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Digital Rapids Encoding Solutions Power Multi-Screen Australian Open Coverage for unas media productions

February 15, 2015 — Passfield, UK: Digital Rapids announced today that unas media productions — the Austria-based video production company within the sportsman media holding group — used an array of Digital Rapids’ multi-format encoding solutions to produce high-quality live streams of the Australian Open tennis tournament for the official Australian Open streaming website, mobile devices and online betting providers.

unas media productions deployed a customized flight case incorporating five dual-channel, high-definition Digital Rapids encoders on-location in Melbourne, Australia. The encoders provided live streams from all seven courts as the world’s top tennis players competed in the first Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year, January 16th to 29th. The live streams were available on the Internet via ‘Australian Open TV’ and on Apple(r) iOS devices such as the iPhone(r), allowing the live action to be enjoyed by tennis fans around the world. more

Digital Rapids Expands Award-Winning Encoding and Streaming Solutions with New 3.7 Software Release

November 29, 2011 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids today announced the release of version 3.7 of the Digital Rapids Stream software for the company’s StreamZ, StreamZHD and Flux encoding and live streaming solutions. New features in Stream 3.7 include expanded format support including encoding to the Panasonic AVC-Intra format; 64-bit operating system support; cue point insertion for live streaming with Adobe(r) Flash(r) technologies; and enhanced H.264 and MPEG-2 encoding. These new capabilities join numerous additions in the previously-unannounced version 3.6 upgrade released in August, including Dolby(r) Digital AC-3 audio pass-through and updates to Civolution NexGuard forensic watermarking support. more

Digital Rapids Wins Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Award for Over-the-Top (OTT) Video Solution

November 24, 2011 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids announced today that the StreamZ Live ABR adaptive streaming encoder has been honored with the 2011 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Award in the Over-the-Top (OTT) Video Solution category. The award was presented during the Streaming Media West conference and exhibition in Los Angeles.

Held annually by Streaming Media magazine and its online properties, the Readers’ Choice Awards recognize the leading streaming and online video solutions, services, companies and innovations as judged by end users, rather than the magazine staff. The award is the sixth Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Award won by Digital Rapids in the past three years, and follows closely on the heels of the company being recognized as one of “the 100 companies that matter most in online video” in the inaugural Streaming Media 100 list. more

Digital Rapids Joins Akamai’s NetAlliance Solution Partner Program to Enable Superior Digital Media Experiences

November 16, 2011 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids announced today that the company has joined Akamai’s NetAlliance Solution Partner Program. Akamai has expanded its partner program to encompass the digital media ecosystem through the NetAlliance Solution Partner Program, with Digital Rapids joining as one of the new expansion’s inaugural members.

“We’ve worked closely with Akamai on projects from live streaming of high-profile events to large-scale, multi-screen initiatives for some of the world’s largest media and entertainment enterprises, and we’re pleased to be further strengthening our relationship through the NetAlliance Solution Partner Program,” said Brick Eksten, President of Digital Rapids Corporation. “We look forward to continuing our success with Akamai as our customers tackle new opportunities and new challenges in the rapidly expanding media landscape.” more

Digital Rapids Encoding and Transcoding Solutions Power Multi-Screen Initiatives for Turner Broadcasting System

November 9, 2011 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids announced today that Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. is using a large-scale deployment of Digital Rapids’ StreamZHD multi-format encoding systems and the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager automated transcoding software to transform live feeds and on-demand content for delivery to multiple viewing platforms in support of Turner’s multi-screen video offerings and the pay television industry’s “TV Everywhere” initiatives.

An array of StreamZHD encoders are used by Turner’s Network Operations group for ingest and encoding of live sources, while a distributed, multi-node Digital Rapids Transcode Manager deployment transcodes high volumes of mezzanine source files into a wide range of output formats for VOD and viewing on devices from PCs to mobile phones and tablets. more

Digital Rapids Named to Inaugural Streaming Media 100 List for Impact on Online Video

Digital Rapids LogoOctober 12, 2011 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids has been selected by Streaming Media magazine as one of the inaugural Streaming Media 100, defined by the publication as “the 100 companies that matter most in online video.”

