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NHK Deploys StreamboxME Pro for iPhone and Android Devices to Capture Live and File-based Breaking News, Emergency Response, and Mobile Newsgathering Video

StreamboxME Pro mobile app for Apple iOS and Android devices enables NHK to equip 500 reporters at a low cost to stream live and file-based video over all available networks including 3G/4G/LTE, Wi-Fi, and Satellite connections
Seattle, WA(2/5/2013) -

Streambox, Inc. today announced Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK), is deploying 500 StreamboxME Pro licenses to reporters, in Japan and throughout the world, to capture and transmit live video from breaking news stories, as well as emergency response and newsgathering events.  StreamboxME Pro is the first mobile newsgathering app that offers one-click streaming to reliably deliver broadcast quality, low delay video from iPhones and Android devices.

NHK has also deployed Streambox Enterprise Server to manage, route, archive and support a high volume of simultaneous live video streams and uploads from hundreds of reporters and contributors at a time. Streambox ME Pro and Streambox Enterprise Server will provide NHK with a simplified efficient workflow to collect unlimited amounts of video from a variety of contributors in Japan and from around the globe.  With the complete video system infrastructure, including Streambox 1080i HD decoders, NHK will be able to easily preview, manage and route live streams and archived files, all based on metadata for efficient distribution and playout

StreamboxME Pro can bond 3G/4G/LTE, Wi-Fi or Inmarsat BGAN to give users increased bandwidth and reliability to send higher quality live and file-based video.  The easy-to-use app enables users to transmit video directly to Streambox decoders, Media Players, or Enterprise Server with just one click from their Apple iPhone, iPad or Android device.  The app is also compatible with Streambox Live Service, a cloud-based scalable service that manages, routes and stores large amounts of video feeds with simplified workflow for large-scale deployments.  

StreamboxME Pro achieves sub 2-second latency at 30 fps, 16:9 aspect ratio, 720x400 resolution and offers Advanced Audio Coding (AAC).  The app includes Streambox-exclusive, Low Delay Multi-Path (LDMP) technology (which is a reliable protocol that facilitates high quality, low latency video over multiple IP networks). StreamboxME Pro provides a full range of professional broadcast features such as IFB over Bluetooth, Store and Forward, User presets, Meta-data and digital rights management (DRM).

Streambox ME Pro is now available for Apple iPhones, Android, OSX and PCs.

About Streambox

Streambox focuses on IP-based, end-to-end newsgathering and contribution services. It delivers SD and HD software and hardware for video compression, transmission, management and playout. The Streambox Live™ service supplements the Streambox platform with free encoding software and server-based services for scalable newsgathering and contribution.

Streambox solutions are based on the industry-leading ACT-L3 AP™ codec, which provides unrivaled performance, reliability, and quality over low data rate IP networks for fast transmission and playout of video streams in HD and SD. The company's platform enables broadcasters, government agencies, enterprises, and other users to enhance content ownership, simplify operations, and increase operational efficiencies. 

More information is available at www.streambox.com.

Streambox, Inc
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Ryan Davis
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