Unlimited signal forwarding in realtime
For simultanous signal delivery to multiple destinations
The relay option is a useful feature, if you need to forward an incoming feed to other destinations in realtime. An example: a news crew is broadcasting live, one station likes to cover the whole story, another is taking the feed into their program randomly. Or you feed a sports channel to several business partner. One feed goes to Croatia, the same feed is forwarded to Singapore. By forwarding any feed to any other miniCASTER® SDI receiver the possibilities are endless.
In other words: relay is a very powerful strategic TS-stream distribution feature allowing to manage up to 6x IP-streams at the same time: TS-streams from several encoders as well as from a playout server/backup-server. Any incoming stream can be forwarded to any LAN or WAN destination as unicast or multicast using TS-UDP/TCP/TCP-on-request. Applications: studio-links, satellite-uplink-contribution, CDN-proxy-recording-contribution links, inhouse previewing etc.