The goal of the Streaming Media 100 list was to identify the companies that are the most important, most innovative, have had the most impact on the space in the recent past and are likely to continue to do so in the future. From an initial list of nearly 200 companies proposed by Streaming Media magazine’s staff and contributing editors, the judges discussed and debated the relative merits of each until arriving at the final list. Companies evaluated spanned the entire online video ecosystem, from content creation and production, to ingest and encoding, to distribution, syndication, and monetization. more

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Digital Rapids Elevates Elastic, Intelligent Media Processing Automation with Transcode Manager 2.0

Groundbreaking new version of high-volume transcoding software, powered by Kayak application foundation, makes IBC debut

Digital Rapids LogoSeptember 9, 2011 — IBC 2011, Amsterdam, Stand 7.G41: Digital Rapids is treating attendees of the IBC 2011 exhibition to a look at the next generation of the company’s automated, high-volume media processing solution, as the upcoming 2.0 version of the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager software makes its IBC debut. Powered by the groundbreaking new Kayak application platform, Transcode Manager 2.0 builds on the proven quality, format flexibility and performance that have made Transcode Manager the preferred choice of leading media organizations for applications from post production and archive to broadcast and multi-screen distribution. New features in version 2.0 include intelligent, logic-driven workflow automation; dynamic licensing; and elastic scalability with support for both on-premises and external clouds. more

Digital Rapids’ Advanced Multi-Screen Encoding Solutions Power IBC TV News Web and Mobile Content

Digital Rapids LogoSeptember 2, 2011 — Passfield, UK: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, movie and Web content to wider audiences — announced today that IBC TV News, the official news channel of the IBC conference and exhibition, will again use Digital Rapids’ versatile multi-format encoding systems to transform content for the IBC TV News website and mobile distribution. In addition to on-demand Web and mobile clips, IBC TV News will also feature live streaming of news updates on the Web. A new ‘daily download’ service will also allow IBC attendees to download the latest IBC TV News show at WiFi hotspots within the convention centre.

“IBC TV News is an important part of the IBC experience, showcasing key news for attendees while bringing the highlights and atmosphere of the show to viewers all over the world who are unable to attend in person,” said Clive Vickery, Managing Director, EMEA and Asia at Digital Rapids. “We’re pleased to be working with the IBC TV News team once again to bring their content to their viewers with exceptional quality.” more

Digital Rapids Transcode Manager Elevates High-Volume Transcoding for Stellar Inflight

Digital Rapids LogoJune 6, 2011 — Sydney, Australia: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, movie and Web content to wider audiences — announced today that Stellar Inflight, the world’s longest running in-flight entertainment company, is using the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager automated transcoding software to transform high volumes of video and audio for both new and traditional in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems and viewing platforms.

A Transcode Manager Server and multiple Transcode Engines are deployed at each of Stellar Inflight’s technical facilities in Sydney, Kuala Lumpur and Beijing. High volumes of source files are transformed by Transcode Manager into multiple outputs in the formats required by varying in-flight entertainment systems. Transcode Manager is also used to transcode content for viewing on portable media players and tablets — such as the Apple(r) iPad(r) — now available to passengers on select airlines. more

Digital Rapids to Showcase New 2.0 Version of TouchStream Live Streaming Appliance at InfoComm 2011

Digital Rapids LogoMay 31, 2011 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids Digital Rapids will be showcasing the new 2.0 version of the award-winning TouchStream portable encoding and live streaming appliance at the upcoming InfoComm 2011 exhibition. The version 2.0 update adds support for the Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager multi-encoder management software, enabling comprehensive remote monitoring, management and control of multiple TouchStream units from a centralized location. Additional new features in the TouchStream 2.0 upgrade include enhancements to HTTP Live Streaming for Apple(r) iPhone(r) and iPad(tm) devices and improved Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Smooth Streaming capabilities. more

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