12.21.2009 10:51 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Streambox releases SBT3-9300 video transport system
Streambox released its next-generation SBT3-9300 video transport system for delivery of broadcast-quality video and audio over IP-based networks. With the ability to capture and encode full-motion and full-frame 1080i/720p HD content in addition to SD, the SBT3-9300 provides a flexible and cost-effective path to full HD transmissions.
The 1RU SBT3-9300 is designed to meet the exacting performance and quality demands of any organization that requires professional-level capabilities for transporting high-quality video over IP. For instance, the system gives broadcasters an easy-to-use and cost-effective solution for live or file-based newsgathering over low-data-rate IP networks. Film and post-production studios are using the SBT3-9300 to transmit high-quality live HD and SD video as a way to accelerate and enhance editing processes such as color correction.
Based on the Streambox ACT-L3 codec, the SBT3-9300 is designed to offer superior compression and networking features such as robust forward error correction, burst error protection and bandwidth shaping technologies to mitigate packet loss, network jitter and buffering. The system supports full 1080i video as well as HD/SD digital and analog input and output formats, transmitting at data rates ranging from 512Kb/s to 30Mb/s for HD video and 64Kb/s to 15Mb/s for SD. The SBT3-9300's exclusive Web interface enables operators to control the system from any computer connected to the network.