Challenges with live mobile video streaming systems
The fluctuating and availability of the 3,4,5G cellular networks make it hard for traditional systems to maintain reliable HD quality of live streaming content.
Our system and technology
The technology designed in the Zao S encoder uses our RASCOW algorithm combined with H.265 Codec's to strengthen our signal by as much as 50%. With this combination data is doubled, latency is severely decreased and data cellular plans get cut in half.
Rascow Error correction
Receiver software HD View
HD View is Soliton's proprietary decoding software that is installed on the receiver PC. The software receives H.265 video streams with a point-to-point connection and is available as a 1-channel or 4-channel version.
The received video can be output as SDI / HDMI from a compatible video output device. HD View is capable of transcoding or passthrough of H.265 HEVC streams to an IP Video Stream (RTSP/ RTMP/ NDI). The streams can also be pushed to a CDN, VMS, or directly to social media. HD View can be installed on any Win 10 platform with a minimum of 8GB RAM. A Blackmagic card should be installed on the workstation if HD-SDI output is desired.
Receiver Specs. for Desktop and Laptop
HD View Single and 4 channel requirements Desktop
OS Windows 10 64bit
Version 1067 & build 14393 and up
CPU Intel Core i5 2.5GHz or above
Physical Memory 8GB or above
GPU (When using IP encoding function)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX / Quadro or above
Network One global IP address
HD View single HP Laptop required
Windows 10 (64-bit) OS, 8 GB Ram, and i7 CPU. (RTMP requires graphics card)
Video output card or converter
BlackmagicDesign Decklink Quad 2 . For Zao or Zao S 4 channel
BlackmagicDesign Decklink Studio 4K . For Zao or Zao S 4 channel
BlackmagicDesign UltraStudio Express . For Zao S 1 channel
BlackmagicDesign UltraStudio Mini Monitor. For Zao S 1 channel
Driver version – BlackmagicDesign Desktop Video 10.9.3 and 10.11 (Windwos10
A Testimony from Mary TV
The system worked flawlessly, even in large crowds of people, many of who were young adults all with smartphones. The Zao worked as advertised. We were able to provide live coverage from places never before accessible. All from a small town named Medjugorje in Bosnia. A tough live shoot made easy. Our camera operators loved it because it’s lightweight and super easy to use. We have experience with systems like LiveU and others. None match the price, technology, and ease of use of the Zao-S. We are definitely planning to purchase another Zao-S soon.