PLANO, Texas, April 7, 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, will unveil two new products at the 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 11-14. These new solutions, which include ViewCast's portable Niagara® 4100 appliance for streaming High Definition (HD) content to broadband and mobile networks and the Osprey® 710e, an advanced HD/SD combination video capture card with AES/EBU audio support, will be making their world debut at the industry's largest gathering of digital media professionals, with more than 90,000 people expected to attend. ViewCast will also be hosting live demonstrations of its ViewCast Media Platform (VMp™), Niagara 7500 and Niagara 2120 streaming media appliances, and Niagara SCX 6.2 streaming media management software at the event.
"The recent pace of technology innovation at ViewCast has been breathtaking to witness, and the 2011 NAB Show is the perfect forum to showcase our latest breakthrough solutions," said ViewCast President and CEO Dave Stoner. "Customers of all sizes and levels of technical expertise can apply ViewCast's new technologies to elevate the power and value of their digital media infrastructure."
The Niagara 4100 is designed with a combination of simplicity, portability and power to quickly and easily stream users' HD content to broadband and mobile networks, including live adaptive streaming to Apple® iPhones® and iPads®. With the ability to ingest high-definition video, the Niagara 4100 is ideal for live sports and newsgathering operations, webcasting, or any streaming application requiring rock-solid performance on the go.
This rugged, portable unit can ingest standard or high definition SDI video, and accommodates a variety of audio types, including embedded SDI, AES/EBU, and balanced and unbalanced stereo. With ViewCast's SimulStream® technology, the Niagara 4100 can simultaneously stream multiple resolutions at multiple data rates in multiple streaming formats, including MPEG-4, Adobe® Flash® H.264, Windows Media® (Silverlight® compatible), and Apple http Live Streaming.
With a portable, streamlined chassis, an easy-to-use Web interface and intuitive front panel controls, setup and operation is quick and easy. The Niagara 4100 comes standard with front panel "A, B, C" buttons that can be pre-configured independently to activate different streaming profiles. Users can control key functions from the built-in front-panel LCD display, or browse the built-in Web interface to take complete control of configuration options. And there's no need for a keyboard, monitor or mouse – it's a self-contained system that is both compact and durable for on-location streaming in a variety of demanding environments. Also included is the Niagara SCX Software Development Kit that provides users with a well-defined suite of tools to control all the key features of the Niagara 4100, and to simplify the creation of applications that meet users' unique workflow requirements.
Osprey® 710e HD
The Osprey 710e high-definition (HD) and standard-definition (SD) combination video capture card comes with advanced features that distinguish it from many other cards, including AES digital audio, high-powered PCI Express® (PCIe) technology for maximum performance, acceptance of both SD and HD inputs, automatic adaptation between SD and HD signals, on-the-fly HD to SD downscaling, low-profile architecture for form-factor constrained environments, professional broadcasting features, such as loss of video detection, color space conversion, automatic telecine detection and processing, and automatic optimization for changing motion content.
The Osprey 710e HD card also comes standard with SimulStream®, a premium driver that provides the ability to generate multiple simultaneous streams from single video input. SimulStream can be used with a variety of available streaming encoding applications to easily create and manage live streams with completely independent settings for sizing, scaling, logos and bit rates.
ViewCast at 2011 NAB Show
ViewCast will be previewing the Niagara 4100 and Osprey 710e, and will be hosting live demonstrations of VMp, Niagara 7500 and Niagara 2120 streaming media encoders, and Niagara SCX 6.2 streaming media management software at 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 11-14. Visit ViewCast at Booth SL5010.
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, Niagara, Niagara SCX, VMp and SimulStream are trademarks or registered trademarks of ViewCast Corporation or its subsidiaries. Apple and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
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