JVC Professional Video just launched the new CONNECTED CAM firmware update. Using the open-source Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) technology, JVC adds Forward Error Correction (FEC) and Stream Identifier (ID) to its 500 Series and 900 Series CONNECTED CAM cameras.
Adding FEC to JVC’s CONNECTED CAM allows for redundant data stream packet loss recovery, meaning that data loss can be corrected before the video must buffer. Also, Stream ID makes it possible for multiple cameras to stream directly to one device. The company has also incorporated VITC (vertical interval timecode) and LTC (longitudinal timecode) functions with this latest update — essential for live production and synchronized streaming of live events, such as concerts, sports, ceremonies and conferences.
The JVC CONNECTED CAM system, which also includes its SRT-enabled BR-DE900 decoder, BR-EN900 encoder and the KM-IP6000 switcher, is a streaming solution that meets a wide range of budgets. The system’s cross-compatibility between brands also means that users can incorporate the latest streaming video capabilities with their existing streaming studio equipment.
The new firmware will available as a free download from the JVC Professional Video website at the end of September.