Streambox Launches HD Video Transport System

Streambox Inc. has produced a new video transport system for high-definition and news gathering applications. The SBT3-9100 is designed for end-to-end HD transport and delivers 1080i and 720p broadcast video and audio over IP-based networks and satellite.

The new encoder/decoder is based on the Streambox ACT-L3 codec and operates at data rates from 512 Kbps to 20 Mbps. It features dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, allowing multiplex/demultiplex configurations, and either port can be designated as a management port.

"We are committed to the development of HD-based technologies that meet current industry trends and demands, and the new SBT3-9100 delivers on that commitment, providing exceptional quality, unmatched reliability, and cutting-edge HD video technology in one integrated solution," said Streambox chairman and CEO Bob Hildeman. "As a result, broadcasters working in the HD realm can now deliver real-time HD broadcast video at very low data rates, realizing better bandwidth use and a rapid return on investment."

The new SBT3-9100 system is designed to operate seamlessly with other Streambox products including the company's distribution server and IFB server.