Epiphan 'Pearl' Captures, Streams, Records Multiple HD Sources

Streaming appliance with distinctive looks, features
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PALO ALTO, Calif. —Epiphan Systems, a manufacturer of recording encoders for streaming and capture of audio/video content from almost any source, introduced Pearl, its first appliance that can stream and record multiple HD sources simultaneously. These include 3G- and HD-SDI cameras, at rates of 60 frames per second, in resolutions up to 2,048 x 2,048 pixels.

Conceived as a portable desktop or rack solution for streaming and recording live a/v content, Epiphan’s Pearl can combine multiple HD a/v inputs and add client branding to create a single distinctive video layout with output resolution up to 4K. Pearl features a distinctive front-panel touch-screen controller as well as remote control capability, and it can encode for both RTMP and RTSP streaming, allowing it to be used with leading content distribution networks, such as Akamai, Livestream, Wowza, and YouTube.

“This is the most advanced and flexible capture, streaming, and recording platform ever produced by Epiphan,” said David Kirk, vice president of product management. “Pearl will be a very appealing solution to our customers in education, healthcare, security, worship, business, and industry. It’s also a complementary component for other companies’ video content management systems.”

Sporting a non-traditional design and brushed metal finish, Pearl is equipped with two inputs each for stereo audio, HDMI/DVI, VGA, and SDI; two USB 3.0 ports; and one Gigabit Ethernet port. For compatibility with commonly-used AV sources, Pearl supports SAP and UPnP for set-top boxes and media players. For post-production flexibility, it can record the streamed program as well as the original sources.