Hornet HD Video Encoder


Hornet is a live H.264 video streaming and recording appliance. It is ideal for continuous streaming, event broadcasts, and for instant recording. It can also be used as a decoder.

Industry Standard

Live video is converted in real time to industry standard H264 with AAC audio, which is compatible with virtually all modern players, servers, and devices. Hornet allows you to stream live video to systems that support Flash player, HTML5/DASH, and HLS, so you can view on desktops, iPhone, iPad, Android, Smart TV’s, and similar devices.


Excellent HD Quality

Stream and record live video at rates as low as 250 Kbps and at rates up to 20 Mbps. Produce great audio/video quality, rivaling encoders costing more than twice the price.

Automatic Configurations

When used with a Discover Video system solution, Hornet configuration and control is fully automatic. This exclusive feature allows you to use the appliance on a private networks, fully inside a firewall, and configure/control it from the system.


  • +12V Input; under 15 Watts total
  • Dimensions 1.75” x 6.54” x 6.2”
  • Action button to start/stop encoding and for Factory Reset

Streaming Capabilities

  • Unicast and Multicast
  • RTMP push, RTP over UDP, Raw UDP
  • Up to 2x Unicast and 1x Multicast simultaneous channel output.
  • DHCP (Default) / Static IP Address


  • IP Encoder for Streaming Events
  • Lecture Capture Encoder
  • Digital Signage Appliance
  • Point to point trunking

Input / Output

  • Video: HDMI v1.4a input and output
  • USB 2.0 connector
  • Audio embedded in HDMI
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ-45)

Input Resolutions

  • 1080p60, p60 conv. to p30, p59.94 conv. to p29.97, p30, p29.97, p25, i60, i59.94, i50; 720p60, p59.94, p50

Output Resolutions

  • 1080p60, p59.94, p50, p30, p29.97, p24, p23.98, i60, i59.9, i50, ; 720p60, p59.94, p50; 576p50, i50; 480p59.94, i59.94
  • Compression H.264, Baseline, Main, High Profile
  • Bit rates 250kbps- 20Mbps; Rate control VBR, CBR

Audio Encoding

  • MPEG-4 AAC-LC in ADTS 64-320kbps; Decode: MPEG-1 Layer 2, MPEG-2/ MPEG 4 AAC in ADTS/LOAS
  • Encoder sampling Freq: 32, 44.1, 48KHz; Decode: 48 KHz
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The Hornet is a high performance video streaming and recording appliance.  Live Video is converted to real time industry standard H.264 with AAC audio which is compatible with virtually all modern players and devices.