Roland Announces SR-20HD Direct Streaming AV Mixer

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Roland announces the SR-20HD Direct Streaming AV Mixer, a powerful and portable audio and video switcher that makes it easy to deploy livestreaming in a business or organization with minimal training. It combines a video switcher, audio mixer, preview screen, recorder/player, and streaming encoder in one unit, simplifying the process and reducing user pain points. Presenters can stream directly to YouTube Live, Facebook, Twitch, or by RTMP to a CDN without the need for a computer, removing the risk of malware and other issues arising with computer-based streaming on enterprise networks.

Packed with advanced Roland A/V technologies, the SR-20HD has automatic functions that run in the background to eliminate dropped streams and help protect organizations from broadcasting inappropriate content. The Adaptive Bitrate function monitors the network connection and automatically adjusts the streaming rate to reduce interruptions due to bandwidth issues. A mobile phone with a 4G or 5G data plan can be tethered and used as the primary streaming connection or a redundant backup. The Safety Delay function buffers up to 60 seconds of video and audio, allowing users to switch to a still image or mute the sound if anything goes wrong.

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Roland SR-20HD Direct Streaming AV Mixer highlights:

  • All-in-one enterprise solution for direct livestreaming without a computer
  • Built-in encoders for transmitting two simultaneous livestreams up to 1080p/60 FPS
  • Adaptive Bitrate function reduces freezing and dropouts due to bandwidth issues
  • Safety Delay function to keep accidental moments from being broadcast
  • Scene function for executing multiple tasks with a single touch
  • Record streams directly to an SDXC card for archiving, editing, and distribution
  • Ease workflow with Video Auto Switching and Auto Mixing functions
  • Play sound effects, still images, and video sources from an SDXC card to enhance livestreams
  • LCD monitor for checking video I/O and delivery status in real time
  • Three video inputs: two HDMI and one USB video class
  • Two HDMI outputs: Main and Preview
  • High-quality audio mixer with eight input channels for mics and line-level devices

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