Antrica’s new IP Encoder has partnered with Milestone’s XProtect®
Antrica, a worldwide supplier of 4k, UHD & HD H.264 video encoding and streaming solutions, unveiled the new ANT-35000A’s application as a product partner to Milestone.
Antrica have recently released details outlining their recent partnering with global video management software company Milestone. The product that has sparked the partnership is more specifically known as the Antrica ANT-35000A video encoder. This encoder delivers exceptional image performance of full HD 1080P @ 60fps over IP, and its application is often encoding the outputs of computers or other equipment which have monitors attached. The monitor output from the computer or equipment is encoded by the 35000A via HDMI/DVI input and then sent to Milestones XProtect® video management software as an ONVIF stream for both recording and live streaming.
Milestone closely integrated the ANT-35000A with XProtect® and this encoder is now on the supported list of Milestone partner products. It is important to note that any ONVIF encoder could be discovered by the X Protect VMS as a Profile S device, however in some cases other variants of encoders had limitations with regards Audio quality, and in some applications the audio quality was critical so this Antrica & Milestone combination eliminated any previous restrictions.
Les Litwin sales director of Antrica explains the advantages of the partnership: “There are two characteristics that make the combination of the Antrica ANT-35000A & XProtect® software unique and beneficial.
Firstly, the input resolution to the ANT-35000A can be up to 1920 x 1200 at 30 frames per second useful for Video wall processors/displays. Computer displays tend to run at 60Hz so this equates to 60 frames/ second at full HD resolution.
PC monitors can now be treated like IP cameras and recorded using ONVIF Profile S or specific Milestone integration of this encoder. Live view and recording is just like any ONVIF IP camera.
The other key feature is the optional AAC higher “Music” quality audio supported by the 35000A and XProtect®. ONVIF generally uses PCM G711 audio, which is telephone line quality and limited to 3.4KHz audio bandwidth. AAC extends to 20KHz music quality and provides much higher recorded and live audio particularly in the Treble range.
In certain applications hearing the higher frequencies above 3.4KHz is a huge benefit. An example of this is in medical applications where sounds are used as well as vision to make a diagnosis. Two way audio is also supported which creates a useful “talkback” function allowing the VMS operator to communicate with the encoder site.”
The ANT-35000A is available for purchase from Antrica, and this feature is available now – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your specific requirements. XProtect® can be purchased from Milestone directly.