multiCAM Systems’ integrated IP interface supports a much greater number of cameras than is traditionally available through SDI capture cards.
multiCAM Systems is launching a new IP interface feature, compatible with its comprehensive line of products, that receives IP video streams directly from the local area network.
multiCAM is a supplier of integrated video production systems serving the broadcast and professional AV markets.
The new capability, which requires no additional hardware or software, works with the company’s entire product line as well as any PTZ camera available today.
multiCAM Systems’ integrated IP interface supports a much greater number of cameras than is traditionally available through SDI capture cards. The IP functionality also reduces the size and cost of the central server, as all video streams and PTZ camera control are managed over the network without the need for special IT equipment. Customers retain the flexibility to use IP or SDI for each input to support mixed camera environments.
Available immediately, the IP input feature works seamlessly in Visual Radio applications using multiCAM Radio, and is among the first systems of its kind to offer native IP connectivity for Visual Radio. On the commercial AV side, the new IP interface is ideal within classrooms, corporate AV environments (meeting and huddle rooms, large conference spaces) and theatres/auditoriums using multiCAM Conf, multiCAM E-Learning or multiCAM Tracking to produce and stream lectures, presentations and live events.
“The flexibility and freedom of using IP PTZ cameras means our customers can both enhance services and simplify operations,” said Paul Stewart, director of business development, North America, multiCAM Systems.
“On a corporate/educational campus or in a large broadcast facility with multiple studios, our customers can more easily distribute cameras across many locations, and bring more content onto the network. As everything runs on standard network cable, we can significantly reduce the number of cables and associated clutter common in strictly SDI systems.”
Stewart added that the number of cameras supported via the IP interface feature is limited only by network and bandwidth limitations, whereas traditional SDI capture cards put much stricter limitations on the number of cameras that can be connected to a system.
multiCAM Systems’ standard SDI-equipped configurations offer up to five SDI inputs, while the new IP support enables radio stations or conference halls to use many more cameras throughout multiple rooms without the need for additional hardware.