Magewell Upgrades Ultra Stream Encoder

Magewell has upgraded its Ultra Stream HDMI standalone streaming encoder with browser-based remote control and optional mobile broadband support.

Magewell said its Ultra Stream encoders enable users to record or stream high-quality video with one click using on-device buttons or an intuitive smartphone app. Customers can stream live to popular services such as YouTube, Facebook Live and Twitch or to a custom-specified RTMP server, and can simultaneously record video as files to a USB drive or the associated smartphone.

New features include support for 3G and 4G USB modems, enabling users to live stream from anywhere over a mobile broadband connection. Automated connectivity management switches between mobile broadband, wired Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity if the current network link is interrupted, and users can stream to different targets simultaneously over separate connection methods if desired.

A new Access Point (AP) mode enables Wi-Fi-based smartphone control of Ultra Stream encoders in environments that don't have an existing accessible Wi-Fi network.

A new web interface is included, which enables users to control Ultra Stream encoders through a web browser. While the smartphone app continues to provide the simplest way to locally manage the device, the browser-based interface enables customers to remotely control the encoder from anywhere via VPN or access it from a desktop computer over wired Ethernet.

Developers wishing to integrate control of Ultra Stream encoders into their software applications also gain important new capabilities, with an API enabling them to leverage the devices' robust functionality in their own branded interface. 

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