Streaming Into the Future: How Bandwidth Needs Have Expanded for Houses of Worship

February 10, 2023

By Rob Voorhees Exertis Almo Let us rewind the clock to early 2019. I was in a discussion with a customer who asked me what the top verticals were in regards to bandwidth needs. I had received this very common question countless times, so I answered in the same manner: “Hospitality, bar and restaurant, education, […]

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Thinking Ahead: As Churches Pivot Back To Live Services, How to Maintain Streaming

February 12, 2021

As a country, we’re approaching a full year with an increased need of socially distanced livestreams for thousands of congregations. The main question derived over that time is: What have we learned? More importantly, from what’s been learned, what can be done to improve a church’s overall offerings, without additional major investments? Among the more […]

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AMC Theatres Is Threatening Universal Studios Like It’s 1999

April 30, 2020

Back in the old days, like a decade ago, everyone went to a movie theater to watch “first-run” films — especially blockbusters. We all loved the immersive experience, the better audio, the taste of the popcorn and the giant screen. Now, not so much. Although, in this COVID-19 environment, I’d give nearly anything to sit […]

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How to Select the Right PTZ Camera for Live Streaming Events

December 10, 2019

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM AVER USA By James Salter Marketing Director, AVer USA Today’s AV integrators and managers serve or work in a wide range of industries across enterprise, higher education, government, houses of worship and more. There are a number of areas they must address in AV production environments to ensure professional quality […]

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Barix Releases Extensions for RetailPlayer Solution

November 21, 2019

Barix announced extensions Wednesday to its RetailPlayer multi-site background music streaming solution, which the company says further simplifies installation, operation and management for systems integrators and end users. A new playout hardware model supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) to minimize wiring requirements, while new software capabilities allow player devices to be turned on or off […]

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Church Online: Pro AV for Streaming Church Services

June 6, 2019

The dramatic growth of churches using online streaming and on-demand options to extend the reach of their audience offers a steady stream of upgrades and innovations for Pro AV technology solutions. With the increase in both accessibility and adoption of high-speed broadband internet access worldwide has come a massive increase in users taking advantage of […]

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Matrox Adds SRT Streaming Video Support to Mura IPX Encoder Cards

May 31, 2019

Matrox Graphics announced Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) streaming protocol support on its complete range of Matrox Mura IPX capture and IP encode/decode cards. The SRT open-source protocol and technology stack focuses on performance, reliability and security for video delivery over private and public networks. As SRT-ready products, the high-density Matrox Mura IPX capture and IP […]

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Cablecast to Debut Online and OTT Publishing at InfoComm 2019

May 23, 2019

Cablecast Community Media is heading to InfoComm 2019 with an efficient new solution that lets video producers easily build a library of VOD and live-streaming content, presenting it attractively in controlled, customizable interfaces for online or OTT viewing. Cablecast will demonstrate the automated offering in the booth (number 333) of fellow Tightrope Media Systems division […]

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The Joys of Cable

April 25, 2019

Some topics, when you review them every couple of years, you come to realize that the more things change, the more they stay the same. I remember all the prognostication ten years ago about cable cutters and the death of TV. Being me, I always took a more pragmatic, some might even say cynical, view. […]

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JVC’s New ProHD zRAMP Offers Broadcast Error Correction for Webcasts

October 16, 2018

JVC Professional Video today announced the ProHD zRAMP — a content-aware error correction for simultaneous live video streaming to multiple CDNs like Facebook Live and YouTube, as well as decoders for distribution to a local cable headend. Designed for live sports, events, houses of worship, schools and local governments, the ProHD zRAMP delivers reliable QoS […]

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Chromecast Now Supported in Roon — a New Hi-Fi Experience Awaits

July 18, 2018

Good news, everyone! Roon now streams to any Chromecast device, Google Home smart speakers, Chromecast Audio and Chromecast audio receivers, as well as a ton of third party devices. Roon announced it on their blog earlier this month (07/06/18) and you can read the full announcement here. “In addition to Chromecast streaming, today’s release includes […]

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Epiphan Video launches Pearl Mini All-in-One Live Production Streaming Device

April 25, 2018

Epiphan Video announced the official launch of their new portable all-in-one live production system, Pearl Mini. Pearl Mini is a hardware solution that contains everything users need to capture, encode, stream and record professional-quality live video. The system offers two HDMI inputs and one SDI input, allowing users to mix multiple sources into custom layouts and encode two separate programs […]

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Extron Intros New Streaming Media Decoder Card for Quantum Ultra

April 12, 2018

Extron is pleased to introduce the new Quantum IN SMD 100 multi-channel H.264 decoder card for the Quantum Ultra videowall processor. It decodes up to four 1080p/60, eight 1080p/30, or 16 SD resolution streams from IP cameras, Extron streaming media encoders and other H.264 encoders. It is compatible with H.264, MPEG-2, and Motion JPEG streams at bit rates up to 40 […]

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With Broadcast Boxes, It’s Always Two Steps, Forward Three Steps Back

November 6, 2017

The tech media never lets up with thinkpieces about cord cutters and the imminent dire future for broadcast TV providers. Yet we’ve been reading these pronouncements for years now. And the broadcast landscape has changed a lot in that time. Whether it’s for better or worse is probably a matter of opinion. I’ll concede that […]

