Digital Rapids to Debut MediaMesh at IBC

Digital Rapids will introduce several new media distribution products at IBC 2009, as well as provide its expertise and technology for the confab’s TV show as well as several conferences.

For the sixth consecutive year, IBC TV News has tapped Digital Rapids’ encoding platform to encode content for delivery to the Web and mobile devices; and for the first time, IBC TV News will feature live streaming of news updated on the Web, complementing their on-demand news clips. In addition, Digital Rapids will also share its expertise with attendees at their stand as well as in free sessions at the IBC Training Zone.

At its booth, the company will debut its MediaMesh digital media distribution system. Based on 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 cost effectively, using terrestrial IP networks or satellites. The MediaMesh RX receiving appliance combines integrated inventory management, visual QC, repackaging and output with an intuitive GUI. Enhancements to C2 will also be shown.

Digital Rapids will also feature new capabilities for its 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 centralized control, automation, monitoring and fault tolerance for multiple encoders. New feature will also be unveiled in the TouchStream portable appliance.

Enhancements to the StreamZ and StreamZHD ingest and encoding systems include expanded format support, enhanced capabilities for Closed Captioning and ad insertion workflows, and more. The latest version of Digital Rapids Transcode Manager distributed media transcoding software will also be showcased, featuring expanded formats and direct support for leading third-party QC analysis tools for automated verification of output files.

Digital Rapids will be in Stand 7.G41.