ViewCast’s ‘Osprey’ Capture Card, ‘Niagara’ Steaming Systems Available

The video capture card introduces higher channel density and the Niagara streaming media encoder increases webcasting to a content delivery network
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ViewCast, a producer of streaming media solutions, says its Osprey 845e video capture card and two new Niagara streaming systems, are available.

The Niagara streaming systems—the Niagara 2200 and 9100-2D—are the first products equipped with ViewCast’s updated Niagara SCX encoding, control and management software providing service providers enhanced user control and more cost-effective video delivery, the company says.

The Osprey 845e video capture card introduces higher channel density with up to four serial digital interface(SDI) inputs, ViewCast says. The capture card has 3G input with a single connector and is available in two models (standard definition or high definition SDI) to accommodate a wide range of applications for the enterprise, government and system integrator markets, the company says.

The new Niagara 2200portable streaming media encoder, an upgrade to replace the Niagara 2100 and 2120, is a flexible solution for affordable streaming in standard definition, ViewCast says. It provides a choice of Windows Media or Adobe Flash, as well as MPEG-4 and H.263, for webcasting to a content delivery network (CDN), local high schools and churches and public, education and government channel (PEG) applications.

The Niagara 9100-2Dis the first digital unit in its product series. With two digital inputs, it is capable of delivering two simultaneous streams in standard or high definition, the firm says.

In addition, ViewCast’s Niagara SCX version 7.0 softwareenables the recently released Niagara 2200 and 9100-2D, and all future products to direct a new output streaming format, MPEG2 Transport Stream that supports MPEG-2 and H.264 encoding, essential for IPTV functionality, the company says.