HIVE, a developer in the media engine market, has announced the launch of the BeeBlade, a new product offering which the company says is set to redefine the way media players are used across various applications.
“I’m very excited about our new BeeBox and BeeBlade products, featuring our game-changing BeeSync technology. Developed in partnership with Intel, this cutting-edge technology enables seamless frame-perfect synchronisation across devices without the need for separate reference sync cabling and expensive HDSDI hardware,” explains Trey Harrison, Co-Founder at HIVE. “The BeeBlade sits inside a projector or display and requires only an Ethernet connection. The simplicity this brings to synchronised blended multi-projector installations will set a new standard in our industry!”
BeeBlade has the ability to be deployed in three different formats. It can be inserted directly into SDM-compatible projectors or displays, utilised in a standalone box, a BeeBox, or inserted into an accompanying product, the BeeHive. This high level of scalability and versatility positions BeeBlade as a solution for professional media playback across an unlimited range of use cases.
Proprietary BeeSync Technology
The new BeeBlade range incorporates HIVE’s proprietary BeeSync technology, achieving synchronisation across multiple displays, with precise frame-accurate synchronisation of HDMI video outputs across all Ethernet-connected video players, wherever they are located.
“The flexibility this product offers the customer is disruptive – an industry first. Users can buy an SDM card from us which they can put directly into a projector or display, or they can use the standalone box option when an SDM slot is not available,” says Dave Green, Co-Founder at HIVE.
BeeBlade’s modular design allows users to purchase the exact number of outputs they need, offering a scalable solution that optimises costs.
“HIVE customers only need to buy the number of outputs that they need. If a project requires eleven 4k outputs, they buy a BeeHive and populate it with eleven BeeBlades. The cost involved scales according to the requirement, offering a future-proofed solution. This is unlike anything else on the market,” Green explains.
“BeeBlade offers the highest density of outputs, silky smooth playback and amazing scalability, all within the same great HIVE software ecosystem,” says Mark Calvert, Co-Founder at HIVE. “We believe the BeeBlade module and accompanying BeeBox and BeeHive products are disruptors in this market, and we look forward to seeing how our users deploy this technology over the upcoming months.”
BeeBlade and BeeBox are available now. HIVE expects the BeeHive product to ship in Q4 of 2023.