ViewCast Corporation (OTCBB: VCST) today announced an optional update to its Niagara? Pro and Niagara GoStream? Plus premium encoding platforms that adds the ability to encode real-time video streams in Adobe? Flash? Live format. The new update will give companies the ability to reach the broad and rapidly growing audience of Internet users who prefer Flash Live for viewing streamed video.
The Flash Live option joins other industry-standard codecs, including MPEG-4, H.263, Windows Media?, and RealNetworks?, currently shipping with the Niagara SCX? encoder control and management software suite. Users can select any combination of these popular formats and control streaming systems throughout an enterprise or over the Internet with a single user interface. ViewCast Niagara appliances equipped with Flash Live are an optimal fit with the leading content delivery networks that now support the latest Flash Live capabilities.
The Niagara Pro and Niagara GoStream Plus encoders are designed for traditional and non-traditional broadcasters who wish to stream live video over the Internet to reach a new audience, or to add a streaming video channel to an existing Web site. The Flash Live option will broaden the target audience base and add a rich multimedia experience for a variety of content such as breaking news, sports action, distance learning programs, government open meetings, sales presentations, and educational seminars.
"With its support of multiple viewing platforms, including PCs, Macs, and Linux, Flash Live is the fastest-growing video format on the Internet and a major force in the streaming market," said Dave Stoner, president of ViewCast. "And now, with our Flash Live-enabled encoders, our customers will be able to reach a much wider audience and provide a more compelling experience for viewers than that possible with video or Flash graphics alone."
ViewCast develops video and audio communication products for delivering content dynamically via a variety of network types and protocols. These products include Osprey? video capture cards and Niagara? video encoders/servers featuring Niagara SCX? encoder management software. ViewCast products address the video capture, processing, and delivery requirements for a broad range of applications and markets. More information is available on the company?s Web site at www.viewcast.com.