Choosing a Streaming Appliance

In the market for a streaming appliance? In this article that just posted on, I review the factors to consider when choosing a live streaming appliance with a budget of around $10,000. The base requirements for the systems I discussed were at least four HD-SDI inputs, plus the ability to create ISO recordings, and to perform basic production tasks like switching, transitions, and social media integration.



The TriCaster 410, one of the systems discussed in the article. I start with an overview of the build versus buy decision, and then survey the field of manufacturers, including NewTek, 1Beyond, vMix, Paladin, and Roland. The article extensively reviews the factors you should consider when making a buying decision among this class of products.

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About Jan Ozer

I help companies train new technical hires in streaming media-related positions; I also help companies optimize their codec selections and encoding stacks, and evaluate new encoders and codecs.

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