ASHEVILLE, N.C.--()--TechWerks, an Asheville, NC video technology company, announced the release of the EZCaster Pro, its new low-latency encoder/decoder. The EZCaster Pro system uses the public Internet to transmit broadcast-quality audio and video around the world, in the same amount of time as conventional digital satellite transmission, at a fraction of the cost.
TechWerks began use of the EZCaster Pro system several months ago at major venues worldwide. Three separate systems were deployed as the "Host-TV” for the NATO 2012 Summit held May 20-21 in Chicago, IL. In addition, the EZCaster Pro served as the primary distribution center for StarSpangled200, the week-long bicentennial commemoration of the war of 1812, held June 13-19 in Baltimore, MD.
The EZCaster Pro was also used at several other remote locations, including several 4-hour air shows by the U.S. Navy's flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels. All were transmitted in 1080i over 4G without a glitch.
Most recently, three EZCaster Pro systems were used at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL. The local ABC television network affiliate, WFTS-TV, used the EZCaster Pro to broadcast live from the forum. In addition, WFTS-TV used the EZCaster Pro to send multiple cameras to the station and a return program feed. The EZCaster Pro was used to broadcast live over six hours a day, error-free.
The EZCaster Pro supports multiple video formats and will encode from 1Mbps to 20Mbps, and close-caption. The system can be configured to work point-to-point, or by using TechWerks' management software, allowing the end user to have full remote control of each encoder and receiver using a web browser. The software provides a video preview channel and a simple, "one-touch" routing feature, allowing end users to have many encoders and only a few receivers, thus resulting in a huge financial savings.
About TechWerks, Inc.
TechWerks (www.techwerks.tv) was founded by Bill Baker to develop "Technology that Werks for You." This technology ranges from streaming video, to video production and custom Android, iPhone and iPad apps.