TECHNOLOGIES,MEDIA AND BROADCASTING
Magewell | December 06, 2022
Magewell has begun shipping its award-winning USB Fusion multi-input video capture and mixing device. The versatile new hardware and accompanying app let users easily combine camera, wired screenshare, and media file sources into attractive live presentations for online lectures, webinars, live streaming, event production, video conferencing, and other applications.
The company also announced an upcoming free firmware upgrade that further expands USB Fusion's rich feature set with additional integration and user convenience capabilities.Featuring two HDMI inputs and one USB webcam input, USB Fusion lets users switch between 1080p60 HD sources or combine two inputs (picture-in-picture or side-by-side) into one output and capture the result into popular Windows, Mac, or Linux software via its USB 3.0 interface. It also offers an HDMI output for connection to a projector, display, or downstream production equipment, making it equally adept as a standalone, tablet-controlled presentation device.
USB Fusion offers three ways for users to compose and control their presentations. On-device buttons allow users to switch between sources or select a combined scene layout, while a browser-based web interface offers presentation management, scene switching, status monitoring, and device configuration. The full presentation power of USB Fusion is unlocked through the free USB Fusion companion app for iOS and Android tablets, which provides expanded layout controls and lets users add pictures, video clips, background music, handwritten notes, and more into their presentations. USB Fusion's live, on-video drawing and notation features have also been a hit with sports organizations and broadcasters looking for easy telestrator capabilities.
Leading the list of new features in the upcoming USB Fusion firmware upgrade is ISO recording. Users can now choose to create an isolated recording of the source feed from one of the device's three inputs, rather than recording the combined output. Presentations and related media assets can now be exported and re-imported for archival purposes or transferring to another USB Fusion unit. Additional new features include scheduled recording; the ability to automatically back up recorded videos or images to Google Drive; and new sleep modes for eco-friendly power management.
"USB Fusion is so versatile that every time we have demonstrated it at a trade show, customers have come up with exciting new ways they can use it, We are excited that USB Fusion is now shipping into users' hands, and pleased to further expand its functionality to support even more use cases."
-Amy Zhou, Sales Director at Magewell
USB Fusion is available immediately through Magewell's global network of authorized channel partners. The new USB Fusion firmware update is currently in beta testing, and is expected to be released before the end of the year. For more information, please visit https://www.magewell.com/s/usb-fusion.
Magewell (www.magewell.com) develops innovative, high-performance video I/O and IP workflow solutions that seamlessly bridge signals, software, streams, and screens. The simplicity, reliability, and cost-effectiveness of Magewell's capture, conversion, and streaming products make them the preferred choice of integrators, end-users, and OEM customers for bringing high-quality AV signals into and out of IP networks and popular software. Magewell solutions power applications including live streaming, event production, video conferencing, multi-site video distribution, remote learning, medical imaging, and more.
TECHNOLOGIES,MEDIA AND BROADCASTING
ViewLift | November 17, 2022
ViewLift, a global leader in end-to-end streaming and OTT solutions, today announced the rollout of LIVE 3.0. The new version from ViewLift allows streaming of events anywhere in the world and on any device – Web, iOS, Android, Connected TV devices, or Smart TVs. With the inbuilt Player SDK, Live 3.0 can stream events enabling sports and media companies to deliver high-quality live video.According to the latest report by ‘Reports and Data’, the global video streaming software market size is expected to reach USD 47.57 Billion in 2030 and register a revenue CAGR of 16.3% over the forecast period. Increasing use of mobile devices and internet, expanding demand for Video-on-Demand (VOD) streaming, technical improvements in the digital media business, and a growing requirement for transcoding to provide videos to large numbers of people are expected to be the main driving factors on projected market revenue growth.
ViewLift’s sub-3 second glass-to-glass delivery with high performance low-latency live-streaming capabilities will be used by a large integrated sports and entertainment company – Monumental Sports & Entertainment – to launch a robust digital experience for Mid-Atlantic sports fans across all major streaming devices. The project, the largest and most innovative in ViewLift’s history, follows ViewLift’s recent announcement of its strategic alliance with Australia based SX Global to power the streaming channel WSX.TV and live stream the FIM World Supercross Championship series.
