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AREC MS-550 Media Station

  •  A true all-in-one device to offer high quality Full HD synchronized recording, storage, backup, live streaming and remote management
  • Make a video like a pro with built-in online director
  • Built-in video management platform for remote management

Easy to Create Your Live Video Like a Professional
AREC MS-550 media station supports 4-channel Full HD video capturing, mixing, switching, recording, live streaming, online director, remote management and backup etc. AREC Media Stations are built on lowerin the entry barrier of using professional, AV broadcasting related devices. With the combination of network communication, intuitive user interface and all-in-one product design, AREC media stations were designed to support every user could enjoy making and delivering high quality videos without any professional skills.

Multiple Sources Capturing
MS-550 supports synchronized capturing of multiple sources through HDMI / VGA/ RJ45 interfaces, it is compatible with network cameras, laptops, PCs, digital microscopes, wireless microphones etc.
*Supports DVI and component video cable inputs when using appropriate DVI to HDMI or component to VGA adaptors.

Achieve Multi-Source Live Streaming
Supporting multi-source switching and mixing, MS-550 provides multi-source live streaming to broadcast the live image and voice of an on-going lecture or event on YouTube Live,Facebook, UStream, Twitch and other live broadcasting websites, allowing any participant to attend at any location in the world.

AREC Online Director : Real-Time Assistant in Video Making
Built-in Online Director, AREC MS-550 allows switching and mixing between multiple cameras and digital content sources. It supports control and monitoring the cameras’ field of view, movement, switching image layout, and adjusting audio volume etc. In addition, AREC has launched the exclusive app "Arec Action!", which allows users to control their streaming and recording from a mobile tablet*.
* “Arec Action!” is free to download ( available on iPad)

Proprietary Signal Separation Technology
AREC’s proprietary Signal Separation Technology allows the flexibility of single or dual source front stage (live lecture) display while simultaneously performing multi-source and multi-screen recording.
This feature has been widely used in diverse vocational education and simulation labs.

Video Management Platform
Built-in all-new video management platform, administrators or teachers can manage lecture videos stored in the local media station remotely. They can rename, upload or delete a video file. With user account
management and system management platform, administrators can also access the system settings and control options through the Internet.

Multiple Recording Layouts
AREC MS-550 provides highly flexible recording layouts options, including full screen, picture-in picture, picture-by-picture, and multi-channel split screen types. From web-based back stage, users can choose 9 user-defined layouts for easy to use and switching.

Graphical User Interface
MS-550 comes with a fully graphical user interface utilizing information visualization in order to minimize the learning curve required. A remote control allows for easy operation of MS-550’s comprehensive capabilities including screen split, lecture recording and live streaming etc.

Product Interface

Input Connection
Video Inputs HDMI/ VGA/ RJ-45 (Supports AREC Full HD Network Camera)
Note: Supports DVI and component video cable inputs with appropriate DVI to HDMI or component to VGA adaptors
Max. Video-In channels Maximum 4 channels synchronized recording
HDMI/VGA: 2 channels
Full HD network camera: 4 channels
Video-In Modes HDMI: 480i~1080p60
VGA Video: 480i~1080p60
VGA PC: 640 x 480~1920 x 1080
Audio Inputs Line in, Mic, wireless Mic, HDMI
Max. Audio-In channels 3.5mm Stereo: 2 channels
Wireless Mic: 1 channel
HDMI: 2 channels
Video Processing
Compression H.264 / AVC
Frame Rate Max. 30fps
Bit Rate 500Kbps~8Mbps
Resolution Max. 1080p (320x240 ~ 1920x1080)
Audio Processing
Compression AAC-LC
Bit Rate 80Kbps~320Kbps
Local Storage
External Storage USB / eSATA
Locally Stored File Output Format MP4
Remote Storage
FTP Backup Video files will backed up automatically to FTP server after end of recording
Streaming/Main System Output
Streaming Delay 1 sec.
Compatible Streaming Input Protocols RTSP, RTP, RTMP, UDP
Streaming Output Protocols RTP, RTMP (RTMPS), RTSP
1. Users can choose 1 output option from RTP or RTMP only
2. RTP: MPEG2-TS over RTP unicast; MPEG2-TS over RTP multicast
3. RTSP (TCP/ UDP): Max 6 clients RTSP streams available via public URL (example: pulled streams)
Main Output Mode (Max.) HDMI / VGA: 1080p60
Local Display
Local Viewing Layout 9 layouts, 9 for user-defined
Display Layout Full screen / picture-in-picture / picture-by-picture / multi-channel split screen
Live Broadcasting
Campus Station to Station Live Broadcasting Yes
External Website Broadcasting Yes, through the Internet
Local Video Yes
Select by Index Yes, browse playable content through index
Speaker Tracking Yes, with AREC TP-100 Auto Tracking System
Recording Modes Mixed recording
Recording Layouts 9 layouts, 9 for user-defined
Index (keyword tagging) Automatic and manual index insertion
Auto Logo Insertion during Recording Yes, through web-based back stage management setting
Video Information Editing
Post Video Info Editing Yes, through Video Manager platform
Opening and Ending Video Adding Yes, through web-based back stage management setting
Video Info Adding Video info will be added on video file name automatically while file output or uploading
Operating Controls
Remote Controller Yes, included within the package
Video Switcher Yes, through built-in AREC Online Director for manual controls
External Control Yes, supports RS-232 interface port
Video Switcher from Tablet Yes, through free “AREC Action!” app for tablet manual controls (available on iPad)
Video Manager Platform Built-in video manager latform: through web-based control interface
General Information
Operation System Embedded Linux System
Power Supply 12V / 2A
Temperature / Humidity 0~40°C / 90%
Dimension 354mm(L) x 188,2mm(W) x 46mm(H)
Weight 1.33 kg (2.9 lbs)
Language SC / TC / English / Russian / Spanish / Czech
Accessories Remote controller / power adapter / wireless Mic antenna / quick guide
Recommended AREC Products
AREC Auto-Tracking System
AREC Network Camera CI Series
AREC Wireless Microphone

The latest Documentation and Software can be found at the Homepage of ADENA/AREC


  • AREC MS-550 Datasheet
  • AREC MS-550 Quick Installation Guide
  • AREC MS-550 User Manual


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