April 11, 2011
Digital Rapids Previews Next Generation of High-Volume Transcoding Software with Cloud Support, Intelligent Automation and More
"The cloud model offers content creators and distributors the ability to scale up rapidly to meet peaks in demand without a significant capital expenditure burden or lengthy deployment cycle," said Jake Winett, Director of Media & Entertainment Industry Solutions, Microsoft Communications Sector. "Digital Rapids' approach with Transcode Manager 2.0 and the Kayak application foundation enable media organizations to use the Windows Azure platform in their content transformation workflows, and we're excited to be working closely with Digital Rapids to showcase these combined strengths to our customers."
Flexible Deployments and Easy Transitions
Transcode Manager 2.0 will enable flexible new deployment models, with licenses 'checked out' from a central pool as needed by transcoding tasks rather than statically assigned to specific transcoding engines. Transcode Manager 2.0 will also provide a smooth transition path for existing Transcode Manager users. New Kayak-based transcoding engines can be integrated easily into existing Transcode Manager installations, appearing to operators as additional resources in the Transcode Manager interface alongside existing 'classic' Transcode Engines.
Developers wishing to deeply integrate their technologies or solutions with Transcode Manager 2.0 can develop directly on the Kayak application platform. Kayak provides a rich, multi-language, component-based foundation for developing, designing and managing applications deployable from the desktop to the cloud.
Transcode Manager 2.0 is slated for release in the second half of 2011.
The complete range of Digital Rapids solutions is being showcased in booth number SL6010 at the 2011 NAB Show, April 11-14 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 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.