Live 3.0 features
Achieve 100% flexibility on ingest formats
In-built Player SDK to live stream in content creator’s web app with no extra effort
Host live events anywhere - Creator’s website, mobile app, or social media platforms. Or all of them, simultaneously
Stream events anywhere in the world and on any device – Web, iOS, Android, Connected TV devices, or Smart TVs
Live-to-VOD: Record and Publish event replays with a click of a button
Major League Rugby in North America and Italy’s premier Basketball League (Lega Nazionale Pallacanestro) use ViewLift to give millions of viewers the joy of live games. ViewLift’s Live 3.0 services are also being used by leading media houses like Nexstar Media Group and TEGNA. The total number of hours of live stream from the last 12 months across all ViewLift’s clients stands at a whopping 66,000 hours.
"Live streaming technology gives our clients a chance to delight their viewers and fans live in real time, with original and monetized content, and use it to scale live events globally to millions of viewers. ViewLift’s Live 3.0, clients launch live streams in less than a minute and stream events from anywhere in the world and on any device. That responsiveness and performance is perfect for today, and helps content owners future-proof for tomorrow.”
-Rick Allen, CEO at ViewLift,
ViewLift is a full-service digital content distribution platform empowering media companies, sports leagues and teams, broadcasters and others to monetize their content through native branded apps on all major OTT devices. ViewLift operates across the digital ecosystem, understanding each device's unique requirements and best practices. ViewLift offers clients a range of monetization models on a proprietary platform with advanced analytics, tracking performance in real-time.
BEN Group, | November 22, 2022
BEN Group, the leading entertainment AI company that empowers brands and creators to capture engaged human attention across social media, streaming, TV, music, and film content, closed Q3 with record growth in the EMEA region, new product and AI capabilities, and an expanded partnership with TikTok.BEN’s global creator (influencer) marketing and product placement divisions continued to see steady growth, with a +25% YOY increase in revenue. Notably, revenue and bookings in BEN’s EMEA region soared, growing by +148% and +207% YTD YOY, respectively. The company also grew its client base with new businesses in its portfolio, including Chosen Foods, Caraway, and Rovio. BEN’s TubeBuddy SaaS platform, which helps creators and brands optimize their YouTube audience and channel growth, reached a record 12M users, now covering nearly 20% of all YouTube channels in existence.
In addition, BEN deepened its relationship with TikTok in Q3 and was named an official TikTok Sound Partner, allowing brands on the platform to work directly with BEN to help marketers build successful sound-on strategies. To date, TikTok campaigns that BEN has cleared music for have reached over 27B views.
In 2022, BEN invested heavily in building out its technology and sales teams to support this growth, with 175 new team members onboarded to date. BEN was granted two additional patents focusing on contextualization and predictive analytics for social media and streaming content.
BEN amplified its role as the AI-driven architect of the creator economy with new, forward-looking tools for campaign predictions in Q3. BEN productized its audience clustering tool, unlocking the ability to analyze deep audience psychographics. BEN expanded its AI capabilities directly into its TubeBuddy platform, allowing creators and brands to best position their content for success with enhanced engagement metrics and opportunities, including an intelligent, AI driven title generator. Tools in development include heat maps to analyze thumbnails and provide attention maps to select the image that drives the most engagement, AI optimized thumbnails with click through rate predictions improving CTR by 30%, and a video retention prediction tool to predict watch time on videos.
“The power AI has to predict successful outcomes of video and growth performance is unmatched in the entertainment industry,” said Ricky Ray Butler, CEO of BEN Group. “Technology helps brands and creators of all kinds harness their creative identities and connect directly with audiences. The enhancements to our AI-driven tech stack are just the beginning for us. We’re ecstatic to be at the forefront of solidifying technology’s role in digital, pop, and Creator culture.”
