NOW IN STOCK: The Teradek Vidiu Go
11 February 2019 | Category: Motion
VidiU Go is Teradek’s newest live streaming encoder built for businesses, freelancers and enthusiasts seeking the cutting edge of broadcast technology. Live streaming products are abundant, and the market is saturated with devices that send live video to online CDNs, so what makes the VidiU Go different? Read on to find out…
Internet connectivity is the biggest challenge when it comes to delivering a high-quality live stream, and the VidiU Go provides a solution for that: network bonding. Bonding combines all of the VidiU Go’s Internet sources (two 4G LTE USB modems, Ethernet and WiFi) into a single, robust connection so you can stream with rock-solid dependability. The added redundancy allows you to stream seamlessly in the event of any network issues, meaning you can go live from just about anywhere without having to worry about connectivity.
If you need the strongest cellular reception for your streams, Teradek has introduced optional Nodes – high-powered 4G LTE USB modems that offer 3x the signal strength of carrier-branded modems and have been designed to fit seamlessly to the sides of the VidiU Go.
The VidiU Go is not just a bonding encoder. The new VidiU Go offers the next generation of video compression, HEVC/H.265, which allows you to either take your video quality to the next level, or save 50% of the required bandwidth of AVC video streams.
Russ Lichterman, Director of Educational Technology & Multimedia at Wilmington University, is a VidiU Go early adopter and streams often for campus events. He shared his first impressions:
"We stream many campus events that our university hosts, including guest speakers, panel discussions, commencements, and more. Failure is not an option for our students and their families, so we use only the most reliable encoder for our productions: VidiU Go. With built-in cellular bonding and data-saving HEVC compression, we never have to worry about getting rock-solid Internet when we go live. We can stream high-def video wherever the action is.”
Want to see if VidiU Go is right for you? Here are 5 reasons to consider it:
Stream Reliably, Wherever You Need To Be
Whether you’re a news broadcaster, live production company or even a freelancer, you know that events can happen at any location, including locations that offer little-to-no options for getting a reliable broadband connection for streaming (conventions, news conferences, remote areas like deserts or mountains). But if that’s where the content is, you need a way to stream it.
With VidiU Go’s network bonding feature, you don’t need to worry. Network bonding allows you to stream from just about anywhere with a 4G LTE connection. Simply connect two USB modems to the sides of the VidiU Go, connect the device to Core (more info below), and you’re ready to go live wherever you are. Also, with the addition of HEVC/H.265, you won’t even need much data to stream HD video from these locations. It’s an excellent way to not just stream reliably, but also save data on the uplink.
Also, while most live platforms don’t support HEVC video yet, Core includes a transcoding tool that converts HEVC to AVC, allowing you to conserve a ton of data while delivering pristine video to your viewers. A subscription to Core is required for network bonding, details of which can be found below.
Do More in the Cloud
Core is Teradek’s optional stream management platform that acts as the infrastructure for many additional streaming features. Let’s look at the features below:
Core allows you to take your single stream and distribute it among as many platforms and pages as you want. Multiple Facebook pages, YouTube, Periscope, custom RTMP streaming servers – wherever you need to go. Simply add your login credentials and you’re ready to publish.
Since most social media platforms don’t support HEVC yet, Core allows you to transcode HEVC video to AVC, which is the current standard accepted by all platforms. This translates into saving a ton of data for every broadcast, allowing you to stream longer without worrying about data usage.
For VidiU Go, combine up to two 4G LTE USB modems, Ethernet and WiFi into a robust connection so you can stream reliably from anywhere. Core provides the infrastructure for this to work.
Need to view your streams from the station? On the go and need to view them on your phone? Core is hosted in the cloud, which means you can monitor your streams from anywhere in the world as long as you have an Internet connection.
Change your stream settings on the fly (resolution, bitrate, codec, restart) all from the cloud.
Core works on a pay-as-you-go structure where costs are calculated based on data usage. If you want to use VidiU Go’s bonding or HEVC transcoding feature, an account with Core is required. Luckily, you get access to all of Core’s amazing features in one interface. Also, you can do everything from the convenience of your smartphone with the Core App for iOS.
Learn more about Core on Teradek’s website, HERE.
Reach More Audiences
These days, brands and organizations want to reach as many viewers as possible, which means you have to get your content to as many platforms as possible. For the 2017 Solar Eclipse, Teradek worked closely with NASA to publish their special program to 18 different online destinations at the same time, totalling 86 million views. The truth is, there are so many viewers scattered on different platforms these days and in order to reach them, you need to go to where they are.
Works On Your Camera or Your Switcher
In the field or in the studio, VidiU Go’s SDI/HDMI dual input makes it the perfect live streaming device for any production. Stream in the field using anything from camcorders to broadcast cameras, or incorporate it into your studio setup by connecting it to your switcher.
Ready to Go Live Instantly
Things can happen at a moment’s notice, so you always want to be prepared to go live. VidiU Go can go from boot-up to ready in just 10 seconds, helping you go live in just a moment’s notice.
If you need to re-configure your VidiU Go, don’t worry. The Go’s free iOS/Android App allows you to change settings on a whim and monitor everything from your phone. No need to fiddle with the OLED screen or wait to connect on a laptop. With the VidiU App, you can always be on-the-go.