Ustream Deploys Roland VR-50HD for Intra-Corporate Communications

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San Francisco-based Ustream is a pioneer in live social video streaming, boasting a global community of more than 60 million viewers and broadcasters. Ustream’s innovative cloud technology enables anyone—from entertainers to consumers, from corporations to non-profit organizations—to easily connect and broadcast in real time.

Ustream recently began using Roland’s VR-50HD all-in-one HD multiformat AV mixer to control internal streaming audio and video communications within its corporate environment. Ustream is using the Roland VR-50HD during local and global events such as sales meetings, corporate communications, customer service and town hall meetings. The Roland VR-50HD, which integrates an audio mixer, video switcher, multiviewer touchscreen and USB video/audio streaming in a compact and portable standalone device, is being employed in combination with Ustream Align, Ustream Demand and Ustream Producer live video software solutions.

According to Brad Hunstable, Ustream’s CEO and co-founder, “One of the biggest benefits of the VR-50HD that I’m hearing from our production team is that you can have multiple inputs into the switcher. What makes that so powerful is that in a corporate environment, where you have lots of different types of input devices, you’re going to have one clean, beautiful, high-quality feed that’s going to look a lot like your home HD television experience—but now you have that in your corporation.”

The Roland VR-50HD accommodates up to 12 HDMI, 3G/HD/SD-SDI/SDI, RGB/component and composite inputs, enabling feeds from devices of differing formats and resolutions to be combined into a single 1080p output.

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