DVEO's live-video streaming server, the MultiStreamer BD HD-SDI/IP, is a real-time, bidirectional SD/HD encoder/decoder/streamer for two-way communications, with a one-second end-to-end delay. It enables churches to stream live video from remote sites to the Web and/or iPads or iPhones as well as to stream video to HD-SDI editing workstations. The system is available with optional HDMI input and output.
The MultiStreamer BD HD-SDI/IP can encode and decode HD streams at different resolutions. It can create multiple simultaneous high-, medium- and low-bitrate IP streams and send them to iPads, iPhones, content delivery networks (CDNs) and remote video capture devices. Each stream can have several proxies with different "wrappers," such as HLS, RTMP, etc.
The affordable system is ideal for live streaming to or from church services, youth camps, festivals, weddings, funerals, etc. It eliminates the need for satellite uplinks and downlinks, saving congregations a considerable amount of money and time.
Trinity Fellowship of Amarillo, Texas, a large and vibrant church with eight campuses in Texas and Oklahoma, uses the system to improve the quality of their services. "Each campus sends a live video feed of their worship service," says Michael Wells, Trinity Fellowship's executive director of operations. "The video is stored on DVEO's optional Stream Bucket archive system. Later, we evaluate the worship experience and each campus receives feedback."
The MultiStreamer BD HD-SDI/IP ships with 1 TB of local storage. The optional Stream Bucket provides greater storage capacity and archiving features, including file organizing and time stamping.
Audio output for the MultiStreamer BD HD-SDI/IP is AAC, Ogg Vorbis, MPEG-1 Layer II, optional MP3 and/or optional "SurCode for Dolby Digital" AC-3. Each stream is encoded with Medium Profile H.264 at .1 to 15 Mbps. The unit can also redirect copies of outbound streams to multiple locations without extra CPU overhead. It supports stream archiving and scheduling. The systems can receive input at a specified date and time and live streams can be archived for later playback.
The embedded Linux-based system runs on an Intel Xeon CPU. A friendly management user interface (GUI) is used for setup and configuration and can be run from anywhere via the public Internet. Different configurations are savable at any time.
The system is able to up-convert incoming SD streams to HD. This is quite useful for receiving a live SD video feed and displaying it on an HD screen. The system also scales down HD streams to SD.
Ordering options for the MultiStreamer BD HD-SDI/IP include:
- HDMI input and output instead of SDI/HD-SDI input and output.
- The Stream Bucket professional archiving system for recording many HLS, RTMP, RTSP or IP streams.
- The Media Dozer II: LIC technology, designed to smooth IP video traffic (UDP) across long distances and over poor quality Internet connections.