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
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:
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
Elemental Live - $30K+
Software Encoders (Adobe Media Encoder, Telestream, NewTek, etc.) - $(a few hundred++)
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.