AVerMedia today announced the AVerCaster, a customized solution of video capture and streaming for industrial users in various application fields. The AVerCaster is a multicast system equipped with multiple TV tuner cards or video capture cards. It integrates and streams different TV or video sources to multiple clients within a local network (LAN) at the same time. AVerCaster can be applied in different businesses such like restaurants, banks, hotels, transport agencies, medical or public institutions. With comprehensive backend management system, it is expected to serve as a cost-efficient solution for high quality infotainment system.
The AVerCaster is a reliable and organized relay station of live TV, video content and other value-added services. It supports various TV standards and video sources. Connected to Blu-ray players, cable or satellite TV set-top boxes, it transforms pay TV and other premium contents to IP signal and delivers multicast streams to clients within a LAN. IP set-top boxes are not required for watching the contents; the video streams can be delivered to any media player which supports TCP, UDP or RTP. Therefore, clients can enjoy the content offered by the service provider with Internet-capable devices including TV, PC, notebook, tablet and other handheld devices.
With the AVerCaster, business owners of hotels and medical service centers can save the money and time for cabling and installing set-top box for each room. They can thereby well utilize their existing infrastructure to provide clients rich multimedia entertainment and other premium services. It presents a cost-effective and convenient way to serve hotel guests and hospital patients with different live TV or video contents at the same time. In the mean time, customer satisfaction can be increased. Except for the most popular MPEG-2 format, the high-compressed H.264 format is also available for better bandwidth efficiency when streaming high quality videos. Even better, The AVerCaster provides a powerful web management interface to allow system managers to control and monitor the whole infotainment system remotely.