GV Expo: Streambox Packs Carry-on Streaming Tool

Streambox focuses on IP-based, end-to-end newsgathering and contribution services, delivering SD and HD software and hardware for video compression, transmission, management, and playout. The Streambox Live service supplements the Streambox platform with free encoding software and server-based services for scalable newsgathering and contribution.

Streambox solutions are based on the industry-leading ACT-L3 codec, which provides unrivaled performance, reliability, and quality over low data rate IP networks for fast transmission and playout of video streams in HD and SD.

Streambox airline-ready record/edit/stream kit The company is coming to Government Video Expo, Dec. 2-3 in Washington, with several new products.

Streambox Kit (NOMAD-VBS): The kit is a public affairs SD/HD video record, video edit, and video streaming tool box. The device weighs 35 pounds and is FAA-approved for carriage on commercial airlines. With the Streambox kit you can transmit critical information from anywhere in the world and stream the video back to a network or multiple network control rooms. The tool box is extremely mobile and incorporates field-based software tools to produce quality SD/HD over low bandwidth and on-the-spot video editing.

Streambox HD/SD Video on a Mac: LStreambox with demonstrate laptop HD editing. Streambox and Matrox have integrated Matrox's MX02 SDI device with the Streambox ACT-L3 software encoder to enable SDI-based video capture and streaming for Mac OS laptops running Streambox encoding software. The Streambox encoder enables mobile reporters to gather, edit, and stream high-quality video over low-data-rate IP connections—making it a powerful solution for newsgathering from a variety of locations. Until now, mobile reporters were limited by their laptops to ingesting only digital video via a FireWire connection. With the addition of the portable MX02 unit, the laptop encoder can ingest SDI video, resulting in much higher picture quality.

Streambox Live—Broadband Video Contribution: Streambox Live is an innovative broadband video contribution service. It enables broadcasters to enhance breaking news stories with ad hoc broadcasting content supplied by a variety of contributors including video journalists, stringers, and citizen reporters. At the front end, the cornerstone of this scalable software-based solution is the Streambox Live encoder, which is made available at no cost to contributors affiliated with broadcast groups and local television stations. At the back end, broadcasters subscribing to the Streambox Live service are able to manage, track, and view unlimited amounts of video uploads from contributors. The broadcaster can also manage digital rights for video contributions and search for relevant video clips using metadata information. The broadcaster pays for decoded video only.

Streambox SBT3-9300 HD/SD Video Transport System: It’s used for HD/SD newsgathering, broadcasting, and video post production. The SBT3-9300 can be operated in HD or SD mode, enabling the user to capture, transmit, and play live and file-based video. It provides 1080i/720p/1080psf HD video at data rates from 512 Kbps to 30 Mbps and SD video from 64 Kbps to 15 Mbps. Video editors are able to transmit the edited video file over IP in real time for immediate review and approval from clients who may be located in different time zones and perhaps even on different continents.

Streambox SBT3-9500 HD/SD Video Transport Encoder: This small-form-factor encoder enables broadcasters to do live and file-based newsgathering, video transport and acquisition in HD and SD. The SBT3-9500 is integrated into one lightweight and portable solution, making it ideal for encoding mission critical video over low-cost, low-data-rate IP networks such as 3G, WiFi, WIMAX, and the Internet. The versatile HD/SD encoder is typically deployed to field crews for low–data-rate newsgathering. It features two and a half hours of battery life, and it can also run on a car battery.

Read more about streaming tools at GV Expo in the December issue of Government Video.

Streambox will be at GV Expo at Booth No. 239.

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