Teradek Announces Miniature HD Video Streaming Solution for UAVs

By Caroline Rees / 12 Sep 2013
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The Teradek Clip Video Streaming Solution

Teradek is bringing the capabilities of professional video encoders to a chassis that can fit in the palm of your hand. Engineered specifically for unmanned aerial vehicles, the Teradek Clip allows UAV operators to monitor their live HD video feed on iPhones and iPads with latency as low as 4 frames.

“With the industry’s continued evolution toward smaller cameras and the increased popularity of aerial photography, simply being the world’s smallest encoder was not good enough any longer. We had to fit the device into the lightest and smallest chassis possible. Thus, Clip was born.”

Clip is the world’s smallest and lightest H.264 video encoder. The device is no larger than a matchbox, requires less than 3W of power, and weighs fewer than 2 ounces. Clip connects to cameras via micro HDMI and mounts to UAVs or other devices by a custom 1/4-20″ mounting plate. Like Teradek’s other award-winning encoders, Clip can be configured using its intuitive Web interface or the free TeraClip iOS application.

“Clip retains the best features of its big brother, the award winning Cube encoder, but is a fraction of its size and weight, so we can address airborne and other weight sensitive applications better than ever,” said Nicol Verheem, founder and CEO of Teradek. “With the industry’s continued evolution toward smaller cameras and the increased popularity of aerial photography, simply being the world’s smallest encoder was not good enough any longer. We had to fit the device into the lightest and smallest chassis possible. Thus, Clip was born.”

Clip broadcasts over 2.4/5GHz MIMO WiFi and includes dual RP-SMA connectors, which allow users to extend their transmission range by attaching amplifiers or high gain antennas. To ensure a robust video stream during flight, Clip utilizes a custom transport protocol that lets users move in and out of range without having to restart the session each time.

Clip can be ordered now with shipments starting late September 2013.

Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact