|"The ideal streaming appliance would combine extraordinary ease-of-use for nontechnical users in the field, a highly configurable interface for streaming professionals back at the office, and high-quality, multiple-format output. By this measure, the Digital Rapids TouchStream appliance is pretty much ideal and should definitely be considered by companies, schools, churches, and entertainment venues seeking a mobile streaming appliance."|
– Jan Ozer, Sound & Video Contractor Magazine (March 2011)
|"...TouchStream is still head and shoulders above other portable encoding devices when it comes to 'power-up and encode' in just a few simple steps." – Tim Siglin, Event DV Live Magazine (Winter 2010)|
Your Audience at Your Fingertips
Bringing live video to wider audiences has never been easier.
Ideal for professional media streaming in the field, on a desktop or in a rack, TouchStream appliances offer unparalleled ease-of-use through the most intuitive human interface – touch. Software controls are accessed through a vivid, streamlined touch-screen interface with integrated live video monitoring and VU meters for audio validation, eliminating the need for laptops, keyboards, mice and separate monitors.
TouchStream appliances are ideal for on-location live streaming of events such as concerts and sporting matches; remote news coverage; courtroom proceedings; education; corporate and government communications; worship and more. Multi-format, application-tailored models let you choose the right configuration for your needs. TouchStream supports viewing platforms including the Web (Adobe® Flash®, Microsoft® Silverlight® and more), tablets, mobile phones and IPTV set-top boxes. TouchStream can even stream in multiple formats, resolutions and bit rates simultaneously, including adaptive streaming support. HD models of TouchStream can output up to 720p at 30fps in the H.264 compression format from 1080i, 1080p or 720p sources.
Unparalleled streaming quality
Though easy enough for use by novice operators, TouchStream systems are powerful enough to meet the demanding expectations of experienced streaming media users. TouchStream units feature the same exceptional, full-resolution output quality and efficient bandwidth utilization that have made Digital Rapids' StreamZ and StreamZ Live studio encoding and streaming systems the preferred choice of leading studios, broadcast networks and service providers.
Video noise reduction can minimize or even remove the 'noise' in your video caused by issues such as low lighting that can greatly impact compression quality. Advanced de-interlacing delivers superior quality on progressive devices like PCs and mobile phones. Additional features including audio controls, picture controls and graphic overlay let you refine the incoming source and add branding such as a logo to the outgoing stream. Video can also be archived to files on optional storage (even in different formats or resolutions than the live stream) for later on-demand use. A configurable set of controls can be locked with a password, letting you limit the functions available to basic users to as little as you prefer – even just start and stop.
Streaming can be started and stopped manually, scheduled, or triggered by GPI. Multiple TouchStream units can be remotely managed, controlled and monitored through the optional Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager software.
TouchStream was designed to overcome the challenges often encountered in live environments – from physical space limitations to minimal setup time. The TouchStream hardware was also designed for quiet operation, allowing it to be used unobtrusively in noise-sensitive environments.
Portable perfection is within your reach
Portable encoding and live streaming will never be the same again. TouchStream delivers quality, reliability, flexibility and ease of use – all the attributes of the ideal streaming appliance – right at your fingertips.