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May 14, 2009

Digital Rapids' TouchStream Appliance Earns Fifth Honor with 2009 Vidy Award Win

Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids -- the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, film and web content to wider audiences -- announced today that the company's new TouchStream live video streaming appliance won a Best of Show Vidy Award from Videography magazine at the 2009 NAB Show in April. The Vidy Award is the fifth prestigious industry accolade for TouchStream.

2009 Vidy Award LogoThe Best of Show Vidy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in the advancement of the art and science of video technology. A select panel of engineers, editors and production and post professionals joined the magazine staff to judge the Best of Show awards for Videography, which is published by NewBay Media. The Videography Vidy Awards is the longest-running NAB awards program.

"Our teams searched the NAB show floor for products that were truly deserving of recognition," said NewBay Media Broadcast and Video Group Vice President and Group Publisher Eric Trabb. "Recognition with an award at NAB from the Broadcast & Video Group is a strong vote of confidence and admiration from this leading publication."

"We're honored that TouchStream has been selected as a winner of a 2009 Vidy Award," said Wesley Thiessen, Product Manager, Digital Rapids Corporation. “Just as significant as the high number of awards won by TouchStream to date is the breadth of markets that these accolades represent. With its unmatched ease of operation, flexible features and remarkable affordability, TouchStream makes top-quality live streaming capabilities accessible to all types of video professionals."

TouchStream delivers Digital Rapids' renowned streaming video quality and reliability in a fully self-contained, portable appliance with unparalleled ease of use. Streamlined software controls are accessed through a touch-screen interface with integrated live video monitoring, eliminating the need for laptops, keyboards, mice and separate monitors. Features including picture controls and graphic overlay allow refinement of the incoming source and the addition of branding to the outgoing stream.

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About Digital Rapids Corporation – Digital Rapids develops market-leading hardware and software solutions for transforming and delivering media, enabling the multi-platform experiences that are defining the future of digital video. Scaling from individual applications to enterprise and global operations, Digital Rapids systems span the critical points in today's complex media workflows. Recipient of two prestigious Frost & Sullivan awards in the World Video Encoders and Transcoders market, Digital Rapids combines innovative technology with proven expertise to help our customers maximize their productivity, quality, and the value of their content in the evolving digital media market. Digital Rapids Corporation ( is headquartered in Ontario, Canada with offices in the United States, the UK, Australia, Argentina and Hong Kong.

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