Streambox Launches StreamboxME Encoder for the iPhone

Streambox has launched StreamboxME, a new video-encoding application that enables iPhone 3GS users to upload high-quality video over the AT&T 3G network and other carriers via the Streambox Live broadband video contribution service. Available for free download from iTunes, StreamboxME is a innovative approach to field newsgathering and video capture that reporters and other contributors can use to stream live or file-based video from their iPhones to broadcasters, news organizations, government agencies, and enterprises.

StreamboxME is the latest free-of-charge encoding application in the Streambox Live solution family, adding iPhones to other 3G and 4G mobile phones and Wi-Fi-connected laptops that can be turned into tools for cost-effective field newsgathering. By subscribing to the cloud-based Streambox Live service, news and media companies and other organizations can utilize low-bandwidth networks to enable many-to-many real-time and file-based video acquisition. After downloading the free encoding software to their mobile devices, video contributors, journalists, citizen reporters, and enterprise communicators can file breaking news stories from field locations that are difficult for satellite newsgathering trucks to reach. Once the compressed video streams are uploaded to the studio, they can be decoded and broadcast live or archived via the Streambox Live data center.

“Streambox Live is a truly revolutionary approach to field newsgathering, enabling news organizations to expand their live coverage economically in remote, rugged field locations or those lacking high-bandwidth networking services,” says Bob Hildeman, chairman and CEO of Streambox. “And now with StreamboxME, reporters can add iPhones to the arsenal of mobile devices with which they can quickly and easily record, encode, and transmit live video. All they need is an iPhone and a low-bandwidth IP connection.”

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