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Wowza Media Server 2 Named Best AV Over IP Distribution System by AV Technology Magazine

2011 AV Technology End-User Award Honors Wowza for Taking a Revolutionary Leap That Lets Video Producers Distribute Video to a Broad Range of Platforms

EVERGREEN, Colo. — June 22, 2011 — Wowza Media Systems(R), the “any screen done right(TM)” media server software company, today announced that its Wowza Media Server(R) 2 received the nod for Best AV Over IP Distribution System at the 2011 AV Technology Magazine End-User Awards ceremony held at the recently concluded InfoComm 2011. The first annual awards program recognizes innovations that specifically benefit end users, technology managers, and facility directors.

The 2011 AV Technology End-User Awards recognize manufacturers who respond to and anticipate the needs of the end-user community. The decision matrix for entries included ease of use, reliability, overall network impact, and ROI. The panel of 2011 AVT Awards judges included Phil Hippensteel, PhD, Penn State University, Harrisburg; Jan Ozer of Streaming Media and author of 11 books; Steve Cunningham of USC’s Thorton School of Music; and Christopher Maione, CTS-D, Christopher Maione Associates.

The judges stated, “Wowza Media Server 2′s ‘H.264 Everywhere’ is a revolutionary leap that lets video producers distribute H.264 video to a range of platforms, including Flash(R), Silverlight(R), iOS(R), Android(TM), and others. Affordably priced and straightforward to configure and operate, Wowza Media Server 2 is technically and economically accessible to all organizations who need to distribute streaming video to a broad range of target playback platforms.”

“To be recognized by such an expert panel of judges who represent the end-user community is truly exceptional,” said Alex Dobrushin, Wowza Media Systems chief marketing officer. “This accolade reinforces our strong commitment to delivering unified media server software with unrivaled performance, flexibility, reliability, affordability, and support. As we move forward with the upcoming release of the Wowza Media Server 3 platform, we will deliver even more capabilities that end users need for streaming content to any screen.”

Wowza Media Server 2 is a high-performance media engine that unifies delivery of live and on-demand H.264 video and AAC/MP3 audio streams to multiple clients and devices, eliminating the need for specialized, client-specific servers and encoders. It extends the reach of content to any platform and any screen, encompassing Flash, Silverlight, QuickTime(R), and IPTV set-top boxes, as well as the world’s leading video-friendly mobile devices such as Android and Blackberry(R) smartphones and the Apple(R) iPhone(R) and iPad(R).

The Wowza Media Server 3 platform and its value-added components are slated for a production release in the third quarter 2011. Wowza Media Server 3 is a free upgrade for all Wowza Media Server 2 licensees. Please visit http://www.wowzamedia.com/wowza-server-3.php for more information and to register for a Wowza Media Server 3 preview release.

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About Wowza Media Systems
Wowza Media Systems(R) is the “any screen done right(TM)” media server software company delivering an industrial-strength infrastructure for live video, video-on-demand, live recording, and video chat. Wowza(R) has a singular focus on delivering high-performance media server software to service providers, media properties, enterprises, and other organizations serious about delivering video to any digital screen — computer, mobile phone, or home TV. More than 70,000 global licensees in entertainment, social media, advertising, enterprise, education, government, and Internet commerce have deployed Wowza’s media server software to date. Wowza Media Systems is privately held with headquarters in Evergreen, Colo. More information is available at www.wowzamedia.com.

Wowza, Wowza Media Systems, Wowza Media Server, and related logos are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Wowza Media Systems, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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