The ViewCast Niagara 7550 HD Streaming Media System is a powerful streaming system which simplifies the complex workflows often associated with the transformation and delivery of high-definition video over IP and mobile networks. The system takes advantage of the multi-core processing technology giving you the necessary power for multi-platform video streaming applications. It is designed for professional broadcasting applications.
The system accepts standard or high-definition video through its SDI interface and can switch on-the-fly between SD or HD sources without having to reinitialize the system. An SDI loop-out is also provided to facilitate your workflow. Audio inputs include analog stereo, two channels of AES/EBU and up to 8 stereo pairs of embedded SDI audio. Its video pre-processing features include closed-caption extraction and rendering, deinterlacing, inverse telecine, bitmap overlay, scaling, and cropping.
The system comes standard with SimulStream technology. From a single video source, you can deliver multiple simultaneous streams in various formats, bit rates, and resolutions, including live streaming to mobile digital devices like Apple iPhone and iPad. The system also supports Microsoft Live IIS Smooth Streaming and PlayReady Digital Rights Management (DRM) support.
It also includes management software so you can control all of its key features remotely, through an easy-to-use web interface. The software enhances the live streaming delivery workflow. By eliminating the need for an external stream segmenter, encoding workflows are simplified and overall system costs reduced.