Many of the features that made ELEMENTS Satellite special have now been added to Parsec for Teams and in other areas Parsec for Teams is now more powerful than what we were able to provide through ELEMENTS Satellite.
As we always strive to do what’s best for our customers, we believe that using Parsec tools directly would be the most efficient solution moving forward.
More about the ELEMENTS Satellite End of Life
Introducing yet another game-changer for the media and entertainment industry
ELEMENTS Satellite is merging technology, originally developed to revolutionize remote gaming by industry leader PARSEC, with low-latency demanding media workflows
Experience the first remote editing solution specifically designed to help you work from anywhere while maintaining the same look and feel as if you are sitting in front of your workstation on premise
Forget about unstable playback and low framerate: with ELEMENTS Satellite remote editing turns into a fluid and responsive experience with impeccable video quality and in-sync audio
With the lightweight ELEMENTS Client app you can manage and initiate encrypted connections with a single click – on both Windows and macOS operating systems either end.
Besides making demanding workflows possible, ELEMENTS Satellite is equally suitable for your less performance-critical tasks like exporting, ingesting and workstation management
Keep full control of all access permissions centrally, create user accounts and benefit from additional security features such as two-factor authentication
Up to 4K in 60fps
Minimum 10Mbps per client connected, 30Mbps or more recommended
Below 30ms between host and client is a good amount, but below 60ms is still fine for most people
MacOS 10.13 and up / Windows 10
Core 2 Duo or better, Core i5 or better recommended
Intel GMA 950 / NVIDIA 6000 series / AMD Radeon X1000 series or better
Minimum 4GB RAM
Keyboard and mouse support only (no other devices such as Wacom tablets etc.)
Monitor or HDMI emulator dongle must be connected on host computer, dual monitor support
Satellite works with MacOS from 10.13 onwards and PC’s with Windows 10
Satellite works with most common GPUs, including Intel, NVIDIA and AMD. The host GPU needs to support H.264 hardware encoding (unfortunately the „old“ Mac Pro does not!) and H.264 hardware decoding on the remote client.
Satellite will try to open up connections from the inside using UPnP which is supported by most routers, however in some cases it might be necessary to configure manual ports on the firewall.
In cases where UPnP is disabled, the host needs an inbound UDP port forwarding to the host machine´s IP.
We recommend using a wired connection with Satellite, but WiFi and even LTE can be used as well. But remember: Connection quality and latency are very important to get a good experience.
For best possible quality, we recommend 30Mbps or better upload speed, the remote client will need around 10Mbps download / 2Mbps upload speed or better. But the actual bandwidth depends on the amount change in the transmitted picture and will be dynamically adapted. We have seen common video editing streams to use 3-6Mbps on average.
Unfortunately not. Only mouse and keyboard are supported for now, but we know that this is a common feature request and are working on a solution in the future. USB network server software can work around this limitation, but the support depends on the 3rd party software vendor. For example, Mac OS 10.15 is not supported yet by any USB network server software.
When a successful connection to the host has been made, a license slot is assigned to that host until the end of the month. When a new month begins, the licenses are released back to the pool.