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Streambox Receives Technical Emmy for LDMP Transport

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At NAB 2019, Streambox received an Emmy® Award for Technology and Engineering in 2018 by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The award was 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, assuring reliable video playout over unreliable WiFi, 3G, 4G, and wired public IP networks simultaneously with minimal latency. 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 around 1 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.

Broadcast applications such as remote news gathering, live news production, and live event contribution, Streambox have 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 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.

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 Streambox Chroma for collaborative applications including  live reviews, remote color grading, VFX creation, and editing.

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.

Case Study: Colorado Springs School District 11

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Colorado Springs School District 11 needed a way to broadcast their sports and events live in high definition. They chose the Streambox 9300 series rackmount system because of its quality video, reliable stream, and support of standard definition and HD video. A District team member said that the integration with Streambox gives them a, “quicker setup and better action video.”

The District was an early adopter that has been broadcasting since 1968 when cable was just being introduced. In 2002 the District purchased a production truck to broadcast (tape delayed) varsity sports and other academic events. The District installed a fiber optic backbone for the network between all schools and facilities (50+buildings) in 2006. They immediately began taking advantage of the fiber optics for live productions without a tape delay, but they still were using the standard definition MPEG2. As the District prepared for a full switch to HD they replaced equipment that was capable of handling both standard definition for the current cable and high definition for the future.

The school district upgraded their transmission system with single channel Streambox 9300 series encoder and decoder units. The Streambox 9300 HD/SD 1-RU rackmount system encodes, transmits, and plays out live and file-based HD or SD video streams. Each individual unit can be set to either encode or decode to build a flexible system (from one encoder and decoder for point-to-point transmission or multiple encoders and decoders for multiple source gathering and playout with the addition of an Enterprise Server). Video is compressed using proprietary ACT-L3: providing higher-quality encoding with low latency and for consistent, reliable streaming, and transmitted with LDMP (Low Delay Multi-Path) technology that monitors and adjusts to changing network conditions for the fastest delivery possible (over any IP network including: WiFi, 3G, 4G LTE, wireless Internet, and wired Internet).

The Streambox 9300 system went online at the beginning of the school year in 2014 and they immediately saw an improvement to the live signal, especially in basketball. The Streambox support team helped with remote configuration and adjusting the LDMP settings for optimal transmission for the units to work perfectly together. Now the District uses their Streambox every time they do a remote production. Last school year they successfully ran 110 productions total, 77 of which were done live using the Streambox 9300, covering all types of events, from kindergarten musicals to varsity sports.

Overall, the Colorado Springs District School 11 was very happy with the decision to use Streambox solutions. One team member said, “I have been quite happy with the Streambox 9300 units we have been using for a year now. We had one issue during the year and the solution was to reboot the decoder over the network from the encoder; took all of about 2 minutes to solve.”

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Celebro Media, Streambox Production Partner in Central London, to Expand Their Facility

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Central London, UK, February 12, 2016  – Celebro Media, the first 4K studio in Central London is celebrating their first year with an expansion of their facility. After just a year of opening their state-of-the art TV studio in Oxford Circus, Celebro has reached its full capacity. Now, with their expansion, they are tripling the size of their studios, including all that is needed for live TV production, with a focus on news, sports and entertainment programming.

Celebro Studios is equipped with Streambox Live video transport technology, for 4K, HD and SD transmissions – technology they chose from the beginning as pioneers in providing IP based video connectivity worldwide. As a result, Celebro Media can provide live newsgathering services throughout London using Streambox mobile encoders. The Streambox Platform allows the Studio to easily collaborate with Streambox Users worldwide, both on the contribution and distribution ends.

By occupying 2 additional floors of Celebro’s current building right by Oxford Circus, they will be able to offer a large set with an audience of 150 and a renewed chroma (green-screen) facility, and an inject studio for down the line contribution. Celebro’s expansion also allows for the addition of dedicated edit suites, filming kitchen, audience holding areas, green rooms and make-up studios.

