ViewCast debuts new Niagra 9100 streaming video encoder line

Video encoding and management solution provider ViewCast is rolling out a new video encoder series that streams SD and HD video and enables service providers, broadcasters and enterprises to power digital content for existing and new audiences in the mobile, web and IPTV environments.

Niagra 9100

The Niagara 9100 series is a high-density/high-performance multiple encoder platform.

The Plano, Texas-based company said the product is in response to the market's demand for increased digital media performance in less space, and it targeted its new Niagara 9100 series at larger, high-volume network customers.

The Niagara 9100 delivers multiple, simultaneous streams in a variety of formats, and is optimized for digital media applications including live streaming/simulcasting, webcasting, mobile TV, archiving/video on demand and IPTV. The Niagara 9100 uses multi-core CPU technology and can be configured for a variety of video and audio inputs, including HD-SDI, component Y/C and composite video with balanced, unbalanced, embedded and AES/EBU audio.

The Niagara 9100 series product line shares a common software architecture incorporating high-density boards that are capable of delivering high video encoding capabilities, which allows for a small footprint and rapid time to market.

"Our stated strategy is to find and fill the needs of new larger market segments and the 1RU platform on the 9100 provides these customers with savings on space and power consumption while paying a lower price per channel with up to eight independent channels in this single device," said John Hammock, ViewCast's chief executive.

For more:
- see this release
- check out the tech specs

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