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Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
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Digital Rapids Logo July 30, 2009 -- Passfield, United Kingdom: Digital Rapids -- the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, film and web content to wider audiences -- is bringing more than just advanced technology to this year's IBC Conference and Exhibition, September 11-15 in Amsterdam. In addition to the IBC debuts of new and enhanced solutions in stand # 7.G41, Digital Rapids will be sharing its expertise with attendees both at the stand and in free sessions in the IBC Training Zone. Digital Rapids systems have also been chosen to power the encoding of content for the IBC TV News website and mobile delivery for the sixth consecutive year. For first time, IBC TV News will feature live streaming of news updates on the Web, complementing their on-demand news clips.



Digital Rapids' award-winning TouchStream portable live streaming appliance will also be featured alongside the Datpresenter rich media webcasting service and software from Datmedia in stand IP511 in the IBC IPTV Zone.



"We believe it's important to offer IBC attendees more than just the chance to experience our technology and products. Robust, versatile and efficient solutions are as important as ever with customers' shrinking budgets and increasing audience expectations, but technology is just part of what media organisations need to meet these challenges. Customers are looking to us for expertise, guidance, and the flexibility to meet their unique needs," said Clive Vickery, Managing Director, EMEA and Asia at Digital Rapids. "With a range of activities to share our solutions and knowledge both in and beyond our stand, we can help attendees learn how to maximise new revenue opportunities with the flexibility, efficiency and cost-effectiveness they need to come out of the economic storm stronger than ever."



Advanced Solutions to Connect Content with Opportunity



Digital Rapids' systems continue to enable media organisations to achieve new levels of quality, productivity and efficiency while reaching broader audiences than ever before. Featured solutions at IBC will span the critical points in the content value chain, from content acquisition and repurposing to distribution:

Delivery



MediaMesh RXThe new MediaMesh digital media distribution system will debut at IBC debut. Building on the Digital Rapids C2 delivery framework, MediaMesh enables content ranging from ad spots to long-form programming to be transferred between content providers, contributors and distribution partners efficiently, automatically and at substantial cost savings using terrestrial IP networks or satellites. The MediaMesh RX receiving appliance combines integrated inventory management, visual QC, repackaging and output with an intuitive graphical interface. Enhancements to C2 will also be shown.



Live Streaming

Digital Rapids TouchStream (Front View)New capabilities will be featured across our comprehensive range of live streaming solutions for the Web, mobile devices and IPTV. Enhancements to the StreamZ Live family of encoders include support for adaptive streaming technologies such as Microsoft IIS7 Smooth Streaming. The enterprise-class Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager live encoder management software provides centralised control, automation, monitoring and fault tolerance for multiple encoders. New features will also be unveiled in the TouchStream portable appliance, winner of three awards at last year's IBC.



Ingest, Encoding and Transcoding



Digital Rapids’ StreamZHD Studio Media Encoding ServerDigital Rapids' StreamZ and StreamZHD ingest and encoding systems continue their market leadership and unparalleled versatility, creating content in multiple formats simultaneously for both live and on-demand applications. The latest generation of software for StreamZ and StreamZHD will be showcased, further closing the gap between broadcast television operations, production workflows and new distribution platforms. New features include expanded format support, enhanced capabilities for Closed Captioning and ad insertion workflows, and more. The latest version of the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager distributed media transcoding software will also be showcased, featuring expanded formats and direct support for leading third-party Quality Control (QC) analysis tools for automated verification of output files.



Education and IBC TV News



Digital Rapids will be offering free educational sessions in the IBC Training Zone in Hall 7. Covering key topics in media encoding for file-based workflows, on-demand distribution and live delivery, "Encoding and Streaming Fundamentals" will be presented on Friday, Sunday and Tuesday during the show. Please check the latest schedule on-site for session times.



IBC TV News, the official news channel of the show, will again use Digital Rapids' StreamZ multi-format encoding systems to create and deliver content for the IBC TV News website and mobile distribution. In addition to news packages for on-demand viewing, IBC TV News plans to offer a live stream of exclusive content for the first time, also powered by Digital Rapids.



For more information, please visit us at IBC in stand 7.G41, or our web site at www.digital-rapids.com.





About Digital Rapids Corporation – Digital Rapids develops market-leading hardware and software solutions for transforming and delivering media, enabling the multi-platform experiences that are defining the future of digital video. Scaling from individual applications to enterprise and global operations, Digital Rapids systems span the critical points in today's complex media workflows. Recipient of two prestigious Frost & Sullivan awards in the World Video Encoders and Transcoders market, Digital Rapids combines innovative technology with proven expertise to help our customers maximize their productivity, quality, and the value of their content in the evolving digital media market. Digital Rapids Corporation ( www.digital-rapids.com) is headquartered in Ontario, Canada with offices in the United States, the UK, Australia, Argentina and Hong Kong.

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