Digital Rapids Advances Content Encoding, Transcoding, Streaming and Protection at IBC2006

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September 8, 2006 -- IBC2006, Amsterdam, Stand 7.641:

Digital Rapids

- a leading developer of systems for content ingest, encoding, transcoding, protection and delivery - is showcasing our complete range of professional solutions in stand 7.641 at IBC2006. Digital Rapids solutions scale from individual applications to enterprise and global workflows, delivering unparalleled productivity, security and quality while streamlining our customers‘ operations and supporting their evolving business models.

Products New to IBC

Digital Rapids is demonstrating our new scalable, enterprise-level management and control software applications for live streaming and content transcoding.

Stream Transcode Manager

-- automated job management and intelligent load balancing for media transcoding. In conjunction with multiple transcoding nodes, Stream Transcode Manager manages large transcoding jobs involving many media files, and features failure recovery, notification and report publishing.

Stream Broadcast Manager

-- enterprise-level management and control application for multiple live streaming encoders. Stream Broadcast Manager simplifies operation with centralized scheduling, individual and group resource management, maintenance modes and reporting, while bolstering reliability with failover management and alerts.

New Software Versions

The new version 2.3 of the Digital Rapids Stream software, now shipping, is being shown across our complete line of content encoding servers. New features include keyframeable video processing plug-ins, additional Closed Caption options and more.

StreamZ 2.3

-- professional standard-definition SD media encoding, transcoding and streaming with hardware-based pre-processing and simultaneous output to multiple formats including AVI, WM9, VC-1, MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Flash, MPEG1, MPEG2, QuickTime, Real, and more.

StreamZHD 2.3

-- professional multi-format HD/SD video encoding solution for archive, dailies, VOD, IPTV or streaming media delivery from standard or high definition source material.

StreamZ CP 2.3

-- adds forensic watermarking technology from Philips for rights protection and tracking to StreamZ and StreamZHD. New features include watermarking during transcoding, multi-layer watermarking in a single pass, and an integrated ticketing database for easy tracking and identification.

Additional Featured Products


-- professional multi-format HD/SD video encoding and playout DDR with integrated up, down and cross-conversion and software to manage ingest, trimming and playout of clips.


-- wirespeed, secure delivery of media with tuneable rate control and bandwidth scheduling providing complete control over network utilization.

Partner products on display in our booth include storage area networking from Ciprico (MediaVault storage) and Atto (Fibre Channel host adapters), and encoding acceleration boards from Aspex (MPEG2) and Tarari (Windows Media).

Digital Rapids is also demonstrating encoding for mobile devices in stand M134 of the IBC Mobile Zone, and is providing encoding and webstreaming services for the IBC TV News web and mobile presences.

For more information, please visit us at IBC in stands 7.641 and M134, or our web site at


About Digital Rapids Corporation

- Digital Rapids is a leading developer of professional hardware and software solutions for video ingest, encoding, transcoding, protection, streaming, and delivery. Digital Rapids offers solutions that scale from individual applications to enterprise and global workflows, with the proven expertise to help our customers maximize their productivity and the value of their content in the evolving digital media market. Digital Rapids products integrate seamlessly into new and existing post production, broadcast, institutional and media distribution environments, dramatically increasing the volume and quality of media produced while lowering overall costs. Digital Rapids Corporation (

) is headquartered in Ontario, Canada with sales offices in California, the UK and Australia.