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New ViewCast Solution Enables Simple, Cost-Effective Streaming of Multiple Feeds for Traffic Monitoring and Reporting(November 28, 2006)
?The IP-based video surveillance market reached $227 million in 2005, and is rapidly expanding, noted Dave Stoner, president and COO of ViewCast Corporation. ?Initial projections indicate demand for IP video surveillance equipment is expected to grow by 40 percent during the next five years. Uniquely suited for traffic surveillance, the Niagara 7224 encoder will be marketed to government agencies and consulting firms across the United States.
"Typical installations for video streaming and archiving of content acquired with public safety cameras are flawed in that they are proprietary and equipment dependent, which means that such video may be distributed only to those viewers with matching playback systems and cannot be viewed by the general public," said Stoner. ?Our Niagara-based solution encodes up to eight feeds over the Internet in Windows Media and RealVideo using industry-standard IP technology, and provides software control, local or networked, to simplify management and monitoring of all those simultaneous streams. With this capability municipal organizations can alleviate roadway congestion by making traffic issues known to the public and to the officials responsible for dealing with such matters."
The new Niagara 7224 from ViewCast features two Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® processors and two integrated Osprey®-440 four-channel video- and audio-capture cards providing eight audio and video inputs per installed system. The Niagara 7224 more than doubles rack density for multi-channel streaming installations and provides a very attractive cost per channel. Multiple Niagara encoders can be combined on a single network to support an unlimited number of feeds, all under the control of ViewCast Niagara SCX® encoder management software.
In practical applications, traffic cameras are linked to the ViewCast Niagara 7224 encoding system, which in turn streams content to the Web for public viewing and/or delivers content to a rack-mount Niagara server for archiving as a Windows Media or RealVideo stream, or as AVI files or Flash video. Also included with the system is ViewCasts Osprey SimulStream® software, which allows a single input feed to be split out and encoded as a Windows Media Stream and as a RealVideo stream. The resulting media can be delivered over an Ethernet connection for internal viewing via PC or video display, or it can be accessed externally via the Internet by PC or Mac, through wireless connection by mobile devices such as PDAs and smartphones, or even on terminals in first-responder vehicles.
"The new Niagara 7224 encoder offers unified control over multiple feeds encoded in just one box, giving municipal transit authorities an easy-to-use, space- and cost-saving solution for handling the ever-increasing burden of traffic management," Stoner added. "The system is modular and infinitely scalable, so it can grow along with the city infrastructure and traffic monitoring needs.
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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. Our 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.
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