Looking ahead, the company is seeking to debut a single product that will be a one-stop-shop destination for the Creator Economy, entertainment, and marketing industries. The destination will empower creators and brands through intelligent, data-driven tools to better understand their audiences and collaborate across streaming, digital, and social platforms.
To learn more about BEN’s latest happenings and career openings, visit http://bengroup.com/
About BEN Group
BEN Group, Inc. is an entertainment AI company that enables brands and creators to capture human attention by tapping into integrated advertising across social media, streaming, TV, music, and film content with guaranteed ROI. BEN Group consists of the world’s largest creator and influencer marketing business; the world’s largest product placement, promotions, and licensing company; and TubeBuddy, the largest platform to help YouTube creators optimize their audience and channel growth.
With its proprietary AI and platform, BEN is the first and only company using machine learning and deep learning neural networks to identify high-impact opportunities for authentic, non-disruptive product placement as well as creator and influencer marketing. BEN combines its AI with 40+ years of data, entertainment experience, and a team of industry experts to connect brands with the right audiences and content opportunities in meaningful ways. BEN works with the world’s top brands, including Microsoft, General Motors, Unilever, Tencent, and General Mills
Ethernity Networks | October 17, 2022
Ethernity Networks (AIM: ENET.L)(OTCQB: ENETF), a leading supplier of networking-processing semiconductor technology ported on FPGA (field programmable gate array) for virtualized networking appliances, announces that it will be hosting a live demo of its patented link bonding, showcasing the technology's ability to address, among other things, the video-streaming market by enabling multi-channel transmission over multiple connections, while maintaining the video stream despite wireless link performance degradation.
Ethernity's link bonding uses load-balancing to enable the transmission of a single dataflow along multiple 10Gbps and 1Gbps wireless links. That is especially valuable when broadcasting heavy media such as video, which is prone to packet-loss and therefore degradation of quality-of-service when transmitted over a dedicated wireless link. As opposed to link aggregation (LAG), which specifies that a certain data flow must run over a specific port/link, Ethernity's bonding technology can automatically adjust to actual link rates as it load-balances the entire data rate over multiple connections, thereby maintaining high quality-of-experience.
The company's forthcoming UEP2025 network appliance is purposefully designed to host and enable Ethernity's link bonding technology over a combination of wired or wireless links to any vendor's radio units. This means that the UEP2025 supports various throughputs, latencies and other critical behavioral differences between the competing radio technologies in the marketplace. It therefore serves as an ideal disaggregated, all-in-one, wireless backhaul Indoor Unit (IDU), offering improved transmission of data-hungry applications across multiple channels.
Ethernity is running the live demo of its link bonding technology at NetworkX in Amsterdam (Booth B57) from October 18-20 and will also be presenting the company's XGS-PON/GPON OLT
MAC, its FTTR offering, and its ACE-NIC implementing Router-On-a-NIC to facilitate vRouter offload.
David Levi, CEO, Ethernity Networks said: "Video is yet another application for which our link bonding technology not only improves quality-of-service, but also enables a truly disaggregated Radio Access Network. While other vendors offer L1 bonding features, they lock the service providers into using proprietary radios. Ethernity's patented link bonding, on the other hand, is agnostic to the radio technology, thereby offering operators more flexibility as they plan their network infrastructure."
For more information, or to schedule an appointment to meet with Ethernity's representatives at NetworkX, please contact email@example.com.
About Ethernity Networks
Ethernity Networks (AIM: ENET.L; OTCQB: ENETF) provides innovative, comprehensive networking and security solutions on programmable hardware for accelerating telco/cloud networks. Ethernity's FPGA logic offers complete Carrier Ethernet Switch/Router data plane processing, PON MAC technology, and control software with a rich set of networking features, robust security, and a wide range of virtual function accelerations to optimize telecommunications networks. Ethernity's complete solutions quickly adapt to customers' changing needs, improving time-to-market and facilitating deployment of 5G, edge computing, and NFV.