August 10, 2010
Digital Rapids to Unveil New Solutions and Educate Attendees at IBC 2010
Passfield, United Kingdom: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, movie and Web content to wider audiences – is bringing a broad array of new and enhanced solutions for transforming and distributing media to this year's IBC Conference and Exhibition, September 10-14 in Amsterdam. In addition to showcasing new tools and technology in stand # 7.G41, Digital Rapids will again be educating attendees in free sessions in the IBC Training Zone. Digital Rapids systems will also again power the encoding of content for the IBC TV News website and mobile delivery. IBC TV News will feature both on-demand clips and live streaming of news updates on the Web.
Select solutions will also be featured in stand # IP341 in the IBC Connected World area.
"With many significant new launches this year – from our new Flux hardware and StreamZHD Live ABR adaptive streaming encoder to major upgrades across all of our product lines – we have our most comprehensive range of solutions to date, offering media organizations unprecedented levels of quality, productivity and efficiency from ingest through delivery," said Clive Vickery, Managing Director, EMEA and Asia at Digital Rapids. "We're excited to showcase these advantages to IBC attendees, and to share our expertise and knowledge with them both in and beyond our stand. We're also thrilled to be continuing our successful relationship with IBC TV News to bring highlights of the show to viewers beyond the exhibition itself."
Featured solutions at the Digital Rapids stand will include:
Flux Capture and Pre-Processing Cards
The new Flux family of video capture and pre-processing hardware will make its IBC debut. Flux HD boards are the first cards optimized for encoding and streaming to feature dual-link and 3G-SDI input support. The Flux hardware builds on the advanced video processing technology that has earned our solutions their reputation for industry-leading encoding quality. Working in conjunction with the Digital Rapids Stream software, Flux cards enable real-time, multi-format media capture, encoding and streaming for applications including post production, Internet TV, IPTV, VOD, mobile video, archive and more.
Live Adaptive Streaming
The high-performance StreamZHD Live ABR adaptive streaming encoder will also make its first IBC appearance. StreamZHD Live ABR encodes and streams live HD and SD content at unparalleled quality for delivery through the latest generation of adaptive streaming technologies including HTTP Dynamic Streaming for Adobe® Flash® technologies; adaptive HTTP streaming to Apple® iPhone® and iPad®; and Microsoft® IIS Smooth Streaming. Adaptive bit rate delivery ensures that content consumers receive the highest quality viewing experience possible even under changing bandwidth and playback conditions. Multiple StreamZHD Live ABR encoders can be combined with the scalable Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager software for multi-channel management, automation, scheduling, monitoring and failover. A new version of Broadcast Manager will be unveiled, with new features including automation for an expanded range of third-party video routers to manage incoming sources.
Adaptive streaming capabilities will also be featured in a new version of the TouchStream portable live streaming appliance. New additions include integrated IIS Smooth Streaming support and live encoding and segmenting for the iPhone and iPad. TouchStream appliances combine flexible features and outstanding quality with unparalleled ease of use through an intuitive touch-screen interface.