Epiphan Video’s Pearl family just added the Pearl Nano, a single-channel encoder. Users can also add Pearl Nano onto an existing video production setup to leverage the device’s streaming and recording capabilities. Nano’s broad streaming protocol support includes modern protocols like Secure Reliable Transport (SRT), Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH), and HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), as well as standard ones like RTMP and RTMPS.Nano boasts several features that are uncommon in other single-channel encoders. A screen built into the device’s front allows for basic configuration and control as well as confidence monitoring during streaming and recording. Rear inputs include HDMI and SDI video, two line-level XLR ports for professional audio, an HDMI program out, and an HDMI pass through for zero-latency content display on in-room monitors. To further streamline setup, Nano also supports Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) in addition to DC power.Also unique to Nano is the powerful custom layout builder. This lets users tailor their video program with a single-source or picture-in-picture layout that can include a dynamic background, graphics, text overlays, and other elements.Adding to Nano’s SRT capabilities is remote accessibility through the Web-based user interface and Epiphan Cloud, a centralized platform for configuration and monitoring of Epiphan devices. This enables producers to remotely manage and control Pearl systems located anywhere in the world, reducing the likelihood of configuration errors and making for an easier production overall.Like Pearl-2 and Pearl Mini, Nano includes advanced security features like LDAP, 802.1x, and SSL, as well as deep integration with video platforms Kaltura and Panopto, which makes it possible for users to start and stop events right from the front screen. And a first for a Pearl system: an expansion bay lets users install an M.2 SSD for additional local storage. Nano can also store recordings on an SD card inserted into the system’s SD card slot, as well as connected USB or network-attached storage devices.
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Carnegie Wave Energy has completed the installation of its second wave energy unit off Garden Island, at Perth Wave Energy Project site.The unit has now been operating for over a week, and according to the company, is performing in line with the expectations. It was installed during one day time period.Both installed units are generating electricity, with the Project awaiting final approval from Western Power to feed the electricity to the grid at HMAS Stirling.Michael Ottaviano, Carnegie’s Managing Director, said: “The integration of multiple wave energy convertors is critical to demonstrating the principles of future CETO wave farms. With the recent completion of onshore plant and grid connection works, we are eagerly anticipating the world-first milestone of feeding electricity into the grid at HMAS Stirling.”[mappress mapid=”150″]Image: Carnegie Wave
UK: Mobile phone tickets valid on services operated by multiple train operators are being piloted in two separate areas covering 86 stations in northern England. Previous m-Ticket products were limited to specific services, but those on trial are available for travel on any CrossCountry, First TransPennine Express, Northern, Virgin Trains or Virgin Trains East Coast services wholly within the pilot area. The range of tickets includes flexible walk-up standard and first class anytime and off-peak fares, with the price, validity and terms and conditions the same as for the equivalent paper ticket.Passengers can buy m-Tickets through mobile device apps from the participating operators or independent retailer TheTrainline.com. The m-Ticket must be activated before boarding, which can be done at any time during its period of validity, and must be ready for inspection at station gatelines or by on-train staff; passengers must ensure their mobile device is charged. Security measures mean m-Tickets can only exist on one device at a time and cannot be sent from one device to another. They have barcodes which can be scanned, and an animated ‘watermark’ which shows the period of validity. The m-Ticket expires at 04.30 the following day and cannot be reused.