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Streambox to Receive 2018 Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award for Innovation in Streaming Transport

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Bellevue, WA – November 19, 2018 Streambox is honored to be a recipient of an Emmy® Award for Technology and Engineering in 2018 by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The award has been granted to Streambox for their work on pioneering reliable transmission methodology for live contribution and distribution television links.

In 2011, Streambox introduced Low Delay Multi-Path (LDMP) technology to provide dynamic encoding adjustment for real-time video transport over multiple network types simultaneously, assuring reliable video playout over unreliable WiFi, 3G, 4G, and wired public IP networks. LDMP provides intelligent monitoring and utilization of accessible network paths to efficiently maximize available bandwidth and achieve higher rates of transport and playback with minimal 500 ms to 2 second end-to end latency even over public Internet networks, at significantly lower bandwidth than other systems. Integrated support for network bonding means transport has additional reliability and redundancy.

In the past, a significant amount of real-time broadcast event coverage was restricted to expensive satellite connections, or contending with 4 to 6 second delays using other networking connectivity, if and when available. Aside from such technical limitations, news gathering can face situational obstacles such as governments shutting down different networks to keep a story from getting out. Using Streambox technology, early adopters such as CNN were still able to get video coverage back to Atlanta from challenging environments during the Arab Spring. A compact Avenir encoder was used to stream celebrations for Mohamed Morsi’s election for Cairo, and recently a Chroma encoder/decoder system with Streambox Cloud Services was used to do live interviews between Singapore and Atlanta covering the Kim – Trump summit. Other broadcast networks using Streambox include BBC, NHK, FNC, ABC, NBC, FOX, and Al Jazeera.

For broadcast applications such as remote news gathering, live news production, and live event contribution, Streambox has deployed LDMP technology on iPhones, iPads, personal computers, and hardware systems which can be connected to Cloud services to meet a wide range of requirements. Streambox offers encoder and player software running on Mac OSX, Linux, and Windows systems, as well as encoder and player iOS and Android-based apps. In addition to compact hardware encoders which can be deployed on cameras and drones, there is a small form factor NODE player device that supports up to 10 programmable channels.

Streambox pioneered Cloud IP distribution of live media as well, which produced a dramatic decrease in latency and a substantial increase in reliability by providing enhanced first and last mile connectivity. Streambox Cloud Services distribution also uses LDMP for transport to any number of designated destinations around the world at high quality and low latency.

For critical applications such as live two-way interviews, the Streambox Chroma advanced encoder / decoder with LDMP offers high quality UHD and HD streaming. Chroma systems are ideal for IP-based UHD and HD video contribution from studios, bureaus, and affiliates over low cost Internet networks. Users can stream secure live media from the field locations to multiple destinations with automated routing. Chroma functions as a streaming decoder and player at network and station facilities as well. Chroma also integrates easily into outside broadcast vehicles to remotely manage and distribute streaming video. Master quality video bit rates of up to 120 Mbps enables the delivery of even cinematic quality video contribution.

To properly complement the capabilities of LDMP transport, Streambox also has developed optimized codec technology. The most recent ACT-L5 near lossless codec used in Chroma supports the most advanced color profiles, color spaces, color depths, and video resolutions. At a base level, the codec offers 10-bit 4:2:2 HD video, but also works with HDR standards such as SMPTE 372 including HDR modes, Rec.709, DCI P3, Rec.2020, gamut HDR10 PQ/HLG, and Dolby Vision. Moving up a step, the codec provides UHD resolution and can offer up to 12-bit 4:4:4 chroma sampling, again with HDR and Wide Color Gamut support for the best visual experience.

In conjunction with LDMP transport, Streambox systems offer end-to-end strong AES encryption with a symmetric key, forming a protective shield around the transport of valuable video content with no increase in stream latency.

Broadcasters are not the only ones to benefit from this exceptional technology. Business, HOW, Education, Public Safety, Defense, and Post-Production organizations also use Streambox solutions. Feature, trailer, advertising, or television production facilities use Chroma for collaborative applications including live reviews, color grading, VFX creation, and editing. In these instances, Chroma can provide 12-bit 4:4:4 RGB/XYZ at 2K and 4K DCI resolutions.

Using Streambox technology and solutions offer users some key advantages for broadcast contribution and distribution, including the ability to work on networks they already use, the capability of streaming out to network locations, websites, and social media platforms simultaneously, and most importantly, the functionality of operating over standard public networks with high quality and low latency, even with limited bandwidth.

About Streambox

Founded in 1999, Streambox is an industry leading pioneer delivering unique IP based video streaming solutions over low bandwidth connections. Streambox delivers pixel perfect media everywhere- connecting people, companies, and organizations through sharing and collaborating on content.

Streaming digital media with picture perfect pixels from anywhere with unlimited scalability at low costs is the Streambox vision. In today’s connected media world, Streambox technology innovations are there to serve a broad base of industries and customers worldwide.

