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Streambox® Releases StreamboxME Video Encoder for the iPhone®

Available Free From iTunes®, Encoding App Is Latest Streambox® Live™ Solution to Enable High-Quality Field Video Capture Over Low-Bandwidth Networks via Mobile Devices

SEATTLE (27 Apr 2010)

Streambox today announced the launch of StreamboxME, a new video-encoding application that enables iPhone 3GS users to upload high-quality video over the AT&T 3G network and other carriers via the Streambox Live broadband video contribution service. Available for free download from iTunes®, StreamboxME is a groundbreaking approach to field newsgathering and video capture that reporters and other contributors can use to stream live or file-based video from their iPhones to broadcasters, news organizations, government agencies, and enterprises. 

StreamboxME is the latest free-of-charge encoding application in the Streambox Live solution family, adding iPhones to other 3G and 4G mobile phones and Wi-Fi-connected laptops that can be turned into tools for cost-effective, easy-to-use, and highly flexible field newsgathering. By subscribing to the cloud-based Streambox Live service, news and media companies and other organizations can utilize low-bandwidth networks to enable many-to-many real-time and file-based video acquisition. After downloading the free encoding software to their mobile devices, video contributors, journalists, citizen reporters, and enterprise communicators can file breaking news stories from field locations that are difficult for satellite newsgathering trucks to reach. Once the compressed video streams are uploaded to the studio, they can be decoded and broadcast live or archived via the Streambox Live data center. 

"Streambox Live is a truly revolutionary approach to field newsgathering, enabling news organizations to expand their live coverage economically in remote, rugged field locations or those lacking high-bandwidth networking services," said Bob Hildeman, chairman and CEO of Streambox. "And now with StreamboxME, reporters can add iPhones to the arsenal of mobile devices with which they can quickly and easily record, encode, and transmit live video. All they need is an iPhone and a low-bandwidth IP connection." 

Since its unveiling at the 2010 NAB Show, StreamboxME has been downloaded by many current Streambox customers. Leading broadcast news organizations are actively using it now for field newsgathering. Based on Streambox's award-winning ACT-L3™ codec, StreamboxME offers low latency, high video-quality, and extremely reliable transport at any data rate. Designed with broadcasters and professionals in mind, the application is easy to use and offers an innovative many-to-many video rights management system, video geotagging, and text-based IFB talk back. Video sent to a Streambox Live server can be routed to one or many destinations at one time, including Streambox hardware decoders for baseband or SDI video playout, the Streambox Media Player for viewing on a computer monitor, or the Web via a CDN network.

More information about StreamboxME, Streambox Live, and other Streambox ACT-L3 encoding solutions is available online at     

About Streambox, Inc.
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™ 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.