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>> Exterity has added to its AvediaStream encoder family the multi-codec e26xx and e36xx ranges, designed for live streaming to mobile devices and for digital signage integration. Video can be streamed to computer desktops, television receivers and digital signage systems using the IP network as well as over Wi-Fi and mobile networks to mobile devices such as phones and tablets. The AvediaStream modules support MPEG 2 and H.264 encoding at up to HD resolutions and accept a variety of SD, HD and PC video inputs. Harmonic’s ProMedia Capture video ingest engine allows real-time ingest of live and tape-based HD/SD video for file-based production or distribution to multiple screens. Applications include video mastering, repurposing, archiving, and video-on-demand. It uses ProMedia Carbon transcoding software to record directly on ingest without requiring an intermediate transcoding step. A browser-based graphic interface allows control of two independent ingest channels and video recorders. ProMedia Capture preserves non-video or audio essence data. The system can be used as a standalone device with 1.3 terabytes of on-board storage, or integrated with Omneon MediaGrid shared storage and the Harmonic Workflow System. Eye-to-Eye V i d e o o v e r I P Haivision’s new KulaByte internet encoder is scheduled for introduction at NAB 2012. Software-based, it is designed for streaming to Dynamic Flash and Adaptive HTTP Live Streaming networks. Also new is the Viper KB. Via its touch-screen interface, users can stream full HD at multiple bitrates for Dynamic Flash and Adaptive HTTP Live Streaming networks. NCast’s Telepresenter family of multimedia production devices, distributed in Britain by Techex, includes the Telepresenter M3, the N-Way server, and the new MD-1 media player. Each Telepresenter contains a capture processor, a Media Composer and encoder, a streaming server and a digital recorder in one chassis. Each accepts multiple media streams and will record and/or webcast them. ViewCast’s new Osprey 820e is a dual input card which can ingest SD or HD analog video as well as VGA, HDMI and DVI. It also comes with a ViewCast SimulStream driver which allows simultaneous feed to multiple encoders. Features include the ability to integrate audio and video via a traditional graphics interface. The Osprey 820e also expands the ViewCast digital capture card line by enabling a broader range of cameras to capture digital video. SimulStream can be used to create and manage live streams and create multiple streams of the same type with independent settings of size, scale, logos and bit rates. It also allows logo overlays with dynamic positioning. Teradek’s Cube is claimed to be the world’s first camera-top H.264 HD video encoder. It mounts easily to any camera using a 1/4-20 screw or hot shoe and streams HD video up to 1080p over IP. The Cube requires 3 watts of 9 to 24 volts direct current. It has wired Ethernet and Wi-Fi outputs and a choice of HD- SDI or HDMI inputs. Me-too.tv Streaming issues apart, video over IP also allows anyone to establish a television channel. The cheapest way is to register relevant-name-here-dot-tv and rent space with a web host service. Voilà, you are in business. A small detail outstanding is whether the channel can turn a profit, either by selling downloads or carrying advertising... 40 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE