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NORAD Uses Streambox to Track Santa Claus

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The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is a United States and Canada bi-national organization charged with the missions of aerospace warning, aerospace control, and maritime warning for North America.

This year we were informed the annual production in which the NORAD tracking center tracks the flight of Santa Claus is powered by Streambox. It is one of the largest non-military mobilizations of the year. Interviews and updates from the NORAD command center will be broadcasted live. They will also have feeds from various bases around the world.

The armed forces public affairs units use a Streambox kit for video streaming of speeches and other ceremonies. They stream video back to DVIDS, Defense Video Imagery Distribution System, a hub for video acquisition in Atlanta, which uses Enterprise Server and Decoders.

All of the kits (made by contractors such as Norsat and Encompass Digital Media) include a camera, a coverter box (Blackmagic Ultrastudio Mini Recorder), a Mac running Streambox Hybrid Software Encoder, and transmission equipment for satellite to capture video into the armed forces network and back to DVIDS.

NORAD used the same approach to track Santa Claus. To learn more about the Santa Tracker visit:

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Update and Protect Your Streambox from Ransomware

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By now many of you have heard of the “Ransomware” malware threat in the news targeting computers around the world running Microsoft Windows OS. We would like to make you aware that some Streambox Encoders, Decoders, and Servers are using versions of Microsoft Windows (and Windows Embedded) Operating Systems that are vulnerable to the WannaCrypt (or WannaCry) ransomware, which encrypts user files and requires payment for decryption.

Microsoft has published a description of the ransomware and their response. Windows 7 (and later) OS and Windows Server 2008 (and later) OS are protected as long as they have updates current as of March 2017.

To prevent new infection, please click here for patches for vulnerable Windows operating systems utilized by Streambox. Additionally, enabling port filtering in the Network Adapter to block port 445 TCP should block the infection.

If your Streambox equipment has been infected, first, disconnect it from your local network then go here for options.

For assistance and support please contact Streambox Support:

Deutsche Welle and Channels Television Daily Live Broadcast Using Streambox

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Channels Television and Deutsche Welle Video Transport via Streambox

CHANNELS-1-1024x640Channels Television, the largest privately owned Nigerian Broadcaster, and     Deutsche Welle, the German International TV Broadcaster have recently signed  an agreement for the advancement of quality content and collaboration in  coverage of African and European news using Streambox Solutions. Streambox, a long time IP broadcast video solutions provider for Channels TV, offers reliable video transport solutions to provide content contribution between both broadcasters. The project has been deployed by Otus Systems Nigeria in collaboration with NEWSBOX Frankfurt. NEWSBOX transmits daily live reports from the Frankfurt Stock Exchange contributing to  Channels TV evening news show, The World Today, using Streambox 9200 Video Transport Encoder for on air broadcasts from 17:30 until 18:00 hrs local time Monday to Friday.


The Project: From Frankfurt, Germany to Lagos, Nigeria – LIVE

Channels Television and Deutsche Welle’s agreement is designed to facilitate and enhance content sharing and transmission across Africa and Europe.

By working with DW, Channels Television can provide its target audience of Nigerian business and opinion leaders a direct link to business and economic news coming from Europe. Daily live broadcasts from the Frankfurt Stock Exchange are deployed by NEWSBOX and Otus Systems using Streambox Video Transport Solutions.

NEWSBOX, the provider for DW has deployed the Streambox 9200 half duplex Rackmount Encoder/Decoder solution for live video transport from Frankfurt Stock Exchange to Channels TV’s Streambox Enterprise Server where the video is automatically routed to decoder for playout.




Channels TV Deploys  Streambox Video Transport Solutions

Channels TV has chosen Streambox because of its unique system and platform offering a wide range of solutions to cover various video transport needs. Content collaboration between DW and Channels TV  is driven by the need to further advance the strengths and opportunities inherent by the broadcasters in Africa and Europe and to bring the African story to Europe and the rest of the world. Otus Systems has implemented a complete end-to-end Streambox workflow at Channels Television for national and global live and file based video acquisition, contribution, management and distribution. This workflow includes Steambox Avenir Mini mobile network bonding encoders and Streambox 9300/9200 decoder series. The end-to-end solution also incorporates Streambox Enterprise Server for video management, routing, archiving and playout between locations.

Streambox Video Transport Solutions allow this content exchange with minimal delays and no need for dedicated lines, providing a significant cost reduction in operations. Streambox’s proprietary ACT-L3 video compression and reliable LDMP protocol allow high quality video with reliable streaming over the public Internet using low bandwidths available in the area. As a half-duplex model, the Streambox 9200 deployed for this project, works as encoder or decoder and provides organizations with  the capabilities to either capture, send or recieve playout video. This allows users to  get unrivaled HD quality at 512 Kbps to 35 Mbps and outstanding SD quality at 64 Kbps to 25 Mbps. For consistent reliable streaming, the Streambox 9200 uses proprietary LDMP video transprot technology to continuously monitor and select the best possible pathway from all available networks, including 3G/4G, Wi-Fi and other IP. Advanced ACT-L3 compression provides higher-quality encoding with low latency. Thanks to Streambox’s LDMP protocol, Channels TV receives the signal from Frankfurt Stock Exchange at 1.8 MB with zero packet loss at minimal latency. With the Steambox workflow, Channels Television could now receive news and video contribution from around the globe using  Streambox Cloud.  


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.

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About Otus Systems

Otus Systems Limited is an information technology solution provider that specializes at improving processes of organizations. Otus is the certified Partner of Streambox in Nigeria and has designed and implemented multiple projects in the area for Video Transport, Video Surveillance, Digital Video play out and post production for broadcasters, House of Worship and Enterprise organisations.

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NEWSBOX GmbH is a TV-production company in Frankfurt Main founded in 1997 by the two managing directors, Joachim Knab and Claudia Saala. A team of experienced media specialists and journalists takes care of the production, post-production & transmission of film footage for German and international broadcasting channels as well as listed companies and various trade associations. With their own on-site TV studio with a Bluebox at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and a reporter spot on the trading floor, NEWSBOX is the largest private playout-center in the Frankfurt area.

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