Streambox Intros Avenir Mini 4—A Bonded Cellular Mobile Encoder

The Streambox Avenir Mini 4 is a fourth-generation camera-mounted bonded cellular video encoder, designed for live broadcast and streaming to social media.

Streambox recently unveiled the Avenir Mini 4 bonded cellular mobile video encoder. The Mini 4 improves on the Avenir Mini 3 with new power efficient mobile encoding, new video hardware, new software, upgraded ACT-L3 AP 2017 codec, easier to use/manage mobile UI, and dual LCD interface.

The Avenir Mini 4 delivers a reliable video stream even in the most remote locations. It uses proprietary LDMP networking for reliable video transport, five built-in embedded modems, and it has the capacity for up to 12 modems.

High Quality Bonded Network HD Streaming

The proprietary ACT-L3 AP 2017 codec in the Avenir Mini 4 delivers full HD video at a significantly lower bitrate than H.264. The ACT-L3 AP 2017 codec comes fully integrated with LDMP transport protocol for reliable multi-network bonding that delivers superior adaptive bitrate streaming over lower bandwidth cellular and WiFi networks. LDMP bonds all available networks, combining each individual network's bandwidth into the whole. If one of these network capacities fluctuates then LDMP will dynamically shift the video stream away from that network, shifting back to the fluctuating network when it become available again. That way, an HD video stream is always delivered.

When deployed with Streambox Cloud Services or Enterprise Server as a stream management solution, the Mini 4 gives broadcasters and media producers the ability to deliver live HD video from many sources to a global audience over any combination of IP networks. Producers from all over the world can send video to Streambox Video Cloud where it is transcoded for many different destinations such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube with included support for 360 cloud stitching for social media platforms.

Lower ownership costs

The Mini 4, when paired with Streambox Cloud services, offers a low-cost way to deliver high quality HD video for live broadcast and streaming. The superior video compression and transport consumes up to 30% less data for HD video compared to H.264/AVC.

The reduced data consumption allows users to send broadcast quality HD or 360 video of live streaming news and events to Facebook, Twitter/Periscope, YouTube, or websites at prices that are economically sustainable.

When paired with the optional Streambox Cloud, Mini 4 becomes part of a robust encoding and delivery network (including free encoding and media player software) with low monthly operating expenses. International, domestic, and local news teams can rely on Mini 4 as a viable long term solution for newsgathering and streaming.

Easy to use

Hardware updates like dual LCD screens and easy-to-read LED status lights make the Mini 4 user friendly in the field and in the office. The software and user interface have been redesigned with a focus on making the frequently used settings the most accessible and a mobile app gives the user flexible options for simplified operation.

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