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VGA Broadcaster Lite Product Overview

VGA Broadcaster Lite has been replaced by VGADVI Broadcaster, a substitute product with more features and higher performance.


VGA Broadcaster Lite has been superceded by VGADVI Broadcaster.

New features that have been added in VGADVI Broadcaster include:

  • Simultaneous VGA/DVI + S-Video + Audio capture
  • Support for all resolutions up to 1920x1200
  • Epiphan.TV
  • Extended compatibility with CDN services
  • Power-over-Ethernet

VGADVI Broadcaster Overview

Discontinued VGA Broadcaster Lite Product Description

Epiphan VGA Broadcaster Lite™ is a portable Ethernet appliance for live streaming a VGA or DVI or HDMI video display source and audio source over the LAN or Internet.

VGA Broadcaster Lite broadcast/streams a video display or camera source and audio to standard browsers and players at a frame rate of up to 30 frames per second with a choice of MPEG4, MJPEG, or H.264/Adobe Flash video compression, encoding and streaming.

VGA Broadcaster Lite Connection Diagram

VGA Broadcaster Lite is an ideal streaming encoder solution for streaming presentations, podcasts, webinars, lectures, control system displays, medical equipment displays, digital signage sources, and VGA/DVI/HDMI compatible cameras, security consoles and alarm displays.

Broadcaster Lite Key Features

VGA Broadcaster Lite Online Collaboration Made Simple

Epiphan’s VGA Broadcaster Lite lets you broadcast/stream a VGA, DVI, or HDMI signal at resolutions up to 1600 x 1200 without modifying or installing software on the video display or camera source. Simply connect VGA Broadcaster Lite's input to the source VGA or DVI/HDMI video source and you’re ready to start live streaming to viewers over Broadcaster Lite's Gigabit Ethernet interface to the network.

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Broadcaster Lite is used to broadcast a multimedia presentation event to remote audience members with the following advantages:

The VGA Broadcaster Lite is able to broadcast presentation and other video in resolutions at up to 1600×1200 (1920×1080 in widescreen) without any loss in quality or sharpness. The broadcasted video/audio stream is then viewed with compatible browser or a media player such as QuickTime, VLC, the Adobe Flash Player from a browser.

Broadcaster Lite Functions and Features Summary

Function Feature Settings
Stream Setup
  • CODECS : MPEG 4, H.264/Adobe Flash, MJPEG
  • Stream Formats: ASF over HTTP, FLV over HTTP, RTP/RTSP unicast (TCP and UDP), RTP multicast (UDP), MJPEG
  • Encoding Options : choose preset, profile
  • Labelling : apply time stamp, text to output stream
  • Output Stream : Frame Size, frame rate limit, bitrate, key frame interval , rate control, streaming port
  • Audio Settings : format (PCM/MP3), Sample Rate, Stereo/mono, bit rate, line/mic, input amplifier gain, output amplifier gain
  • Branding: customize web page look and feel using XLST
Video/Audio Monitoring and Passthrough
  • Live View Monitoring: Opens browser window to monitor look and feel of output URL stream
  • Video passthrough output: monitor video source - built in active splitter sends input to streaming encoded and to a built in VGA/DVI/HDMI input to VGA/DVI/HDMI output converter
  • Audio passthrough output: monitor audio source - built in active splitter sends audio to stream and analog out
Automation API
  • VGA Broadcaster Lite can also be integrated into your custom web infrastructure such as classroom and meeting room scheduling or lecture capture and management systems to broadcast training and similar education content. You can review the subset of commands in the product documentation, or contact us for additional custom integration features and details.



