Church Online: Pro AV for Streaming Church Services

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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WWE Changes Television

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

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

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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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