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Date:

Jan 2013
Author:
marketing@minicaster.com
Title:
Mobile HD H.264 Camera-Top Encoding Products&Solutions

H.264 LIVE
ENCODING
AND LIVE
STREAMING
POINT-TO-POINT OR LIVE TO WEB,
VIA LAN, WIFI, 3G OR SATELLITE.
CAMERA-TOP OR MIXED SIGNALS.

BROADCAST QUALITY
SDI (SD/HD) MINICASTER
FULL HD. DE-INTERLACER. 1080I/1080P. RTMP/RTP.

The award-winning miniCASTER is a


truly mobile hardware based H.264 live
encoder that converts any camera or video
source signal into an IP based H.264/
MPEG4 Live stream and delivers it via
landline, WiFi, satellite or cellular networks
to the leading Content Delivery Networks
(CDNs),

Wowza and Adobe Media Servers and live


video platforms like USTREAM.tv. Through
a built-in lithium-ion battery it is possible to
work stand-alone.miniCASTER generates
one HD and one SD Stream in parallel and
is able to record on SD-Card in the device
itself at the same time.

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SDI (SD/HD)
H.264 MINICASTER
The miniCASTER SDI is the gateway to the broadcast world. With budget limits even in high
professional enviroments the SDI version provides full HD encoding capabilities in high quality
for low cost. With only 7 watts/h the miniCASTER is enviroment-friendly in 24/7 operation. In
the field, the miniCASTER is the perfect compangion to professional broadcast cameras like
Sony, JVC, Panasonic and more.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Video Resolutions
1920x1080p 60p (max ingest)
30/29,97/25Hz
1920x1080i 60/59,94/50Hz
1280x720p 60/59,94/50/30/29,97/25 Hz
720x576i, 50Hz
720x480i, 59,94 Hz
Encoding Specifications
H.264 (MPEG-2, AVC Part 10, ISO/IEC
14496-10)
Supported Profiles: Base/Main/High
Supported Levels: 1-4.1
De-Interlacing
SDI-in models come with a integrated
De-Interlacer and image enhancer
Video Encoding Bitrates
250Kb/s 8 Mb/s, CBR, low latency
enabled
Stream Output
MPEG2-Transportstream )ISO/IEC
12818-1) encapsulated in RTP (RFC
3550) incl. Audio (AAC) and video
(H.264) or RTMP with limitations in bandwith (appr. 2 Mbit/s)

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GO LIVE
USING YOUR

HDMI -OUT
CAMERA
POINT-TO-POINT OR LIVE TO WEB,
VIA LAN, WIFI, 3G OR SATELLITE.
CAMERA-TOP OR MIXED SIGNALS.

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TURN ACTION CAMS/DSLRS


INTO LIVE CAMERAS
FULL HD. DE-INTERLACER. 1080I/1080P. RTMP/RTP.

When connecting your GoPro2 or GoPro3, Contour+ or any other live-out enabled
HDMI Action Camera to miniCASTER, you will have a full HD LIVE Video Source.
Through or Remore Management you are able to control your LIVE stream any time
from any place where you do have an Internet connection. You can also use the local
web interface on miniCASTER once you have connected the unit to your local network.
Starting/stoping the stream, but also changing any kind of input signal type, output bandwith, resolution, cropping etc. is right there at your fingertips. Experience this
great set of possibilities in combination with your DSLR using itsHDMI out connector.

