Tascam VS-R264 Live Streaming Encoder - Decoder - Recorder
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Tascam's VS-R264 is an AV-over-IP streaming encoder/decoder which offers simultaneous encoding, streaming, recording and decoding of audio/video material in Full HD resolution using the H.264 video codec. It can be used for transmissions over corporate networks and WANs or for live streaming into the internet plus automatic FTP upload of recorded files to network storage. Utilising open streaming formats and protocols, this models supports Content Delivery Networks and online live platforms like YouTube, Wowza, Ustream, AWS Elemental MediaLive, CloudFront and others.

With power over Ethernet or external 12 Volt supply, HDMI in/out with audio embedding and de-embedding, and full control from a RESTful API allowing for integration into automation and control systems, this unit is extremely versatile. Whereas many other products either lack professional audio levels or connectors, don’t record at all, or can’t simultaneously encode and decode, Tascam's VS-R264 sports fully balanced audio I/O via Euroblock connectors, with configurable reference levels for compatibility with professional audio systems. Unbalanced 3.5-mm stereo mini jacks are also provided for compatibility with consumer devices.

The bi-directional AV operation, live online streaming, secure capture to SD media then later upload for the web site, is ideal for live events, lectures, government sessions, boardroom presentations, concert venues and houses of worship, also for connections between rooms or locations. With a compact 1U, half-rack size, two units can be rack-mounted side by side. They can also be easily placed on a table or screwed under a shelf with the included mounting bracket.

HDMI input
HDMI v1.4a (Type A)
HDMI output
HDMI v2.0 (Type A)
Input resolutions
1080p@(60, 59.94, 50, 30, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98)
720p@(60, 59.94, 50)
480p@(60, 59.94)
Frame rate limit
Encoding resolutions
1920 × 1080p
1280 × 720p
950 × 540p
720 × 576p
720 × 480p
640 × 360p
480 × 270p
320 × 180p
Encoding format
H.264 (baseline, main, high)
Encoding bit rates
500 kbit/s to 30 Mbit/s
Bitrate control
Variable, constant
Key frame interval
0.25–1.00–16.5 s
3–1000 frames
Analogue audio inputs (unbalanced)
3.5-mm stereo mini jack
Nominal input level
–10 dBV
Maximum input level
+6 dBV
Analogue audio inputs (balanced)
Euroblock, 3.81 mm pitch
Nominal input level
+4 dBu (Ref. level other than –9 dBFS)
+6 dBu (Ref. level –9 dBFS)
Maximum input level
+15 dBu (Ref. level –9 dBFS)
+18 dBu (Ref. level –14 dBFS)
+20 dBu (Ref. level –16dBFS)
Analogue audio outputs (balanced)
Euroblock, 3.81 mm pitch
Nominal output level
+4 dBu
Maximum output level
+15 dBu (Ref. level –9 dBFS)
+18 dBu (Ref. level –14 dBFS)
+20 dBu (Ref. level –16 dBFS)
Analogue audio outputs (unbalanced)
3.5-mm stereo mini jack
Nominal output level
–10 dBV
Maximum output level
+6 dBV
Output gain
–8, –72 dB to +6 dB (1-dB steps)
Audio codec
AAC, 64–512 kbit/s, 32/44.1/48 kHz
Storage media
USB drive, SD/SDHC card
USB connector
USB 3.0, type A
Recording bit rates
500 kbit/s to 30 Mbit/s
Video transport protocols
RTMP/RTMPS, RTSP, HLS, RTP/UDP in Unicast and Multicast
Simultaneous Streaming
1 × RTMP/RTMPS, 1 x RTSP, 1 x HLS, 2 × Unicast, 1 × Multicast
Streaming bit rates
500 kbit/s to 30 Mbit/s
Network connectivity
Gigabit Ethernet
User interface
Full-featured web UI designed for tablet and desktop computers enables encoder and decoder configuration for unicast, multicast and RTMP
IP configuration
DHCP (default), static
Command and control protocol
HTTP, auto-detect and discover other Tascam encoder and decoder units on subnet
Power supply and other specifications
Power supply
PoE+ or Tascam PS-P1220E AC adapter (sold separately)
Power consumption
Dimensions (W × H × D, including protrusions)
214 mm × 45 mm × 136 mm
0.85 kg
Operating temperature range
0–40 °C
Included items
Installation brackets, Euroblock plugs, cable band kit, USB memory with discovery app and reference manual, dust covers for RJ-45, USB, and HDMI connectors, Quick Start guide with warranty information
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