comment greater than 10 times more often on Live videos than on regular videos. Facebook Live is already a powerful tool by itself, but with Streambox it becomes a valuable tool for everyone who wants to stream high quality live videos to their audience.

Without Streambox’s solutions Facebook Live is a mobile app limited by a phone’s camera and a wireless connection. Streambox allows producers to move beyond the phone and single network by allowing use of higher quality HD-SDI/HDMI cameras, network bonding for reliability and higher bandwidth, multi-stream management, and live production.

Alex Telitsine, CTO of Streambox said, “In many cases we see that single network iPhone streaming to Facebook fails where people are in a crowded environment or on the road.” Facebook advises users to only use WiFi when streaming live as a 3G/4G connection will not offer enough bandwidth to deliver quality video without buffering. The most interesting and relevant content may not be in an area with WiFi. Streambox untethers its users from the WiFi restriction by bonding multiple networks (including 3G/4G/WiFi/internet) to build enough bandwidth to stream high-quality, uninterrupted video. Streambox also compresses live video without significant quality loss to allow for low bandwidth transport using a proprietary codec: Advanced Compression Technology – Level 3 (ACT-L3) combined with Low Delay Multi-Path network Protocol technology (LDMP) for low latency adaptive bitrate streaming. LDMP automatically maintenances the best possible bandwidth, latency, and resolution over multiple IP networks, allowing delivery even where network bandwidth fluctuate.

Streambox moves beyond the restriction of only using the camera on a phone with the ability to add one or multiple professional level cameras. Media outlets can switch cameras live and vet feeds once it reaches Streambox Cloud or Enterprise servers and decide what streams will go to Facebook Live. Along with feed management, Streambox provides the ability to add post-production effects with live team contribution via third party software.

Streambox’s support for Facebook Live allows producers to elevate their content and drive engagement, allowing for live professional standards on social media. Go to streambox.com/facebook for more info on set-up and configuration.

Streambox AVENIRMicro™ and AVENIRDrone™- – System Update

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On May 26, 2016 Streambox released a major software update to our flagship mobile product to improve your productivity with the AVENIRMicroTM and AVENIRDroneTM. In this update you will enjoy additional functionality and support as well as an easier to use remote interface to more quickly stream videos at the touch of your finger tips.

New and Improved

  • Updated encoder app for full 1080 streams up to 16Mbps for UDP and up to 12Mbps for  LDMP protocol (Low Delay Multi-Path – a smart system that dynamically adjusts to changing networks conditions to deliver the fastest packet-loss free video)
  • New (remote) web user interface to quickly stream and to access the most important status information
  • Updated LCD interface with user friendly functionality
  • Support for WiFi web authentication from nearly any hotspot (e.g.Starbucks and hotel AP)
  • Support for satellite transmission via Inmarsat HDR 727 and 9250 tracking dish systems with dual terminal support
  • Improved support for AT&T and USB modems for the Japanese market
  • Enhanced GPS support for modems, USB receivers, and Inmarsat terminals
  • Bluetooth support for audio devices (prototype release)
  • WiFi AP functionality for Internet sharing (prototype  release)
  • More information and functionality in the unit’s display including IFB support via front panel buttons•
  • Minor fixes including proper system clock recovery after power cycles

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What you will need:

Streambox AVENIRMicro/Drone connected to the Internet

Procedure:

  1. Point your browser to the IP of the Micro or Drone or connect via http://avenir.streambox.com/remote/
  2. In Setting → System → Update Software → Update, click Update next to 1.1.0
  3. This will take up to a few minutes to update your unit
  4. Reboot (by turning the device off for 10 seconds, then on again)
  5. You are done!

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WHAT’S NEW AT NAB 2016?

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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