There are several websites that make it easy to stream video from webcams on the Internet, but sometimes the equipment is expensive. Livestream, a website known for streaming live events, has created hardware to make live streaming on the Internet easier for all types of cameras. Livestream has announced Broadcaster, which is a small red box that plugs into any camera and it encodes the video in real-time HD.
The real-time HD is then streamed to the Livestream website using a 3G/4G USB modem or WiFi connection without needing a computer.
Broadcaster can be used as a battery-powered desktop encoder as well. The cost is only $495 for Broadcaster. Most other HD encoding devices cost between $1,000 and $5,000. The device was created to encourage people to subscribe to Livestream’s unlimited HD streaming for $45 per month.
?The missing link to accelerate adoption was seamlessly integrating live video from any prosumer camera to our service without the need for a computer,? stated Livestream CEO Max Haot.