BoxCaster Pro Ushers in New Era of Live Streaming; 4K-Ready, 1080p60 streaming, HEVC Encoding, Supports Multiple Professional Inputs and Outputs, 4.3” Touchscreen
CLEVELAND, OH (June 21, 2018) – BoxCast (www.boxcast.com) today announced the immediate availability of its highly-anticipated BoxCaster Pro, the company’s newest live streaming encoder designed to deliver ultra-high quality live streams with all the simplicity, reliability, and technical sophistication for which BoxCast is known. The BoxCaster Pro can ingest video of any resolution from SD to 4K60 and can stream up to 1080p60. HEVC encoding allows users to stream events live without requiring large amounts of network bandwidth. The BoxCaster Pro has professional inputs and outputs, including 12G SDI and balanced audio from 2 XLR and ¼” inputs. Its 4.3” LCD touchscreen allows broadcasters to easily see a live video preview, along with video inputs, audio levels, and network information.
BoxCast will formally launch the product during The BoxCaster Pro Keynote Presentation from its headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio on Wednesday, June 27th at 4:30 pm EST. BoxCast CEO, Gordon Daily will deliver a keynote presentation and conduct demonstrations of the BoxCaster Pro during the event, which will be live streamed to audiences worldwide using the BoxCaster.
Register to watch the live BoxCaster Pro Keynote Presentation by visiting www.boxcast.com/pro-launch-event-rsvp-1-0.
The BoxCaster Pro: Simple, Professional Live Streaming, No Compromise
The BoxCaster Pro was specifically designed to simplify high quality live streaming. Simply input video from up to a 12G-SDI or HDMI 2.0 camera and crystal-clear, professional balanced XLR inputs. Users can monitor the live stream or connect to downstream video infrastructure with the the 4.3” touchscreen or video passthrough right on the BoxCaster Pro.
Key highlights and technical specifications of the BoxCaster Pro include:
- Ingest video of any resolution, from SD to 4K/60fps HDR
- Stream up to 1080p60
- Future-Proof: 4K -ready live streaming
- HEVC/h.265 encoding (h.265 provides ~2x improvement over h.264)
- SDI (SD, HD, 3G, 6G, 12G) input and loop output
- HDMI 2.0a input and pass-through output
- 2 XLR and balanced 1/4″ combo audio inputs
- ¼”-20 threaded mounting hole
- Screw-in power cable (Ops rejoices)
Feedback / Confidence Monitoring
- 4.3” Touchscreen for confidence monitoring and simple configuration
- LED ring for simple status indication
- On-screen advanced diagnostics
- Controlled through BoxCast cloud-based software and broadcaster app
- Headphone jack
The BoxCaster Pro is available immediately and is priced at $3,495.00 USD. The BoxCaster Pro can be purchased directly from BoxCast by visiting www.boxcast.com, or is available through our global network of authorized resellers www.boxcast.com/resellers.
For additional information about the BoxCaster Pro, please visit www.boxcast.com/product/boxcaster-pro.
BoxCast Streaming Subscription Plans enabled by the BoxCast Platform
All BoxCast products are built upon, and tightly integrated with the BoxCast Platform – a complete live streaming platform designed to enable organizations of any size, and in any market, to live stream their content flawlessly. Supported by the industry’s most sophisticated streaming technologies, tools and resources, the BoxCast Platform handles everything from video encoding, cloud transcoding, delivery and even monetization. BoxCast will offer a variety of annual streaming subscription plans via 1SourceVideo, including:
The BoxCast Live Plan, which offers unlimited HD streaming (720p) to reach multiple social media or other RTMP destinations at the same time through the BoxCast Platform.
The BoxCast Standard Plan, which offers unlimited full HD streaming (up to 1080p) and unlimited viewership through the BoxCast Platform. The BoxCast Standard Plan includes responsive embedding on any website, one month of automatically recorded broadcasts, basic viewer analytics, live phone support, and Google DFP integration to insert pre-roll advertisements.
The BoxCast Advanced Plan, which offers unlimited full HD streaming (up to 1080p) and unlimited viewership through the BoxCast Platform. The BoxCast Advanced Plan includes responsive embedding on any website, 12-month of automatically recorded broadcasts, advanced viewer analytics, live phone support, highlight clipping and a channel on the BoxCast AppleTV and Roku Apps.
The BoxCast Advanced Plus Plan, which offers unlimited full HD streaming (up to 1080p) and unlimited viewership through the BoxCast Platform. The BoxCast Advanced Plus Plan includes responsive embedding on any website, 12-month of automatically recorded broadcasts, advanced viewer analytics, live phone support, highlight clipping and ticketed broadcasts.
The BoxCast RTMP Encoder Activation allows organizations to use an existing RTMP encoder and stream to the BoxCast Platform.
BoxCast is a complete, easy-to-use live video streaming platform, comprised of hardware, software and backend services, that enables organizations of any size to stream their content flawlessly. Launched in 2013, BoxCast is headquartered in Cleveland, OH. Learn more at www.boxcast.com.