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HDMI HD
H.264 MINICASTER
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Video Resolutions
1920x1080p 60p (max ingest) 30/29,97/25/24/23,97Hz
1920x1080i 60/59,94/50Hz
1280x720p 60/59,94/30/29,97/25/24/23,97 Hz
720x576p 50Hz
720x576i 50Hz
720x480p 59,94Hz
720x480i 59,94Hz
640x480p 59,94Hz60/59,94/30/29,97/25/24/23,97Hz
720x576p 50Hz
720x576i 50Hz
720x480p 59,94Hz
720x480i 59,94 Hz
640x480p 59,94 Hz
Encoding Specifications
H.264 (MPEG-2, AVC Part 10, ISO/IEC 14496-10)
Supported Profiles: Base/Main/High
Supported Levels: 1-4.1
De-Interlacing
SDI-in models come with a integrated De-Interlacer and
image enhancer
Video Encoding Bitrates
250Kb/s 8 Mb/s, CBR, low latency enabled
Stream Output
MPEG2-Transportstream )ISO/IEC 12818-1) encapsulated in RTP (RFC 3550) incl. Audio (AAC) and video
(H.264) or RTMP with limitations in bandwith (appr. 2
Mbit/s)

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SIMPLY GO
LIVE WITH
ANALOG
CAMERAS
POINT-TO-POINT OR LIVE TO WEB,
VIA LAN, WIFI, 3G OR SATELLITE.
CAMERA-TOP OR MIXED SIGNALS.

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ANALOG H.264
MINICASTER
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Video Resolutions
720x576i, 50Hz
720x480i, 59,94 Hz
Encoding Specifications
H.264 (MPEG-2, AVC Part 10, ISO/IEC
14496-10)
Supported Profiles: Base/Main/High
Supported Levels: 1-4.1
Video Encoding Bitrates
250Kb/s 8 Mb/s, CBR, low latency
enabled
Stream Output
MPEG2-Transportstream )ISO/IEC
12818-1) encapsulated in RTP (RFC
3550) incl. Audio (AAC) and video
(H.264) or RTMP with limitations in bandwith (appr. 2 Mbit/s)

miniCASTER analog - LAN + WiFi** (Y, Y/C-IN, 2 ch analog audio input) incl. on-board
Recording for 100% safety + MPEG-Transportstream + Multicast. The ideal companion for
any kind of analog camera. miniCASTER will generate a perfect SD H.264 stream and
enables you to deliver this stream via LAN, WiFi, 3G/4G stick plugged to the USB port.
The lithium Battery allows you to stream truly mobile for up to 30 minutes.

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CONNECTIONS

miniCASTER top shot showing


the Ethernet RJ45 port for Landline
connections

miniCASTER top shot showing the


USB Port for WiFi Sticks and 3G
Sticks

miniCASTER bottom shot showing


the Audio-in Mini-Jack and molex
locking powe connector

miniCASTER HDMI bottom shot


showing the HDMI Input Connector
(Audio embedded)

miniCASTER SDI bottom showing the


SDI (SD/HD) Input Connector (Audio
embedded)

miniCASTER analog bottom showing


the Composite / S-Video Input Connecotor

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MODEL OVERVIEW

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Video Resolutions
720x576i, 50Hz
720x480i, 59,94 Hz

Video Resolutions
1920x1080p 60p (max ingest)
30/29,97/25Hz
1920x1080i 60/59,94/50Hz
1280x720p 60/59,94/50/30/29,97/25 Hz
720x576i, 50Hz
720x480i, 59,94 Hz

Video Resolutions
1920x1080p 60p (max ingest)
30/29,97/25Hz
1920x1080i 60/59,94/50Hz
1280x720p 60/59,94/50/30/29,97/25 Hz
720x576i, 50Hz
720x480i, 59,94 Hz

Encoding Specifications
H.264 (MPEG-2, AVC Part 10, ISO/IEC
14496-10)
Supported Profiles: Base/Main/High
Supported Levels: 1-4.1

Encoding Specifications
H.264 (MPEG-2, AVC Part 10, ISO/IEC
14496-10)
Supported Profiles: Base/Main/High
Supported Levels: 1-4.1

Video Encoding Bitrates


250Kb/s 8 Mb/s, CBR, low latency
enabled

Video Encoding Bitrates


250Kb/s 8 Mb/s, CBR, low latency
enabled

Stream Output
MPEG2-Transportstream )ISO/IEC
12818-1) encapsulated in RTP (RFC
3550) incl. Audio (AAC) and video
(H.264) or RTMP with limitations in
bandwith (appr. 2 Mbit/s)

