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A revolutionary way to show all of your devices together on one display in 1080p/60 with no lag — just plug, play and play.
A revolutionary way to show all of your devices together on one display in 1080p/60 with no lag — just plug, play and play.
A revolutionary way to show all of your devices together on one display in 1080p/60 with no lag — just plug, play and play.
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Studio-quality compositing. 1080p/60 with no lag. 

Skreens is how you seamlessly combine multiple HDMI signals into one high definition output — with absolutely no lag. So you can have your XB1, PS4, Chromecast, Roku, GoPro and any other HDMI source all together, all at once. And with a built-in web browser you don’t even need a PC.

Streamers will be blown away by the capabilities — unlimited video frames composited together in real time. Output your game and camera and web to Twitch or YouTube or just make every pixel count on your 4K display. And you have total control over your layout, down to the pixel. 

A little device with massive amounts of power. 

Skreens is powered by patent-pending innovation at the silicon layer — the Skreens Media Accelerator. This chip is designed and manufactured here in the United States and is one of the most powerful FPGA chips available, with the horsepower to blend together almost unlimited high definition streams into a single interface — all in real time. So you get zero lag along with the ability to customize virtually any part of the interface to combine windows from different devices or the web.

The Plus comes with two or four HDMI inputs depending on the backer reward you choose, and you can chain together as many as you need - chain together 2 four-port units together and put 8 HDMI inputs on a single screen if you want. With a built-in web browser and WiFi, you can put web content up on the screen next to your HDMI inputs.

Multi-channel Audio Mixing Now Included

We told you at TwitchCon that we were working on it, and we’re here to deliver. The Plus Four Pro is going to deliver multi-channel audio mixing! This is up to 5 digital audio feeds — including Dolby 5.1 surround. Control the audio mixing with the Skreens Controller app or through the API if you want, and you’ll get linear PCM 5.1 output. The user can select the primary audio channel to transmit out the HDMI and optical S/PDIF outputs to your home audio system - all other audio outputs are available as streaming output via WiFi. And you can even stream audio channels to your iPhone or tablet to listen on your individual earbuds or headphones.

Gigabit Ethernet Now Included

Right on the Nexus Four Pro will be 10/100/1000 Ethernet RJ45. Bandwidth-hungry applications — like all those ones that Skreens is made for — can start rejoicing now.

So simple to use, it’s just plug, play and play.

With all of your HDMI devices plugged in, use the iOS or Android app to control your what goes on the screen, where it’s positioned and how big it is. You can use predefined layouts, create your own, or if you’re a developer, get into the RESTful API to make your own controls.


Choose from Basic and Pro Models 

Skreens Basic Units (Plus Two and Plus Four) provide you with the ability to combine HDMI inputs and web content into a single screen. But sometimes you need to go further. That's why there's the Pro version, designed specifically with streamers in mind. The Pro versions give you even more control over how content is displayed: 

Universal Remote Control. Compatible HDMI inputs can be controlled directly from the iOS or Android Skreens Controller app. 

Streaming Audio Over WiFi or BlueTooth. Output the audio coming through the Skreens device directly to the iOS or Android Skreens Controller app. 

Full Access to the Developer API. Create your own controller! Using a RESTful API, you can control layouts, HDMI inputs, transparency and any of the other features through a simple API. 

Streamer Must-Haves: Video scaling, priority, cropping, chroma-key and transparency

Exclusively through Kickstarter

Skreens will not be available through retail until late 2016. We are 100% focused on delivering the best experience possible for you when this product arrives in your hands and want to get you engaged first.

This means that once this Kickstarter is done, there will not be another way to get your hands on Skreens for at least a year.

Stretch goals

 We're so stoked to have made our first stretch goal! We couldn't have gotten here without all of the support from our backers, so THANK YOU! All of the Skreens devices will now come with full USB support for headsets, cameras and more — bringing more capabilities to the already amazing box that you're getting.

We're EVEN MORE STOKED to break through our second stretch goal! There's been considerable demand on the commercial side and with a recent purchase we've funded everything needed to unlock one-button streaming for all Plus Four Pros! This is incredible and we're so happy to get this into your hands!

 Stream and record with a single button.

