A video receiver is a device located on-prem or in the cloud that is designed to receive and decode video content transmitted over bonded cellular and other types of networks. It’s a fundamental component of a remote broadcast production workflow that includes mobile video transmitters. Receivers will also decode video to SDI, NDI, and ST 2110 or retransmit in another IP protocol such as SRT. Receivers that retransmit video streams are sometimes referred to as transceivers.
Video receivers can also include transcoding features like resolution upscaling and downscaling in support of downstream video workflows. In short, a video receiver can serve as the gateway between the transmitted video signal and the broadcast production facility, enabling the real-time video processing and mixing.