LAS VEGAS, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BroadcastEngineering Magazine selected the Livestream Broadcaster and Teradek's Bond for the most prestigious technical award given at the NAB Show. A panel of independent judges presented the Pick Hit Award to Livestream's disruptive new hardware, the Livestream Broadcaster, and Teradek's Bond, for their superior innovation and technology. Recognized for their technical improvements The Livestream Broadcaster and Teradek Bond redefine how people will broadcast live events and cellularly transmit full HD video with ease and confidence.
"We are honored to receive Broadcast Engineering's Pick Hit Award for the Livestream Broadcaster. At Livestream, our mission is to get every event in the world live streamed to any device. The Livestream Broadcaster seamlessly integrates live video from any prosumer camera to our service without the need for a computer," says Max Haot, Co-founder and CEO at Livestream.
"We are thrilled to receive Broadcast Engineering's 2012 NAB 'Pick Hit' Award for Bond," said Nicol Vorheem, CEO of Teradek. "The Teradek Bond is the world's smallest and most affordable cellular bonding solution, used by many of the largest media companies in the world to bring breaking news from the field, on-air without the need for trucks, backpacks, or extra heavy hardware. This 'Pick Hit' award is a wonderful validation of all of our hard work."
About the Livestream Broadcaster The Livestream Broadcaster, affordably priced at $495, is a game-changing hardware encoder that makes it more affordable and easier for anyone to broadcast live events in HD to the web, mobile and connected TVs. Event owners and producers can use the Livestream Broadcaster as a desktop encoder connected to a multi-camera video production switcher, or as a battery powered (via three enclosed AA batteries) portable wireless encoder mounted to a camera and streaming via Wi-Fi or a USB 3G/4G Wireless Modem. The Livestream Broadcaster supports most 3G and 4G modems from US carriers, including Verizon 4G LTE, as well as many international carriers that enable wireless streaming in the field, even in locations where Wi-Fi or Ethernet connections are not available, like at a ski slope, a little league game or any indoor or outdoor event. Cameras connect to the Livestream Broadcaster via the HDMI video input (including 1080i, 720p and 480i). The Livestream Broadcaster encodes real-time in high quality H.264 video and AAC audio at up to 2.3Mbps. HDMI audio or line in (3.5mm jack) audio input are provided. Users can control and configure the Livestream Broadcaster on the device itself or remotely from anywhere in the world via the Livestream web site, or via an iPhone using the Livestream for Producers app, which can be downloaded from the App Store. The Livestream Broadcaster is available today for pre-order to the US and Europe at http://store.livestream.com. The device is expected to ship in May, 2012.
About Livestream: Livestream is the market leader for live event coverage, reaching more than 30 million viewers a month. With simple to use technology, our service allows anyone to broadcast live to the web, making Livestream the top destination for live content from around the world. Our content partners include Facebook, The New York Times, ABC News, CBS News, Associated Press, HBO, AT&T, PepsiCo, Electronic Arts, Adidas, The Academy Awards, Warner Bros. Records, Paramount Pictures. Livestream operates with more than 120 full-time staff members in five offices—in New York, Los Angeles, Bangalore, Sao Paolo, and the Ukraine. The service is available for free (advertising-supported) or as a feature-rich, monetizable, premium subscription. New Livestream is an innovative new platform that combines live event coverage with real-time photos, text, and video clip updates posted using web browsers or mobile devices. The technology supports live blogging, live and on-demand HD video, and real-time posting tools.
About Teradek: Teradek is a leader in compact HD H.264 codecs used in filmmaking, live video production, broadcast contribution and distribution. Teradek's Cube™ is the world's best selling miniature HD encoder that transmits 1080p video over Ethernet, WiFi or cellular networks to iPads, CDNs, or IPTV decoders. Bond is the world smallest and most affordable Cellular Bonding solution.