SAINT-GRÉGOIRE, France — Sept. 14, 2021 — AVIWEST, a leading provider of live video contribution solutions, today unveiled the next evolution of its RACK Series encoders for remote and at-home video production over unmanaged IP networks. Available in a compact, half-1U form factor, the RACK400 supports 4K UHD and multicamera workflows for up to four high-resolution, fully frame-synced feeds. Both the latest generation of H.265/HEVC and the proven H.264/AVC compression standards are supported to accommodate new and existing infrastructures. The RACK400 delivers outstanding-quality video and high performance, with up to 4Kp60 combined with eight audio channels for high-end productions.
“The RACK400 is a game-changer for the broadcast industry, accelerating live remote production and offering the potential for greater productivity and huge savings in operational and capital expenses,” said Samuel Fleischhacker, senior product manager at AVIWEST. “For on-the-go production, broadcasters need equipment that is easy to deploy. The RACK400 is small, light, and robust and offers exceptional video quality.”
The RACK400 addresses all the challenges that broadcasters face in expanding their remote production for live events, including sports, entertainment, concerts, political events, and interactive TV shows. Through the RACK400’s extensive feature set, broadcasters can produce content with greater efficiency from a central facility. Advanced features include frame-accurate synchronization and video transmission between multiple cameras to ensure perfect and seamless camera switching in the studio, as well as high-definition video return (up to 1080p50/60) from the studio to the venue for confidence monitoring or teleprompting. In addition, the RACK400 supports full-duplex intercom to optimize communication between field crews and studio operators, along with innovative data bridging for remote camera control, tally light management, or any other IP device control during a live event.
The RACK400 provides robust, error-free transmission over any network (i.e., cellular, satellite, IP leased line, or the public internet), ensuring low end-to-end latency, down to 0.5 seconds, thanks to AVIWEST’s two-time Emmy® Award-winning Safe Streams Transport technology. This technology combines advanced network aggregation, adaptive packet retransmission, and Forward Error Correction techniques to reach high network throughput and maximize the quality of service.
AVIWEST’s groundbreaking RACK400 will be showcased at the 2021 NAB Show from Oct. 9-13 at the Las Vegas Convention Center inside the company’s on-floor meeting room, N7930.
More information on AVIWEST and its products is available at www.aviwest.com.
AVIWEST is a world-leading provider of IP-based video contribution systems. Powered by proprietary, patented, and two-time Emmy® Award-winning intelligent IP bonding technology, our reliable solutions have been adopted by 1,000-plus broadcasters, online media, news agencies, social media companies, and first responders in more than 100 countries to cover breaking news and live events. AVIWEST’s history of innovation includes the world’s first portable cellular video transmitter, the world’s first live video transmission over a 4G network implementing QoS, and the world’s first live 4K video transmission over a 5G network. Using the 5G versions of AVIWEST’s powerful and lightweight bonded cellular transmitters, video professionals can deliver live news, multicamera sports, and events coverage with greater efficiency, higher quality, and cost-effectiveness from any part of the world. Headquartered in Saint-Grégoire, France, AVIWEST offers professional worldwide support for its products and cloud services through local and international sales offices and distribution networks across more than 160 countries.