NAB 2015: Teradek launches VidiU Pro

Written by Andy Stout

TeradekWebcast friendly: the new VidiU Pro

The newest addition to Teradek’sVidiU family of streaming devices, the VidiU Pro is aimed squarely at webcasters looking for an all-in-one streaming system for a sub $1000 pricepoint.

In common with the original VidiU and the new VidiU Mini, the unit streams to Teradek’s Live:Air iPad Production Suite and to any online video platform using RTMP. It also rather handily helps simplify the process by integrating APIs from several new CDN partners such as DaCast, Ooyala, Akamai, and Azure, along with popular favorites Ustream, Livestream, YouTube Live, and Wowza.

During mission critical broadcasts, Zixi’s streaming protocol can be used to ensure a stream reaches its destination reliably, despite challenging network conditions.It can also be remotely managed using Teradek’s Core platform.

LiveLink is one of the simplified workflows it features and allows users to frame a shot using a companion app, sign in to any online video platform, and hit a single button to “Go Live”. The VidiU Pro receives all the pertinent information via Bluetooth, and then seamlessly connects to the Web using one of it’s own network interfaces, or via the smartphone’s 3G/4G/ LTE data connection. ShareLink, meanwhile, combines the resources of up to four mixed and matched network interfaces together into a single robust link.

An onboard SD slot allows you to save H.264 video files while streaming, and the unit also features dual band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi and a new network processor that offers faster data throughput over any network. Shipping should be this summer for $999.

Tags: Studio & Broadcast

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