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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

PESA to present a complete range of media extenders for DVI, HDMI, and VGA to 3G-SDI at Government Video Expo 2010

Huntsville, Alabama – 22 November 2010 – PESA, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and video production industry, will showcase several new products for HDMI to 3G-SDI, DVI-I to 3G-SDI, VGA/Component Video to 3G-SDI and many other new products at the upcoming Government Video Expo 2010, which runs December 1-2 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. (Booth 217).

PESA’s advanced range of media extender solutions interconnect computer and video signals from multiple locations and transport various formats of video and audio over a standard 3G-SDI infrastructure using fiber or coax cable connections. PESA solutions feature SMPTE compliant products that allow easy conversion of VGA, DVI, YPbPr, or component video to a fully functional SMPTE 292M or SMPTE 424M transport packet. Unlike other products, PESA offers the ability to transport serial digital packets over fiber, coax, or both simultaneously, allowing more

LYNX Technik AG® Announces Firmware Upgrade for yellobrik® SDI to HDMI Converter, CDH 1811

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LYNX Technik AG, provider of signal processing solutions for the broadcast and professional AV industries, announces a firmware upgrade for its yellobrik SDI to HDMI converter, the CDH 1811.

The firmware upgrade is free, simple to install, and adds several unique features to the already feature-rich CDH 1811 yellobrik SDI to HDMI converter. The on-screen overlay now supports audio presence by showing audio level meters for 16 channels of monitoring. The upgrade also provides users with enhanced flexibility to display active format description (AFD), wide screen signaling (WSS) and VI code for aspect ratio, active picture characteristics and other metadata. 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

Discover Video and West Hartford TV Stream Election Coverage Live on Local TV

WALLINGFORD, CT – November 03, 2010 – Discover Video, LLC (www.discovervideo.com), a leader in video streaming and conferencing products and solutions, today announced that West Hartford Community Television (WHC-TV) streamed election night coverage from Democratic and Republican headquarters using Discover Video’s new mobile broadcasting system. The system provided DVD quality video and audio which was telecast live on the WHC-TV Channels 5 as well as the WHC-TV website.

“The Discover Video mobile broadcasting system allowed us to cover both political parties simultaneously? said Jennifer Evans, Executive Director, West Hartford Community TV. “In the past we taped the activities at both party headquarters,drove the tapes back and had volunteers running in at the last minute with interviews. Often, we were editing interviews past 1a.m. for telecast the next morning. Discover Video’s system gave us the ability to broadcast the party speeches and celebrations LIVE on TV and the Internet. This more

Discover Video Introduces Live H.264 Flash Transcoder

WALLINGFORD, CT – October 20, 2010 – Discover Video, LLC (www.discovervideo.com), a leader in video streaming and conferencing products and solutions, today announced its new H.264 Live Flash Transcoder. The Discover Video Transcoder (DVT) converts live MPEG-2 or Windows Media streams to MPEG-4/H.264 for Flash or QuickTime viewing. The DVT is available as software or loaded on a server, transcoding up to 30 streams simultaneously. more

Extron Modular Power Enclosure for Fiber Optic and Twisted Pair Extenders is Now Shipping

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the PowerCage™ 1600, a rack-mountable, 16-slot enclosure that supports a wide range of Extron fiber optic and twisted pair A/V transmitter and receiver boards. Providing an efficient way to power and mount multiple transmitters and receivers, the PowerCage 1600 simplifies integration for large, rack-mounted systems. The PowerCage 1600 also features an optional redundant, hot-swappable power supply plus active power and thermal management to optimize reliability in mission-critical environments where continuous, 24/7 operations is essential. The hot-swappable, modular design allows for replacing or upgrading boards in the field at any time, without having to power down the system. more

WebDT Signage System Drives Home Dynamic Customer Communications at Taipei City Hall Bus Station

WebDT signage at Taipei City Hall Bus Terminal

WebDT signage at Taipei City Hall Bus Terminal

WebDT Signage System Drives Home Dynamic Customer Communications at Taipei City Hall Bus Station

DT Research – San Jose, CA – October 5, 2010 – DT Research™, Inc., an industry leader in the development of information appliances for vertical markets, today announced the installation of the WebDT SA2000 digital signage appliances at the Taipei City Hall Bus Station in Taiwan, a major transportation hub for Taiwan’s capital. more

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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

Apantac Celebrates Two Years in Business

This month, Apantac, a Portland, Oregon based technology provider for the broadcast, government and professional AV markets, is celebrating two years of designing and manufacturing award-winning Multiviewers, Extenders / Receivers / Splitters, Switches, Fiber Extenders and a variety of other image and signal processing and extension solutions.

A number of key technology providers have supported Apantac in the development of their products and have commented on Apantac’s two year anniversary. more

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