Digital Rapids Showcases Innovations in Media Encoding, Streaming and Playout at NAB Show

April 14, 2008 -- NAB Show, Las Vegas, Booth SL8724: Digital Rapids is showcasing our complete range of market-leading solutions for media capture, encoding, transcoding, protection, streaming, delivery and playout at the NAB Show in booth SL8724. Digital Rapids solutions enable content and rights owners to effectively repurpose their content for new platforms, devices and distribution opportunities, from IPTV and VOD to mobile phones and the Web. Continuing to set new standards in quality, productivity, flexibility and workflow efficiency, Digital Rapids is featuring new enhancements to the solutions that helped earn the company two prestigious 2008 Frost & Sullivan Awards in the World Video Encoders and Transcoders market.

Ingest and Encoding

Version 2.5 of the StreamPro and StreamEnterprise software makes its debut at the NAB Show. The latest version of the software for Digital Rapids' award-winning StreamZ, StreamZHD and DRC-Stream multi-format encoding solutions offers expanded compression and file format support, enhanced video processing plug-ins, and extended DVD publishing features. (Please see the separate press release "Digital Rapids Extends Encoding Leadership with Version 2.5 Software Upgrades.")


The StreamZ Live family of live streaming encoders gains a new member with the introduction of a 3GPP/Mobile configuration. The new mobile-targeted model joins previously introduced VC-1, AVC/H.264, On2 VP6 (for Adobe Flash Player 8 ) and MPEG-2 configurations, providing a comprehensive selection of top-quality live streaming encoders supporting distribution channels from IPTV to webcasting and mobile video. (Please see the separate press release "Digital Rapids Expands StreamZ Live Family with New Mobile Streaming Encoder.")

The latest version of the Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager software also makes its NAB debut. Broadcast Manager provides enterprise-level management and control for multiple live streaming encoders, simplifying operation with centralized scheduling, monitoring and remote control while bolstering reliability with automated failover and alerts. New features include visual scheduling and a Web Services API for developers.

Capture and Playout

Version 2.0 of the CarbonHD Digital Disk Recorder brings a new user interface and enhanced functionality to the flexible DDR platform. CarbonHD supports both uncompressed video and hardware-based JPEG2000 compression, and features integrated HD/SD up, down and cross-conversion. (Please see the separate press release "Digital Rapids Unveils Version 2.0 of Flexible CarbonHD Digital Disk Recorder.")


Version 1.2 of the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager distributed media transcoding software, announced in February, also makes its first NAB appearance. Transcode Manager provides centralized management, failover and intelligent load balancing for high-volume transcoding workflows. New features include expanded format support, new video processing functions, and a Web Services interface for custom integration.


A technology preview of Copper C2, the next generation of the Digital Rapids Copper high-speed global data delivery software, will also be featured. Copper C2 extends the highly regarded transfer speed, reliability and security of Copper delivery technology to add network mesh topologies, parallel transfers and simultaneous send/receive.

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 the United States, the UK, Australia, Argentina and Hong Kong.