Digital Rapids to Upgrade Portable Streaming Appliance
At InfoComm 2011, Digital Rapids will be showcasing the new 2.0 version of its TouchStream portable encoding and live streaming appliance.
Digital Rapids TouchStream with Broadcast Manager
At InfoComm 2011, Digital Rapids will be showcasing the new 2.0 version of its TouchStream portable encoding and live streaming appliance. The version 2.0 update adds support for the Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager multiencoder management software, enabling remote monitoring, management, and control of multiple TouchStream units from a centralized location. Other new features in the TouchStream 2.0 upgrade include enhancements to HTTP Live Streaming for Apple iPhone and iPad devices and improved Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Smooth Streaming capabilities, according to the company.
"The new Broadcast Manager support simplifies the management of TouchStream appliances for both small and large-scale applications, from remotely administrating one or more TouchStream units in the field to streamlining the use of multiple TouchStream units in environments such as universities," said Wesley Thiessen, enterprise product manager at Digital Rapids, in a statement. "Broadcast Manager is already used to manage hundreds of live streaming channels powered by our StreamZ Live encoder family for some of the world's largest media organizations and events, and we're pleased to be bringing its capabilities to TouchStream users."
TouchStream appliances are designed for on-location live streaming of events such as concerts and sporting matches, educational activities, corporate and government communications, worship services, and courtroom proceedings. They are available in standard definition and HD models with a selection of output configurations to reach viewing devices from mobile phones and tablets to personal computers and IPTV set-top boxes, according to the company.
The Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager software provides automation, management, monitoring, and fault tolerance for multiple live streaming encoders. Advanced scheduling capabilities offer the flexibility of using of a different set of encoding parameters for each scheduled task, company officials said.