ViewCast Niagra 2100 Makes Streaming Easy

ViewCast’s Niagara 2100 is available, providing an easy and affordable entry into the world of streaming content over the Internet. This newest addition to ViewCast’s acclaimed line of Niagara video-streaming appliances offers exceptional ease of use and includes many of the same features found in other professional-grade Niagara streaming appliances.

ViewCast says the Niagara 2100 is well suited for a wide variety of uses, including Webcasting city council meetings to community members and deploying executive messaging and online training for organizations. The compact, self-contained unit fits neatly into fixed installations and provides the portability and stability necessary for on-location streaming. Like all Niagara appliances, the unit features image scaling, cropping, de-interlacing, inverse telecine, and closed-caption rendering.

This newest Niagara encoder accepts component, Y/C (S-Video), and composite video inputs, as well as balanced and unbalanced stereo audio inputs. And, since it comes with ViewCast SimulStream technology, it can simultaneously stream multiple resolutions at multiple data rates in Windows Media format. The unit’s front-panel display confirms the presence of audio and video, apprises the user of streaming status, and allows simultaneous activation of multiple codecs from a single stream button.

ViewCast’s Niagara SCX streaming-media-management software is integrated into the Niagara 2100 to enable management of live-video broadcasting over the Internet and to mobile devices. The software enables desktop setup and control over Niagara streaming systems positioned throughout an enterprise or anywhere on the network. As a result, the user can instantly see the status of all networked encoders, identify active encoding sessions, and control and monitor each individual stream.

The Niagara 2100 will be available for purchase on Feb. 23 priced at $3,995.

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