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For transmission, Celebro as one of the major Streambox Worldwide Production Partners, is also growing by enhancing their Platform with the new Streambox Enterprise Server Xtreme. This allows them to manage all Streambox signals in an easy interface and distribute them to their new transmissions paths, which include SDI connectivity with BT tower, HD lines through Tata communications and Antenna Farm for Satellite Transmission, reception and turn around.

Streambox Customers benefit from a state-of-the art studio in central London powered with the latest Streambox technologies, allowing them an easy and cost effective worldwide connectivity. A significant reduction in the structure cost for remote bureaus and studios video contribution can be reached by working with Celebro Studios for special events deployments and establishing fixed studio locations abroad.

 

About Streambox

Streambox leads the video over IP industry with complete end-to-end newsgathering solutions and contribution streaming service. 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

 

About Celbro Media

Celebro Media are world leaders in broadcast consultancy and produce content for some of the best-known broadcasters. Their state-of-the-art studio facility is purpose built for live TV production and is located in central London. The studio uses Blackmagic 4K studio cameras mounted to super-smooth robotic camera heads purpose built by the UK’s leading robotics company – MRMC. Celebro offers a full 4K workflow from capture through to vision mixing as well as recording in a variety of formats and live playout.

Learn more at www.celebrostudios.co.uk

 

Media Contacts

 

Streambox

Name: Allison Gates

Title: Marketing Manager

Phone: +1 206.956.0544 ext. 181

Email address: marketing@streambox.com

 

Celebro Media

Name: Simon Ray

Title: Sales & Business Manager

Phone: +44 207.580.8270

Email address: simon@celebromedia.co.uk

Join Streambox in Portland on November 12 for an ASG, Technology Trending Happy Hour!

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Come join us at Technology Trending Happy Hour with Streambox and Quantum!

Start with cocktails, munchies, and networking, followed by brief company and product intros, and finish with more socializing. Don’t miss out

 

November 12, 2015
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Presentations 6 – 6:30 PM
Rock Bottom Brewery
206 SW Morrison St
Portland, OR 97204

 

Partake in food and drink at out informal gathering where you’ll learn how using Streambox hardware, software & mobile apps solutions allow broadcaster and streaming organizations to easily deliver live and file based video to viewers immediately. Streambox technology delivers valuable solutions for the most challenging digital video production environments, providing the highest quality video over IP networks with our industry-leading ACT-L3/L4 codec and advanced LMDP technology. Be a part of our Mobile Video Everywhere Vision and learn how to broadcast, share, and stream video from anywhere in the world with unlimited scalability.

 

 

About Streambox
Founded in 1999, Streambox is an industry-leading pioneer in IP-based video acquisitions, contribution & delivery over low bandwidth connections. Using Streambox mobile apps, hardware encoders or compact mobile video encoders coupled with cloud-based video management, broadcasters and streaming organizations can deliver live and file based – HD/4K video to viewers immediately. Streambox technology delivers valuable solutions for the most challenging digital video production environments, providing the highest quality video over IP networks. The Streambox advantage utilizes all available network paths with faster transmission and play-out based on our industry-leading ACT-L3/L4 codec and advanced LDMP technology. In today’s mobile world, the Streambox vision, “Mobile Video Everywhere” and mission, “Be the Best Provider and Partner to its Customers and Partners” align to establish the finest mobile video technology innovations, while serving a broad base of industries and customers worldwide

 

About Quantum
Quantum, a global leader in storage, delivers highly reliable backup, archive, and workflow solutions that meet demanding requirements for data integrity, availability, and performance. Within Media & Entertainment, Quantum’s leading software and tape solutions streamline operations and intelligently store content. The company’s data management software, StorNext, creates shared storage pools for faster project completion and archives content for lower cost data retention and disaster recovery. The A-Series platform provides provideo environments with network-attached, MXF-aware tape-based storage.