Amazon now offers customers who want to stream videos on the net live or on demand (e.g. embedded in their own website) without any previous knowledge a special hardware solution that is tailored and preconfigured to Amazon's cloud service. The streaming box called "Elemental Link ", enables videos to be streamed directly onto the net via Amazon Web Services (AWS), more precisely the AWS Elemental MediaLive service.
Amazon Elemental Link Streaming Box
The small, lightweight (450g) box is intended for more professional use - for private users it makes more sense to stream via YouTube or a social network than via Amazon's paid cloud). Elemental Link is supposed to be power-saving (maximum 10W power consumption) and quiet because it is passively cooled and has both HDMI and 3G-SDI input for video signals from different cameras. According to Amazon, the device uses an advanced video compression system to continuously adapt optimally to the available bandwidth.
To get started, the box only needs to be connected to power, a network and a video source (up to 1080p 60fps) - no further setup is required. Management is then carried out via the management console of the Amazons Web Services account for which the box was ordered and preconfigured. There, settings can be made on the box, the resulting video can be viewed (preview images are generated every few seconds), switched live and streamed. It is also possible to control several boxes via network, the location does not matter, only the network connection is required.
The Amazon Elemental Link Streaming Box costs (excl. VAT) - there are additional costs for streaming via the AWS Elemental MediaLive service. The Elemental Link Streaming Box is ordered via the management console.
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