So You Think Streaming Is Just for Watching Vids On Your Smartphone?

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Next week on November 20th from 5:30 to 7:30 in the evening, Streambox will be doing a live, hands-on demo of streaming applicable for Digital Cinema and VFX production environments at the Deluxe/Encore facilities in Vancouver, British Columbia. Using the Chroma Encoder and Decoder system, attendees will be able to see streaming at a quality level that makes real-time, collaborative editing, color grading, VFX creation, and review possible using public Internet access from multiple locations.

Chroma supports up to 12-bit, 4:4:4 RGB video at HD, 2K DCI, UHD, and 4K DCI resolutions with a near lossless codec that integrates HDR standards including Dolby Vision. Interfaces include 12G/6G/3G/1.5G SDI as well as HDMI. Up to 16 channels of audio with 5.1/7.1 surround sound enables sessions with Dolby Atmos and DTS-X.

If you need picture perfect pixels for you feature, trailer, or television production, Streambox has the right solution.

Streambox Announces Jigsaw24 as Strategic Business Partner for the United Kingdom

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A leading provider of high performance streaming media solutions, Streambox is collaborating with Jigsaw24 to distribute its full range of hardware and software systems.
Jigsaw24 is a leading IT solutions and services provider for the creative, education and enterprise sectors, as well as offering industry-leading workflow solutions for design, broadcast, and post-production
Post-production facilities across the globe incorporate high quality, low cost streaming media delivery solutions over even low-bandwidth IP connections with solutions by Streambox that offer directors, producers, colorists, and editors remote, real-time collaboration as if they are working in the same location. Also, complete end-to-end workflows specifically tuned to the needs of broadcasters and other streaming professionals are enabled by Streambox. Operating over wired and wireless IP networks, Streambox Cloud Services bring news and program content to locations anywhere in the world.
“We are pleased to combine efforts with an organization that has such long-term experience in delivering systems and services to post-production and broadcast professionals”, states Bob Hildeman, CEO and founder of Streambox. “Jigsaw24 has an impressive track record in designing and implementing media solutions”.
“Streambox is the premier solution for high-end post-production streaming and we are delighted to be able to offer their amazing equipment to make our customers lives better, more productive and profitable,” says Rupert Watson, Jigsaw’s Sales Director for Video and Postproduction.
An initial cooperative venture will be a post-production customer event hosted by Jigasw24 on September 20 at their offices at 8 Golden Square, W1F 9HY. Streambox will give presentations and demonstrate the Chroma advanced encoder/decoder with 4K 12-bit 4:4:4 RGB video including Dolby Vision and HDR workflows with Resolve workstations. HD/Rec 709 12 bit 4:4:4 and 16 Channels of uncompressed audio for Dolby Atmos workflows with Chroma will also be demonstrated.
About Streambox
Founded in 1999, Streambox is an industry-leading pioneer delivering unique IP based video streaming solutions over low bandwidth connections. Streambox delivers pixel-perfect media everywhere- connecting people, companies, and organizations through sharing and collaborating on content.
Streaming digital media with picture perfect pixels from anywhere with unlimited scalability at low costs is the Streambox vision. In today’s connected media world, Streambox technology innovations are there to serve a broad base of industries and customers worldwide.
About Jigsaw24
The Jigsaw24 brand represents 25 years’ experience in the creative industry and is having an increasing impact in enterprise. Serving more than 25,000 enlightened customers, including large businesses, creative professionals, media companies and education, our incredible team have gained the highest customer satisfaction levels and more accreditations than you can shake an iPad at.
Jigsaw24 Event Campaign
Jigsaw and Streambox are hosting a meeting for post-production organizations on September 20 at 8 Golden Square, W1F 9HY
Post-production facilities across the globe incorporate high quality, low cost streaming media delivery solutions over even low-bandwidth IP connections with solutions from Streambox.
Streambox Chroma systems support 10 and 12-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 RGB color and even HDR video encoding at significantly lower data rates. Chroma provides no compromises low latency 4K, UHD, 2K, and HD video over public and private IP networks of different types. Producers, engineers, and colorists can now deliver real-time services with a bottom line advantage for color correction, remote editorial, and final review.
The latest Chroma enhancements include:
  • Optimized ACT-Level 5 codec that supports 4K DCI resolution and 12-bit, 4:4:4 RGB/ XYZ color, and is compatible with existing ACT-Level 3 codec.
  • QUAD SDI I/O hardware to support Quad/Dual link for 12G, 6G, 3G or 1.5G interfaces that permit facilities to use existing infrastructures
  • HDR, HDR+ and DolbyVision compatibility
  • 3D video support
  • Up to 16-channel uncompressed PCM audio
  • Support for higher bitrates up to 120Mbps
  • 64-bit OS with 20% performance improvements
Live streaming workflows can be remotely deployed with Streambox Cloud Services. Users can employ a project-based solution which is easily scalable by adding cloud, desktop or mobile encoders, and desktop or mobile media players as needed. Cloud-based services from Streambox offer dependable transport on a global basis with a specialized protocol providing intelligent utilization of available network paths to achieve higher rates of transport and real-time collaboration. Collaboration tools for routing and management are designed to support digital cinema, post-production, and creative organizations.
Desktop software media players for Windows and Mac OSX, or an app for iPads and iPhones are available from Streambox. Chroma decoders and the NODE 2 small form factor device display high-quality media content.
Streambox will give presentations and demonstrate the Chroma advanced encoder/decoder with 4K 12-bit 4:4:4 RGB video including Dolby Vision and HDR workflows with Resolve workstations. HD/Rec 709 12 bit 4:4:4 and 16 Channels of uncompressed audio for Dolby Atmos workflows with Chroma will also be demonstrated.
Media Contact
Name: Summer Sun
Title: Marketing Specialist
Email address: marketing@streambox.com

