ViewCast Showcases New Osprey-450e PCI Express Video Capture Card

Quad-Channel Osprey-450e Takes Flight at National Association of

Broadcasters Expo

Apr 14, 2008, 01:00 ET from ViewCast Corporation

    PLANO, Texas, April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViewCast Corporation
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   VCST), a leading global provider of audio and video
 encoding products, will unveil its new quad-channel Osprey-450e video
 capture card at the NAB2008 exhibition in Las Vegas on April 14th to 17th.
 The latest addition to ViewCast's industry-leading Osprey(R) family of PCI
 Express(R) (PCIe(R)) video capture cards delivers robust processing on four
 independent channels, significantly minimizing internal PC space
     The higher channel density offered by the Osprey-450e means fewer
 computer systems are required to capture a number of channels --
 dramatically reducing overall system costs. Osprey-450e PCIe card also
 takes advantage of the latest architecture standard -- the super-high-speed
 PCI Express bus -- for maximum performance. This enables broadcasters to
 simultaneously capture four individual channels of analog video and
 unbalanced stereo audio channels and process them independently.
     "With the Osprey-450e, we're delivering the legendary Osprey quality
 for the latest PC architectures," said Dave Stoner, president and chief
 operating officer of ViewCast. "This new video capture card builds on a
 solid track record of more than 300,000 Osprey cards sold globally and
 being used in a wide variety of broadcast, commercial and industrial
 applications. You'll find Osprey capture cards in mission-critical
 applications throughout the world."
     Like other multimedia-class cards in the Osprey line, the Osprey-450e
 is compatible with a wide variety of commercial video capture, processing
 and encoding applications as well as with other Osprey cards for
 mix-and-match flexibility.
     "The PCIe bus is the latest high-throughput internal bus architecture
 to be offered by PC manufacturers, and the best PC graphics cards use this
 bus to unleash the power of modern multi-core PC engines," said Mark
 Hershey, vice president of engineering at ViewCast. "That's precisely why
 we chose the PCIe bus for the Osprey-450e. It provides unfettered access to
 all PC resources with no bottlenecks or mysterious glitches -- just smooth,
 unadulterated power that can support multiple Osprey PCIe cards in one
     The Osprey-450e is optimized for live streaming video applications with
 features such as logo bitmap overlay with transparency, positioning
 controls and the ability to automatically detect and adapt on-the-fly when
 the input video format changes from movie frame rates to television frame
 rates. This card includes additional internal video inputs and four
 additional balanced audio inputs that can be utilized as alternatives to
 the rear panel connectors.
     NAB2008 attendees can see and find out more about the new Osprey-450e
 in ViewCast's booth, SL13109, in the South Hall lower level at the Las
 Vegas Convention Center. ViewCast will also be demonstrating its other PCI
 Express video capture cards -- the Osprey-700e HD PCI Express combination
 high-definition (HD)/standard-definition (SD) video capture card and the
 professional analog Osprey-240e card.
     Additionally at NAB, the company will be demonstrating its latest
 streaming media encoder appliances. These encoders include the newly
 launched portable/rack-mountable Niagara(R) GoStream(R) SURF and ViewCast's
 top-of-the-line streaming appliance, the rack-mount Niagara Pro. Both
 encoders come equipped with ViewCast's most powerful software -- Niagara
 SCX Pro and Osprey SimulStream -- which will also be demonstrated at NAB.
     About ViewCast Corporation
     ViewCast, a pioneer in the Internet streaming industry, develops and
 markets streamlined products that prepare media content for live and
 video-on- demand (VOD) delivery over IP and mobile networks. Founded in
 1994, ViewCast has been the industry's choice for video capture cards
 through its legendary Osprey product line, which includes PCI Express and
 high-definition (HD) cards. Osprey technology also powers the award winning
 Niagara Pro and portable Niagara GoStream family of streaming encoders.
     ViewCast's user-friendly encoding and streaming hardware works in
 conjunction with Niagara SCX management/control software and Niagara SCX
 SDK development software, allowing users to easily capture, process and
 deliver live audio/video content over the Internet. Osprey SimulStream
 software, which comes standard on all Niagara encoders, enables multiple
 video streams to be configured in multiple formats, in multiple
 resolutions, at multiple bit rates -- all simultaneously. This array of
 tools offers broadcasters, businesses, governments and other organizations
 the ability to expand their audience reach via the Internet. For more
 information, go to
     ViewCast, Osprey, Niagara, Niagara SCX, GoStream, SimulStream and
 EZStream are trademarks or registered trademarks of ViewCast Corporation or
 its subsidiaries. All other trademarks appearing herein are the property of
 their respective owners.
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