Stream Output
MPEG2-Transportstream )ISO/IEC
12818-1) encapsulated in RTP (RFC
3550) incl. Audio (AAC) and video
(H.264) or RTMP with limitations in
bandwith (appr. 2 Mbit/s)

Encoding Specifications
H.264 (MPEG-2, AVC Part 10, ISO/IEC
14496-10)
Supported Profiles: Base/Main/High
Supported Levels: 1-4.1
Video Encoding Bitrates
250Kb/s 8 Mb/s, CBR, low latency
enabled
Stream Output
MPEG2-Transportstream )ISO/IEC
12818-1) encapsulated in RTP (RFC
3550) incl. Audio (AAC) and video
(H.264) or RTMP with limitations in
bandwith (appr. 2 Mbit/s)

9*

ARTICLE: 1001 1.19

ARTICLE: 1003 1.799

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ARTICLE: 1002 1.999

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* All licenses included. No additional fee for recording or Transportstream. Included in delivery: Power supply unit and audio cable 3,5mm (1/4) mini jack

ACCESSORIES &
HELPFUL TOOLS
miniCASTER supports you with our daily production needs.
We provide:
> Camera Mounting kit - to install on hot shoe adapters
> Power supply
> Adapter cables to get the power from your camera to your miniCASTER
> Wi-Fi Stick with more power and 5 Ghz (less frequented band)

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Adapter cable Hirose to D-Tap for Batteries


like Anton Bauer, ID-x, SWIT and devices with
D-Tap connector

Adapter cable Hirose to Lemo for cameras


like ARRI

Adapter cable Hirose to Hirose for cameras


like Panasonic and Sony

Camera Mounting Kit (Hot shoe)


Camera-Top position possible. Comes in hot
chilli red color and with hot shoe adapter +
screw.

Power supply analog units


5V DC / 2.1 A (SD Analog Micro USB)
included in delivery: adapter C (Euro plug), B
(US plug), G (UK plug) and I (Australian plug)

Power supply digital units


8-24V DC / 2A (SD/HD SDI/HDMI Molex
locking connector)

audio cable 3,5mm (1/4) mini jack

This optional certified dual band WiFi stick


enables you to work with a reliable stick that
can transmit on 2.4 GHz AND 5.0 GHz

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SMALL &
SUPERIOR
WEBCAST
ENCODER.
INGEST TO THE LEADING CONTENT
DELIVERY NETWORKS AND LIVE
PLATFORMS. EASY AND RELIEABLE.

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COMPATIBLE CDNS
AND LIVE PLATFORMS

Go LIVE with the push of a single button: miniCASTER enables you to compress and transmit your Video signal to the leading Content Delivery Networks like Akamai, Limelight, Level (3), Amazon CloudFront or TV1.EU. If you should not work with one of these CDNs you
can ingest directly to USTREAM.TV, Livestream.com and Justin.tv. These live platforms allow you to broadcast live incl. rich media features like live chats for a very small budget.
During our worldwide promotional roadshows and exhibitions we talked to hundreds of
Broadcasters and Webcasting professionals. miniCASTER works in almost any application you can imagine.Through the easy to understand user interface of our legendary Remote Management portal my.minicaster.com you can control a single or even
multiple units from any PC with Internet connection. By working with the included user management you can allow camera crews to work stand alone with the system.
When it comes to Video on Demand (VoD) miniCASTER is the perfect companion, since you
can record on SD card while you are streaming LIVE. After your LIVE session you can publish the
recorded files directly as VoD version of your press conference, anual meeting or product launch.

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LIVE ON AIR
IN HD WITH
DEDICATED
10 MBIT/S
POINT-TO-POINT OR LIVE TO WEB,
VIA LAN, WIFI, 3G OR SATELLITE.
CAMERA-TOP OR MIXED SIGNALS.

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AFFORDABLE SATELLITE
UPLINK? YOU GOT IT!

