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Living As One Releases New Portable Encoder With Resilient Streaming Protocol
Living As One, LLC has officially released the RAY Encoder, bringing the high-quality transmission of Living As One’s Resilient Streaming Protocol to a smaller, more portable form factor. The RAY complements Living As One’s existing lineup of hardware encoders and decoders, now rebranded as PRISM. The new compact encoder (which measures 4.5”x4.5”x2” and weighs 2.6lb) is ideal for use in unpredictable environments where mobility is important or as a low-cost addition to any current Living As One system.

Since 2014, over 800 organizations have trusted Living As One for mission-critical content distribution from one to many physical sites and online. Through the turnkey Multisite Platform, video is delivered to remote locations with unprecedented reliability and quality. The system includes Multisite Encoders for realtime video capture, LAN and Cloud distribution for scalable delivery, and Multisite Decoders for live/DVR playback. In 2017, Living As One introduced the Web Platform, providing resilient delivery of content for viewers watching through web browsers, mobile devices, OTT devices, etc.

Resilient Streaming
Living As One’s Resilient Streaming Protocol (RSP) fully protects against audio and video quality loss during transmission regardless of network interruptions as long as the outage is not longer than the delay. The technology is intended to be used in any application which requires that a live multimedia viewing experience be free of imperfections caused by transmission problems and not interrupted by missing or lost content. Because RSP guarantees complete and error-free audio and video delivery, it can confidently be used for live streaming over unpredictable networks such as wireless cellular hotspots.

RAY Cost, Specifications, and Use Cases
The Living As One RAY is built upon Intel NUC systems with upgraded hardware and custom Linux OS enabling RSP’s error-checking and redundant transmission ability. The encoder features 1 3G HD-SDI input supporting video up to 1080p60 with 16 audio channels and compresses content through H.265/HEVC or H.264. At $1299, Living As One’s most affordable encoder, the hardware also lowers the cost barrier to entry for organizations to utilize Living As One’s platforms.

“We are excited to release the RAY Encoder in order to serve smaller organizations and as a response to feedback from customers desiring the rock-solid streaming Living As One is known for in a form factor that can be thrown in a backpack or used in a setting that would be prohibitive to other encoders,” explains Paul Martel, CEO of Living As One. “The encoder is great for any organization looking for a compact, low-cost, highly reliable streaming solution or to add secondary streams or return video feeds to an existing multisite system.”

About Living As One
Living As One, LLC is a privately held technology company focused on improving communications within and between geographically broad organizations. The company was founded in 2014 to fill a void in the professional video market for a highly resilient live streaming solution and now serves a growing number of non-profit and for-profit organizations across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia.