TEAC Corporation, Tokyo, Japan - June 2019… TASCAM introduces the VS Series VS-R264 and VS-R265 AV over IP streaming encoder and decoder appliances. Designed for live video streaming in both 4K/UHD streaming (3840x2160) and Full HD streaming (1920x1080), the VS-R264 (Full HD) and VS-R265 (4K) offer simultaneous encoding, recording, streaming and decoding of multiple video streams at a low bit rate over standard networks suitable for 100Mbps or 1Gbps.
The VS-R264 is a full HD AV over IP streaming encoder and decoder that simultaneously records, encodes, streams, and decodes video content using H.264 long GOP encoding with bit rates up to 30 megabits. The VS-R265 is a 4K/UHD AV over IP streaming encoder and decoder that simultaneously records, encodes, streams, and decodes 4K video content using High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), a high efficiency coding scheme that delivers H.264 video quality at half the bit rate.
Both the VS-R264 and VS-R265 AV over IP streaming encoder and decoder appliances fit comfortably in a wide range of HD and UHD live video streaming applications and commercial AV installations, including corporate, healthcare, government, education and house of worship settings.
The VS-R264 addresses the growing demand in live streaming environments for an external stand-alone YouTube encoder, while offering a solution for live streaming video encoding to other Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) such as Wowza, Ustream, AWS Elemental MediaLive and CloudFront, to name a few.
The VS-R264 and VS-R265 AV over IP appliances are compatible with standard streaming protocols, including HLS, RTMP, RTP/RTSP, Multicast, Unicast—all with RESTful API for integration into control systems in commercial AV installations. Professional audio connectivity and integration is a feature TASCAM users have come to expect, and the TASCAM VS Series AV over IP streaming encoder and decoder appliances deliver with regards to both HD streaming and complex networked video/audio commercial AV installations.
Both the VS-R264 and VS-R265 are equipped with balanced analog Euroblock connectors and unbalanced analog 1/8" (3.5mm) mini-stereo jacks for audio I/O. Audio can be embedded from analog sources and de-embedded to drive audio devices such as ceiling speakers, or digital audio within the HDMI I/O can be used. Installed output level configuration function and reference level switching function (up to +20dBu) allows reliable and flexible system structuring.
The VS-R264 and VS-R265 can record directly to USB connected media or SD cards via a front panel loading slot. Recorded files can easily be uploaded to an FTP server automatically for creating back-up copies or repurposing to the web.
Both units offer HDMI in/out connections for additional versatility in commercial AV installations and live video streaming environments. The HDMI input port enables streaming to the network as well as encoding to MPEG4 H.265/H.264 from the HDMI input and decoding from the network stream to the HDMI output.
Whether it’s addressing the need for a dedicated YouTube encoder in an HD live video streaming environment or providing a turnkey solution for a networked commercial AV installation, TASCAM’s new VS Series VS-R264 and VS-R265 AV over IP streaming encoder and decoder appliances provide an integrated solution to the growing need for professional quality streaming video and audio in any environment.
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