April 7, 2003
Digital Rapids Introduces StreamZ 2500Rxs™ a Professional High End Video Capture, Transcoding, and Streaming Server
NAB2003, Las Vegas, Nevada: Adding to the already robust StreamZ™ product line, Digital Rapids introduces the StreamZ 2500Rxs™. StreamZ 2500Rxs brings enterprise level quality and scalability to the StreamZ family of encoding servers. The StreamZ 2500Rxs is a dual Xeon (up to 3.06Ghz) based rack mount platform with built in RAID (0,1,5), redundant power supply standard, dual channel gigabit networking, and up to 1TB (Terabyte) of integrated storage in a standard 2RU chassis.
All StreamZ platforms support the following codec formats as both inputs and outputs:
- Lossless Compression
- MPEG 1, 2, 4
- Windows Media 9 (including embedded timecode, and 2 pass)
- Sorenson (Pro, Broadcaster, ACE)
- Real Helix (1 and 2 pass)
- Quicktime (file and Quicktime reference)
- DivX (1 and 2 pass)
StreamZ 2500Rxs includes all industry standard audio and video inputs (SDI, Component, Composite, Y/C, AES, Balanced, unbalanced, and DV) as standard features, as well as having two live video capture engines which can run concurrently, allowing two separate jobs to be processed at the same time. All StreamZ XS platforms include integrated frame accurate deck control and our Stream Remote application which allows live video monitoring and configuration over any network.
"The Stream 2500Rxs takes our strategy of combining hardware based video and audio pre-processing to the next level. We leverage the latest CPU, networking, and storage technology within this product, which makes it unrivaled in the industry" says Brick Eksten, President of Digital Rapids Corporation. "It can easily handle anything from faster than real-time transcoding, to multiple, real-time DVD quality MPEG-2 streams. It can do this at the same time it is both archiving and streaming in Windows Media 9 and Real Helix formats. It really takes content repurposing to the new heights. There is almost no challenge that the StreamZ 2500Rxs can't handle. It's the Ferrari of video capture and transcoding systems."
About Digital Rapids Corporation – Digital Rapids is a leading developer of hardware and software solutions used in facilitating the production and distribution of streaming media content from traditional broadcast sources.Its Stream hardware and software solutions are designed to integrate effortlessly into existing video production facilities and corporate training centers, dramatically increasing the volume and quality of streaming media produced while lowering costs and increasing overall productivity. Digital Rapids Corporation (www.digital-rapids.com) is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada.