Beam

Designed to provide uncompromising video quality at incredible distances, the Beam H.264 transmitter is perfect for ENG backhaul and moving vehicle applications

Incredible Range

Transmitting over the unlicensed 5GHz band, Beam can attain distances up to 2500ft, perfect for ENG crews feeding full HD video back to an OB van.

Beam drawings

Pristine Video Quality

Beam utilizes H.264 compression (Main profile) and can stream at up to 15 Mbps over its wireless link with just 2 frames of latency. When connected to a LAN, the device can stream up to 30 Mbps.

Beams with Teradek Case showing 15 Mbps streaming wireless and 30 Mbs over LAN with less than 2 frames latency
Beam transmitter and receiver

Built for Broadcasters

With 3G-SDI I/O and your choice of Gold- or V-mount battery plates, Beam seamlessly integrates with all popular professional cameras. An OLED is built-in for quick device configuration and the full duplex RS-422 port offers remote camera control.

Multicast Capable

Beam can stream to up to 4 receivers simultaneously, allowing you to send your feed to multiple destinations without any loss in video quality or added delay.

Beam Diagram showing streaming to monitors, recorders and switchers

Protocol Support

Beam supports both the RTSP and MPEG-TS protocols. Beam decoders can also act as an RTSP server, which will re-stream your video feed directly to a local computer.

Bi-Directional IFB

Beam features a dedicated bi-directional IFB channel, which allows a news operations center to speak directly to the camera operator in the field.

Beam side panel with IFB channel highlighted

Camera Control

Beam’s serial RS-422 port allows you to remotely control compatible PTZ cameras with a selectable baud rate up to 384 k/bits.

a PTZ camera with RS-422 port that is compatible with Beam's Camera Control

Technical Specs

BEAM Specification
Video Compression H.264 Baseline Profile Level 4.2 with de-interlacing
System Latency 90 - 110 millisecond delay between Transmitter and Receiver
Wireless range 2500ft +- 200ft
Digital Video In/Out SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI
Video Port TX: SDI input and looped Output, RX: SDI output
Supported Video Resolutions SMPTE244 480i59.94 (NTSC), 480i60 (861-D)
IEC61179-5 576i50 (PAL)
SMPTE 296M 720p23.98, 720p24, 720p25, 720p29.97, 720p30, 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
SMPTE 274M 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080PsF23.98,1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M BI.656 SDTV Digital Signal/Data Serial Digital Interface
SMPTE 292M BT.1120 1.5Gb/s Signal/Data Serial Digital Interface
SMPTE 425M 3Gb/s Signal/Data Serial Digital Interface
SMPTE 299M 16bit Digital Audio Format for SMPTE 292M
SMPTE 352M Video Payload Identification for Digital Interfaces
Bitrate RTSP Server Up to 30Mbps
MPEG2-TS Server Up to 15Mbps
Main Digital Audio In/Out TX/RX SDI embedded audio: 48kHz 16-bit stereo linear PCM
Main Analog Audio Out RX 48kHz 16-bit stereo linear PCM with mini stereo phone output jack
Talk-Back Analog Audio In/Out RX/TX 8kHz 16-bit stereo linear PCM with mini stereo phone input/output jack
Radio Power Aggregate Power: 150mW (22dBm), 50mW (17dBm)/antenna
Radio standard IEEE 802.11a/n: OFDM
Frequencies U-NII-1 (5.15-5.25 GHz), U-NII-3 (5.725-5.85 GHz)
Antenna 3T x 3R MIMO, 3 antennas per WiMi6200TW/W1Mi6200RW
Security 802.1x, 802,11i, WPA2, WPA and WEP 64/128 TKIP 128bit AES
WPS Wireless Protected Setup for easy set up and security configuration
Ethernet LAN 10/100 BASE-TX, RJ-45 jack
Multicast WiFi: Up to 4 Receivers
LAN: No limit on number of receivers
External Control Full duplex RS422 serial port
USB Factory reset, IP configuration or firmware upgrade without PC
Power Input/Consumption DC 7V-17V, 12 Watt
Dimensions (H x W x D) (mm) 170 x 105 x 28 each board assembly (TX or RX)
Weight (g) TX: 990g
RX: 610g
Operating Temperature 0 deg C to 50 deg C