BoxCaster

The easiest way to stream in HD with your audio and video gear.

$399 + BoxCast Streaming Plan

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SERIOUS STREAMING HARDWARE

The BoxCaster is a dedicated video encoder developed to meet the demands of live streaming:

  • Built-in Ethernet (or Wi-Fi) gets the BoxCaster online without the need for a separate PC.
  • Three lights on the front tell you when you are (or aren’t) live streaming.
  • Stream from anywhere with an internet connection with an encoder that’s small enough to fit in your pocket.

See all of BoxCaster's specs.

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EASY TO SET UP + SCHEDULE

Once you connect your BoxCaster to the internet, use our web-based Dashboard to:

  • Easily configure account settings, including integrations with Facebook Live, YouTube Live, and the embedded video player for your website.
  • Schedule recurring events to have the BoxCaster automatically stream on its own for each broadcast.
  • Or go live now with the Broadcaster app for iOS, the fastest way to go live with professional-quality results.
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Reliable, High-Quality Streaming

Instead of encoding and sending multiple variants of video at different quality levels to the cloud, the BoxCaster streams one high-quality version using BoxCast Flow, preserving precious upstream bandwidth. Viewers always see the best quality stream, based on their internet connection.

In addition, our embedded video player and TV apps are designed to serve viewers on mobile phones, computers, and OTT appliances including Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV devices.

To enable these high-quality experiences, the BoxCaster requires a BoxCast subscription plan. Each plan includes cloud transcoding and an enterprise-quality CDN.

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STANDARD INPUTS

The BoxCaster is great in many common A/V workflows:

  • Single camera – Input HD video and embedded audio via a single, off-the-shelf HDMI cable.
  • Video switcher – Connect the output of a video switcher and show multiple camera angles in your live stream.
  • Audio mixer, PC, or other A/V equipment – Input analog (composite) video and/or stereo audio.
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ADVANCED STREAMING MADE EASY

The BoxCast platform is built for live video. It’s simple:

  1. Connect your A/V source to the BoxCaster.
  2. Log in to the Dashboard and schedule your broadcast.
  3. We deliver the stream to all your destinations.

We make it easy by pairing the BoxCaster video encoder with our subscription-based live streaming platform.

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GET STARTED FAST

You can reach our expert live streaming coaches via chat, email, or phone seven days a week. Whether you need help troubleshooting a tricky A/V issue or just want to learn how to best use our BoxCast features, we’re here for you.

Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. EST
Sunday: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. EST

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BOXCASTER TECH SPECS

Video and Audio HDMI Input: 480i to 1080p60
Streaming Quality: Up to 1080p30
Encoding: H.264 high profile, level 4.2
RCA Input: Composite (NTSC/PAL)
Audio Input: HDMI, RCA stereo (48 kHz)
Audio Compression: AAC-LC
Video and Audio
HDMI Input: 480i to 1080p60
RCA Input: Composite (NTSC/PAL)
Streaming Quality: Up to 1080p30
Audio Input: HDMI, RCA stereo (48 kHz)
Encoding: H.264 high profile, level 4.2
Audio Compression: AAC-LC
Networking and Power IP Address: Assignment via DHCP
Hardline: 10/100 BASE-T ethernet
Firewall: No configuration needed
Wireless: 802.11 a/g/n Wi-Fi
MAC Address: Uniquely assigned
Firmware: Automatically updates
Networking and Power
IP Address: Assignment via DHCP
Wireless: 802.11 a/g/n Wi-Fi
Hardline: 10/100 BASE-T ethernet
MAC Address: Uniquely assigned
Firewall: No configuration needed
Firmware: Automatically updates
Physical Characteristics Dimensions: 4.34" W x 3.06" D x 0.94" H
Temperature: 0 to 70+ C°
Case: Rugged semitransparent plastic
Weight: 0.5 lbs
Humidity: 0% to 90% non condensing
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions: 4.34" W x 3.06" D x 0.94" H
Weight: 0.5 lbs
Temperature: 0 to 70+ C°
Humidity: 0% to 90% non condensing
Case: Rugged semitransparent plastic
Power Input: 9 to 24V DC
Consumption: 5 to 10W (with USB accessories)
Power
Input: 9 to 24V DC
Consumption: 5 to 10W (with USB accessories)