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Matrox Adds Native Facebook Live and YouTube Live Support to Monarch Encoders

July 18, 2017

Matrox Video today announced a major update to the Matrox Monarch HD and Monarch HDX professional streaming and recording encoders, adding native support for two live video streaming platforms, Facebook Live and YouTube Live. By simply copying a unique Facebook or YouTube access token from the Monarch’s powerful Command Centre control software and pasting it into their respective Facebook or YouTube account(s), users […]

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Matrox Maevex 6100 Quad Encoder Card Now Available

January 11, 2017

Matrox announced the immediate availability of the next generation of Matrox’s H.264 AV-over-IP portfolio, the Matrox Maevex 6100 quad encoder card. Delivering quad 4K input capture, the Maevex 6100 also offers multiple encodes, variable bitrates, and a broad choice of protocols, allowing simultaneous streaming and recording of four or more channels. The Matrox Maevex 6100 […]

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Confessions of a Non-Cord-Cutter

October 27, 2016

In this age of Hulu, HBO Go and Netflix, it seems like everyone and their grandmother is trading in their DVR for an all-streaming solution. Well, my grandmother still has a cable box, but she also gave up AOL in favor of Gmail years ago, so I’m sure it’s just a matter of time. Neither […]

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Barix SoundScape Audio Over IP Platform for Business Music and Advertising Now Shipping

October 27, 2015

Audio over IP pioneer Barix announces that it is now shipping Extreamer SoundScape, its fully integrated live and scheduled streaming service that allows audio content providers to centrally manage and distribute branded music and advertising over IP networks. The concept, first introduced at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show (you can see the video we shot of it here), […]

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HaiVision Updates Makito X Video Encoder with New Recording and Storage Capabilities

June 13, 2015

Haivision is updating the Makito X video encoder with new recording and storage options to simultaneously stream and capture hours of HD video. The Makito X encoder transports the live video at the lowest bitrates over any network. Building on the legacy of this award-winning technology, the Makito X now optionally includes 250 GB of […]

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Datapath Launches the VisionSC-DP2 Dual Channel DisplayPort, 4K/60 Capture Card

June 10, 2015

Datapath launched of the VisionSC-DP2 — the first video capture card in the new VisionSC range and the worlds first DisplayPort 1.2 capture card supporting full 4K at 60 fps. The VisionSC-DP2 offers users the ability to simultaneously capture two channels of DisplayPort 1.2. Each channel can capture video and audio up to 4096x2160p at […]

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New Extron H.264 Media Player and Streaming Decoder Ships

April 22, 2015

Extron is shipping its new SMD 202, the latest addition to the company’s H.264 Streaming AV product line. The SMD 202 is a compact, high performance media player and live stream decoder used in H.264 streaming applications. It provides the flexibility to present the signal from a locally connected AV device, decode a live streaming […]

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Consumer Tech is the New Religion

March 19, 2015

I’m certainly not the first to declare it, but consumer technology is the new religion of the 21st century. With all due respect to your spiritual faith (or lack thereof), middle class consumers are quickly becoming technology zealots. Daily, we worship at the altar of social media and mobile devices. Our prayers for the blessings of bigger […]

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Peerless-AV Adds HD Flow Pro Kit

September 13, 2014

Designed for streaming HD content wirelessly when running cables is not an option, the Peerless-AV HD Flow Pro Wireless Multimedia Kit can transmit content through walls and ceilings. With five inputs and the ability to multicast to up to four displays, the HD Flow Pro streams Full HD 1920x1080p and passive 3D signals up to […]

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WWE Changes Television

January 8, 2014

One great thing about having young children is that they keep you on top of all the latest technology trends. My son, CJ (10) became a wrestling fan last year. Every Monday and Friday night he is glued to the television watching the latest episode. And the company is truly a marketing and entertainment genius. […]

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Media Servers Never Worked Out, And That’s Good

December 26, 2013

There are those who say that the greatest curse is remembering. Occasionally, I’ll go back into the archive on my hard drives of AV articles I’ve written in years past and browse. And I cringe when I read stories and editorials I wrote where, with the perspective of time, I can see that I was […]

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Hansong Debuts WiSA-Compliant HDMI and Audio Hub For Transmitting Wireless Multichannel and Streaming Audio

September 20, 2013

Hansong Technology has announced the availability of two new product designs: an entry level HDMI adapter device for transmitting HD surround sound audio and an audio hub device transmitting wireless HD audio from multiple input sources for home theater systems. The adapter device provides basic connectivity through an HDMI port connected to an HDTV for […]

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Sony Launches 4K Streaming Movie Service

September 9, 2013

Available only in the U.S., Sony’s new Video Unlimited 4K streaming video service requires a 4K media player, dubbed the FMP-X1, that lists for $700. But the media player not only streams 4K movies and TV shows, but it also has 2 TB of storage — enough to store 100 hours of 4K content. Rental […]

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NetStreams Receives Patent for Streaming Audio, Video and Control Over IP Networks

January 22, 2010

In what could be a HUGE development in the ProAV market (especially for companies who already have streaming-video over IP products/servers on the market), ClearOne’s NetStreams division was granted patent #7,643,894 for its Audio Network Distribution System on January 5th, 2010 by the United States Patent Office. The patent is for streaming synchronized time-sensitive audio […]

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