PREMIUM AVC H.264 ENCODER FOR CONTRIBUTION & REMOTE PRODUCTION OVER UNMANAGED NETWORKS
The RACK Series is a range of video encoders designed for space-constrained live production, including contribution applications and multi-camera remote/at-home productions. The RACK Series is designed to be deployed in fixed locations, directly connected on wired IP networks, offering a real cost-effective alternative to satellite or fiber. The RACK Series is also designed to be used on vans or trucks, connected to a roof-mounted QUAD CellLink (active 3G/4G multi-antennas) and/or Ka satellite transmitter, enabling video broadcast from any location around the world, even in the midst of unpredictable and unmanaged network conditions. Equipped with a user-friendly, intuitive touchscreen, the unit supports multiple operational modes including live, record, live and record, file forward, and data hot spot for high-speed internet connectivity. The RACK200 embeds a best-in-class full HD hardware H.264/AVC encoder to reach low bitrates at sub-second latency without comprising on video quality. Powered by the double award-winning SST technology (Safe Streams Transport), the RACK encoder offers ultra-reliable transmission on any network, thanks to an intelligent IP-bonding stack that aggregates all available bandwidth without needing to stop a live transmission, even as connections are added or dropped.
The RACK Series has been designed with ease-of-use in mind, the user-friendly intuitive interface allows broadcasting live videos in two touch screen taps.
With its 1U ½ rack form factor, the product reduces costs and space requirements. Delivered in an “as-a-box” design, it can also be rack-mounted thanks to dedicated kits hosting one or two units in 1U.
By implementing the best state-of-the-art H.264 / AVC hardware encoder in a compact design enclosure, the RACK Series enables video professionals to provide seamless high-quality live video contribution and event coverage.
Leveraging Emmy® award-winning SST protocol, RACK Series ensures the delivery of live video even in the midst of unpredictable and unmanaged network conditions by aggregating simultaneously multiple network connections dynamically adapting the video bitrate, protecting stream content, and supporting retransmission of lost data.
PRODUCTS COMPARISON CHART
- H.265/HEVC encoder – RACK300
- H.264/AVC encoder – RACK300 and RACK200
LIVE & AUTO-RECORD
Broadcast premium quality video live over bonded IP networks: 3G/4G-LTE, Ethernet, and satellite networks such as BGAN, GX, and Ka Band. Combined with the automatic record feature, you can simultaneously record this live on the pluggable SD card with different resolution and bitrate to ensure optimal and constant video quality.
RECORD & PROGRESSIVE FORWARD
Record broadcast-grade quality video on the SD card, and optimize your time by forwarding the file progressively whereas the record is still in progress. This forward approach enables fast and error-free video delivery.
By leveraging the transmitter’s aggregated network connections, switch the unit to behave as a mobile router in order to benefit a high-speed internet connection from anywhere.
STANDARDS – HD: 1080p25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60, 1080i50/59.94/60, 720p50/59.94/60 SD: PAL, NTSC
ENCODING – H.264/AVC 4:2:0, 8-bit Dynamic resolution adjustment
BITRATES – 200 Kbps to 20 Mbps Constant Bitrate (CBR) Variable Bitrate (VBR)
INPUTS – SDI, HDMI
ENCODING – AAC-LC
BITRATES – 32 Kbps to 256 Kbps
MODE – Mono, Dual Mono or Stereo 2.0
DENSITY – Up to 4 channels
INPUTS – Embedded (SDI, HDMI), Analog (L/R)
ETHERNET – Gigabit Ethernet port – LAN, WAN – portable satellite (BGAN, GX, Ka & Ku Band)
CELLULAR – QUAD CellLink – 4 x 3G/4G-LTE worldwide compliant modems – 4 SIM slots – Internal high-efficiency antennas
Dual encoding for simultaneous Live & Record Sub-second glass-to-glass latency (down to 500ms) Video and Audio level preview Network links priorities user-configurable Data hotspot mode for switching the device as mobile router Hot Folder mode for enabling smart & automatic files Forward Intercom / IFB AES scrambling
1 x 3G-SDI input (BNC), 1 x 3G-SDI output (BNC), 1 x HDMI 1.4 input, 1 x HDMI 1.4 output, 2 x RJ-45 Ethernet, 1 x USB 3.0 (type-A), 1 x mini XLR (for IFB / intercom headset), 2 x mini XLR balanced (for analog audio), 1 x SD card slot
CONTROL & MONITORING
On-screen display Web GUI (through a laptop, smartphone, etc.) from MANAGER Management System from STREAMHUB Transceiver
Dual DC input 18V (XLR input hot-swap) 20W
DIMENSIONS (W x H x D) – 22.2 cm x 4.4 cm x 12.5 cm (8.66” x 1.57” x 4.72”)
WEIGHT – 1 Kg / 2.20 lbs
OPERATION TEMPERATURE – 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)