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Microsoft Silverlight

Powered by Microsoft SilverlightDigital Rapids is proud to be a member of the Microsoft Silverlight™ Partner initiative. The Silverlight cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in delivers a new level of rich media experiences and interactive applications on the Web.

Digital Rapids' award-winning family of encoding, transcoding and live streaming systems support the creation of live and on-demand content for viewing in Silverlight-powered Web experiences. Plus, through the advanced publishing capabilities of the Digital Rapids Stream software, our encoding and transcoding solutions support the publishing of file-based content directly into pre-created Silverlight templates with rich user interfaces, enabling a powerful workflow from capture through encoding and publishing to the Web.

Digital Rapids solutions supporting Silverlight include:

  • TouchStream live streaming appliances with integrated touch-screen interface
  • StreamZ and StreamZHD media ingest, encoding, transcoding and streaming servers
  • StreamZ Live streaming encoders including StreamZHD Live ABR, the industry's highest-performance adaptive streaming encoder
  • DRC-Stream board-and-software bundles for capture, encoding, transcoding and streaming
  • Flux PCI Express board-and-software bundles for capture, encoding, transcoding and streaming
  • Digital Rapids Transcode Manager enterprise-level, scalable, automated transcoding software

One of the most powerful capabilities of Silverlight is support for Microsoft IIS Smooth Streaming, an HTTP-based platform that enables adaptive delivery of live and on-demand content to Silverlight-based video media players. IIS Smooth Streaming dynamically detects the best quality a viewer can receive based on their current bandwidth and local computer conditions, seamlessly switching between multiple streams at different bit-rates to deliver consistent, high-quality viewing experiences up to true HD even under changing connectivity and playback conditions.

Digital Rapids offers the industry's highest-performance and highest-quality IIS Smooth Streaming solutions. Our systems support live and on-demand IIS Smooth Streaming in the H.264 and VC-1 compression formats. Building on our acclaimed ability to output multiple formats, resolutions and bit rates simultaneously, our IIS Smooth Streaming solutions output the most concurrent IIS Smooth Streaming layers -- seven concurrent VC-1 IIS Smooth Streaming outputs including full 720p resolution on the latest StreamZHD systems, and even higher performance (more concurrent streams, outputs up to full 1080p30) in the H.264 format. Multiple systems can be synchronized to encode the same source for adaptive streaming applications requiring a greater number of simultaneous streams.
Support for live and/or file-based IIS Smooth Streaming output is available in StreamZ, StreamZHD, DRC-Stream, Digital Rapids Transcode Manager and select models of StreamZ Live, including the StreamZHD Live ABR model optimized for adaptive streaming. (For live Smooth Streaming at HD resolution and synchronization across multiple encoders, StreamZHD or StreamZHD Live ABR are required). PlayReady content access technology is supported for the protection of IIS Smooth Streaming media, ensuring that high-value content is used only as specified by the content owner and only by authorized users.

Upcoming Events

February 8 - 10, 2011
Dubai, UAE

Broadcast Video Expo 2011
February 15 - 17, 2011
London, UK

Streaming Media Readers' Choice Award Winner
Digital Rapids Solutions Win Unprecedented Four Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards