There are several services, applications and hardware you can use to encode your content and easily integrate your Influxis account:
The only cross-platform, all-in-one live streaming production software that enables capture, live production, and encoding of live streams for broadcast to multiple servers and platforms simultaneously. Starts at $495 USD.
2) Wowza GoCoder
An app from Wowza Media Systems, Go Coder, allows mobile-to-mobile streaming including AAC audio and HD broadcasting and works seamlessly with your Influxis account for encoding and broadcasting live content from iOS or Android mobile devices (iPhone 3GS or newer, the iPad 4th generation or newer, and Android devices 4.1 and later). Use Wowza GoCoder to broadcast HD quality live events on-the-go from any location to any screen using H.264 adaptive bitrate streaming. Connect Wowza GoCoder to your Influxis account to capture and stream live audio and video content in real-time over WiFi, 4G or 3G, plus use your Influxis account to record your live broadcast for on demand playback later. Only $4.99 from Google Play and Apple iTunes!
3) NewTek Tricaster
Newtek offers a series of Tricasters which basically offer a multi-camera, live video production studio for any desktop — just add cameras, plug it in, and go. Features include lighting, audio, graphics, virtual sets, and recording. The Tricaster also gives you the ability to switch between cameras. The Influxis support team can walk you through set up and usage of the Tricaster with your Influxis service if assistance needed. Contact NewTek for pricing.
4) Teradek Cube and Bond
Teradek Cube and Cube Pro encoders provide a powerful, compact wireless solution for local monitoring and proxy recording. Both devices utilize high profile H.264 compression and support resolutions up to 1080p over 2.4/5Ghz WiFi, Ethernet, and 3G/4G/LTE cellular networks via a USB modem. The Teradek Bond line of cellular bonding solutions allows for broadcasting 1080p HD video over aggregated bandwidth from several network interfaces, including 3G/4G/LTE, WiFi, BGAN, and Ethernet. This means that even if your upload bandwidth or peak bandwidth speeds are low, you can use multiple modems from multiple carriers which the Teradek Bond will aggregate to ensure optimum bandwidth speed from any location. Each bonding solution offers a local monitoring capability on iOS devices, Closed Captioning support, and IFB for communication from the studio to the field. All Bond devices require a Sputnik server, which Influxis offers, for the aggregation software that repackages video files sent from Teradek’s Bond or Link and delivers them to the Internet, broadcast stations or other streaming destinations. Contact Teradek for pricing.
LiveU is the leader in portable live video acquisition, contribution and management solutions. LiveU’s award-winning technology enables live video transmission from any location around the world. From backpacks to smartphones to satellite supported devices, LiveU offers a complete range of devices for live video coverage. LiveU also provides a broadcast quality cellular bonded solution. Prices vary depending on several factors such as production, stream quality, viewership, etc.
6) Open Broadcaster Software
Open Broadcaster Software is free and open source software for video recording and live streaming, and allows you to do mobile broadcasting with the Influxis platform. It features AAC audio streaming, multiplatform support, a thorough feature set, and a powerful API into which developers can link. A very early and simple release is also currently available for Mac. Cost: FREE
7) OS Broadcaster
OS Broadcaster is an app for Android and iOS mobile devices allowing for live RTMP audio/video streaming to various Flash-compatible media servers. Best thing about it is the cost – FREE. Available at Apple iTunes or Google Play.
If you need help with any of these solutions or would like to use even another 3rd party solution not listed here, please feel free to reach out to the Influxis Support Team (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll be happy to walk you through to help set you up. We’re always excited about helping our customers use new technologies!