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Digital Rapids rolls out new portfolio of streaming encoders

Thu, 09/06/2007 - 8:55am
Mike Robuck

Digital Rapids will unveil a new product line of live streaming encoders at next week’s IBC 2007 show in Amsterdam.

The new line, called StreamZ Live, features live streaming encoders for applications such as live IPTV channels and Webcasting. It comes in a one-rack unit rack-mount version, and is available with a variety of video and audio input options.

Four StreamZ Live models offer a choice of encoding formats: SMPTE VC-1 (Microsoft Windows Media Video), H.264 (AVC, MPEG-4 Part 10), On2 VP6-based video for Adobe Flash (commonly referred to as Flash 8 Video), and MPEG-2. An optional module for the H.264 model adds the ability to deliver H.264 in an MPEG-2 Transport Stream to the system's standard RTP/RTSP elementary stream support. 

"Hundreds of our versatile StreamZ studio encoding systems are already in operation powering live IPTV channels and Webcasts worldwide," said Brick Eksten, president of Digital Rapids Corp., in a statement. "StreamZ Live builds on the attributes that have earned StreamZ its industry-leading reputation, while setting a new standard for professional live streaming encoders."

StreamZ Live encoders can be combined with Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager software for enterprise-level management, remote control, status monitoring and fault tolerance.

Digital Rapids will also offer IBC show attendees a sneak peak at its Copper C2 high-speed global data delivery software. Copper C2 extends the transfer speed, reliability and security of Copper delivery technology to add network mesh topologies, and features a new client interface, expanded management tools, and enhanced core architecture, according to the company. Copper C2 is slated for release in early 2008.

In other news, Digital Rapids announced today that is has formed a partnership with Adobe as an encoding and transcoding partner of the Flash Media Solution Provider program. Digital Rapids’ encoding and transcoding solutions offer support for the new H.264 video and AAC audio capabilities in Adobe Flash Player, as well as established Adobe Flash Player video formats such as the On2 VP6 codec.

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