Wowza Media Systems, an emerging leader in streaming media server software, today announced the launch of Wowza Media Server Pro 1.3, the latest version of their next-generation streaming server software that takes live Flash streaming scalability to new heights and fundamentally redefines the economics of large-scale Flash streaming.
With Wowza Media Server Pro 1.3, enterprises and service providers can now deploy large-scale live streaming capability at one-tenth the cost of the Adobe? Flash Media Server (FMS2) origin-edge edition, the only solution that was previously available to them. The Wowza Pro advantage is the result of advanced service-oriented features incorporated as standard elements in all Wowza Pro editions to greatly simplify scalability, management and content protection.
Among Wowza Media Server Pro 1.3?s new features:
? Live Stream Repeater, a standard function in all Wowza Pro editions that allows live streams to be replicated across multiple servers, and further enhances the already unmatched live streaming performance of Wowza Media Server Pro.
? Centralized Configuration Management capability that lets users configure multiple Wowza Media Server Pro instances from a single configuration management server.
? SecureToken content protection against stream-ripping threats like Replay Media Catcher assures content owners of the security of their assets.
? Customizable Media Readers allow flexible server extensibility, which, for example, enable SHOUTcast restreaming and open the path for future streaming of H.264 encoded content to the soon-to-be-released version of Adobe?s Flash player.
?As we?re expanding our deployment of Wowza Pro servers, having the ability to manage configurations centrally, monitor and provide the customer-facing view of the server performance, and secure the content, is critical to meeting the service levels our customers expect,? said Eduardo Martinez, Technical Service Manager, StreamGuys. ?The functionality Wowza provides and their responsiveness to our needs as a service provider is right on target.?
In a recent Contentinople article about Wowza?s partnership with global CDN Interoute, Mark Lewis, Director of Voice and Commercial Software at Interoute, was equally enthusiastic: "Interoute has shifted all its Flash streaming business to the Wowza platform -- no other vendors will be offered. The reason is simple -- Flash has enormous market penetration but the false economics of current Flash streaming pricing hinder its wider adoption."
Wowza Media Server Pro has achieved great market traction with its robust functionality and superior economics. Since its launch in February 2007, the product has racked up over 2000 global licenses from well-known players like Macy?s, Thomson Learning and Julius Blum GmBH, as well as numerous service providers, including the UK?s Astream and the Dutch provider NetMasters, along with global CDNs Interoute and StreamGuys.
?Flash streaming and live streaming in particular are clearly on the rapid rise and we see many opportunities for enterprises and service providers to reap the benefits of the Wowza solution,? commented David Stubenvoll, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Wowza Media Systems. ?We continue to redefine Flash streaming by providing superior functionality and enabling the market to deliver Flash at Windows Media prices.?
For more information on Wowza Media Server Pro 1.3, including product documentation and prices, or to download a free Wowza Pro10 edition, visit: www.wowzamedia.com/store.html.
About Wowza Media Systems
Wowza Media Systems, a software company headquartered in San Jose, CA, is a developer of interactive streaming media server software. Its flagship product, Wowza Media Server Pro, features an innovative server architecture that delivers unmatched performance, functionality, and scalability at a total cost of ownership up to 80% less than the leading alternative, Adobe Flash Media Server. Wowza Media Server Pro enables customers like Macy?s, Thomson Learning, and Julius Blum GmbH to deliver interactive and entertaining Flash applications and content, including video on demand, live video distribution, video recording, and chat, and is finding application in a broad range of industries, including entertainment, social media, advertising, enterprise, education, government, and Internet commerce.