StreamEez-Pro Overview

Broadcast your live events to hundreds, thousands or millions of viewers

StreamEez-Pro allows organizations to stream live events over the Internet to hundreds or thousands of viewers using popular streaming services such as Amazon Web Services and Wowza. The Streameez-Pro system includes a high definition video encoder plus the Streameez-Pro application to make the setup and transmission of live Internet events simple enough for non-technical people to use.

Connect StreamEez-Pro to any HDMI camera and stream church events, school sport meets, local school board meetings, town hall meetings and any other live event in full HD with the best streaming services available today!

Simple to setup, simple to use

All of the encoding work is done inside the StreamEez-Pro device. To manage your video stream, the StreamEez-Pro application is included and runs on Windows 7 or 8. To install, plug the StreamEez-Pro device into a USB 2.0 or 3.0 port on your Windows PC, and install the StreamEez-Pro application. The StreamEez-Pro application will manage your connection to the Internet streaming service you will use. StreamEez-Pro also supports ‘Works with Wowza’ for one click setup of your Wowza stream.

You can also set up a custom RTMP or RTP profile for other streaming services.

Streameez-Pro supports HDMI video sources (non-HDCP), but a composite/s-video adapter is available to stream standard definition video.

See StreamEez-Pro in action

Click here to see video from a StreamEez-Pro in the Hauppauge office. The video source is a cable TV box connected via HDMI to StreamEez. We are using Wowza on Amazon AWS to distribute the video around the world. We are using sample HTML code from the HTML code tab on this page. For this demo, we are using JW Player as the video player on our PC.
StreamEez demo page

StreamEez-Pro Features

StreamEez-Pro has these great features:

  • Stream live video at excellent video quality with Wowza Media Server or Wowza AWS
  • You can also stream through YouTube, Ustream and Twitch, plus Meridex and other live video services
  • Also supports simple to setup RTMP and RTP services for making your own StreamEez-Pro configuration
  • The StreamEez-Pro HD encoder uses a studio quality H.264 encoder, optimized for high quality, low bit rate streaming. Streaming data rates range from 500Kbits/sec to 12.5 Mbits/sec
  • The StreamEez-Pro HD encoder has a built-in downscaler, so you can take 1080p60 HDMI and convert to 720p or 480p
  • The StreamEez-Pro HD encoder has a built-in logo inserter, so you can add a transparent logo at up to 120,000 pixels of any aspect ratio
  • The StreamEez-Pro application can manage up to 4 StreamEez encoders. This allows you to support multiple CDNs, multiple bit rates, or even multiple video sources.
  • The StreamEez-Pro application can make a local recording onto your PCs disk drive while streaming

StreamEez-Pro has two parts: the StreamEez-Pro HD encoder and the StreamEez-Pro management application

The StreamEez video encoder is a rugged, high quality real-time HD encoder which converts HDMI video into H.264, the most widely used format for streaming video over the Internet. The StreamEez video encoder accepts HDMI video at up to 1080p60 and has a down scaler which can convert video to a lower resolution format such as 720p "on the fly". The StreamEez encoder also includes a logo inserter which can take a transparent PNG file and overlay it on top of the live video. There is an HDMI output port which can be used to connect to a video monitor.

The StreamEez-Pro application

The Streameez-Pro application runs on Windows 7 or Windows 8 and has a simple to setup access for Internet video streaming to Amazon Web Services through Wowza, plus supports the Meridix sports streaming service and Ustream, Twitch and YouTube. The StreamEez-Pro application allows a user to easily choose streaming profiles for low, medium and high bandwidth services. For advanced users, StreamEez-pro allows the creation of custom profiles with settings for bit rate and scaling factors. In addition to the built-in streaming services, StreamEez-Pro can support other streaming services using RTP or RTMP protocols.

Because all of the video encoding is done inside the StreamEez device, you can use any speed Windows 7 or 8 PC, even a small netbook.