Together with our partners at Eutelsat we do provide you


with different Satellite Uplink solutions using KA-Band
and high performance modems. Our Systems enable you
to go LIVE in full HD using dedicated Bandwith up to 10
Mbit/s for Up- and Download. You can choose betwenn
fixed wall mount units as well as Fly-away and Car units.
With this unit is mounted on a car you will go LIVE instantly
from almost everywhere, anytime.
These are the outstanding benefits:
Dedicated Bandwith - Constant Upload up to 10 Mbit/s
Fast deployment via Autopointing

The dish works with autopointing using the GPS data of your
Smartphone. Please make sure to buy the required Satellite
Uplink Traffic Package which is also available in our shop. he
core components of the system are the fully motorized antenna
platform, mounted on the roof of a car (SUV recommended).
The antenna controller automatically directs the antenna to
the satellite by the push of
two buttons
Extremely high pointing accuracy through automation of
the high precision manual pointing process, supported by
a specific motor control electronics
Pointing speed increased by use of the satellite`s own
pointing signal

Mountable on the roofbar of a car


Comes with Antenna Controller, Modem, Wifi Router,
antenna motor, Tria, feedarm and dish
AIRtime can be booked online - No more project
management for booking and testing LAN connections

Simple operation
Two buttons only
Very cost efficient solution

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FLY-AWAY
OR FIXED UNIT?
The miniCASTER Fly-away Satellite Uplink Unit fits in
any trunk and is built up in only seven minutes. Your
Smartphone (that comes with the dish) does the auto pointing
job for you and makes positioning quite comfortable. You can
now count on dedicated upload bandwith of up to 10 Mbit/s
(Downlink-Speed: 10 Mbit/s) and are able to go LIVE in full HD. You can
also upload footage material via FTP or connect your Crews smartphones
via Wi-Fi on set. You can also use the Unit as mobile WiFi Hotspot.
For the required ON AIR time you just have to book your AIRtime package
which is also available in our shop. Therefore you always can be sure, that
you only pay what you need to broadcast LIVE from almost anywhere,
anytime.

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SATELLITE UPLINK
CAR UNIT

Our miniCASTER satellite uplink car unit is rock solid and can be folded away.
This allows you to drive with up to 160 km/h. Once you activate the unit it will do
the 360 autopointing fully automatic and by the push
of only two buttons on the antenna controller.
The
unit is fully motorized and typically mounted on the
roofbars of a car, van or suv. The modem can provide up to 10 Mbit/s up AND down. When connected t
he unit also works as local High-Speed WiFi network.

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SATELLITE UPLINK UNITS


BY MINICASTER

FIXED UNIT

FLY-AWAY UNIT

CAR UNIT

miniCASTER satellite uplink fixed


unit is for installations on walls or
roofs in rural areas, where broadband connectivity is hard to get. The
installation takes about 30 minutes.
Once this is done, you are able to
stream up and down with up to 10
Mbit/s.

FTP or typical Internet browsing


is also possible. You can also
send from a Fly-away or car unit
to a fixed unit. The data takes the
shortest way and delay will be at
minimum.

The benefit: You pay only what you


use.

miniCASTER satellite uplink flyaway unit is your mobile gateway


to the broadband world. Set-up in 4
minutes, a smartphone app directs
the dish automatically to the Ka-satellite of Eutelsat. A process called
autopointing. You finally don`t
have to be an expert anymore.

Expect appr. 5 minutes for the


whole process before being on air.
Once you are connected, you have
fully featured high speed broadband
internet connection and you can
start your production. Remember:
Knowing that you have your own
connection everywhere, you will
save time and money. The Fly-away
unit weighs 27 kgs and comes with
a tripod for fast deployment.

The best solution for professional


results. The miniCASTER satellite
uplink car unit is installed on a car, a
van or a SUV. With the push of two
buttons on the antenna controller,
the system finds the satellite in 2-5
minutes automatically.

During this time you can prepare


your gear for going live. You can
reach 6 Mbit/s up and 10 Mbit/s
downlink speed. (10/10 Mbit/s with
the optional professional modem).

