Epiphan Hardware Products Easily Publish Video and Display Streams to Content Distribution Networks (CDNs)
Epiphan hardware products capture and stream multiple types of video
sources to CDNs.
OTTAWA, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Epiphan Systems Inc., an innovator in
professional audio-visual capture, record, broadcast streaming and
replay hardware products announced that its family of Frame Grabbers, Broadcasters and Recorders now have the ability to easily capture, encode and publish video and
computer display streams to a number of popular content distribution
network service providers.
For Epiphan customers, this new feature provides ease of use, increases
scalability, and simplifies network security, firewall and
interoperability issues. This new capability is key to simplifying the
reach and impact of an Epiphan customer’s high-resolution multi media
For Content Distribution Network Service providers, Epiphan provides
dedicated high performance hardware products that capture high quality
video sources where installing software is impossible, or would
otherwise require software processing that interferes with the
performance and quality of the video images being captured and streamed
to the CDN.
Typical video sources for Epiphan hardware are computers displays,
industrial machines, LCD projectors, cameras, phones, tablets, medical
equipment, microscopes, oscilloscopes and embedded systems.
Without the need for software installation, Epiphan hardware products
capture images directly from video source connectors such as VGA, DVI,
DVI-Dual Link, HDMI, Displayport, S-video, Component, and Composite.
Epiphan has both frame grabbers and integrated solutions that provide
video streams to CDN systems and services.
Frame Grabbers with 3(rd) Party CDN Streaming Software
Epiphan Frame grabbers, such as the DVI2PCIe, provide video capture to 3(rd) party CDN publishing products that support DirectShow(TM), QuickTime(TM) and
Video4Linux(TM). 3(rd) party CDN software publishing products are currently testing the high
performance DVI2PCIe frame grabber card, and Epiphan will publish the
list of 3(rd) party CDN products services that have completed interoperability
testing with the Epiphan frame grabbers.
Integrated Streaming Appliances and Systems for CDN Stream Publishing
Epiphan’s integrated system products have a new Publish Stream feature
that quickly connects the stream to the users choice of CDN system or
service. These systems capture one or more audio video sources, with
hardware based scaling, picture in picture mixing, time stamping,
branding and encoding before transmitting streams to the CDN. Users
can also configure streaming parameters such as bitrates, frame-size
and frame rate options.
The publish stream to CDN feature easily connects Wowza(TM) and Darwin(TM)
server based installations, as well as a list of 3(rd) party service providers. For a list of currently approved 3rd party CDN
service providers, please see www.epiphan.tv/cdn-partners.php
To easily exercise this publish stream capability, Epiphan is providing
a free demonstration CDN at www.epiphan.tv. This demonstration service will enable Epiphan’s customers to
experimentally publish their streams while they evaluate which
commercial grade CDN service provider is best suited to their
If you are a commercial content distribution network service provider,
please contact Epiphan to inquire about a potential business partnership.
The publish stream feature is already available in the latest firmware
releases for Epiphan’s recorder and broadcast streaming products. For
more information on Epiphan products that support CDN service
providers, please visit www.epiphan.tv/cdn-products.php
About Epiphan Systems
Epiphan Systems Inc. (“Epiphan”) designs, markets, manufactures and
supports an innovative line of VGA/DVI/HD video signal source
processing products. The products are proven, ideal solutions for
capturing, compressing, transcoding, recording, broadcasting,
streaming, replaying and printing of virtually any video
source. Epiphan products are used in a wide range of applications such
as education, training, simulation, medical imaging, computing,
security, transportation, pro-av and legal applications in which
capturing, processing, recording and sharing VGA/DVI/HD video source
output is critical to effective communication. Epiphan is headquartered
in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with a sales office in the USA and
authorized resellers throughout the world.
For more information, please visit www.epiphan.com
SOURCE Epiphan Systems Inc.