The Teradek Cube 155/455 1-Channel HD-SDI Encoder/Decoder Pair includes a Cube 155 HD-SDI encoder and a Cube 455 HDMI decoder. This pair is called a Cubelet and is capable of very low latency (3 to 4 frames). Both units are paired and automatically connect with one another over an ad-hoc or Wi-Fi network.
The Cube 155/455 bundle offers an HD-SDI input/HDMI output and features a hardened aluminum chassis, low power consumption, and a variety of network connectivity options (RJ-45 Ethernet, dual band Wi-Fi, and USB port for 3G/4G modems). This bundle provides a high-definition end-to-end streaming video solution that eliminates the need for PC-based decoding. The 155/455 bundle is particularly useful for news gathering or live event streaming.
The Cube 155 also includes comprehensive transport protocol support like RTP/RTSP/RTMP/MPEG-TS. It comes with a headphone output for immediate audio monitoring and a microUSB port that charges the internal battery. This Cube even supports dozens of Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), including Ustream, Justin.tv, Livestream, and Youtube Live.
The Cube 455 HDMI Video Decoder outputs high-definition videos via HDMI for use with video switchers and professional monitors (sold separately). This device decodes IP videos from Teradek encoders via dual band WiFi or Ethernet. This Cube has a variety of new hardware refinements to increase ease of use and versatility.
The built-in Li-ion battery in Cube 155 and 455 gives users up to 2 hours of runtime, which allows for seamless battery swapping or quick broadcasts. The battery can also be charged from an AC adapter or even a suitable external battery such as an Anton Bauer.
The MIMO access point feature in both these Cubes improves wireless performance and enables special features such as wireless camera control for devices without a built-in Wi-Fi capability, and ensures improved connectivity from iPads or Android tablets.
Both Cube 155 and 455 feature OLED, which enables users to rapidly change and review the settings of their unit in addition to providing real-time feedback for filenames, recording status, and wireless connectivity.