AV goes wireless with Teradek Cube
The Teradek Cube attaches to virtually any digital camcorder, vision mixer or switcher to encode video signals for transmission over IP networks – wired or wireless. Whether it's streaming an event over a LAN or live on the net, Cube is a highly flexible, low-cost AV solution. New features make it an ideal tool for events, training and educational establishments.
With TDK 5.0, Teradek's range gains RTMP publishing support for streaming directly to content delivery networks. Also enabled is adaptive bitrate technology that actively adjusts the data rate, frame rate and buffer controls to suit the changing quality of the local network connection.
Richard Payne of distributor Holdan said: “In our tests, we were able to encode the feed from a Panasonic AVCCAM camcorder and transmit the signal via a rural 3G mobile phone network to the CDN Livestream.com. Viewing the content live on the web, we were amazed at the Cube's ability to select appropriate settings and deliver acceptable quality video over the internet.”
The applications of Cube are many. For example, remote delegates could watch a presentation live on their iPad; camcorders with no trailing wires are literally set free, able to feed to a big screen from anywhere within an auditorium – or beyond; equally feeds can be brought in from distant locations without the need for expensive satellite links.
New capabilities also mean that the Cube can be used to record live footage. Video captured by a camcorder is transmitted by Cube to an Apple OSX device where it is recorded in real-time. With the use of the LiVE PLAY app, users then have instant review of whatever content they choose to watch via a connected device such as an iPad. The potential for AV units, training departments and educational establishments is huge.
“We were impressed at Cube version 1. Now, and with each new software release, the Cube gets better and better. Low cost HD streaming to any networked device was a great achievement but to go beyond that and enable recording on a laptop and video on demand to an iPad takes the Cube onto a new level for AV departments.”
TDK 5.0 and proxy recording licenses are now available.
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Published: 6th October 2011