Videon EdgeCaster

Edge-Compute Encoder Enables Ultra-Low-Latency Live Streaming at Ultra-Low Cost

EdgeCaster Cuts Streaming Latency to <4 Seconds From Camera to Playback

Videon’s unique edge compute encoding technology bypasses a layer of cloud-based processing, in turn reducing latency to as little as <4 seconds and cutting the average user’s streaming costs by 50%.

The EdgeCaster HD and EdgeCaster 4K encoders eliminate heavy computational processes — transcoding, format repackaging from RTMP to HLS/DASH, and creation of multiple bit rates — in the cloud by handling these tasks efficiently at the network edge. As a result, the Videon encoders offer higher performance and a lower fixed cost per stream in addressing the requirements of delay-sensitive video applications, as well as applications with high-volume streaming to limited numbers of viewers per stream.

** Shipping: June 2019 **

 

     Video Encoding/Decoding

Input Resolutions
1080i60, i59.94, i50, p60, p59.94, p30, p29.97, p25;
720p60, p59.94, p50

Encode Resolutions
1080i60, i59.94, i50, p30, p29.97, p25;
720p60, p59.94, p50540p*, 480p*, 360p*, 270p*, 180p* (scaled resolutions, frame rate same as source)

Output Resolutions
1080i60, i59.94, i50, p60, p59.94, p50, p30, p29.97, p24, p23.98; 720p60, p59.94, p50; 576i50, p50; 480i59.94, p59.94
720p60, p59.94, p50; 576i50, p50; 480i59.94, p59.94

Compression: H.264, Baseline, Main, High

Bit rates: 250kbps-20Mbps; Rate control: Variable, Constant

Supports simultaneous encoding and decoding

Low latency mode (<4 seconds)

Ultra low latency mode (<2 seconds)

      Audio Encoding/Decoding

Encode: MPEG-4 AAC-LC in ADTS 64-320kbps
Encode Sampling Freq: 32, 44.1, 48kHz

Decode: MPEG-1 – Layer 2, MPEG-2/MPEG-4 AAC in ADTS/LOAS
Decode Sampling Freq: 48kHz

     General

+12V Input; under 15 Watts total

Dimensions: 1.75” x 6.54” x 6.2”

Action Button to start/stop RTMP encoding and for Factory Reset

   I/O

3G-SDI Input
HDMI v1.4a Input
HDMI v1.4a Output (Decode)
2 USB 2.0 connectors
Audio embedded in HDMI and 3G-SDI
3.5mm Analog Audio input
10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ-45)

      Simultaneous Streaming/Recording Capabilities

RTMP x 3
Unicast x 2 (RTP over UDP, Raw UDP)
Multicast
HLS
RTSP
SRT
DASH
CMAF
USB Record (MP4, MPEG-TS)

     Network and Control

REST API integrates with third-party controllers and applications
Full-featured web browser based UI
DHCP (Default) / Static IP Address
Command and Control: HTTP
sFTP/FTP upload
XML polling

 

     Video Encoding/Decoding

Input Resolutions
3840×2160
p30, p29.97, p25, p24, p23.98;
1080p60, p59.94, p30, p29.97, p25, p24, p23.98;
720p60, p59.94, p50; 576p50; 480p60, p59.94

Encode Resolutions
3840×2160p30, p29.97, p25, p24, p23.98;
1080p60, p59.94, p50, p30, p29.97, p25, p24, p23.98;
720p60, p59.94, p50;
576p50; 540p*, 480p60, p59.94; 360p*; 270p*; 180p*
(*scaled resolutions, frame rate same as source)

Output Resolutions
3840×2160
p60, p50, p30, p25, p24;
1080p60, p59.94, p50, p30, p29.97, p25;
720p60, p59.94, p50

Compression: H.265/HEVC, H.264

Bit rates: .5Mbps-30Mbps; Rate control: Variable, Constant

Supports simultaneous encoding and decoding

Low latency mode (<4 seconds)

Ultra low latency mode (<2 seconds)

     Audio Encoding/Decoding

Encode: MPEG-4 AAC-LC in ADTS 64-320kbps
Encode Sampling Freq: 32, 44.1, 48kHz
Decode: MPEG-1 – Layer 2, MPEG-2/MPEG-4 AAC in ADTS/LOAS
Decode Sampling Freq: 48kHz

     General

+12V Input; under 7.5W (not including external peripherals)
IEEE802.3af PoE enabled
Dimensions: 1.5” x 5.0” x 4.234”
Action Button to start/stop RTMP encoding and for Factory Reset

     I/O

HDMI 1.4 input up to 2160p30
3G-SDI input up to 1080p60
HDMI 2.0 Output up to 2160p60 (decode)
USB 3.0 interface
SD card
Audio embedded in HDMI and 3G-SDI
3.5mm Analog Audio input
10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ-45)

    Simultaneous Streaming/Recording Capabilities

RTMP x 3
Unicast x 2 (RTP over UDP, Raw UDP)
Multicast
HLS
RTSP
SRT
DASH
CMAF
USB/SD Card/Internal Record (MP4, MPEG-TS)
Low Latency Mode (<4 seconds) via HLS and DASH fmp4
Ultra Low Latency Mode (<2 seconds) via chunk CMAF

     Network and Control

REST API integrates with third-party controllers and applications
Full-featured web browser based UI
DHCP (Default) / Static IP Address
Command and Control: HTTP
sFTP/FTP upload
XML polling