Expanded development tools let third-party developers integrate seamlessly with multiCAM’s all-in-one broadcast and professional AV systems and create custom control interfaces
Montreuil, France — August 9, 2017 — multiCAM Systems has expanded the feature set of the robust Application Programming Interface (API) for its powerful all-in-one video production systems. Providing third-party application developers the tools to easily integrate their products with multiCAM’s solutions, the API also lets integrators and customers with in-house software development capabilities create their own unique interfaces to control multiCAM’s systems and customize their workflows. multiCAM Systems will showcase the new API capabilities through demonstrations and example apps in stand 12.E56 at IBC2017, taking place September 15-19 in Amsterdam.
The enhanced API supports all multiCAM broadcast and professional AV solutions, including the MULTICAM RADIO Visual Radio platform for broadcasters; and the MULTICAM E-LEARNING, MULTICAM TRACKING and MULTICAM CONF systems, which enable educational institutions, corporate enterprises and other AV environments to easily produce and stream lectures, presentations and live events.
Based on the Representational State Transfer (REST) protocol, the API allows every aspect of the systems – including configuring PTZ camera presets, switching, recording, streaming, and applying different scenes and titles – to be controlled remotely across a network. Many third-party hardware and software solutions – from automation and playout systems to dedicated control surfaces – are already compatible with the REST-based API, enabling multiCAM solutions to be easily integrated into existing workflows with only minor configuration or programming effort on the controlling devices.
“As comprehensive and feature-rich as our all-in-one production solutions are, there are many reasons why customers may wish to integrate them with complementary third-party products or with their own custom applications,” said Stan Walbert, CEO of multiCAM Systems. “They may also wish to restrict which functions are available to their users, exposing only a subset of the platform’s total capabilities. The expanded multiCAM API enables tight interoperability with third-party and proprietary offerings while letting customers and integrators create tailored interfaces that include only the specific controls they wish to present to their users.”
MULTICAM RADIO helps broadcasters easily leverage Visual Radio to expand and engage digital audiences in dynamic new ways. The system combines reliable server and switching hardware with feature-rich software that brings together Artificial Intelligence (AI) for PTZ camera shot selection, speaker detection, automated graphics, and live streaming and podcasting capabilities. MULTICAM RADIO integrates seamlessly with audio consoles and automation systems for video acquisition, mixing and playout, with fully automated, semi-automated and manual operation options.
MULTICAM TRACKING and MULTICAM E-LEARNING simplify the acquisition, recording and streaming of lectures, online training sessions, keynotes, conferences, and other live presentations and events. MULTICAM TRACKING offers fully-automated production, while the semi-automated MULTICAM E-LEARNING allows a single user to easily manage all video capture, camera switching, video recording, composition and streaming tasks from a central touchscreen interface. A third system, MULTICAM CONF, provides fully automated video capture and production while integrating cleanly with leading audio conferencing solutions.
About multiCAM Systems
Founded in 2010, multiCAM Systems designs easy-to-use live video production systems, which feature advanced video switching capabilities and PTZ camera technologies for applications such as recording, live streaming and podcasting. Focusing on the broadcast and e-learning markets, multiCAM Systems, a dynamic and innovative company, offers a wide range of products. These include MULTICAM TRACKING, an entirely automated video recording tool particularly suited for e-learning and conferencing purposes; MULTICAM STUDIO, an all-in-one system for live video production; and MULTICAM RADIO, an automated visual radio studio that allows broadcasters to air programs live 24/7. (www.multicam-systems.com).