updated 11:20 am EDT, Mon April 16, 2007
HaiVision Systems today announced that its OSCAR H.264 encoder now supports direct-to-QuickTime audio video streaming. The OSCAR is a compact H.264 MPEG-4 AVC encoder designed specifically for video streaming and IPTV applications that offers CIF, half resolution, and full resolution (SD or D1) encoding or decoding at up to 1.5Mbps. Users can direct the OSCAR to a QuickTime Streaming Server to accommodate a large number of unicast streams. Both the OSCAR encoder and decoder are already available, with the encoder priced at $3,700.
Supporting MPEG-4 AVC H.264 Baseline and enhanced profiles with fully controllable resolution, frame rate, and bit rate from 64Kbps to 1.5Mbps, the OSCAR is designed for tuning to nearly any bandwidth requirement. The device measures 0.92 x 5.85 x 8.0-inches with a locking power supply, and uses RTSP protocol to deliver multiple streams (10+) directly via multicast or unicast.