2023 New Products from the Dudes
For 2023 the Dudes at Stream Dudes have released a few pieces of equipment designed to take your broadcasts on the road. Portability is a major theme with these items: The Ringer Walterweight and Heavyweight briefcase style switchers; The KnockOut 12-channel transcoding machine; Brandt, the 2U vMix Dude Rack priced at under $5000. Lets take a look.
The Ringer: Take your Productions on the Road
In early March, The Ringer—the new briefcase-style portable switcher—made its debut at the 2023 Arnold Sports Festival held in Columbus, Ohio, March 2 – 5. Friends of the Dudes, ADL Pro Live were given the eight-input Walterweight to use as they live streamed the events of the 2023 Arnold Amateur body building championships. Special shout out to both ADL and LeBlond Productions (who helped ADL with the event) for their part in the launch of The Ringer and for the use of the images captured at the event.
The Ringer, Stream Dude’s newest streaming machine is designed to be a powerhouse: Any producer or content creator can wield the power of an entire production team, in a compact yet portable design. According to John Basile, COO and designer of the Ringer, “The Ringer is a game changer,” said Basile, “most live streamers end up in tiny spaces and are still expected to produce big results. Setting up multiple computers, monitors, and associated cabling detracts from focusing on your client. With The Ringer…you get it all.”
Confined to a single box and travel case, The Ringer is packed with features, including: vMix Pro, Quadro GPUs (with resizable BAR RAM enabled), 1TB M.2 NVME SSD, dual-port NIC card, and a built-in 21-inch HD monitor—the largest integrated monitor available on the market today. This astonishingly powerful switcher is available in two weight classes: the 8-input Walterweight; and the 12-input Heavyweight.
Following it’s flawless debut, The Ringer traveled to Milwaukee’s UWM Panther arena March 6, for the Wisconsin eSports Summit.
The KnockOut (TKO) with SV-ESDR all-in-one Cross Conversions
The KnockOut (TKO) is your all-in-one solution for cross conversion, encoding, decoding, switching, monitoring, recording and more, of up to 12 channels of video. From SD to UHD signals, TKO—with SV-ESDR—is ready to serve your production needs.
The KnockOut made its 2023 debut on the show floor of NAB held in Las Vegas, April 16 – 19. This all-one-one broadcasting solution features:
- Convenient, portable briefcase design with built-in 21” LCD monitor
- Your choice of 12 bidirectional 12G SDI I/O
- 12 4K HDMI inputs—actually, any combination thereof by special request—giving content producers the flexibility they need for THEIR specific needs
- Eight (8) hot-swap SSD bays for additional storage
- SV-ESDR flexible transcoder solution
- Video processing algorithm
- Network-based transport protocol
- High speed video/audio transcoding algorithm
- Video/audio encapsulation algorithm
- Intel Core i9 X-series CPU
- NVIDIA RTX Quadro GPU with resizable bar RAM
- 10GB dual-port NIC
- One (1) 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD
- Foam-lined, heavy-duty, injected molded rolling case
- Thee-year product warranty
vMix Streaming Computer Under $5K? No Way.
Yes, you read that right. Stream Dudes now offers a Dude Rack switcher powered by vMix for less than $5K. This isn’t a mistake, its a move meant to provide a basic, reliable system for those whose event workflows aren’t complex. Brandt, our newest 2U Dude Rack is perfect for the cost-conscious producer, and still is backed by the same Stream Dudes three (3)-year hardware warranty, shared by our entire Dude-branded items in the Dude-iverse.