The Teradek Link Plus Cube 155 Encoder, Cube 355 Decoder and Sputnik Server is a portable cellular bonding solution that can be placed in locations with optimal signal reception so camera crews can roam freely without concern for poor connectivity. This is achieved by connecting one or more Teradek H.264 encoders to Link's a/b/g/n WiFi network. After receiving audio and video from the encoder, Link intelligently broadcasts the data over up to 6 aggregated cellular connections to a Sputnik server in the cloud or at your station where the various video feeds are recombined into one cohesive stream that is then sent to an H.264 decoder or CDN of your choice.
Link takes a different approach to video transmission. Instead of carrying modems with you, Link is designed to operate similarly to a mobile hotspot. Simply place Link at a location with optimal signal strength, connect your Cube or Brik to Link's WiFi network and go live at up to 300 feet away. What's better is that Link features Teradek's Adaptive Internet Streaming technology, which dynamically adjusts video parameters in real time to ensure your content is delivered reliably and at the highest quality your connectivity can sustain.
Whether you are streaming directly to the Web or over the Internet to your station, the Teradek Link can transmit video to nearly any platform, including the CDN or MPEG-TS decoder of your choice. When used over Ethernet with a ZiXi licensed Teradek Brik or Cube encoder, the combination provides a very powerful streaming solution for broadcast professionals.
Link's small size and low power consumption allows for easy placement and long run-times when paired with a V-Mount or Anton Bauer Gold-mount plate and battery. And if you need to swap power sources, Link's internal rechargeable Li-Ion battery allows you to make the change without interrupting your live video feed. Not only does Link accept video feeds from multiple Teradek encoders, it also supports connections from other 802.11 enabled devices for Internet access. This feature enables broadcasters to quickly publish edited multi-camera content via Link's FTP capabilities over cellular bandwidth.
Link features Teradek's novel Adaptive Bit Rate Streaming (ABRS) technology, which dynamically adjusts the video bit rate and buffer of your stream in real time to adapt to varying network conditions. ABRS ensures that your content is delivered reliably and at the highest quality possible.