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EdgeCaster EZ Encoder

It’s the little things!

Don’t let EdgeCaster EZ fool you! It’s easy to use and has a ton of processing power under the hood, all wrapped up in a form factor that is super portable, even rack mountable by the threes...

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The Videon EdgeCaster EZ is a powerful contribution edge encoding device designed for the point-of-production, delivering both low-latency and cost-efficiency, all wrapped up in a surprisingly small package that’s easy to set up and forget.
EdgeCaster EZ is a standards-based, Qualcomm SnapDragon powered, scalable UHD 4Kp30 device suitable for all types of time-sensitive professional live streaming applications.

Pro features to enhance workflows

EdgeCaster EZ Encoder is available in three configurations, perfectly packaged and upgradable, to enhance a variety of live streaming workflows. Individual device management and health monitoring for a fleet of edge devices is provided by access to LiveEdge® Cloud.

Single Channel

  • Encode - Single Channel HDMI or SDI Input/Single Stream Output (1 x RTMP/SRT/RTSP - MPEG-2 TS Unicast x2 or Multicast x1), Single Profile
  • EdgeCaster device with perpetual encoding license for H.264, HEVC, AAC-LC, input resolution up to 4Kp30 with multi-channel audio, encodes up to 4Kp30, Closed Captioning
  • Static graphical overlay

Multi-Channel

  • Encode - Single Channel HDMI or SDI Input/Multiple Stream Output (3 x RTMP/SRT/RTSP - MPEG-2 TS Unicast x2 or Multicast x1), Single Profile
  • EdgeCaster device with perpetual encoding license for H.264, HEVC, AAC-LC, input resolution up to 4Kp30 with multi-channel audio, encodes up to 4Kp30, Closed Captioning
  • Static graphical overlay

Multi-Channel MBR

  • Encode - Single Channel HDMI or SDI input/Multiple Stream Output (3 x RTMP/SRT/RTSP - MPEG-2 TS Unicast x2 or Multicast x1), Multiple Profiles
  • EdgeCaster device with perpetual encoding license for H.264, HEVC, AAC-LC, input resolution up to 4Kp30 with multi-channel audio, encodes up to 4Kp30, Closed Captioning
  • Static graphical overlay
  • Multi-Bit-Rate encoding (MBR) ladder up to a total of 4Kp30 - HLS, DASH, Low Latency Chunked Transfer Encoding
  • OTT Origin Server (HTTP Pull)
  • OTT HTTP Push with dual posting
EdgeCaster EZ’s H.264/H.265/HEVC encoding can achieve less than three-second worldwide latency, with outputs supporting both HLS and DASH using CMAF and six bit-rates up to 30 Mbps. EdgeCaster EZ eliminates time-intensive, computational encode/decode/reencode processes inherent in pure cloud workflows, handling these tasks at the point-of-production for increased efficiency.

Depending on configuration, EdgeCaster EZ can send a single stream, or up to three simultaneous streams to major streaming platforms and local destinations, in the cloud or through the public Internet, making it the most versatile solution for both local and broadcast video distribution. EdgeCaster EZ can provide simultaneous RTMP/RTMPS streaming to online platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Amazon Web Services, and others; support for RTSP, Unicast, Multicast, SRT, and HLS/DASH.

EdgeCaster EZ devices can be remotely upgraded to multiple outputs or multiple outputs plus MBR. Even more importantly, EdgeCaster EZ can be upgraded to the Videon Compute Platform (VCP) at any time by simply unlocking the device and signing up for a VCP subscription. VCP benefits include access to Videon’s evolution on-the-fly, with continuous  6-8 week release cycles, additional features such as time synchronization to facilitate productions with multiple camera sources, SCTE-35 ad marker insertion for monetization, early access beta testing, VCare+ with hardware upgrade options, and much more.

Associated features

LiveEdge® Cloud

VCare Workflow Protection

EdgeCaster Tech Specs

EdgeCaster Rack Mount

EdgeCaster Rack Mount

EdgeCaster EZ comes in a small chassis that is perfectly portable. That said, sometimes rack mounting is the best option for workflows with lots of live streams.
Simply add the EdgeCaster Horizontal Rack Mount Tray (19") (1RU) for direct mounting of up to 3 EdgeCaster EZ devices. This custom rack tray is optimized for heat dissipation.