Wowza, Digital Rapids partner for improved video streaming

Online video tech companies Wowza Media Systems and Digital Rapids are partnering to offer businesses a faster, cleaner way to stream high-quality video to all digital screens - mobile, desktop and IPTV.

Digital Rapids said its newly released StreamZHD Live ABRTM adaptive streaming system, encodes and streams live HD and SD content using adaptive bitrate delivery technologies. Combining that with the Wowza Media Server 2 allows simultaneous streaming to multiple players and devices using a single multi-bitrate encoder source, reducing financial and resource burdens of deploying and operating separate client-specific encoder and server infrastructures.

 "As the adoption of new video-optimized devices and technologies continues to accelerate, content creators and distributors are looking for scalable, cost-effective solutions to efficiently reach all of these varied viewing platforms," said Brian Stevenson, Director of Product Management at Digital Rapids.

Dave Stubenvoll, CEO and co-founder of Wowza, said the partnership allows businesses to easily deliver quality video to smartphones, the desktop, TV or the just-released iPad.

Both companies will be demonstrating the products at NAB.

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