Tampa Church Selects Streambox for Real-Time HD Video Transport

Tampa, Fla.-based Davis Islands Baptist Church (DIBC), has selected the Streambox ACT L3 HD video transport system to support real-time HD broadcasts from a new facility to its existing building. Streambox Inc.'s system will allow DIBC to simulcast services at the new facility--scheduled for completion this summer--and incorporate HD video of the pastor's sermons into live services at the other location.

"Our goal is to give all of our church members the experience of a completely live service, and the Streambox system was the only product that offered an affordable means of providing the high-quality HD pictures we need for the 20-foot theater style, large-screen display we use on stage," said Tyler Johnston, director of technical ministries at DIBC.

The Streambox ACT L3 STB3-9000 encoder/decoder system selected by DIBC is an integrated video-transport solution for real-time HDTV video and audio (HD-SDI, SMPTE-292M) delivery over TCP/IP networks. Each encoder/decoder is equipped with dual Gigabit Ethernet network ports for multiplexing/demultiplexing of a video stream, taking advantage of lower bit rate, lower-cost networks by splitting the video stream over DIBC's leased multichannel IP network. Advanced FEC (forward error correction) allows the system to recover from multiple lost packets, and additional burst error protection is provided to compensate for sustained data loss.