October 8, 2008
ViewCast Unveils Niagara Pro II, the Next Generation of Its Acclaimed Professional Streaming Encoder
PLANO, Texas, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViewCast Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: VCST) , a leading global provider of streaming media hardware and software, today announced the release of its next-generation streaming media encoder, the Niagara(R) Pro II.
The Niagara Pro II is the newest in the line of Niagara encoders, which are utilized by many of the world's leading broadcasters for high-quality, high-resolution video capture and streaming. This professional-grade encoding appliance has the most powerful processing of all Niagara encoding appliances and offers an array of innovative features designed to meet the rapidly expanding online video needs of broadcasters/studios, enterprises and Internet/network service providers.
As with all Niagara encoders, Niagara Pro II excels at capturing, encoding and streaming video and audio over the Internet and mobile networks for live viewing and video-on-demand applications. To meet the challenges of streaming globally to multi-platform audiences, the Niagara Pro II comes standard with ViewCast's exclusive Simulstream(R) and Niagara SCX(R) Pro control and management software; both pre-configured and ready to use. These applications allow users to manage their streaming workflow from a single, user-friendly Web interface and enable a single video source to be streamed simultaneously at multiple resolutions, at multiple data rates, and in a variety of streaming formats, including H.264, MPEG-4, Adobe(R) Flash(R), Windows Media(R) (Silverlight(TM) compatible) and 3GPP/3GPP2 for mobile applications.
Complete with professional-grade features to simplify workflow, the Niagara Pro II can crop, scale and de-interlace video streams, and includes standard definition SDI video, bitmap overlay and closed-captioning features. Its 19" rack-mount form-factor includes a built-in front-panel video confidence monitor, LCD status display, and three programmable "A-B-C" buttons that can activate one-touch, pre-programmed encoding and streaming profiles.
ViewCast Chief Executive Dave Stoner commented: "Today's broadcasters, studios and other service providers are looking for every competitive advantage, and one advantage is being able to encode and stream robust, high-quality video efficiently and in the most easy-to-use manner possible. The Pro II was designed to meet the needs of the higher-end market, and as a result, no other media encoder offers such intuitive features, convenience and high degree of flexibility along with high levels of performance suitable for Internet TV applications.
"As the market for streaming hardware grows, and demand for even higher performance continues, we intend to stay ahead of the curve through continuing research and product development," Stoner added. "This long-term commitment will enable the continual introduction of leading-edge capabilities through our well-established Niagara and Osprey brands and planned expansion of market share during the next several years, especially as the market moves to larger and more sophisticated applications for video streaming."
To learn more about ViewCast video streaming solutions, visit http://www.viewcast.com/.
About ViewCast Corporation
ViewCast designs, manufactures and markets industry leading hardware and software solutions that enable users to capture, encode audio/video content for live video streaming and video-on-demand (VOD) delivery over IP and mobile networks. ViewCast products include the Niagara(R) Pro and portable Niagara GoStream(R) families -- all powered by renowned Osprey(R) video capture technology. ViewCast's software, including Niagara SCX(R), Niagara SCX SDK and Osprey SimulStream(R) provides remote system management, and enhances Osprey and Niagara hardware to configure multiple, simultaneous multi-format, multi-bitrate, multi-resolution video streams. This array of tools empowers broadcasters, businesses, network service providers and government to expand their audience in the digital media market place. http://www.viewcast.com/
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Safe Harbor Statement
Certain statements in this release are forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and reflect the Company's current outlook. Such statements apply to future events and are therefore subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, changes in market and business conditions, demand for the Company's products and services, technological change, the ability of the Company to develop and market new products, increased competition, the ability of the Company to obtain and enforce its patent and avoid infringing other parties' patents, and changes in government regulations. All written and verbal forward-looking statements attributable to ViewCast and any person acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements set forth herein. ViewCast does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date on which the forward-looking statements are made. For a detailed discussion of these and other cautionary statements and factors that could cause actual results to differ from the Company's forward-looking statements, please refer to the Company's reports on Form 10-KSB and 10-QSB on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
ViewCast Contact: PR Agency Contact: Investor Contact: Jeff Kopang David Netz Dan Matsui Vice President of Wall Street Allen & Caron Marketing Communications Tel: +1 (949) 474-4300 Tel: +1 (972) 488-7200 Tel: +1 (303) 329-0359 E-mail: E-mail: E-mail: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
CONTACT: Jeff Kopang, Vice President of Marketing of ViewCastCorporation, +1-972-488-7200, [email protected]; or David Netz of Wall StreetCommunications, +1-303-329-0359, [email protected]; or Dan Matsui of Allen &Caron, +1-949-474-4300, [email protected], both for ViewCastCorporation
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