Pixelmetrix has added the Pelican family of video encoders to its burgeoning product line. Built smaller than a 3.5 inch hard drive, the compact and rugged encoder is billed as ideal for remote news gathering and a range of other applications.
Pixelmetrix is introducing three Pelican models: Pelican-Analog, Pelican-SD and Pelican-HD. Set up and configuration is apparently a snap with the built in HTML5 web interface, and all Pelican models support live IP streaming from the built-in Ethernet port.
Pelican-Analog is for composite analogue video and stereo analogue audio inputs; Pelican-SD is for SDI video with embedded stereo audio as well as mini-XLR with balanced audio; while Pelican-HD supports HD-SDI video with embedded stereo audio as well as mini-XLR with balanced audio.
A wide range of video standards is supported, ranging from 320×180, all the way to 1080p. Both MPEG-2 and H.264 formats are supported as well.
“We are excited about this latest addition to the Pixelmetrix product line,” Danny Wilson, Pixelmetrix President & CEO, enthused. “Our DVStor products have been deployed in more and more systems for alternative playout, time shift and disaster recovery. But to make a complete system, our customers always had to go somewhere else for the encoder. Now, with Pelican, our clients can enjoy one stop shopping for their needs,” he added.
Prices for Pelican start at US$2,950 for Analog, and under US$4,000 for HD. Product shipments begin in July.