The Streambox NODE is a small form factor media player device supporting ten programmable video channels which will automatically “pull” live video from Streambox Cloud and Enterprise Server or directly from an encoder for live video playout to connected TVs & monitors.
The Streambox NODE Decoder/Player delivers true HD video and is very easy to use. It has an Ethernet (RJ45) connection for Internet connectibity and an HDMI out for video display. The NODE is ideally suited for mobile or remote operations.
For low cost automated video playout Node provides a consistent high quality live video stream. An Ethernet and HDMI connection are all you need for unparalleled HD streaming to a connected TV. Ease of use is key to how Streambox NODE stands out from the pack. With Automated Video Routing you are able to setup the NODE once, then it automatically finds the correct encoder in the future, providing a quick setup and peace of mind.
Each programmable channel can automatically pull or receive a unique video stream from the Streambox Cloud or from point-to-point connection; based on predefined metadata. Stream pull allows the NODE to work behind NAT/firewall without static IP (requires Streambox Cloud or Enterprise Server). The NODE can be left running 24/7 and render the stream in real time as it arrives. Users can use front panel buttons to open the on-screen display and select channels.
Streambox offers security video encryption for live and archived video. The wide use of digital images and videos in various applications brings serious attention to security and privacy issues today. Data encryption is a suitable method to protect this data.
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Streambox demonstrates iOS Media Player beta with 4:4:4 color support for Post Production, Broadcast and streaming applications requiring high quality low latency video. Soon to be released iOS Media Player automatically pulls video from the Cloud or direct from any Streambox encoder.
Also known as the iOS NODE, the Media Player is a software ACT-L3 decoder for iPad and iPhone receiving IP video streams from Streambox encoders or from Streambox Cloud services. The NODE receives video data over any IP network and is well suited for point-to-point streaming or streams being pushed (routed to) or pulled from Streambox Cloud Services. The iOS NODE supports up to 10 programmable channels.
The ability to stream video to 10 separate channels allows you to receive direct streaming over more than one port. Channels can pull from Streambox Cloud services or from a Streambox Enterprise Server, and other channels can display multicast streams. Each channel can be assigned a unique name.
Selecting, deleting and adding a channel is accomplished with the easy user interface. To select a channel, simply press the desired channel from the list. To add a new channel, press the plus ‘+’ sign in the upper right corner – this will open the Edit Channel page. See sections below for how to fill in the channel properties. To edit channel properties, select a channel from the list, then press the greater-than sign ‘>’ icon.
February 20, 2018 Seattle – Streambox will present upcoming next-generation video compression technology, ACT-L5 Codec, their new modular 4K/2K/HD Rackmount encoder and decoder, and Cloud and software solutions for low latency live remote sessions at the 2018 Håollywood Professional Association (HPA) Tech Retreat.
The next generation ACT-L5 Codec produces the 12-bit, 4:4:4 RGB color profile required for cinematic, episodic, and commercial color grading and editing. This is also ideal for live events, digital signage, and broadcast video where High Dynamic Range (HDR) video is desired.
Streambox products provide secure and ease-of-use solutions for cinematic, episodic, and commercial live sessions for post production workflows by providing:
- Remote real-time creative collaborations including color grading & editing over the Internet and MPLS networks.
- Cloud for multi-location Post Production allowing teams and owners to collaborate
- Mix and match hardware and software of MacOS, iOS, Windows, and Android products to meet project requirements and budget
- ACT-L5 Codec for 4:4:4 RGB Color support (to be demoed at the show). The ACT-L5 video codec, designed to work with Rec.709, DCI-P3, and Rec.2020 is setting a new bar for production quality.
- Software Apps and modules include: HD, 2K, and 4K encoder/decoder, media players for MacOS, iOS, Windows, and Android, encryption, 2K Stereo Video, 12-bit 4:4:4
- Strong AES-128 encryption for content protection
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Streambox new modular Rackmount HD 2K 4K 3D encoders and decoders
Streambox Modular Encoder / Decoder rackmounts based on the industry-leading ACT-L3/ACT-L5 codec for unrivaled performance, reliability, high quality, and low latency, video over IP networks. Streambox Modular rackmounts are well suited for Broadcast, Enterprise, and secure collaboration for Post Production workflows.
Streambox’s Cloud Service is a secure service that provides reliable multi-point collaboration infrastructure and software for the needs of post-production professionals. Streambox Cloud supports encrypted streams, high-quality HD, and 4K low latency videos for review, edit, and color grading.
NODE is a small form factor media player device supporting ten video channels which will automatically “pull” live video from Streambox Cloud and Enterprise Server or directly receive from an encoder for live video playout to HDMI connected monitors.
Advanced Streaming Codec
All Streambox products are powered by the proprietary codec, Advanced Compression Technology – Level 3 (ACT-L3), Advanced Program 2017. Streambox ACT-L3 AP 2017 compression allows for fast encoding with low latency and is optimized for video transmission over any IP connection. ACT-L3 is capable of compressing high motion, complex video at low data rates with the advanced motion search feature.
Streambox LDMP Technology
All Streambox products come equipped with Streambox exclusive Low Delay Multi-Path technology (LDMP). Streambox LDMP protocol allows low latency adaptive bitrate streaming on public and private networks. Streambox encoders will automatically select the best possible bandwidth, latency, and resolution over multiple IP networks, allowing Streambox products to gracefully handle network bandwidth fluctuations and dropouts which are often seen over public or shared network environments.
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Streambox, working with a major broadcaster, is introducing its new 8-Channel Synchronized Decoder at this years Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Streambox provides secure and bonded, IP video transport hardware, software, and cloud services to broadcasters, enterprises, movie & post-production studios, and government video providers throughout the world.
