Streambox Releases Avenir Mini 2 Mobile Hybrid Network
Provides full HD video, integrated connection to the Streambox Signal Extender
September 19, 2013
AMSTERDAM AND SEATTLE—Streambox, Inc. debuted the next generation of Streambox's Avenir Mini 2.
Streambox Avenir Mini 2 provides features for users wanting to stream in poor reception areas with improved signal acquisition by supporting 10 embedded modems in a Streambox Signal Extender kit. Avenir Mini also has an “All-Mode” hybrid networking feature that supports bonding of 3G/4G, Wi-Fi, Inmarsat BGAN HDR, Thuraya, V-Sat, Skylogic and ViaSat.
New features include lower energy consumption, advanced CPU, high density signal extension connector, redesigned power subsystem to handle up to 12 modems, low latency full HD 1080i encoding, energy efficient dual HDMI/HDSDI video, dual built-in Wi-Fi for simultaneous control and streaming.
The Avenir Mini 2 expands on integrated embedded modems and antennas by adding an 8-pin connection to an additional bonding device called the Streambox Signal Extender. The Signal Extender allows broadcasters to capture and stream video from challenging
network conditions by boosting signal strength in otherwise “dead” signal areas.
Signal Extender 2.0 will soon be released showcasing a more powerful, smaller
and lighter tool.
Avenir Mini 2 also comes equipped with a Streambox exclusive technology called
Low Delay Multi-Path (LDMP), which bonds all available networks in a given area.
LDMP is a reliable protocol that sends professional quality video over public
Internet connections at low data rates without using bandwidth-consuming
Forward Error Correction (FEC). Avenir Mini 2 has been optimized for video
transmissions over 3G/4G/LTE, Wi-Fi, Inmarsat BGAN HDR, Thuraya, V-Sat,
Skylogic and ViaSat. These optimizations allow for the best quality video
transmissions while providing automated network switching for low cost video
The new Avenir Mini 2 will continue to operate in critical newsgathering situations
where available bandwidth is low, allowing users to broadcast by only needing a
minimum bandwidth of 64Kbps for audio while waiting for bandwidth to improve
to begin sending video frames. Streambox Avenir Mini 2 has been designed for
broadcasters who are dissatisfied with the current satellite and microwave
solutions. Streambox Avenir Mini 2 is part of the Streambox newsgathering solution for public or private cloud video management as well as being compatible with Streambox live, enterprise servers and Streambox rackmount and mobile decoders.