September 1, 2010
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation recently adopted a Magna Systems and Engineering live streaming solution for delivering ABC News 24, the broadcaster’s new 24-hour news channel. Magna Systems technical sales engineer Dave Alderton explained, “The solution we supplied the ABC is based around the Spinnaker SD / 5000 multi-format encoder that provides full support of adaptive streaming and Video On Demand.” SpinnakerTM is Inlet Technologies’ family of award-winning streaming appliances for live video and audio delivery applications. Using a stateof- the-art encoding engine and an advanced toolset, Spinnaker delivers high bandwidth performance and a unique feature set on the web. Magna Systems‘ Alderton added, “ABC News 24’s requirement was to be able to deliver content online and mobile using H.264 with an effective user interface to its audience. The Spinnaker SD / 5000 met the ABC’s requirement to deliver high quality live streaming to its audience on hand held devices, games consoles, internet connected TV’s and the ABC’s iView platform. The Spinnaker SD / 5000 includes iPhone streaming (including iPhone 4) and can simultaneously stream in multiple formats including 3GP, H.264, Flash, Silver Light, VBR and CBR within the same system all from one compact box. The Spinnaker SD / 5000 is also very easy to set up and use through simple built-in presets only needing power, a network connection and a video source to be set up and streaming live video quickly.” ABC News 24 launched on 22 July and streams live at abc.net.au/news/abcnews24, on iView at abc.net.au/iview, and on mobile devices including the iPhone and iPad via the ABC app available from iTunes.