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Mushroom Networks' Streamer Powers an Industry-First Live Video Broadcast using iOS Devices

BeTerrific.com used the Streamer 8000, which bonds multiple wireless data cards into a single IP pipe, to stream a live webcast from the 2014 Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles to nearly 300,000 viewers. (July 02, 2014)

SAN DIEGO, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --In the last century, filmmaking has undergone radical transformation, and today is no different. Now, with only iOS devices, an app, a video switcher and Internet via Broadband Bonding technology from Mushroom Networks, Inc., filmmakers can broadcast live anytime, anywhere.

At the recent Cine Gear Expo, the premier film, video, and digital media expo for the entertainment industry, Artsis Media Inc.'s BeTerrific.com accomplished an industry-firstproducing live video using iFilmmaking techniques and streaming it to nearly 300,000 viewers on YouTube and UStream. With iPhones and iPads, including an iPad mini via The Padcaster Mini Kit, as the only cameras, Michael Artsis, CEO of Artsis Media and a five-time Emmy Award winning video journalist, and his team shot video from inside a booth and from the show floor. The team used a beta version of the new FiLMiC Pro iOS app and then wirelessly output full 1920x1080 HD video from the iOS devices to a Paladin Video Production Switcher connected to the Mushroom Networks Streamer 8000. From there, the Streamer 8000 delivered fast, high-quality streaming of the webcast.

Mushroom Networks' Streamer family, which includes the Streamer 8000 and the Streamer Pro, uses the company's patented Broadband Bonding technology to bond multiple 3G/4G wireless data cards into a single, optimized IP tunnel, to provide professional-grade reliability and redundancy.


For Artsis, the Streamer 8000 delivered the breakthrough necessary for live video streaming. The bonding device was easy to use and provided the consistency for quality filmmaking. "With other network devices I've tested, I'd worry whether they'd work or we'd run into problems, and I've never known anyone to have a trouble-free experience without a satellite truck. Not so with the Streamer 8000, which is easy to use, is consistent and gives us filmmakers peace of mind, it simply works" he said.

"Mushroom Networks, and all the partners that participated in this live video streaming, are at the forefront of transformation in filmmaking, where quality video can be created and streamed, live, from anywhere," continued Artsis. "The bottom line is that there are no limits anymore and creatives can do what they do best: create."

The Streamer 8000 and Streamer Pro are available through select channels. For more information, please call (858) 452-1032 or visit http://www.mushroomnetworks.com.

About Mushroom Networks

Mushroom Networks, Inc., is a privately held company based in San Diego, CA, providing patent pending Broadband Bonding solutions to a range of Internet connection applications. The company's flagship product line serves SMBs, enterprises, multi-tenant buildings, and broadband service providers and bonds dissimilar broadband access technologies forming a single highly reliable broadband pipe that can easily scale based on needs. Mushroom Networks was a finalist for the coveted 2012 San Diego Business Journal Innovation Award, XCHANGE Tech Innovators Xcellence Award, 2007 CONNECT 'Most Innovative New Product' award, 2008 CONNECT 'Most Innovative New Product' award, Network World's "top technology trend of 2008" award, and nominated for the best investment opportunity within the fixed telecom sector by Telecom Council of Silicon Valley. For more information, please visit http://www.mushroomnetworks.com or call 858-452-1032.

SOURCE Mushroom Networks, Inc.

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