March 1, 2010
Digital Rapids Expands Award-Winning Encoders with Advanced Encoding for Apple iPhone, Powerful JPEG2000 Support and More
IIS Smooth Streaming support has also been significantly enhanced in version 3.2. Providing adaptive bit rate delivery, IIS Smooth Streaming seamlessly switches between multiple streams at different bit rates to deliver consistent viewing experiences up to high definition quality, even under changing playback conditions. Support for IIS Live Smooth Streaming in the H.264 compression format complements the Stream software's existing on-demand H.264 and live and file-based VC-1 IIS Smooth Streaming. Performance optimizations in Stream 3.2 significantly increase the number of streams that can be simultaneously created at varying resolutions and bitrates in a single encoding system -- seven or more concurrent VC-1 IIS Smooth Streaming outputs including full 1280x720 resolution on the latest StreamZHD systems, and even higher concurrent stream counts or resolutions up to 1920x1080 in the H.264 format.
Other new features in version 3.2 include support for YouTube Content ID "fingerprint" generation (please see earlier press release "Digital Rapids Connects Top-Tier Content Owners to YouTube with Integrated Content ID Support"); further increases in Digital Rapids' acclaimed H.264 encoding quality and performance; and a variety of minor enhancements and refinements.
"Version 3.2 directly addresses some of the hottest topics in today's media landscape, from extending content reach through the most popular mobile platform to adaptive bit rate delivery and secure content access management," said Brian Stevenson, Director of Product Management at Digital Rapids Corporation. "As always, we've also ensured that our expanded format support not only adds new input and output capabilities to our encoders, but delivers them in robust, efficient workflows that increase our users' productivity and the quality of their deliverables."
The Stream 3.2 software is available in two software configurations -- the core Stream LE and the advanced Stream FE with expanded workflow automation, integration capabilities and format support. A comparison of feature availability between the two levels is available on our website.
The version 3.2 update is immediately available as a free download for registered owners of Stream version 3.0 or higher, and as chargeable upgrades for users of versions 2.6 or earlier. The new optional modules are available individually or in select bundles for easy ordering.
The complete range of Digital Rapids solutions will be showcased in booth number SL6010 at the 2010 NAB Show, April 12-15 in Las Vegas. For more information about Digital Rapids, please visit www.digital-rapids.com.
About Digital Rapids Corporation – Digital Rapids provides the leading hardware and software solutions for transforming and delivering media, enabling the multi-platform experiences that are changing how audiences view content. Scaling from standalone appliances to global workflows, Digital Rapids solutions enable media professionals to maximize their productivity, quality, and the value of their content. Recipient of a coveted IBC Innovation Award and four prestigious Frost & Sullivan honors for encoding and transcoding leadership, Digital Rapids combines innovative technology with proven expertise to help our customers to expand their audiences, increase their media revenues and reduce their costs. Digital Rapids Corporation (www.digital-rapids.com) is headquartered in Ontario, Canada with offices in the United States, the UK, Australia, Argentina and Hong Kong.