Streambox Shows Streaming Media Professionals How to Picture Perfect Pixels at IBC 2018

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At IBC 2018 Streambox is showing its high-performance media streaming solutions to picture perfect pixels for various applications including broadcasting and post production. Streambox can be found in Hall 8, Stand A08.

Streambox Chroma advanced encoder/decoder systems are ideal for critical UHD, and HD contribution. Native support for 12-bit 4:4:4 RGB color on the makes them a perfect match for Dolby Vision, HDR-10, and HDR10+ workflows. 16-channel uncompressed audio also makes Chroma suitable for projects incorporating Dolby ATMOS. This functionality makes Chroma the only live review solution in the industry that addresses the need for both HDR/Dolby Vision video and Dolby ATMOS. With support for up to 16 audio channels, Chroma is the right fit for productions with Dolby ATMOS and integration with audio applications such as Avid Pro Tools.

The Streambox Avenir line of portable and mobile encoders deliver reliable HD video streaming with bonded connectivity over various types of networks. Other Streambox solutions include Streambox Cloud Services global streaming transport, and software encoders, players, encryption, and streaming servers are being shown at the event.

Mobile Media Player has been recently released as an application supporting ten programmable HD video channels designed to integrate with other Streambox components for cost-effective viewing of high quality video on iPads and iPhones in real-time. Mobile Media Player is designed to automatically “pull” live video from Streambox Cloud Services, Streambox Enterprise Server, or directly point-to-point from various Streambox encoders such as Chroma for live playout.

Streambox has just released another type of media player. NODE 2 is a small form factor media player device supporting ten programmable HD video channels made to integrate with other Streambox components for cost-effective viewing of high quality video in real-time. NODE 2 has Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi for Internet connectivity and an HDMI 2.0b output for video displays. Media playout can include up to 6 channels of uncompressed audio, with support for 5.1 surround sound as well.

Come see the full range of proven streaming offerings that are in use with broadcasters and other media professional across the world at IBC 2018. Click the link below to sign up for a personal demonstration of Streambox products and services.

Alternatively, you can email us at sales@streambox.com. Also, if you wanna check out what else is new from Streambox, check out our “What’s New?” page for more information.

Streambox Introduces Mobile Media Player Application

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Mobile Media Player is an application supporting ten programmable video channels designed to integrate with other Streambox components for cost-effective viewing of high quality video on iPads and iPhones in real-time. The Mobile Media Player application is ideally suited for mobile or remote operations in production and other streaming workflows.

During live productions, vital personnel such as reporters, directors, and producers can get a real-time view from anywhere in the world and can monitor live video feeds. When applied to post-production, activities such as live remote editing and review of dailies can be done collaboratively in real-time. Used in security or public safety environments where immediate response is required, critical monitoring can occur from almost any location. In education, teachers can bring a real-time visual experience for students in remote locations. Complex procedures can be monitored for advisement by various types of technical specialists.

Mobile Media Player displays video in resolutions up to 2K. To sustain such superior quality media, Mobile Media Player uses Streambox reliable transport network protocol. Playout can include up to 6 channels of uncompressed audio.

The Mobile Media Player application is compatible with iPad and iPhone devices running operation system version 10 or higher and can be used with mobile and Wi-Fi networks for Internet connectivity.

Mobile Media Player is designed to automatically “pull” live video from Streambox Cloud Services, Streambox Enterprise Server, or directly point-to-point from various Streambox encoders such as Chroma for live playout.

Mobile Media Player keeps content secure as well by offering full video encryption for live video. End-to-end encryption, with a symmetric key, forms a protective shield around the transport of valuable video content with no increase in stream latency.

For more information on the Streambox Media Player click here, or the link below. For additional information or questions on the Streambox Media Player please contact our sales team. Also, if you wanna check out what else is new from Streambox, check out our “What’s New?” page for more information.