Streambox Announces Enterprise Server For Complete Video Acquisition Management

Streambox, Inc. today announced the demonstration of the Streambox Enterprise Server at NAB 2011; the new centralized server is an all-in-one software-based product that allows broadcasters and other video-centric organizations to manage the acquisition of video content, even when substantial amounts of video are being contributed. The Enterprise Server has multi-functioning capabilities; and is a part of the complete Streambox platform used to acquire, manage, and play out live and file-based video sent from the field. The Enterprise Server allows users to securely shorten and streamline workflows for both live and file-based video acquisition to be immediately archived and played on live air.

“Local news broadcasts have dramatically evolved from twice-a-day televised reports to now a 24/7 source of information. To keep up with the demand for news content, broadcasters need to aggregate more video at a faster rate. Our new Enterprise Server enables stations to bring as much content in as they require, while keeping the costs low, ” said Bob Hildeman, chairman and CEO of Streambox.

The Enterprise Server has the ability to route individual video streams from multiple Encoders to multiple Decoders, monitors, and stations/locations. Metadata and video clip thumbnails indicate to the control room operator which reporter, location, and story is affiliated with each video stream or archived video.

Designed to operate seamlessly with the industry-leading Streambox platform of HD and SD broadcast-quality products, the Enterprise Server can acquire both live and file-based video content using Streambox mobile broadcasting encoders such as the Avenir, StreamboxME iPhone/Android app, or the Streambox Live software encoder on a laptop using the Streambox Live Service. The Enterprise Server’s compatibility with the cloud-based Streambox Live Service enables broadcasters to deploy free encoding software for remote reporters to download on their laptops or as an app on their mobile phones. By distributing many encoders for little to no cost with Streambox Live, broadcasters are able to leverage IP networks and utilize the Enterprise Server in conjunction with Streambox Live to acquire the substantial amount of video content needed with low cost.