miniCASTER® now streams better even on poor internet connections.
Las Vegas, Nevada, April 16, 2012
miniCASTER® and ZiXi, today announced their cooperation to bring best first mile performance for live streaming. Without data correction, producers of live streaming have to accept bad audio and video quality even on high bandwith upstream connections. The announcement was made just before the NAB, which opens its gates from 15th-19thApril, 2012 in Las Vegas. From May 2012 on, every miniCASTER® will be shipped with the data correction technology from ZiXi. ZiXi`s patented protocol prevents network congestion on the first mile, which results in poor video quality and latency. One of the many elements of the ZiXi protocol is video-aware ZiXi-FEC (Forward Error Correction).
This feature is especially important for delay-sensitive applications, such as field reporting, and sports, when there is a dialog between the reportef in the field and the studio. The pocket-sized live H.264 encoder will be shipped with a 90-day ZiXi license free of charge, which can be extended for a small monthly fee. miniCASTER® and ZiXi show their partners technology on their booth at ZiXi # SU11004 and miniCASTER® #SU11906i.
ZiXi¹s mobile, cloud-based and on-premise solutions and services enrich user experience, create new services and significantly reduce costs.ZiXi¹s patented software technology delivers live, on-demand, interactive and playout HD video, at the highest video quality, with low latency, and no jitter or packet loss. Its patented IP-enabled technology maximizes the network¹s bandwidth, regardless of distance. The company is near Boston, USA.
miniCASTER® is a truly mobile hardware based H.264 HD camera-top live encoder in pocket size that converts any camera or video source signal into an IP based livestream and delivers it via landline, dualband WiFi, satellite or 3G/4G networks to the leading Content Delivery Networks and video platforms. Through a built-in lithium battery it is possible to work stand-alone. miniCASTER® generates one HD and one SD Stream in parallel and is able to record on SD-Card in the device itself at the same time. The miniCASTER® encoder in pocket size comes in two different versions and can be operated in real-time via a web-based remote management portal.