The VS-R264 is a Full HD AV over IP streaming encoder and decoder that simultaneously records, encodes, streams, and decodes Full HD video streams (1920x1080) using H.264 long GOP encoding with bit rates up to 30 megabits over standard networks suitable for 100Mbps or 1Gbps.
Multiple Simulcast and backup enabled by 3 RTMP Streams Simultaneously
V1.1.0 adds support for three simultaneous RTMP streams for distribution to multiple platforms, as well as simultaneous backup distribution to the server of the same streaming service.
The total number of simultaneous streams is eight (3 x RTMP / RTMPS, 1 x RTSP, 1 x HLS, 2 x RTP / UDP Unicast, 1 x RTP / UDP Multicast)
Output selectable from various streams
The decoder can receive RTP, UDP unicast, RTP/UDP multicast, RTMP/RTMPS, and HLS streams. The selected stream will be decoded, and the audio and video will be output through the HDMI terminal. In addition, audio can be simultaneously output through the balanced (Euroblock) and unbalanced (3.5mm stereo mini jack) audio outputs.
The VS-R264 live stream encoder addresses the growing demand for an external stand-alone YouTube encoder in live streaming environments. Additionally, the VS-R264 provides Full HD streaming to popular Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) including Wowza, Ustream, AWS Elemental MediaLive and CloudFront, to name a few. The half-rack size VS-R264 functions as a stand-alone unit-no external computer is needed for recording or streaming.
Professional Audio and Video Streaming In AV over IP Applications
Balanced analog Euroblock/Phoenix low voltage wire connectors and unbalanced analog 1/8" (3.5mm) mini-stereo jacks provide versatile audio I/O connections for a wide range commercial AV over IP environments, including corporate, education, house of worship, government, industrial and security.
TASCAM Professional Audio Integration With Streaming Video
Audio can be embedded from analog sources and de-embedded to drive networked audio playback for ceiling speakers, or digital audio within the HDMI I/O can be used. An integrated installed output level configuration function and reference level switching function (up to +20dBu) allows reliable and flexible system structuring when streaming video.
Compliant With Standard Live Streaming Protocols
The VS-R264 live streaming encoder is compatible with popular standard streaming protocols, including HLS, RTMP, RTP/RTSP, Multicast, Unicast-all with RESTful API for integration into control systems in commercial AV installations.
Tascam has released a firmware update for its VS-R series video streamers/recorders which increases the number of concurrent RTMP streams from one to three. This means users can now stream simultaneously to up to three online video platforms that use the RTMP or RTMPS protocol, which include YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, Wowza, Vimeo, Boxcast, DaCast and many others. RTMP can also be used to stream to education platforms such as Planet eStream and Panopto. With multiple RTMP streams available, VS-R264 and VS-R265 can now send one stream to the main server URL and send a second stream to a different URL for a backup, something that many online platforms provide for extra resilience.
With the new v1.1 firmware, the total number of video streams that a VS-R264 or VS-R265 can deliver at the same time is increased to eight: 3 x RTMP/RTMPS, 1 x RTSP, 1 x HLS, 2 x RTP/UDP Unicast and 1 x RTP/UDP Multicast. The VS-R also records directly to SD cards or USB storage media at the same time and can automatically upload recorded files via FTP. Moreover, the VS-R's decoder can simultaneously receive a stream in one of several formats and transfer the decoded signal to a screen via HDMI or to a sound system via balanced and unbalanced outputs.