Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager 1.2 Enhances Live Encoder Management

Digital Rapids will showcase Version 1.2 of the Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager live encoder management software, featuring a new graphical scheduling interface and a comprehensive Web Services API for integrating Broadcast Manager into third-party applications.

Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager provides enterprise-level management and control for multiple live streaming encoders. Supporting Digital Rapids’ StreamZ and StreamZ Live encoding systems, Broadcast Manager simplifies operation with centralized scheduling, remote control and individual and group resource management, while bolstering reliability with automated failover and alerts.

Version 1.2 extends the scheduling capabilities of Broadcast Manager with a new graphical interface, providing an at-a-glance visual representation of scheduled tasks and enabling easy identification of scheduling gaps and conflicts. Individual or groups of encoders can be started, stopped or taken offline (such as for maintenance) at scheduled times, with the flexibility of using a different set of encoding parameters (including different compression formats) for each scheduled task if desired.

The new Web Services interface enables developers to directly integrate Broadcast Manager into their own custom applications and management systems through an easy-to-use SOAP XML-based SDK.