Use Amazon Web Services and Wowza to stream your events locally or around the world

To stream a live event using StreamEez-Pro, an organization would need to have the StreamEez-Pro video encoder, a high definition HDMI camera, a laptop computer and an Internet connection. In addition, an Amazon Web Services account or an account with Meridix, Ustream or Twitch can be used. Examples of live events which StreamEez-Pro can be used for are church events, school board meetings or other town hall events, and sporting events through the Meridix Sports Network.

With the StreamEez-Pro application, connecting to a streaming video service has four steps: create an account with your streaming service provider, enter your password, choose a streaming profile based on the speed of your Internet connection, and then start streaming. It's that easy!

Use the built-in logo inserter to add your logo to your video streams

The StreamEez-Pro HD encoder contains a built-in logo inserter which combines your logo to your video stream inside the StreamEez-Pro box. You can add a transparent PNG file, with up to 120,000 pixels in any aspect ratio with up to 256 levels of transparency, to your video streams.

Stream up to 4 live video feeds at the same time

The StreamEez-Pro application can manage up to four StreamEez devices at one time. Stream multiple camera angles or use multiple video services. StreamEez-Pro manages each stream or service independantly.

See StreamEez-Pro in action

Click here to see video from a StreamEez-Pro in the Hauppauge office. The video source is a cable TV box connected via HDMI to StreamEez. We are using Wowza on Amazon AWS to distribute the video around the world. We are using sample HTML code from the HTML code tab on this page. For this demo, we are using JW Player as the video player on our PC.
StreamEez demo page

RTP Broadcast: Stream video over an office or campus network

RTP Broadcast allows you to 'broadcast' a video stream over a local area network. This can be over a office network or a college campus. RTP streaming minimizes network bandwidth by sending only one stream to many people. So, even if you are broadcasting a 5 Mbit/sec video stream to 100 people, you only need 5 Mbits/sec from your network. If you used a video server, 100 people watching a 5 Mbit/sec stream would consume 500 Mbits/sec on your network!

If you only need to stream one video or maybe a few video channels over your company or school network, RTP streaming may be for you. A popular way to use RTP Broadcast streaming is to connect a video source (HDMI video camera, cable or satellite box using Component video, etc.) to the StreamEez-Pro and then stream this video over your network. You will need one StreamEez-Pro for each of your video streams (each StreamEez-Pro can send out one video stream). But you can put mulitple StreamEez-Pro's on your network.

To setup RTP Broadcast streaming, you connect a StreamEez-Pro to your Windows PC, then install the StreamEez-Pro application on the PC (this becomes the RTP Broadcast server). Connect that PC to your local area network. Then, on any device on the network, you open a video player (our example uses VLC but other network video players will work as well) and 'point' the URL of the player to the StreamEez-Pro. You'll then be watching live video from your StreamEez-Pro in the video player.

Here is a document which shows you how to setup RTP streaming with StreamEez-Pro.

Specifications and Sytem requirements

StreamEez-Pro hardware specs

  • Hardware encoder
    • H.264 high definition video encoder, with video encoding from 480i to 1080p30
      Encoding datarate: from 100Kb/sec to 14 Mbits/sec
      Supports VBR and CBR encoding
      Built-in video downscaler
  • Input/output connections
    • HDMI in, from HDMI sources without HDCP
    • S-Video and composite video in, with stereo audio (optional cable not supplied)
    • HDMI output
  • Size: 6 in wide x 6 in deep x 1.5 in high
  • Power: 6V at 1.6 amps
  • Weight: .75lb / .34 kg / 12 oz
  • Encoding formats
    • 1080p60p (encoded as 1080p30)
    • 1080p50p (encoded as 1080p25)
    • 1080i60
    • 1080i50
    • 720p60
    • 720p50
    • 480p60
    • 480i60
    • 576p50
    • 576i50

System requirements

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  • Laptop or desktop PC with 3.0 GHz single core or 2.0 GHz multi-core processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8, 7 or Vista (32 or 64-bit)
  • TV set with HDMI input (optional, for use with video monitor)
  • 1 GB memory recommended
  • Sound card
  • 220 MB free hard disk space
  • CD-ROM drive (for software installation)

Note: StreamEez will not encode video from HDMI with HDCP copy protection.


