PRN: Live-Broadcasting in Pocket Size for Everyone
Live-Broadcasting in Pocket Size for Everyone
UNTERFOEHRING, Germany, October 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
The 100,000 TV stations vision
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Everyday millions of events happen on Planet Earth. In Sports, Business, Entertainment. The big shows are covered by major television studios, but the majority is not covered live yet. This will change. miniCASTERÂ®, a pocket sized mobile live encoder streams any camera signal in TV quality directly to the web and to millions of people. Any event is worth it to be covered. Weddings, the soccer game of the Junior's 5th league in South Wales, the opening of a shop, etc. miniCASTER compresses the audio video signal before contributing it to the internet via 3G cellular networks, a Wi-Fi hotspot, a landline or even a satellite terminal.
A powerful built-in battery enables production units to run the pocket sized encoder without being wired for up to one hour. Perfect for sports. miniCASTER generates an H.264/mp4 RTP stream with up to 8 Mbit/s and 1080i/1080p max. resolution, which is called Full HD. This IP-based stream can be delivered by leading CDNs like Akamai, Limelight, Level (3), TV1.EU or platforms like livestream.com, ustream.com and soon Youtube.
Profiles and settings can easily be changed via remote management and also directly on the device. miniCASTER is highly recommended for use with Wowza Media ServerÂ®, the unified any-screen delivery platform from Wowza Media SystemsÂ®.
In early October 2011 the first resellers from Germany, France and the USA signed contracts and are ready to start selling in their region. The first units were shipped to customers in Malaysia, Switzerland, Japan, Austria, Germany, UK, the Netherlands, Portugal and the USA.
Michael Westphal, CEO: "miniCASTER is a fine piece of German Engineering and ready to change the landscape of the TV industry. I am very proud to announce that miniCASTER will be represented by highly professional resellers in more than 10 countries within the next few weeks and in our online shop. I hope we'll soon see 100,000 TV stations powered by miniCASTER."
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