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SAFARI Montage® Broadcast Encoder

The SAFARI Montage Broadcast Encoder is a small form factor, single-input HD encoder that combines support for HLS Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) HTML5-native playback, traditional UDP multicasting, and low latency1 video streaming to most Content Delivery Networks.

These next generation encoders integrate seamlessly with SAFARI Montage IPTV & Live Media Streaming solutions to support delivery to mobile devices, Chromebooks, and all of the latest browsers. They provide full, native HTML5-compatible playback and dynamically serve the optimal stream and bitrate to each client — all without the need for a plugin2.

The SAFARI Montage Broadcast Encoder is ideal for streaming school news, and supports up to 120 clients (classrooms) directly. When paired with this encoder, SAFARI Montage IPTV & Live Media Streaming solutions will dynamically select the optimal streaming format through client auto-detection, delivering UDP multicast or HLS ABR unicast streams.

Key Features:

  • HLS Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) Streaming
  • Support for traditional UDP multicasting
  • Low latency live video stream, which drastically reduces delays typically inherent in unicast streaming
  • Auto-Updates to encoder software via SAFARI Montage API
  • Integrated player provides direct playback option from encoder
  • Designed on the Intel NUC embedded platform for worry free 24 x 7 operation
  • Live streams resume automatically following video input or power interruptions

Advanced Features3:

  • Stream to most Content Delivery Networks
  • Enhanced integration and centralized management of encoder settings and status via robust SAFARI Montage API

1 Average latency of 10 seconds or less in delivery of live video to CDN
2 Adobe Flash support may be required on supported legacy operating systems and browsers such as Windows 7 with Internet Explorer 11
3 Require IPTV Maintenance or IPTV Streaming Software Upgrade Plan


Requirements SAFARI Montage v7.5 or greater
IPTV or Selective Video Streaming license
Power AC-DC Adaptor
AC input: 100-240 V
DC output: 19V/3.4A
Video Encoding H.264/AVC
Video Encoding Resolutions HLS ABR: 576p, 720p, 1080p
UDP Multicast: 1080p
CDN RTMP: 720p
Bitrates: Variable
Audio Encoding AAC @ 128 kbps
Video Inputs HDMI
Audio Inputs HDMI Digital
3.5 mm Analog (with optional USB adapter)
Network 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet
Dimensions 4.5" (W) x 4.6" (D) x 2.1" (H)
Warranty 3 Years
Environmental 0° C to +40° C
Weight 1.6 lb
Included with each Encoder 6' HDMI cable
6' Network cable
CDN Streaming & Centralized Management Requirements IPTV Maintenance or IPTV Streaming Software Upgrade Plan (SUP)

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