ViewCast Media Platform and Niagara 7500 Selected as Finalists for 2010 Streaming Media North America Readers' Choice Awards

Oct 20, 2010, 06:00 ET from ViewCast Corporation

PLANO, Texas, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- ViewCast Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: VCST), a developer of industry-leading solutions for the transformation, management and delivery of digital media over enterprise, broadband, and mobile networks, today announced that two of its products have been selected as finalists for Streaming Media magazine's 2010 Readers' Choice Awards. ViewCast's Niagara® 7500 streaming appliance was one of the top three vote-getters in the Hardware Encoder (HD) category, and ViewCast Media Platform (VMp™) was selected in the Enterprise Video Platform category. Streaming Media's annual Readers' Choice Awards recognize the industry's most innovative products and services within the streaming industry. Winners will be announced at a live presentation at Streaming Media West in Los Angeles on November 2, 2010.

"These finalists—some well-known, some up-and-coming—represent the best of the best in the eyes of the people who really matter: the people who use online video technologies every day," said Streaming Media editor Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen. "The fact that more than 7,000 people cast more than 58,000 votes in our 22 categories is just one more indicator of just how exciting and vibrant this industry is, and how passionately people feel about the products they use."

"It is always a thrill when our products are recognized for excellence by the people who actually use them," said Dave Stoner, president and CEO of ViewCast. "We appreciate their continued support and we're honored to be considered for the fourth consecutive year for a Readers' Choice Award."

ViewCast Media Platform (VMp)

ViewCast Media Platform (VMp) is a unified framework that helps organizations manage the full life cycle of their digital media. VMp enables video content acquisition, transformation, indexing, workflow and distribution. VMp Portal also provides comprehensive support for live video sources and events as well as archived or on-demand content.

Organizations from all sectors - especially media and entertainment, education, retail/CPG, finance and government - are finding new ways to create value by leveraging the power of digital media. These organizations can build new audiences and engage with customers like never before by delivering IP video to all "three screens," building brand equity by "going viral," training and communicating among distributed workforces more effectively, and collapsing production cycles that can help get products to market faster.

VMp is the first to bring all of these solutions together in one unified offering. By combining ViewCast's industry leading Osprey and Niagara video encoding solutions with the capabilities of VMp – live scheduling and event management, video on-demand, digital asset management and enterprise content management infrastructure from IBM – ViewCast has created the most comprehensive solution available for driving value with digital media.

Niagara 7500

The Niagara 7500 is a powerful, feature-rich streaming appliance for Web-based delivery of high-definition video. It not only brings a new level of quality and performance to professional broadcasting applications, it is also an easy-to-use, plug-and-play solution that enables users to quickly capture and broadcast premium quality audio and video to IP and mobile networks in multiple formats and at multiple bit rates – all simultaneously.

A key feature of the Niagara 7500 is its video processing capability. Based on ViewCast's award-winning Osprey 700e HD video capture card, it can switch-on-the-fly between standard and high-definition sources, without having to re-initialize the system. Equally as significant are the product's built-in management tools and sleek, innovative touch-control interface that simplify the complex workflows often associated with the transformation and delivery of HD sources to IP and mobile networks.

About ViewCast

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 ( is headquartered in Plano, Texas, USA, with sales and distribution channels located globally.

ViewCast, VMp, Osprey, Niagara and Niagara SCX are trademarks or registered trademarks of ViewCast Corporation or its subsidiaries.

ViewCast Contact:

Jeff Kopang

Vice President of Marketing

Tel: +1 (972) 488-7200


PR Agency Contact:

Jessie Glockner

Rainier Communications

Tel: +1 (508) 475-0025 x140


Investor Contact:

Matt Clawson

Allen & Caron

Tel: +1 (949) 474-4300


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