We manufacture a pocket-sized hardware encoder that sits on a camcorder to convert video signals into live IP-based streams for news reporting and location broadcasts. It was developed by leading online video and live streaming service TV1.EU, which is based in the Bavarian district of Unterfoehring, one of the main media areas of Germany.
The core system uses H.264 HD compression to encode the feeds, which can be delivered over landline, dual-band WiFi, satellite or 3G/4G networks to CDN (content delivery networks) and video platforms. We produce one HD and one SD stream in parallel and is also able to record the camcorder output on to a SD card at the same time.
The miniCASTER has been built on to now offer a range of systems. Among these is a satellite uplinking system that operates in the Ka band and comes in three models, a basic flyaway package, a car-mounted unit and a system which combines the vehicle arrangement with a solid flight case for loading on to aeroplanes.