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.: How it Works
.: Definition of Terms
Remote Station - This is the machine that is doing the actual encoding of the video feed. The video feed typically originates either from a camera input via USB/Firewire or from a video capture card. The hardware requirements for the remote station is mainly dependant on the type of input device. For instance if you plan on using a web camera a laptop could power the video encoding. However if you plan on encoding a full DV stream you may require a dual processor machine. The machine will also require VX30's Live software for handling the encoding and uplink.
B-Cast Central Hub - The B-Cast server is the hub of a VX30 Live Network. Remote Stations uplink their video streams to the B-Cast server who then routes the information to the clients or to other B-Cast servers. B-Cast Servers can support multiple uplinks and generally can support as many client connections as they have available throughput. Because the B-Cast server utilizes very little memory or processor speed to deliver streams the main hardware requirment is minimal. We recommend that you use a single to dual processor Pentium IV server. Currently B-Cast is only available for WIndows Platforms.
Relay Servers - are only required in robust delivery situations where a single server cannot supply enough bandwidth to supply all the clients. The primary B-Cast server will uplink the stream to secondary B-Cast servers who in turn will act as repeaters.
Global Audience - Client computers can view the video stream as long as they have JRE 1.1 or newer on their system. Pentium III processor or equivalent is also required.

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