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NetCaster allows groups of untrained personnel to contribute live media to a broadcast or streamed show from an iPhone or iPad. Robust audio interviews are complemented by rich media - video and sequences of stills - as bandwidth allows.

Producers or Command Centre staff at base can determine how media from multiple field contributors is presented to the viewers. Easy-to-use production facilities offer split screen functionality, enabling the producer to present live feeds - from up to six contributors - and pre-delivered media at any one time and to manage their audio feeds.

NetCaster Datasheet

NetCaster Toplogy

NetCaster topology

Key Features

  • RazorLink® technology ensures highest quality live video and super fast, extremely reliable file transfer over any Internet connection, whether it is 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi, or satellite.
  • Free client side application for iOS Smartphone/Tablet
  • Manages Inmarsat BGAN terminals delivering media over the background class service
  • Data and phone cost control via advisory accounting
  • Includes wireless smartphone handset feature for un-tethered IP telephone calls, including BGAN
  • Store and Forward stills, audio and H.264 encoded motion video
  • Geo-positioning data may be presented on a map as part of the production

Event Management

NetCaster® Events, provides control to producers and event organisers. NetCaster Events define the number of remote users and the duration, both of which can be effectively unlimited if required.

Once the user enters the code for the event, the app is automatically configured to deliver to the NetCaster Producer of your choice.

Technical Specifications

Video Output (Producer) 1080ip
Video Bitrates (Client) Automatic Adaptive video encoding from 64 Kbps to 6Mbps
Network Protocols RazorLink®
Operating System (Producer) OSX: 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite)
Operating System (Client) iOS 8
Minimum System Requirements (Producer) Apple Mac Mini, Mac Pro or iMac; Thunderbolt and HDMI outputs
Minimum System Requirements (Client) iPhone 4s, 5, 5c, 6, 6+
iPad Mini, 2 or 3

Event Management

All content received by the NetCaster Producer can be re-used during a live show for instant playback, or edited later, whether it is video or photo files uploaded by remote contributors, or the live video transmitted from the field. Producers can go back through the video transmitted by each NetCaster Client, select the video received for a defined time period, and export the video as a new file.