Being installed on the roof top of the


car, the fold away antenna is safe.

99

ARTICLE: 1001 1.1

ARTICLE: 1003 7.499

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ARTICLE: 1002 14.44

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GEOGRAPHIC
KA-BAND COVERAGE
The Eutelsat Ka-Satellite is positioned at 9
degrees East and covers Central Europe
and parts of North Africa and Middle East. It
was launched in 2010 and has a capacity of
70 Gigabit/s. Signals are downlinked in seven different earth stations. The earth stations are linked together via a fiber ring. From
the fiber ring the data is sent to the cloud.

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TRAFFIC,
AIR TIME,
& MOBILE
DEVICES.
SATELLITE UPLINK AIRTIME. CLOUD
TRANSCODING SERVICES. STREAMING
PACKAGES AND MORE...

Working with miniCASTER Encoders is already great and helps you to save time, money and staff. But now we offer the
perfect solutions for connectivity across Europe, parts of North Africa and parts of the Middle East.

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10 TB = 2,5 Million viewing minutes at 550


kbit/s bandwith, but you can choose any bandwith you want.You can use your own online
video player.

90

25 TB = 6,25 Million viewing minutes at 550


kbit/s bandwith, but you can choose any bandwith you want.You can use your own online
video player.

90

50 TB = 13 Million viewing minutes at 550 kbit/s


bandwith, but you can choose any bandwith
you want.You can use your own online video
player.

90

ARTICLE: 4001 1.9

ARTICLE: 4002 3.9

ARTICLE: 4003 6.4

Livestreaming Traffic + Live Flash Video Player


(10 TB = 2,5 Million viewing minutes at 550
kbit/s bandwith, but you can choose any bandwith you want)

Livestreaming Traffic + Live Flash Video Player


(25 TB = 6,25 Million viewing minutes at 550
kbit/s bandwith, but you can choose any bandwith you want)

Livestreaming Traffic + Live Flash Video Player


(50 TB = 13 Million viewing minutes at 550
kbit/s bandwith, but you can choose any bandwith you want)

ARTICLE: 3001 2.9

ARTICLE: 3002 4.9

ARTICLE: 3003 7.7

Datatransfer over the Internet via Satellite.


Feed your company/TV station or to TV1s
CDN. Online booking. Pay would you stream.
20 GB = 33 hrs SD Quality at
1,5 Mbit/s ( 0,65/minute)

Datatransfer over the Internet via Satellite.


Feed your company/TV station or to TV1s
CDN. Online booking. Pay would you stream.
50 GB = 66 hrs SD Quality at
1,5 Mbit/s ( 0,65/minute)

Reach mobile devices working on iOS and


Android with this All-in-one CloudTranscoding
& Streaming Package for PCs, Tablet PCs and
Smartphones, but also Flash
enabled devices.

90

99

ARTICLE: 6001 1.1

90

50

ARTICLE: 6002 2.7


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99

ARTICLE: 5001 7.9


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ONE-TO-ONE
AND/OR ONE-TO-MANY

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MINICASTER LOW LATENCY


SDI RECEIVER/DECODER

MINICASTER LOW LATENCY SDI RECEIVER/DECODER


Linked to a miniCASTER encoder (sender), the miniCASTER SDI receiver is the
perfect solution for a cost-effective way of
signal contribution in SD or HD quality (up to
1080p30)
News production via IP-satellite (Ka-band)
for under 0,50 /minute
The Eutelsat Ka-band satellite covers whole
Europe. The miniCASTER satellite solutions require no technical skills to establish
a one-to one connection within 7 minutes
using the genius autopointing function
Web-interface for management
The miniCASTER decoder (receiver) can
be managed easily over an web-interface
HD production in 720p50 at affordable 6
Mbit/s via satellite for appr 100.- Euros per
hour
Dual-channel via software upgrade possible
The dual channel feature allows the receiving and output of 2 SDI streams simultanously
Rack mounted operation - 1 HU
miniCASTER SDI receiver is delivered in
a format which can be installed in a 19 rack
with all connectors on the rear side. Power
supply is built in and 100 240V AC is fed
using an ordinary power cord.