The Streambox 8-Channel Synchronized Decoder can receive up to 8 video streams that will be synchronized to a user selected master stream and output as genlocked and synchronized 8 HD-SDI streams. “This allows closeups and longshots to remain in sync with audio even if one stream has a half-second delay and another stream has a full-second delay. This is a whole new approach to remote IP audio-video synchronization and multi-camera live production.” explained Alex Telitsine, CTO at Streambox.
“With broadband IP connectivity that is widely available, broadcasters and live event productions can stream events from multiple camera locations. The new multi-Channel Synchronized Decoders enable live onsite production management with less equipment, thus reducing costs and improving efficiency,” said Dave Bolnick, Project Manager of Research and Development at Streambox.
The Streambox 8-Channel Synchronized Decoder can receive streams from any of the Streambox Avenir line; Micro, Drone, Mini 4; or its Modular 4K/2K/HD DCI Rackmount Encoder. Streambox encoders also provide AES-encrypted secure video at low latency over bonded LDMP transport.
GEM Hospital and Research Center provides surgical training via GEM Televersity (https://gemteleversity.com/), a program of the GEM Institute of Laparoscopy and Robotic Surgery which provides daily live surgical experience, and monthly CME deploying real-time video streaming. Prof. R. Venkatachalam of the Institute wanted to extend this live surgical training experience to participants of a conference-workshop about 160km (100mi) away (see Figure below).
Figure 1. Left: Auditorium of attendees of GEM workshop. Right: Real-time laparoscopic surgery with real-time, interactive, audio displayed on large, 40’x22’ LED displays
Streambox’s 4K OSX encoding software was used to capture and encode live video from Olympus 4K laparoscopic cameras and transported live video stream over a point-to-point IP network at a bitrate of 40Mbps to the conference facility where the video was played out on a large LED display. The video end-to-end latency was very short at about 0.8 to 1.2 seconds which was ideal for real-time training of surgical procedures over IP based networks to remote locations.
Prof. R. Venkatachalam commented that “the conference was great with live surgeries from 100 miles away … It so happened we launched 4K streaming on ‘The World Audiovisual Day’.”
Streambox 4K Encoder is powered by Streambox ACT-L3 Codec that produces exceptional color depth and accuracy used in Broadcast and in Film Post Production industries. ACT-L3’s more efficient encoding and wider color support provides a high quality live video for large displays making it ideal for medical training.
For low latency reliable video transport over IP networks, Streambox has integrated into the Streambox 4K Encoder reliable LDMP (Low Delay Multi-Path) network transport protocol.
Streambox video transport products are particularly well suited for use in live video medical training; either onsite or at any remote location. There are three main opportunities when using live video for medical training: 1) Students can view an unobstructed closeup of the procedure, 2) Students can view team interactions and cooperation, and 3) Students can be guided through the procedure by audio comments from the team (including, if appropriate, comments and questions from the students back to the team).
Streambox offers many exciting approaches to deliver these opportunities. Our equipment is deployed in many medical institutions around the world.
- Onsite Viewing
Classrooms, conference rooms, study halls, libraries, and lecture halls are all great teaching locations to stream live procedures. In years-gone-by and on TV they had operating theatres where students could only imagine what was happening. In the 21st century, the student can see exactly what the surgeon sees.
- Remote Viewing
Since Streambox uses video transport over IP networks, live video can be streamed to any classroom in the world (as long as they have good internet connectivity). This can be accomplished via point-to-point or over the Streambox Cloud. Furthermore, the classroom could be on a student’s laptop with Streambox Media Player installed. Or the classroom could be on each student’s smartphone with Streambox’s Android and iOS Media Player installed – and each student could be in a different country.
- Remote Consultation
Using remote viewing, consults and critiques can take place from anywhere in the world – you don’t need the expert in your OR to get quality feedback.
Streambox encoders and decoders support AES 128-bit end-to-end video encryption ensuring that adherence to regulations on Protected Health Information (PHI) can be met. An AES 256-bit encryption option is available with separate license and US Federal restrictions.
- Real Time Video
Streambox transport codecs are so efficient that latency within a local network can be 500msec and over the internet around 2 seconds (depending on the settings, internet bandwidth, and location of the viewer). This low latency along with its high video fidelity are why Streambox products are used by major news networks and movie studios.
- Remote Medicine
Streambox remote encoders with cellular modem modules can provide live video streaming from field locations; e.g., streaming an ultrasound output to a regional medical center.
- HD and 4K Rackmount Encoders and Decoders
HD images are great for viewing procedures on monitors up to about 90 inches. 4K is great for anything above 90-inch monitors.
- HD 2-Channel Synchronized Encoders
2-Channel synchronized encoders (also known as 3D encoders) allows for synchronized views from 2 cameras. This is ideal for watching synchronized closeup and wide-angle views; e.g., a synchronized closeup of a surgical procedure and a wider angle of the surgical team.
- HD Mobile Micro Encoders
Mobile encoders are an economical way to have 1 or many cameras in the same or different locations. For example, one camera can be zoomed in for a closeup of the procedure while another 1 or 2 cameras can be simultaneously viewing the team’s interaction. Or you could have streams from every procedure/operating room.
- Mobile Cellular Modules
This allows the Micro encoder to be used from any location with cell/mobile connectivity. The opportunities are only limited by one’s imagination; remote ultrasound, emergency first-aid stations or field hospitals, medical rescues and situational awareness, patient visualization at the scene or within a mobile ambulance or helicopter.