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May 16th, 2012

Streambox... A Boon To Mobile Broadcasting (SatBroadcasting™)

[SatNews] Streambox, Inc. has announced the release of a new software encoder ideal for...

...HD mobile newsgathering over public Internet, 3G/4G LTE, BGAN, and WiFi connections. This easy-to-use Automated Hybrid HD/SD Software Encoder raises the bar for mobile newsgathering with Low Delay Multi-Path (LDMP) protocol, automated one-click streaming, and Apple Thunderbolt technology with support for Black Magic and Matrox. These advanced features give users the ability to deliver high quality video from the field as a part of Streambox integrated end-to-end solution. The new software will support Full 1080i and 720p, as well as 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio selection for the source video.

The LDMP protocol allows the Automated Hybrid HD/SD Software Encoder to achieve one-second latency over congested IP networks without compromising video transmission quality. By using all available network paths including: LAN, WiFi, BGAN, 3G/4G LTE, and DSL, the software encoder is able to send professional quality HD video based on bandwidth, latency, or resolution. LDMP protocol also features real-time dynamic video and network adjustment without having to begin new encoding session. Automated one-click streaming highlights four primary modes: low delay, interview/talking head, high motion/action, and reliable video delivery. These four modes allow non-technical users to easily operate the software in the field and contain more than 700 presets selected in the background. Once a primary mode is selected, an automatic test of network bandwidth and latency is performed, as well as automatic selection of HD or SD video resolution depending on available bandwidth and network conditions.

The new HD/SD Automated Hybrid Software Encoder can be purchased in the Streambox Store and is compatible with the entire line of Streambox products and can be fully integrated with any mobile broadcasting workflow for both live and file-based acquisition. The software encoder’s mobility will allow users to leverage multiple bonded IP connections to maximize bandwidth while maintaining low latency. By using Streambox-exclusive LDMP reliable protocol, the technology allows reliable transmission over lower cost public networks at low data rates without using bandwidth-consuming Forward Error Correction (FEC), ensuring high quality video transmission.