ARTICLE: 1010 6.9A9NN9EL


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ON

Standard functions
The following functions are present on
miniCASTER decoder (receiver SDI and
HDSDI):
Easy to configure via display and keypad
Can be controlled via web interface over
network
Peak Programme Meter (PPM) for easy
calibration of sound
Backup settings and software upgrade can
be handled via the internet
Can receive video streams from a number of
different units from different locations
which send MPEG transport streams
Black burst sync in
Automatically detects whether the input
stream is MPEG2 or H.264
Automatically scales input streams in different formats into selected output format (SD
or HD)
Test picture can be customised
Automatically scales input streams in different formats into selected output format (SD
or HD)
interface can be used for control, support or
similar.
The miniCASTER SDI decoder is primarily
customised using options. Other customer
tailored solutions are made on order.
Optional redundant power supply
Software Upgrade from a single to a dual
receiver as option
Double LAN, double network interfaces, one
network

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Technical specifications
Digital out
SDI embedded

SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 272M

Digital out
HD-SDI

SMPTE 292M
SMPTE 299M

Digital video in MPEG2

MPEG2 video (ISO-IEC 13818-2)


MP@ML, MP@HL, HP@ML,
HP@HL (4:2:0)
422@ML, 422@HL (4:2:2)

Digital video in H.264

H.264/MPEG4 AVC video


(ISO/IEC 14496-10)

Digital audio in

MPEG1 audio layer 2 (ISO/


IEC 11172-3)
AAC (ISO/IEC 14496-3:2005)
MAIN

Transport in

MPEG2-TS over IP (ISO/IEC


13818-1) - UDP and TCP

Dimensions
(without removable rack
brackets)

425 x 380 x 45 (w x d x h)
Fits in 19 rack (1 height unit)

Weight

appr. 5kg

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THE LIVE PRODUCTION


BUNDLE
SD-HD-SDI IN & OUT

miniCASTER SDI sender/encoder - up to 6


Mbits - 1080p30 - attached to your signal in the
field it will send it via Internet (fixed, bonded

cellular or IP-satellite to the miniCASTER SDI


receiver

YOU SAVE 300.- EUR !!

miniCASTER SDI receiver (decoder) - works


seamlessly with miniCASTER sender/encoder - attached to the internet in for i.e TV studio
it outputs a live SDI signal - add 1.999.- for
an upgrade to a 2-channel receiver

ARTICLE: 1055 8.69IA8L


EC
SP

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THE LIVE FOR


30.-/HR. - BUNDLE
GOING ON AIR IN 7 MINUTES - INTERNSHIP PROVEN

miniCASTER SDI sender/encoder up to 6 Mbits - 1080p30 - attached to


your signal in the field it will send it via
IP-satellite to the miniCASTER SDI
receiver in your studio.

FREE COMMAND UNIT

YOU SAVE 1.998.-

miniCASTER satellite car uplink unit


Next level live broadcasting starts
now. With its autopointing feauture
anybody can transmit via satellite. It
will take only 7 min. from parking the
car to be ON AIR. In SD or HD. The
best: You broadcast like a Pro with an
amateur-like budget: Satellite transmission fees start from 50ct/min in
SD (1,5 Mbit/s to 100/hour in HD (4
Mbit/s). Sounds to good ? Its getting
better: It works all over Europe and
parts of North Africa and Middle East
(plz check the coverage map below)

miniCASTER SDI receiver


(decoder) - works seamlessly with
miniCASTER sender/encoder attached to the internet in for i.e TV
studio it outputs a live SDI signal.

Using an additional IP audio codec


or a mobile phone you get the N-1
connection to your reporter/cameraman in the field.
Note: add 1.999.- for an upgrade to
a 2-channel receiver

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ARTICLE: 1056 23.4A4L
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