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Streaming Media Appliance Supports H.264 Streaming via Adobe Flash

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<p><strong>ViewCast </strong><strong>Niagara 2120</strong><strong> Streaming Media Appliance Supports H.264 Streaming via Adobe Flash</strong></p>
<p><a href=”http://www.viewcast.com/“>ViewCast Corp.</a>’s <a href=”http://www.viewcast.com/products/Niagara/vc_niagara_overview.htm“>Niagara 2120</a> is a low-cost, easy to use streaming media appliance that supports H.264 streaming via the <a href=”http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/“>Adobe Flash</a> platform. The compact and portable Niagara 2120 provides professional-quality performance and reliability for organizations in corporate, government, education, worship and athletic settings seeking a plug-and-play platform for streaming video content across enterprise networks or over the Internet.</p>
<p>“The Niagara 2120 delivers exceptional value and powerful capabilities that enable customers of all levels of technical expertise to quickly and easily stream high quality live and on-demand video,” says ViewCast president and CEO Dave Stoner. “With seamless support for H.264 streaming, the Niagara 2120 expands ViewCast’s leadership in the streaming media appliance market and equips customers to leverage ViewCast’s industry-renowned capabilities on the Adobe Flash Platform.”</p>
<p>“ViewCast solutions based on the Adobe Flash Platform enable the delivery of rich, real-time media experiences to an ever-growing audience of consumers that rely on Adobe Flash technology for high quality video over the Web,” said Bill Rusitzky, senior director of global media alliances for Adobe. “The Niagara 2120 is the latest example of ViewCast’s continued technological innovation and commitment to providing high-performance video streaming solutions based on Adobe Flash technologies.”</p>
<p>The Niagara 2120 shares many of the same advanced features found in ViewCast’s other professional-grade streaming media encoders, and is optimized for simplified setup and operation. Featuring a built-in Web interface to enable streamlined management from anywhere on the network, the compact, self-contained unit is ideal for location streaming applications and also fits easily into any production control room. Users simply set the desired streaming parameters via the intuitive Web interface, then initiate one or more streams simultaneously from the front panel “Stream” button.</p>
<p>The Niagara 2120 enables organizations of all sizes, and those with limited budgets, to stream live and on-demand sports, educational and training content, corporate events and more to an expansive Web-based audience, which in turn creates marketing and sponsorship opportunities that can increase revenue streams. With support for H.264 streaming to the Adobe Flash Platform, customers are afforded high-performance streaming capabilities across a broad range of bandwidths to elevate the quality and impact of their Internet video programming.</p>
<p>The Niagara 2120 comes standard with ViewCast SimulStream technology, which enables a single video source to generate several video streams simultaneously—in multiple resolutions and bit rates—with each stream configured differently for laptops, cell phones, or mobile devices. ViewCast’s Niagara SCX streaming media management software is also included with the Niagara 2120, enabling centralized set-up, monitoring and control over multiple systems positioned anywhere on the network—all from a single desktop.</p>
<p>Like all Niagara appliances, the Niagara 2120 features image scaling, cropping, de-interlacing, inverse telecine and closed caption rendering capabilities. The Niagara 2120 provides flexible connectivity options including component, Y/C (S-Video), and composite video inputs, as well as balanced and unbalanced stereo audio.</p>
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