PLANO, Texas, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ViewCast Corporation (OTCBB: VCST), a developer of industry-leading solutions for the transformation, management and delivery of digital media over enterprise, broadband, and mobile networks, today announced the availability of two new Osprey® video capture cards - the Osprey 260e and Osprey 460e. Both cards are designed to work with industry standard media encoding applications including Microsoft Expression Encoder and Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, and are ideally suited for broadcasters, enterprises, governments and OEM system integrators looking for high-quality, reliable solutions for webcasting, live streaming, podcasting, mobile TV, video on demand and/or surveillance applications.
"Osprey video capture cards are widely recognized as the industry standard for high-quality, rock-solid streaming performance," said Dave Stoner, President and CEO of ViewCast. "With the introduction of the Osprey 260e and 460e cards to ViewCast's award-winning Osprey product family, we continue to improve upon that tradition as we extend our technology leadership to meet the demands of today's multi-platform digital media marketplace."
By adding SimulStream® to either card, users can encode content in multiple formats, bit rates and resolutions – simultaneously, from a single video source, to reach the expanding variety of devices available to consumers for viewing media content wherever they are.
Both the Osprey 260e and 460e cards optimize the PCI Express (PCIe) bus architecture to unleash the power of modern multi-core PC engines with unfettered access to all PC resources. This capability means more power for the most demanding streaming applications.
The Osprey 260e provides one channel selectable between composite, component, or Y/C video and balanced or unbalanced audio in a low profile form factor, ideal for compact system enclosures. The Osprey 460e card is designed to simultaneously capture four independent channels of analog video and unbalanced stereo audio signals and process them independently, minimizing internal PC space requirements. The channel density offered by the Osprey 460e dramatically reduces total system cost by increasing the capture capacity within a single system.
The 460e A/V option also provides additional video inputs and four stereo balanced audio inputs to the rear panel connectors. The optional video inputs include the selection of component or Y/C (S-Video) for each of the 4 channels or 3 additional composite inputs for a total of 16 switchable composite inputs per card.
ViewCast develops industry-leading hardware and software for the transformation, management and delivery of professional quality video over broadband, enterprise and mobile networks. ViewCast's award-winning solutions simplify the complex workflows required for the Web-based streaming of news, sports, music, and other video content to computers and mobile devices, empowering broadcasters, businesses, and governments to easily and effectively reach and expand their audiences. With more than 350,000 video capture cards deployed globally, ViewCast sets the standard in the streaming media industry. ViewCast Niagara® streaming appliances, Osprey® video capture cards and VMp™ video management systems provide the highly reliable technology required to deliver the multi-platform experiences driving today's digital media market.
ViewCast (www.viewcast.com) is headquartered in Plano, Texas, USA, with sales and distribution channels located globally.
ViewCast, Osprey, VMp, Niagara and SimulStream are trademarks or registered trademarks of ViewCast Corporation or its subsidiaries.
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