Broadcaster Lite for Presentation or Webinar Broadcast

VGA Broadcaster Lite Presentation - Webinar Broadcast
In this application, Broadcaster Lite is used to capture the presentation material and encode it for viewing on the network by standard internet browsers and viewers

Broadcaster Lite for Events with Simultaneous Translation

VGA Broadcaster Lite Simultaneous Translation

In this application two VGA Broadcaster Lite devices are used. The bottom VGA Broadcaster Lite uses the internal video splitter than can daisy chain to a second VGA Broadcaster Lite. The second Broadcaster Lite is located in a sound room where a simultaneous translator applies his audio to the same video stream, thus providing a multi-lingual version of the event in real time. Although this example describes a language translation on the second stream, the audio channel applied could also be a descriptive video soundtrack.

Broadcaster Lite Visual Impairment Assistance

VGA Broadcaster Lite visual impairment assistance

Many event planners are not aware that technology can now expand their audiences and help them comply with equal access requirements. In this application, VGA Broadcaster Lite streams video and audio of the presentation or display contents to audience members with visual impairment. These attendees can view the material to closer to their visual focus, or use local tools on their computers to further amplify the images displayed.

Broadcaster Lite Integration with Central Security Systems

VGA Broadcaster integrated with security system

Broadcaster Lite can be integrated with a central security system without modification to the display sources, nor any changes to the central security system, so long as the system supports one of the video stream formats provided by Broadcaster Lite. In this example, Broadcaster Lite encodes the VGA/DVI display into an H.264 stream. The central security system can capture remote displays, as if they were other H.264 video sources, without modification to the application sources. The remote display is just another H.264 video source being displayed and recorded.

Additionally, some security applications require monitoring and recording of the operators running the security system. In this case Broadcaster Lite can be connected to the central console display, and this video stream can also be provided as an input to the central security recording system.

Broadcaster Lite Appliance Form Factor and Connectors

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VGA Broadcaster Lite - An portable appliance that captures VGA, DVI/HDMI video source and analog audio signals and streams over the Internet to standard browsers and media player viewers.
  • H.264, MPEG 4, MJPEG
  • HTTP, Unicast, Multicast, Content Distribution Networks
  • Resolutions Up to 1600 x 1200, Up to 30 FPS, 1080p30 ready
  • Plug-and-play – no software to install, OS/CPU agnostic
  • Active splitter/converter to local display with built in VGA/DVI/HDMI input to VGA/DVI/HDMI output converter
VGA Broadcaster Lite
VGA Broadcaster Pro - A rackmount server product that captures, synchronizes and streams audio and 2 video sources, picture in picture. Plug-and-play – no software to install, OS/CPU agnostic device for display sharing, camera streaming.
  • VGA or DVI or HDMI video channel
  • Composite or s-video channel
  • RCA or XLR audio source
  • Resolutions up to 2048x2048, up to 30fps capture
  • MPEG4, H.264, MJPEG, FLASH compression
  • Parallel dedicated Apple Live HTTP Streaming channel for iPhone and iPad
  • Record live stream to internal 500G hard disk.
VGA Broadcaster Pro
VGA Grid - A rackmount server product that captures up to 256 audio-video sources, synchronizes and maps combinations of input sources to one or more output channel views to be streamed and/or recorded. Ideal for control room logging, training, digital signage, security and simulation systems.
  • VGA, DVI, HDMI, composite, s-video, component video sources
  • RCA or XLR audio sources
  • Mix inputs into various output channels to be recorded and/or streamed
  • Output channel can be an independent stream of a source or a customizable picture in picture layout of multiple sources
  • Supported resolutions vary between 640x480 and 2048x2048
  • MPEG4, H.264, MJPEG, FLASH compression
  • Parallel dedicated Apple Live HTTP Streaming channels for iPhone and iPad
  • Record live streams to internal hard disk. ( customizable up to 6TB )
  • Auto push of recorded files to network storage
  • Supports all-in-one multi track recording
VGA Grid
VGA Recorder Lite - An appliance that captures VGA, DVI/HDMI video and audio signals, encodes on the fly to standard protocols such as H.264, MPEG 4, MJPEG and records the output to local storage, accessible via http with built in webserver, FTP, and automatic copy features. Compressing and encoding the on the fly saves time in pre-production of videos. VGA Recorder Lite

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