Roland Announces New Direct Streaming AV Mixer Portable Switcher for Livestreaming
Roland announced the SR-20HD Direct Streaming AV Mixer, a portable audio/video switcher for livestreaming. It combines a video switcher, audio mixer, preview screen, recorder/player and streaming encoder in one unit. Presenters can stream directly to YouTube Live, Facebook, Twitch or by RTMP to a CDN without the need for a computer, removing the risk of malware and other issues arising with computer-based streaming on enterprise networks.
The SR-20HD has automatic functions that run in the background to eliminate dropped streams and help protect organizations from broadcasting inappropriate content. The Adaptive Bitrate function monitors the network connection and automatically adjusts the streaming rate to reduce interruptions due to bandwidth issues. A mobile phone with a 4G or 5G data plan can be tethered and used as the primary streaming connection or a redundant backup. The Safety Delay function buffers up to 60 seconds of video and audio, allowing users to switch to a still image or mute the sound if anything goes wrong.
Availability and Pricing:
The Roland SR-20HD Direct Streaming AV Mixer will be available in the US in Q3 2022 for $2,095.