Streambox, Inc. today announced the release of 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 stunning, 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 for many types of organizations including broadcasters, production companies, and houses of worship.
"In today's economy, the competitive pressure to migrate to HD transmissions is often at odds with budgetary realities for many broadcasting organizations," said Bob Hildeman, chairman and CEO of Streambox. "The SBT3-9300 is a true hybrid solution which offers built-in HD capabilities for the price of an SD system. Broadcasters can take advantage of low-cost, low-bandwidth IP networks for transporting SD video now - and when the rest of the facility is ready later to convert to HD, the SBT3-9300 will be ready to go without requiring a costly upgrade."
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. Also, churches with large, multicampus congregations are embracing the technology as a cost-effective and reliable means of streaming live or recorded worship services to each of their locations.
Based on the award-winning Streambox® ACT-L3TM codec, the SBT3-9300 offers 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 512 Kbps to 30 Mbps for HD video and 64 Kbps to 15 Mbps for SD. The SBT3-9300's exclusive Web interface enables operators to control the system from any computer connected to the network.
More information about Streambox® ACT-L3TM encoding solutions is available online at www.streambox.com.
About Streambox, Inc.
Streambox focuses on IP-based, end-to-end newsgathering and contribution services. It delivers SD and HD software and hardware for video compression, transmission, management, and playout. The Streambox® LiveTM 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-L3TM 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. The company's platform enables broadcasters, government agencies, enterprises, and other users to enhance content ownership, simplify operations, and increase operational efficiencies.
More information is available at www.streambox.com.