Streambox Earns IBC Innovation Recognition

"Streambox is among the key partners behind a CNN digital newsgathering project that has been awarded the 2007 IBC Innovation Award for content creation as well as the Judges' Award, the most prestigious award for innovation given at the yearly IBC trade show.

CNN's complete digital newsgathering project incorporates the Streambox ACT-L3 Portable Video Transport solution that was used by the network in its remote coverage of the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict in July 2006. Utilizing Streambox's sophisticated encoding technology, journalists were able to file hundreds of live reports with portable IP transmission gear that fit neatly into a backpack and yielded images delivered over IP-based networks in tandem with satellite uplinks, which proved significantly better than earlier technologies.

The groundbreaking project has enabled CNN to deliver high-quality breaking news reports from around the world. The Judges' Award noted that it is the first complete newsgathering tool that works over any existing IP infrastructure, affording reporters ultimate flexibility in terms of live and store and forward transmission, real-time content editing and monitoring, as well as voice communication.

The Streambox ACT-L3 Portable Video Transport solution enables broadcasters to deliver high-quality live and stored broadcast video over low-data-rate connections such as BGAN, 3G networks, and other IP and satellite networks. Typically used for mobile newsgathering, Streambox's real-time portable video transport systems are ideal when mobility, flexibility, and a low power requirement are needed. Performance, reliability, and low end-to-end latency are hallmarks of Streambox solutions. These features, along with robust error correction technologies, ensure unrivaled video quality at low data rates."

Source: BroadcastBuyer