We’ve been thrilled with the response to Skreens. Streamers and gamers have particularly seen this as a game-changer. But we’ve heard from the top streamers and Twitch directly that there’s another issue they need solved — compressing and streaming without needing a compression card and a PC. 

We will add dedicated H.264 compression hardware supporting both main and high profiles, 10920x1080p60 with IP network RTMP push to Twitch or YouTube. This will be the first dedicated video hardware that will allow up to 4 simultaneous HD signal sources with video compositing, transparency, chroma-key, layering, resize, repositioning and HTML background for streampro.io and other custom scenes all within 1 frame time (average 10ms). No capture card required, no extra PC required.

We are working hard to make sure we make the best technology for gamers and streamers. I know we will have more requests for added features, and we’ll continue to push hard on the engineering of the product to support your needs. Thank you for all your support and keep the comments coming.

Lon Reviews Skreens

The Skreens Technology

Marc Todd, the Inventor, Founder and CEO of Skreens, walks through the technology that makes Skreens possible. Want to know all of the details? Check out his walkthrough right from the engineer's bench!

Find Our How Skreens Came To Life

Marc Todd, Inventor, Founder and CEO of Skreens, talks about how Skreens was created and the team that's been involved in its creation.

Watch the Skreens Plus Two and Plus Four In Action

Small, aren't these? Great walkthrough of the differences between the PlusTwo and the PlusFour.

The Skreens Tech Team

Shep Siegel – Sr. Circuit Designer/Electrical Engineer
CTO Atomic Rules, Mercury Computer
Broadcast Video Expert and Emmy award winner for outstanding engineering achievement
Senior Member of the IEEE, member of the ACM, SIGDA, TC-FPGA

Aaron Severance – Circuit Designer/Electrical Engineer
PhD in Electrical Engineering from UBC
Video and Circuit Design Expert 

John Miller – Sr. Firmware/Software Engineer
BSEE Electrical Engineering from UMass Lowell
Embedded systems, embedded Linux and hardware driver expert

David E. Acker – Broadcast Electrical Engineer/Hardware PCB Design Engineer
Engineering VP - Broadcast Pix Inc.
Elected SMPTE Fellow in 1992
BSEE Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - MSEE Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Lynn Birch – Product and System Architecture
BSEE, University of Rhode Island
MS, Business Innovation Northeastern University

Arash Payan – Sr. iOS/Android Application Engineer
“Visionary Byte Pusher”
BS/MS Computer Science, University of Southern California

Tim Zerrip – Sr. Mechanical Engineer
Owner Out-of-the-Box Design and enclosure design expert

Elizabeth Jordan — Skreens Vancouver

Judy Pagliuca  Member of Skreens Board of Directors
Managing Director of PagsGroup Fund

Thanks to our Partners and Supporters

                                                        

Special Thanks To:

David Wright

Marc Clement

Paul Kusiak

Liz Jordan

The Skreens Community

We are extremely passionate about giving a voice to our customers. Customers today have more information and say than ever before. At Skreens, we aim to break down existing stereotypes and viewing models and create an experience driven by our customers. If you're interested in developing HTML5 applications for our platform, we'd love to hear from you. If that's not your cup of tea, you're in luck, you can benefit from others that do. You can download our HTML5 applications and enhance your experience even further, or simply create your SkreensTV templates and layouts. Simply send us a message via our Kickstarter page to find out more details!

Risks and challenges

Similar to many Kickstarter projects, we face risks and challenges in bringing this amazing technology to market. The primary risks for us include:

1. Engineering:
To achieve the level of simplicity in user experience that we have, we have to design and engineer a very complex system. We have taken two key steps to ensure our engineering success. 1) We have formed an amazing team of engineers and designers, and 2) we have tested our prototypes extensively and made improvement where needed. In the last year, we have built 2 generations of prototypes and a limited production run of those prototypes. We are ready for the final manufacturing ramp up.

2. Supply Chain & logistics:
Many Kickstarter campaigns can encounter problems when taking their prototypes to production. This includes issues finding suppliers and engineering products for mass-production. Smooth execution is absolutely essential to overcoming such risks. We take this task seriously and have been working for months negotiating with suppliers, testing component quality, and building a team that can execute on our promises. Our plans are nearly in place, and we now mainly require the resources to execute our plans.

