But a more recent addition – Streamstar CASE 800 – has also resonated with broadcasters seeking to achieve low-cost, quick-turnaround productions. The definition of the portable studio, CASE 800 offers a feature set including 8 live camera switching, superb instant replays and slomo, ISO recording of all 8 channels, built-in character generator with live sports graphics, integrated JVC camcorders, and remote control over IP.
But over the last few years it’s become increasingly apparent that there is a need for streaming solutions aimed at the higher-end as well as mid-level applications. It is with this in mind that Streamstar has developed the 8-channel iPX systems, which are specifically geared towards the expectations of major broadcasters.
Available in standard iPX (HD) and iPX-3G (3G/HD) versions, the iPX systems have been designed to deliver robust and reliable live production and streaming – however demanding the project. Packed in a 4RU chassis with an optional redundant power supply, the iPX systems provide the full range of Streamstar features, including replays and slomo, media playlists, powerful graphics capabilities, internal character generator, live sports graphics templates, and the company’s intuitive touchscreen user interface.
At this year’s IBC, Streamstar invites broadcasters and services providers interested in finding out how the company can meet their needs for high-quality, cost-efficient streaming to visit its booth.
New phase of growth
The opening up of this new tier for Streamstar takes place during a period when the company is continuing to grow its global reach. After a string of significant systems sales there is every indication that Streamstar is embarking upon an exciting new phase of growth, and with fresh reseller and distribution partnerships on the horizon it will become easier to bring streaming solutions to different verticals more rapidly.
In terms of R&D plans, Streamstar will continue to refine its existing solutions as well as develop new ones that take account of the changing expectations of OTT/streaming services – which, after all, are still in their relative infancy when viewed in the context of broadcasting history.
With new platforms seemingly launching every month, the appetite for content is only heading in one direction. As the content market becomes more dense and fragmented, the call for solutions that are easy to use and inexpensive will become ever louder. Streamstar products respond directly to this need with a level of flexibility and functionality that excels many others in their class, making them ideally suited to these transformational times.