Streambox to receive Technology and Engineering Emmy Award
By: Heather Mclean
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:36 pm

Streambox will be the recipient of an Emmy Award for Technology and Engineering in 2019 after being recognised by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

The award has been granted for the company’s work on pioneering reliable transmission methodology for live contribution and distribution television links.

Bob Hildeman, chief executive at Streambox said: “Producers of live sporting events are constantly striving to create more immersive experiences for viewers. This can include not only typical production elements such as interviews from remote locations, but more challenging applications such as acquiring imagery from moving vehicles including cars, bicycles, and drones.

“Streambox has helped streaming become an integral part of sports coverage by resolving all the legacy issues of reliability, latency, and quality even when using standard public cellular, WiFi, and Ethernet networks with proven and award-winning solutions.”

In 2011, Streambox introduced Low Delay Multi-Path (LDMP) technology to provide dynamic encoding adjustment for real-time video transport over multiple network types simultaneously, assuring reliable video playout over unreliable WiFi, 3G, 4G, and wired public IP networks. LDMP provides intelligent monitoring and utilisation of accessible network paths to efficiently maximise available bandwidth and achieve higher rates of transport and playback with minimal 500ms to 2-second end to end latency even over public internet networks, at significantly lower bandwidth than other systems. Integrated support for network bonding means transport has additional reliability and redundancy.

In the past, a significant amount of real-time broadcast event coverage was restricted to expensive satellite connections or contending with four to six-second delays using other networking connectivity, if and when available. Aside from such technical limitations, news gathering can face situational obstacles such as governments shutting down different networks to keep a story from getting out.

Using Streambox technology, early adopters such as CNN were still able to get video coverage back to Atlanta from challenging environments during the Arab Spring. A compact Avenir encoder was used to stream celebrations for Mohamed Morsi’s election for Cairo, and recently a Chroma encoder/decoder system with Streambox Cloud Services was used to do live interviews between Singapore and Atlanta covering the Kim – Trump summit.

Other broadcast networks using Streambox include BBC, NHK, FNC, ABC, NBC, FOX, and Al Jazeera.

The 70th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards that will take place in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), at the NAB Show at the Wynn Encore Hotel and Spa on Sunday 7 April in Las Vegas.