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Ross Video Announce two new IP Streaming Encoders

Ross Video announced two new IP Streaming encoders:


SSE-8673              Single-channel H.264 Streaming Encoder

SDE-8674             Dual-channel H.264 Streaming Encoder


These are based upon the MSE-8671 and MDE-8672 Encoders we launched at NAB this year, but are at a lower price point, targeted at IP streaming applications. These encoders are primarily designed for streaming to CDNs such as Akamai, uStream, WOWZA, YouTube and more. They make a great companion to Carbonite switchers for web-streaming applications.



The SSE/SDE streaming encoders are high performance real time H.264 SD and HD video encoding solutions that are designed to be able to distribute video across any type of IP network


  • Protocol support for web streaming, streaming to CDNs, IPTV and media servers
  • Reliable, burst free packet transmission
  • 3G / HD / SD SDI and Composite Video inputs
  • Balanced analog audio input & Embedded audio support
  • Closed Caption support
  • UDP multicast or unicast, RTMP and HLS protocols
  • Include Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Full DashBoard® control and SNMP support


Target Applications

These encoders are a great companion to Carbonite Switchers when competing with other solutions which include integrated streaming solutions. They are superior to the bundled software encoders found on certain “Studio-in-a-box” solutions out there for several reasons:

  • Higher quality video at a given bitrate
  • They do not tax the CPU / GPU of the Studio system, or force the user to disable other processing in the box
  • Lower-latency with low packet jitter, especially important when streaming directly to a player client
  • Robust hardware solution, housed in the openGear frame


These encoders are also great for in-house monitoring, streaming to set top boxes and media servers, such as Wowza™ Streaming Engine or Adobe® Media Server.



There are lots of other streaming solutions out there. Below is a cross-section of different types of solutions you may come up against. Feel free to contact your Infrastructure Team about how to combat a specific competitor.


Pesa C22-OG - $3995

  • C22-OG is an openGear Card
  • RTP and RTMP only; no HLS or UDP. This makes the Pesa ok for basic CDN streaming but not for direct streaming to set-top boxes, mobile devices or PCs
  • No Closed Captioning or VANC data support
  • 720p and 1080p ONLY. No SD support; no other web-friendly formats.
  • Enterprise-grade DSP encoder – compared with Ross, it is very bursty, requiring greater client-side buffering and latency. The SSE/SDE uses a broadcast encoder ASIC for highest quality, low latency and low jitter.


Elemental Live - $30K+

  • Hi-end broadcast quality encoder
  • Supports multiple streams and renditions
  • High price
  • Overkill for simple streaming applications


Software Encoders (Adobe Media Encoder, Telestream, NewTek, etc.) - $(a few hundred++)

  • Flexible codec and transport options
  • False economy – need to dedicate a PC with SDI I/O card
  • Lack remote control
  • Software encoding can be bursty, requiring greater client-side buffering and latency
  • Many lack broadcast features such as Closed Captioning, VANC insertion (SCTE-104 etc.)
  • Quality may vary


How are these different than the MSE-8671 / MDE-8672?

The SSE/SDE and MSE/MDE are built on the same encoder core. You get the same high-quality encoding on both families.


The SSE/SDE is your IP Streaming Solution. They are primarily designed for streaming to CDNs such as Akamai, uStream, WOWZA™, YouTube and more.


The MSE/MDE is your broadcast/contribution encoding solution. They are more tailored for contribution links and streaming to professional decoders, and come at a higher price point.