ViewCast’s Niagara 7550 Receives STAR at IBC 2011
ViewCast Corporation, a developer of industry-leading hardware and software for the transformation, management, and delivery of professional quality video over broadband and mobile networks, announced that its Niagara 7550 streaming media appliance has received the prestigious STAR Award from TV Technology Europe , which was presented at IBC2011 in Amsterdam.
The Niagara 7550 brings a new standard of quality and performance to professional video streaming. With its impressive processing power, customers can deliver video in multiple adaptive formats simultaneously with a single streaming system, maximizing their investment and allowing them to reach a larger audience of web and mobile viewers.
The STAR Award (Superior Technology Award Recipient) is designed to celebrate and showcase the preeminent technological innovations available to the broadcast industry. TV Technology Europe and NewBay Media staff reviewed a variety of products, examined the technical applications and their overall contribution to the industry, and then chose 25 winning products.
The newest release in ViewCast’s Niagara 7500 series, the Niagara 7550 takes advantage of the latest multicore processing technology, greatly expanding its adaptive streaming capabilities and making it the most powerful, feature-rich streaming appliance for Web-based delivery of high-definition video currently available from ViewCast. By enabling users to simultaneously leverage multiple adaptive streaming formats, including Apple HTTP adaptive streaming for Apple iPads and iPhones, and Adobe Flash dynamic streaming, the Niagara 7550 is able to meet the needs of the most demanding professional broadcasting applications and other professional-level high-definition video distribution requirements.
“Receiving a technology award for the Niagara 7550 is the ultimate compliment, and further validates the quality and innovation of our streaming solutions and our ability to create new products that reflect the evolving needs of the media marketplace,” said John Hammock, president and chief operating officer of ViewCast. “We are honored to be presented with this award, and would like to thank the panel of judges for their recognition of our industry-leading products and services.”