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    A BIG Thank you for your support! You will receive a personalized email from our CEO, Marc Todd, thanking you for your contributions. Every backer helps us get further in bringing our product to market, so we appreciate everyone that is helping us on this journey.

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    EARLY BIRD: NexusTwo – With limited-edition blue & deep indigo anodized aluminum enclosures, you will get one Skreens NexusTwo unit. The NexusTwo combines up to two independent HDMI sources up to full 1080p60, plus has built in Chrome browser up to a single screen. Built in WiFi/BT and Skreens OS, NexusTwo will support future downloadable apps. Save over $90 MSRP!

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    NexusTwo – You will get one Skreens NexusTwo unit. The NexusTwo combines up to two independent HDMI sources up to full 1080p60, plus has built in Chrome browser up to a single screen. Built in WiFi/BT and Skreens OS, NexusTwo will support future downloadable apps. Save over $70 MSRP!

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    NexusTwo PRO – Want more cool features? Upgrade to our NexusTwo PRO package! This PRO upgrade package includes features such as universal remote in the Skreens iOS or Android controller, streaming audio over Wifi/BT, Developer API, plug-in to OBS, streamer must have (video scaling, priority, cropping, chroma-key, transparency) and many more features to come! Save over $140 MSRP!

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    EARLY BIRD: NexusFour – With limited-edition blue & deep indigo anodized aluminum enclosures, you will get one Skreens NexusFour unit. The NexusFour combines up to four independent HDMI sources up to full 1080p60, plus has built in Chrome browser up to a single screen. Built in WiFi/BT and Skreens OS, NexusFour will support future downloadable apps. NexusFour is double the number of ports as NexusTwo but has much more than double the core semiconductor power for future upgradable functions and applications. Save over $170 MSRP!

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    NexusFour – You will get one Skreens NexusFour unit. The NexusFour combines up to four independent HDMI sources up to full 1080p60, plus has built in Chrome browser up to a single screen. Built in WiFi/BT and Skreens OS, NexusFour will support future downloadable apps. NexusFour is double the number of ports as NexusTwo but has much more than double the core semiconductor power for future upgradable functions and applications. Save over $130 MSRP!

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    TwitchCon Exclusive NexusFour PRO – With limited-edition PURPLE anodized aluminum enclosures, you will get one TwitchCon limited-edition Skreens NexusFour PRO unit, which we set aside only for our TwitchCon community! Large programmable playground is more hardware future applications. Upgrade to our NexusFour PRO package! This PRO upgrade package includes features such as universal remote in the Skreens iOS or Android controller, streaming audio over Wifi/BT, Developer API, plug-in to OBS, streamer must have (video scaling, priority, cropping, chroma-key, transparency) and many more features to come! Save over $200 MSRP!

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    NexusFour PRO – Large programmable playground is more hardware future applications. Upgrade to our NexusFour PRO package! This PRO upgrade package includes features such as universal remote in the Skreens iOS or Android controller, streaming audio over Wifi/BT, Developer API, plug-in to OBS, streamer must have (video scaling, priority, cropping, chroma-key, transparency) and many more features to come! Save over $200 MSRP!

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    Professional Streamer, Gamer or Sports Fan Package: This package will provide 2 NexusFour PRO units that can be cascaded to allow up to 7 independent HDMI input at full 1080p/60 to be combined on to one screen. Have several set top box for multiple sports games at once plus add xBox/PS or other gaming console plus web fantasy scores and chat you can have the BEST video wall in your man cave! Or significantly upgrade your gaming or streaming rig for ridiculous powerful video graphics effects and combined video content that will BLOW YOUR MIND! Save over $400 MSRP!

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    NexusFour PRO 5 Pack – For the gaming tournaments that have multiple 4 team games to be displayed on a single large screen for the crowds! Or businesses that have conference rooms. Must have for IT departments to reduce the number of monitors for both productivity and savings. More efficient display interface = a more efficient workplace! Save more than $950 MSRP!

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    Commercial purchase NexusFour PRO 10 Pack - Backers of this package will not only receive 10 NexusFour PRO units, but they will also have a one on one conversation with our CEO, Marc Todd, for details to secure business partnerships and more detailed collaborative opportunities.

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