Model numbers:

model 01534: Streameez-Pro with English manual

Included in the box

  • Streameez-Pro, USB 2.0.
  • 6V 1.6 amp power supply
  • USB cable - 9 ft.
  • 2 meter HDMI cable to connect to your TV monitor
  • Component video cable with Hauppauge A/V adapter cable, to connect to your cable or satellite box
  • Installation CD-ROM
  • Quick installation guide


StreamEez-Pro running a live video stream using a Wowza server

StreamEez-Pro with Wowa

StreamEez-Pro running with Ustream

StreamEez-Pro with Wowa


StreamEez-Pro Videos

Click here to see all our videos on the Hauppauge YouTube channel

StreamEez-Pro setup with Amazon AWS DevPay accounts

StreamEez-Pro setup with Amazon AWS "bring your own license" (called LicKey)


HTML video player code for StreamEez-Pro

Streaming with Twitch, Ustream or YouTube

When you use StreamEez-Pro to stream live events with YouTube, Twitch or Ustream, you can simply copy the URL from StreamEez-Pro and either e-mail this URL to your viewers or embed this URL on your webpage (maybe with a note:"Click here to watch our live event").

If you're using Wowza on Amazon Web Services (AWS), you need to embed a video player in your website with a link to the AWS stream. Look below for instructions on this.

Streaming with Wowza Amazon AWS using JWPlayer

If you have an Amazon Web Services account and are using Amazon AWS to stream your live events, StreamEez-Pro can automatically create HTML code which you can add to your website so your users can watch your live event streamed with StreamEez. One way to do this is to embed the JWPlayer, a popular video streaming player, in your website. The following procedure will allow people on Apple devices (iPad, iPhone), Android devices plus PCs and Macs to watch your video stream.

Note: we suggest you allocate and enable a static IP address in StreamEez-Pro. You can do this in the Amazon Web Services Management section in StreamEez-Pro. See the picture on the right entitled AWS static IP setting.

To use JWPlayer as the player for your video streams, you need to follow these steps:

  • Go to www.jwplayer.com and sign up for JWPlayer. JWPlayer will send you by e-mail an activation link. There will be three files from JWPlayer. These files need to be installed in a folder or directory on your website. Create a folder on your website to hold the JWPlayer files. We like to create a folder called jwplayer
  • In StreamEez-Pro, in the Streaming Service drop down menu, select Wowza-AWS.
  • In Amazon Web Services Management , click Configure and enter your AWS credentials. Click close when finished.
  • The Run button will be enabled. Click the Run button to start Wowza running on AWS.
  • Wait until the Copy HTML button turns green. This takes about 3 minutes.
  • When the Copy HTML button is green, click it. This will copy the HTML setup code to the Windows clip board. See below for an example of this HTML setup code.
  • Paste this code into an empty HTML file. This HTML file will now contain JWPlayer with a built-in link to your video stream on Amazon Web Services.
  • Save this HTML file into the directory on your website where you saved the three JWPlayer files.This HTML code has a link to JWPlayer and all of the Amazon setup information needed for your video stream.

To put a link on your website to play your video stream, just link to this HTML file. A webpage will open with the JWplayer and your video stream.

Here is an example of the code which is copied to your clip board when you click the Copy HTML button :
streameez_jwplayer_launch_code.pdf

Wowza player

There is a free video player from Wowza which can also be used. Here is where you can get this Wowza player:

http://www.wowza.com/resources/3.5.0/examples/LiveVideoStreaming/FlashRTMPPlayer/player.html

To watch your live Wowza AWS stream, copy the URL link from StreamEez-Pro and replace Localhost with the URL which you copied from StreamEez-Pro. Then click Connect.