Free Video Sharing Service Now Available for Haiti Relief Organizations

SEATTLE, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ — In the wake of this week’s earthquake in Haiti and to support the recovery efforts now being organized, Streambox is making its Streambox Live™ video sharing service available free of charge to emergency relief organizations, government and military operations, and broadcasters. Using only a camera, a laptop equipped with the Streambox Live software, and a low-bandwidth IP connection, these organizations can capture and stream live video in a secure fashion. The capability can help first responder organizations create the situational awareness they need to build a comprehensive disaster response and recovery plan.

 ”In remote locations that have been devastated by natural disaster, high-bandwidth Internet connections are often not available and many areas cannot be accessed by broadcast satellite vehicles,” said Bob Hildeman, CEO of Streambox. “With Streambox Live, news teams and relief organizations can enter these areas and share video in order to better coordinate communications efforts. The service also provides a searchable repository for archived video footage, which can be shared among broadcasters and relief agencies to help ensure that the most important needs are quickly met.” 

 Organizations interested in accessing the free Streambox Live service may contact Streambox by phone at 1 (206) 956-0544 or by e-mail at [email protected].

 About Streambox

Streambox focuses on IP-based, end-to-end newsgathering and contribution services. It delivers SD and HD software and hardware for video compression, transmission, management and playout. The Streambox Live™ Service supplements the Streambox Platform with free encoding software and server-based services for scalable newsgathering and contribution.

Streambox solutions are based on the industry-leading ACT-L3™ codec, which provides unrivaled performance, reliability, and quality over low data rate IP networks for fast transmission and playout of video streams in HD and SD. The company’s platform enables broadcasters, government agencies, enterprises, and other users to enhance content ownership, simplify operations, and increase operational efficiencies.

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