2014 #NABShow – Digital Rapids Preview

Look Better. Reach Further. Adapt Faster.

Booth # SL5625

Digital Rapids is bringing our complete range of media transformation and workflow solutions to the 2014 NAB Show in booth number SL5625 (Lower South Hall).

Digital Rapids provides innovative solutions, technology and expertise that enable media organizations to bring live and on-demand video to wider audiences more efficiently, more effectively and more profitably.

Empowering applications from revenue-expanding multiscreen distribution to post production and archive, our award-winning software and hardware solutions span and integrate critical operational functions including ingest, encoding, transcoding, live multiscreen streaming, broadcast and workflow automation. Our uniquely agile software architecture also makes it fast and painless for users to adapt their workflows to changing market dynamics and quickly integrate new technologies as they emerge and evolve — from HEVC, MPEG-DASH and the Cloud to 4K Ultra HD and beyond.

Featured solutions are highlighted below, and we’ll have plenty of new unveilings too!

Encoding for Live/Linear Multiscreen Streaming & Broadcast

* StreamZ Live 4000EX — Ideal for live and linear multiscreen applications from IPTV and over-the-top (OTT) headends to high-profile live event streaming, the new StreamZ Live 4000EX multiscreen encoder builds on the proven multi-format flexibility, quality and reliability of the StreamZ Live family with increased performance, fault-tolerant redundancy and expanded control capabilities. The StreamZ Live 4000EX features rich adaptive streaming format support for reaching viewers with high-quality experiences on the broadest range of devices, while its underlying Kayak technology platform enables easy, future-proof upgradability to support new features, formats and technologies as they emerge.

* StreamZ Live 8000EX — The StreamZ Live 8000EX integrated multiscreen and broadcast live encoder simplifies the convergence of core linear television and multi-platform streaming operations. Building on Digital Rapids’ proven multi-format output flexibility and quality, the StreamZ Live 8000EX reduces operational complexity and costs by seamlessly combining live multiscreen and broadcast encoding in a single streamlined unit. The StreamZ Live 8000EX features simultaneous H.264 or MPEG-2 encoding for broadcast/cable/telco/satellite television applications and multi-format encoding for multiscreen adaptive streaming delivery to platforms including mobile phones, tablets, PCs, IPTV, over-the-top (OTT) services and more.

File-Based Media Processing Workflows

* Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2 powered by Kayak — We’ll be showcasing recently-released extensions — such as mixed-platform distributed workflows, multi-layer video mixing and expanded QC options — alongside powerful new capabilities in our enterprise-class Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2 automated media processing software. Transcode Manager 2 seamlessly blends media file transformation and workflow processes while offering unsurpassed efficiency, scalability and agility for applications from post production and archive to multiscreen distribution. Powered by our Kayak technology platform, Transcode Manager 2 combines robust management tools and our hallmarks of superior quality and format flexibility with visual workflow design; automated decision-making with rich metadata support; easy integration of new technologies; an extensive partner ecosystem; and a dynamic deployment model that optimizes resource utilization, minimizes management effort and reduces costs.

* Kayak Media Processors for Windows Azure Media Services — Kayak Media Processors bring the powerful media transformation and workflow capabilities of our Kayak platform to the cloud, enabling Microsoft Windows Azure Media Services users to build efficient, cloud-based media processing applications and services that scale seamlessly with their business while minimizing up-front investment. Kayak Media Processors go beyond just cloud encoding with comprehensive content processing and workflow features from video, audio and metadata manipulation to analysis and automated decision-making.

Multi-Format Ingest, Encoding & Archive

* StreamZHD — The latest version of the software for our versatile StreamZHD multi-format, ingest and encoding system will be showcased. Offering the industry’s deepest feature set, StreamZHD provides unmatched quality, flexibility, format support and efficient automation for transforming media for applications from post production and archive to live and on-demand multiscreen distribution.

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