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Digital Rapids IBC 2009 Preview -- Connecting Content to Opportunity

Stand # 7.G41

Digital Rapids is bringing our comprehensive range of media repurposing and delivery tools and solutions to IBC 2009 in stand # 7.G41. From appliances to integrated, multi-solution workflows, Digital Rapids systems connect content and rights owners to their audiences, enabling media enterprises and professionals to make the most of new distribution opportunities and reach broader audiences than ever before.

Continuing to set new standards in quality, productivity, flexibility, workflow efficiency and value, Digital Rapids solutions span the critical points in the content value chain including ingest, encoding, transcoding, streaming and delivery. Digital Rapids solutions empower applications including Internet TV, IPTV, VOD, broadcast, post production, mobile video, corporate and government communications, education, worship and archive and more.

Featured solutions will include:


The new MediaMesh digital media distribution system will make its IBC debut. Building on the Digital Rapids C2 media delivery framework, MediaMesh enables content ranging from ad spots and syndicated shows to long-form programming and digital cinema features to be transferred between content providers, contributors and distribution partners efficiently, automatically and at substantial cost savings over traditional physical ‘tape-and-truck’ delivery. The MediaMesh RX receiving/repackaging appliance provides robust functionality at the receiving end of the digital distribution chain with integrated inventory management, visual QC, conforming, repackaging and playout through an intuitive graphical interface. The C2 data delivery software will also be demonstrated on its own, combining exceptionally fast transfer speeds and reliability with parallel transfers, simultaneous send/receive and receipt verification for outstanding efficiency when distributing large files to multiple recipients.

Live Streaming

For multi-channel, enterprise-class live streaming operations, our StreamZ Live family of encoders offers the exceptional output quality and robust reliability of our systems in a dedicated live streaming platform. New versions featuring adaptive streaming capabilities – including Microsoft Smooth Streaming – will be showcased. Supporting distribution channels from IPTV to webcasting and mobile video, multiple StreamZ Live encoders can be combined with the Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager live encoder management software for centralized control, automation, monitoring and fault tolerance.

The multiple award-winning TouchStream portable live streaming appliance delivers Digital Rapids’ renowned live streaming quality and reliability in a fully self-contained, easy-to-deploy form factor. TouchStream appliances combine flexible features with unparalleled ease of use through an intuitive touch-screen interface with integrated video monitoring.

Ingest and Encoding

Digital Rapids’ award-winning StreamZ and StreamZHD systems continue to raise the bar for multi-format live and on-demand encoding solutions, seamlessly supporting multi-screen experiences by offering simultaneous encoding to multiple formats and devices at unparalleled quality. StreamZ and StreamZHD provide unmatched versatility, providing capture, encoding, transcoding and streaming for applications from IPTV, Internet TV and VOD to archive and Blu-ray in efficient, automated ingest-through-delivery workflows.


Scalable from small transcoding farms to enterprise level operations, the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager software provides automation, management, failover and intelligent load balancing for high-volume transcoding workflows, increasing production volume and reliability while reducing operational costs. The latest version of Transcode Manager will be showcased, featuring expanded format support and direct support for leading third-party Quality Control (QC) analysis tools for automated verification of output files.

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 ( is headquartered in Ontario, Canada with offices in the United States, the UK, Australia, Argentina and Hong Kong.