Osprey Video Brings Talon Encoders to the 2017 NAB Show

Osprey Video has expanded its Talon line of hardware encoders and decoders to satisfy the growing streaming market.

At last year’s NAB Show, Osprey Video brought out its Talon G1 three-channel streaming contribution encoder, and this year they are expanding the line with three new models.

“The G1 would do composite, HDMI or SDI video,” said Scott Whitcomb, business development manager in an interview with The Broadcast Bridge, “and what we’ve done with that is add a lot more API (Application Programming Interface) level integrations with some of the industry-leading streaming platforms like Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Wowza Cloud and the Zixi Platform, so now you could do that with just one input and three outputs.”

This year, Osprey is adding three new Talon models.

“First, there are two encoders, the Talon G1H, an HDMI or CVBS version of the Talon G1 encoder at a lower price and the Talon G2, an encoder with all the features of the G1, but with a touch-screen LCD status display,” Whitcomb said.

“Then there is also one decoder, the Talon G2 decoder which has SDI or HDMI outputs in partnership with Zixi which adds a forward error correction feature.”

All of them combine ease of use in a small form factor with broadcast-quality video delivery.

"Video capture is our foundation, but given the market demand, hardware encoding and decoding are also becoming a major part of our business,” Whitcomb said. “That's why we're expanding this product line and incorporating quality and ease of use that are second to none."

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