(Las Vegas, Nevada--April 9, 2013) Teradek, an innovator of professional wireless video products, today announced the introduction of three new robust software platforms, Core™, Lokr™, and Sputnik 2.0, which are designed to empower Teradek users with unprecedented control over their productions and live broadcasts.
“Our new IP video and digital media management platforms, Core and Lokr, represent the next generation of software platforms designed to improve the video professionals’ workflow,” said Nicol Verheem, CEO of Teradek. “We listen to our customers and have worked hard over the past year to develop innovative products that deliver what they want. With Core, broadcasters can seamlessly manage all of their Teradek gear from a single cloud-based web interface regardless of physical location. And, because Lokr’s scalable platform supports a wide range of video production applications, it’s easy for users to store and log AV files and metadata onset.”
Core is Teradek’s new cloud-based encoder fleet management system that enables users to monitor and control all of their Teradek H.264 encoders, cellular bonding systems, and decoders effortlessly from a single web GUI. Core’s interface allows the user to direct streams from any one encoder to any number of decoders, even if both are behind firewalls or on private networks. All encoding and transmission parameters can be controlled remotely from any location, allowing field reporters to focus on the content and not the transmission gear.
Lokr is a ubiquitous digital media and metadata management system built for a variety of video production applications. Its scalable platform allows users to store any digital AV files and log any related computer or camera generated metadata on set. Lokr also gives Teradek users multiple options for device discovery and control, proxy recording, and live monitoring on multiple devices. Since it is an open platform, Lokr can integrate with multiple file-based cameras and existing VTR systems like Light Iron, QTake, Copra and others, or it can operate on its own.
"Sputnik 2.0 brings HD live broadcasting with Teradek to a whole new level," said Jon Landman, vice president of sales for Teradek. "Version 2.0 reduces end-to-end latency, supports multiple clients, and has a new command and control interface that’s been fully integrated into the Web GUI to give broadcasters unprecedented control of their gear from locations worldwide. We also added UDP transmission, which enables stream delivery even through highly congested networks. These new features will greatly enhance the quality and control of broadcasters’ in-the-field transmission capabilities.”
Sputnik 2.0 is a server application used between Teradek IP video devices and a streaming destination. Version 2.0 offers a variety of new features, including an improved adaptive bit rate algorithm for improved video quality, IFB compatibility, and an enhanced Dashboard application for real-time broadcast status notifications and remote encoder control. Furthermore, Sputnik 2.0 also now includes Direct Mode™, which allows standard Teradek encoders to bypass firewall ports, and a new Intelligent Packet Distribution™ feature that reduces video and audio loss even when modems completely disconnect.
Teradek’s Core, Lokr and Sputnik 2.0 will be showcased along with the Company’s other products at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, from April 8-11, 2013 at Booth C9939.
Teradek is an innovator of wireless video devices and platforms that facilitate creative acquisition and live event broadcasting in full HD. Teradek's H.264 encoders, bonding devices, and latency-free transmission systems are used throughout many industries for aerial video capture, live ENG backhaul, real-time monitoring, proxy recording and webcasting. For complex wireless workflows, Teradek's cloud-based workflow management platform provides a powerful option for remotely managing a fleet of Teradek devices in real-time. All Teradek devices are designed and manufactured in the USA. For more information, visit http://www.teradek.com
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