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Digital Rapids Enhances Comprehensive Encoder Family with AS02 Support, Smooth Streaming Enhancements and More

Other new features include JPEG2000, H.264 and MPEG-2 encoding enhancements, frame-compatible 3D support and more

Digital Rapids LogoMarch 2, 2011 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, movie and Web content to wider audiences — announced today the release of version 3.4 of the Digital Rapids Stream software for the company’s StreamZ, StreamZHD, Flux and DRC-Stream encoding and live streaming solutions. In addition to previously announced new features — including frame-compatible 3D support and enhanced JPEG2000, H.264 and MPEG-2 format support — the version 3.4 release also includes support for the MXF AS02 application specification, enhanced Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Smooth Streaming capabilities, expanded video and audio processing plug-ins and more. more

Digital Rapids C2 Streamlines Media Movement Between Facilities for Torstar Media Group Television

Digital Rapids’ versatile, multi-format encoding systems also critical to TMGTV operations

Digital Rapids LogoNovember 24, 2009 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, movie and Web content to wider audiences — announced today that direct-response television provider Torstar Media Group Television (TMGTV) has selected the Digital Rapids C2 media and data delivery software to enable fast, reliable delivery of media files between TMGTV’s facilities. TMGTV has also standardized on Digital Rapids encoding systems to encode and transform content for broadcast server compatibility and new multi-platform applications.

TMGTV operates Shop TV Canada, a 24-hour direct-response television channel, and TMGTV Productions, which produces infomercials both for Shop TV Canada and for external clients to run on other television stations. TMGTV uses C2 to move content quickly and reliably in its native file formats over an IP network between separate production and playout facilities located in neighboring cities. With the network also used for time-critical applications by newspaper reporters at TMGTV’s parent company, C2′s scheduling and rate control capabilities are also crucial for ensuring that TMGTV’s large media transfers don’t interfere with the bandwidth needed by other network users. more

Digital Rapids’ Encoding, Transcoding and Streaming Solutions Win Unprecedented Four Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards

Digital Rapids LogoNovember 8, 2010 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, movie and Web content to wider audiences — announced today that four of the company’s market-leading encoding, transcoding and streaming solutions have been honored with 2010 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards as the top products in their categories. The awards were presented at a special reception during the Streaming Media West conference and exhibition in Los Angeles. Digital Rapids’ success marks the first time that any company has won four Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards in the same year.

Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Award Winner 2010Digital Rapids’ StreamZHD live and on-demand encoding system was voted as the best high definition (HD) hardware encoder. The standard-definition StreamZ encoding system, powered by the DRC-Stream hardware, was honored as the best SD hardware encoder. The Digital Rapids Transcode Manager enterprise-class, automated transcoding software won in the ‘Encoding Software over $1000′ category, while TouchStream was recognized as the top portable live encoding appliance. more

Digital Rapids Wins Two Prestigious Awards for StreamZHD Live ABR Adaptive Streaming Encoder

Digital Rapids LogoSeptember 28, 2010 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, movie and Web content to wider audiences — announced today that the company’s StreamZHD Live ABR adaptive streaming encoder has been honored with two prestigious industry awards. StreamZHD Live ABR was honored with the CSI Award for ‘Best Web TV Technology or Service’ and a TV Technology Europe Superior Technology (STAR) Award. The awards were presented during the IBC Conference and Exhibition in Amsterdam. more

Digital Rapids Unveils Stream 3.4 Encoder Upgrade with Enhanced JPEG2000 Support, Flux Enhancements and More

Digital Rapids Stream SoftwareOther new features include H.264 and MPEG-2 encoding enhancements and SEI message insertion for frame-compatible 3D
September 9, 2010 — IBC 2010, Amsterdam, Stand 7.G41: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, movie and Web content to wider audiences — has unveiled a new version of the Stream software for the company’s StreamZ, StreamZHD, DRC-Stream and Flux encoding and live streaming solutions. New features in Stream 3.4 include significantly enhanced JPEG2000, H.264 and MPEG-2 encoding; robust source signal handling and AC3 (Dolby(r) Digital) audio pass-through with the new Flux hardware platform; SEI message insertion for frame-compatible 3D; and further enhancements to encoding for Apple(r) iPhone(r) and iPad(tm). more

Digital Rapids Expands StreamZ, StreamZHD and StreamZ Live Encoder Families

Digital Rapids LogoSeptember 9, 2010 — IBC 2010, Amsterdam, Stand 7.G41: Digital Rapids has debuted new models in the company’s StreamZ, StreamZHD and StreamZ Live families of top-quality, multi-format video and audio encoding solutions. New models of the award-winning StreamZ and StreamZHD studio encoding systems and StreamZHD Live ABR adaptive streaming encoder incorporate Digital Rapids’ powerful new Flux capture and pre-processing hardware. Digital Rapids is also offering IBC attendees a preview of the new StreamZ Live IP encoder, which delivers the benefits of the StreamZ Live family in a dedicated model for transcoding live IP-based inputs. more

Digital Rapids Expands Flux Hardware Family with Two New Models

Digital Rapids LogoAugust 24, 2010 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, movie and Web content to wider audiences — today announced two new additions to the Flux family of video capture and pre-processing hardware. Complementing high definition models introduced earlier this year, the new Flux-3510 and Flux-3550 cards offer the power of the Flux hardware platform for top-quality encoding and streaming applications requiring only standard definition video input. more

Digital Rapids StreamZ Encoder Fuels Free Agent Fever for NBA’s Miami HEAT

Miami Heat StreamZ

HEATV Associate Producer Chris Rivera Using Digital Rapids StreamZ

Industry’s most versatile encoder powers live and file-based production and publishing workflows for one of the league’s hottest teams

August 17, 2010 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids announced today that The HEAT Group, owners of the Miami HEAT National Basketball Association (NBA) team and operators of Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena, are using Digital Rapids’ StreamZ encoding system to speed the production of high-quality live and on-demand video content for the HEAT.com website and internal production workflows. Most recently, StreamZ was used for live streaming of events leading up to and following the signings of high-profile free agent players Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh. more

Digital Rapids Releases Powerful Flux HD Hardware and New Encoding Software Upgrade

Digital Rapids Flux-6510 with Stream 3.3 software

Digital Rapids Flux-6510 with Stream 3.3 software

June 28, 2010 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids today announced that the company is now shipping the powerful new Flux HD video capture and pre-processing hardware, plus a previously-unannounced new version of the Stream software for the company’s encoding and live streaming systems. New features in version 3.3 include enhanced Apple(r) iPad(r) and iPhone(r) encoding, script command insertion, open caption overlay, Vobile VideoDNA fingerprinting support and more. more

Digital Rapids Joins Polycom ARENA Program

Digital Rapids LogoIntegration of Digital Rapids’ award-winning streaming solutions with Polycom collaboration platform extends video reach for enterprises

June 9, 2010 — InfoComm 2010, Las Vegas: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, film and Web content to wider audiences — today announced that the company has signed an agreement to join the Polycom ARENA partner program. Polycom, a global leader in telepresence, video and voice communication solutions, initiated the ARENA program to allow software application providers, hardware device manufacturers, and conferencing solution providers to integrate their products with Polycom’s industry leading unified collaboration platform to create new applications. more

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