Digital Rapids Simplifies Multi-Platform Streaming

The Digital Rapids StreamZ Live product line of encoders are certainly known for their incredible output quality, amazing reliability and multi-screen output support formats. Powered by the Digital Rapids flexible Kayak technology platform, the StreamZ Live 8000EX supports and benefits the user with expanding the opportunity to create a flexible workflow design for the expansion efforts for the media environment.  Content owners now can approach operations and workflows using the ratio of Scale of Opportunity vs.Controlling Costs!

“Content Everywhere” is the battle cry of the new customer who’s ever changing viewing habits are exponentially increasing our media viewing options! Therefore, the Scale of Opportunity:Controlling Costs ratio is a true comparable. With multiple output formats of RTMP streaming for Adobe Flash technologies (including HTTP Dynamic Streaming through Adobe Media Server), HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) for Apple iPhone and iPad, and Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Smooth Streaming, The StreamZ Live 8000EX-  has all your bases covered! Plus, with the Kayak platform in place, it makes upgrading to future formats and new technologies (like MPEG-DASH) a simple task.

A closer look at the features of the StreamZ Live 8000EX – allows the content provider to simultaneously encode for broadcast television (H.264 or MPEG-2), standard or adaptive bit rate (ABR) for IPTV, over-the-top (OTT) services, mobile phones, tablets, and PC’s the list goes on! The slick design of the hardware component is just a single RU! The encoder provides for the unique demands of the broadcast, cable, telco, and satellite television marketplace.

TouchStream (Side View)

Another, superior real time streaming appliance by Digital Rapids is the TouchStream! This component is absolutely perfect for live events, education, house of worship, corporate and government agencies. The ease-of-use and the portability are just two product descriptions of the many “cool” features that this impressive product offers. It is an ideal streaming appliance/solution for any budget! The unit supports viewing platforms that include: Web –provides for Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight (to name a few), tablets, mobile phones and IPTV set-top boxes. Plus, the TouchStream HD models can provide output up to 720p at 30fps in the H.264 compression format for 1080i, 1080p or 720p sources.  This a great appliance and should be a must have consideration!

Make sure to stop by Booth SL5625 for a great product demonstration from the folks at Digital Rapids at NAB 2014! For more information on the great products at Digital Rapids go to:

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