First Ustream Certified device, the Cerevo LiveShell is now available to order

Creveo LiveShell

Ustream Certified Compatible logoThe recently announced Creveo LiveShell is now available to order at Amazon.com. It connects to practically any camera or camcorder for broadcasting directly to Ustream over WiFi or wired ethernet and doesn't require a computer. It is the first product to be certified by Ustream and to feature the new Ustream Compatible logo (left).

Creveo LiveShell Battery CompartmentThe LiveShell has an HDMI input for importing audio and video from cameras with an HDMI port. It also features stereo microphone and audio line-in inputs so other audio feeds and/or an external microphone can be used. In addition, it has a composite video input for older cameras or camcorders. It is powered by an included USB-Mini A/C adapter or it can use three AA batteries for up to 3 hours of mobile usage. It can be powered even longer with the addition of a SANYO 5000 mAh eneloop Mobile Booster.

Creveo LiveShell ConnectionsThe LiveShell's Dasboard can be accessed through a web browser on a PC, Mac, or mobile device such as an iPhone, iPad or most smartphones, and allows for further optional control. Adjust volume levels, change video quality, start or stop recording, select and switch audio and/or video sources, display still images or even add subtitles. The Dashboard can be accessed over the internet and does not require you to be on the same network. This allows the broadcast to be controlled from a different location from the camera; anywhere an internet or data connection is available.

Cerevo claims that the LiveShell is extremely reliable and stable and can be used for long periods, even 24/7/365 broadcasting. In the rare event it should lose its connection to Ustream it automatically reconnects and resumes broadcasting.

It is capabable of broadcasting upto 4CIF (Common Intermediate Format) at 704x528 pixels, which is a widescreen format and practically 720 HD resolution. We suspect they selected this maximum format for reliablily and to broadcast at around 1.5 Mbps. This allows for usage on slower and less stable WiFi networks and should also help keep under most cable and DSL connection montlhy data caps. (At its max resloution, running 24/7, it would consume around 65 GB of data usage per month.)