Medialooks launches premium video transport service
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA — April 9, 2018 — Medialooks today announced the launch of its premium video transport service with NDI® support.
At IBC2017, Medialooks first introduced a prototype of its video transport solution that needs no dedicated hardware or network infrastructure — making it possible to connect distant locations in any part of the world. Today, Medialooks announced pricing for the premium version of their solution: customers will be billed per channel per month.
“Not only is our video transport extremely flexible and easy to set up at an ad hock location,” said Andrey Okunev, CEO at Medialooks, “but it is also highly competitive to enterprise-grade solutions as it offers up to 50 Mbps per channel and ultra-low latency.”
This March, Medialooks published a case study featuring successful deployment of the product during the live streaming of a sports event: a Swiss company transported the master signal from two different countries to their studio in Switzerland before contributing to a cloud-based video streaming service. This was done to ensure reliability by following a contribution process the company was completely confident in.
“We’ve experienced reliable transmission over 8992 km, and it was faster than the alternatives,” said Jan Schäfer, chief technical and event specialist at Upstream Media, who was responsible for these broadcasts. “The product is very easy to use, keeps a stable connection over hours; and Medialooks provides great support. 1 year ago I would never think about a solution like this one: it is a real alternative to common encoders and it is the next level of NDI.”
Medialooks’ video transport solution is seamlessly integrated with NDI, essentially making it very easy to expand a local IP workflow over several remote locations — which provides means for a video production process to be truly Internet-based, bypassing the restrains of distance, travel and setup time.
“We are proud to work with Medialooks who have built an incredible system for the distribution of NDI content that allows any source in the world to connect to any other source,” said Dr. Andrew Cross, president and CTO for NewTek, and chief architect of NDI. “The promise of IP has always been to allow video to be moved anywhere in the world on existing infrastructure and this is an exciting product that helps push that goal one step closer.”
Medialooks is exhibiting at the NDI Central Pavilion, booth SL5516 at NAB Show 2018.
Medialooks technology powers the world’s leading products in the areas of content production and delivery: from playout systems to virtual studios to multi-camera production switchers. Medialooks’ tools work smoothly with hardware from Blackmagic Design, AJA, Bluefish444, Deltacast and Stream Labs. Customers include: Axel Technology, Rushworks, Wolftech Broadcast Solutions, Multicam Systems, Etere, Hardata, Vector 3, Rohde & Schwarz and Ross Video. More information is available at www.medialooks.com.
NDI is in use on millions of devices and allows multiple video systems to identify and communicate with one another over IP. NDI can encode, transmit and receive many streams of high quality, low latency, frame-accurate video and audio in real time. This benefits any network-connected video device, including video mixers, graphics systems, capture cards, and many other production devices. This makes it possible to exponentially increase the number of sources available for live production switching, without directly attaching to devices, changing locations, or investing in expensive, high-bandwidth networks that simply replace SDI-based workflows. #NDIcentral