ViewCast Niagara 4100 Portable Streaming System

BH #VIN4100 • MFR #96-01260
ViewCast Niagara 4100 Portable Streaming System
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ViewCast Niagara 4100 Portable Streaming System

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ViewCast Niagara 4100 Overview

The ViewCast Niagara 4100 is a portable system that allows you to quickly and easily stream your HD content to broadband and mobile networks. It also allows live adaptive streaming to Apple iPhone and iPad mobile devices. With the ability to ingest high-definition video, the Niagara 4100 is ideal for live sports, live newsgathering operations, webcasting, or any streaming application.

The Niagara 4100 can ingest standard- or high-definition video sources through its SDI input, and accommodates a variety of audio input formats, including embedded SDI, AES/EBU, and balanced or unbalanced stereo. With a portable, streamlined chassis, an easy-to-use web interface, and intuitive front panel controls, setup and operation is quick and easy. The Niagara 4100 even comes standard with front panel A, B, C buttons that can be pre-configured independently to activate different streaming profiles to meet the needs of any streaming application.

The Niagara 4100 is a self-contained system. There's no need for a keyboard, monitor, or mouse. You can control all key functions from the front-panel controls, or the unit can be accessed remotely anywhere on the network through its built-in web interface. All rear-panel connections are recessed for maximum protection, and there's even a built-in handle for easy portability.

The Niagara 4100 supports multiple concurrent streams in a variety of formats, at multiple bit rates, from a single video source -- all simultaneously. Included is the Niagara SCX management software so you can control all features through an easy-to-use web interface. By eliminating the need for an external stream segmenter, encoding workflows are simplified and overall system costs reduced.

ViewCast Niagara 4100 Specs

Encoding FormatsAdobe Flash H.264
Adobe Flash dynamic streaming
Apple HTTP live streaming
Microsoft Live IIS Smooth Streaming
Microsoft Windows Media (Silverlight) SD and HD
MPEG-4, H.264, H.263
MPEG-2 Transport Stream
3GPP/3GPP2 MP4 container support
MonitoringVideo presence indicator
LCD status monitor
Audio level meter
Audio headset
Video1x SDI on BNC (Standard Definition and High Definition)
AudioEmbedded SDI (16 channels or 8 stereo pair)
AES/EBU (2 stereo channels)
2x XLR Balanced stereo
2x RCA Unbalanced stereo
Video FormatsSMPTE 259M and 292M SDI standards
USB Ports1 rear panel, 1 front panel
Ethernet2x 1 Gbit ports
SoftwareNiagara SCX with Web Interface
HardwareMulti-core processor
HDD (160 GB or larger)
Pre-ProcessingScaling, cropping, de-interlacing, inverse telecine
HD and SD CEA 608/708 embedded closed captions, available for HLS, Flash Adaptive, Flash, and MPEG2 TS streams; HD and SD CEA 608/708 overlay closed captions
Power90 W power supply
12 VDC (AC to DC adapter included)
Dimensions4.5 x 8.0 x 12.0" (11.4 x 20.3 x 30.5 cm)
Weight8.0 lb (3.6 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight21.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)19.606 x 16.063 x 7.874"
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