Osprey Video has unveiled an extension of its Talon hardware encoder line with the launch of the Talon G2.
Similar to previous releases, the Talon G2 creates live RTMP streams for unmanaged networks, including the internet. It’s designed for A/V and broadcast customers looking for end-to-end video-streaming tools for professional workflows.
Specifically, the Talon G2 ingests video from multiple formats, encodes it to H.264, and delivers it over IP.
Its front-facing LCD touch screen offers one-touch streaming control.
Once the streaming profiles are set up on the back end, which can be done remotely if needed, users can start or stop encoding operations at the touch of a button. Furthermore, the screen displays continuous feedback on the status of all encoders.
The Talon G2 also boasts API-level integrations with both Facebook Live and the Wowza Streaming Cloud streaming service.
Osprey Video worked with Facebook on an exclusive interface that makes it possible to configure the Talon G2 for Facebook streaming only once instead of daily. Once configured, users simply press a button. Furthermore, built-in security features make it so that authorized users can start streaming to anyone’s Facebook page (such as a company’s or an executive’s) without needing login credentials.
The Talon G2 encoder ingests video from 3G HD-SDI, HDMI, and composite sources and streams it via RTMP, RTP, or UDP to multiple destinations over IP. Additionally, the Talon G2 can encode and stream to three destinations simultaneously and save to a .TS file, with frame alignment across all streams for multiple-bit-rate streaming.
Scott Whitcomb, Osprey Video’s Business Development Manager, commented, “Live streaming has become popular in virtually every market, so people need a way to do it flexibly, reliably, affordably, and with high-quality results, whether they’re professional video engineers or amateurs who have nothing to do with the technical details. That’s why we’re so committed to developing our hardware encoders, which pack a surprising amount of performance and function into a small device that’s easy to use.”