Streambox Intros New Video over IP Encoder/Decoder for SD Needs
Streambox SBT3-5300, the newest member of the Streambox family of video transport-over IP encoders/decoders, is now available. The compact 1-RU system is useful for live news broadcasts, distribution of video to cable headends, SNG/ENG vehicles, and other video delivery applications that rely on low-bandwidth video acquisition and transport.
The SBT3-5300 enables users to capture, transmit, and play out live and file-based video over IP networks. The SBT3-5300 packages all of the advanced networking capabilities of Streambox’s ACT-L3 codec in a smaller, lighter-weight chassis that delivers SD video quality and compression at data rates ranging from 64 Kbps to 15 Mbps. The system’s advanced forward error correction and burst error protection helps to mitigate packet loss and network jitter, and its low end-to-end latency makes the SBT3-5300 ideal for video conferencing as well as broadcasting. An easy-to-use Web interface enables seamless local or remote system management.
The SBT3-5300 features composite and SD-SDI inputs for video as well as balanced audio, AES audio, and embedded SDI audio. In addition the unit includes a half-duplex mode that enables it to decode and output video with multiple SDI and composite outputs. The unit includes a solid-state drive (SSD) and an optional redundant power supply for more flexibility and reliability.
“Today’s broadcasters need solutions that provide maximum performance, and yet offer the energy efficiency and compact footprint that today’s data centers demand,” says Bob Hildeman, chairman and CEO of Streambox. “The SBT3-5300 delivers on those requirements while harnessing the same ACT-L3 technology that is in wide use by news organizations around the world. With adjustable latency, user-configurable presets, and seamless local or remote management, the SBT3-5300 is a truly versatile video transport solution.”