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ViewCast to Show Interactive Video Network at IBC2004

Comprehensive and versatile video networks at Stand 7.914 (August 16, 2004)

A revolutionary approach to integrating multiple video applications, ViewCast IVN brings diverse technologies and interfaces together in one simple, highly tailored solution, thereby transforming local and global video networks into a dynamic video communications platform. ViewCast IVN provides intelligent, IP-controlled video switching and distribution for digital signage, training, and video communications projects.

ViewCast IVN seamlessly integrates technologies that source, switch, distribute, and manage live and stored video assets in applications including videoconferencing, on-site video distribution, distance learning, video resource sharing, and personal video communication for broadcasting, education, finance, government and business institutions.

At IBC, ViewCast will be demonstrating IVN in a small office configuration able to manage and control digital billboards and electronic signage.

Niagara SCX Version 3.3 Offers Superior Control of Streaming Encoder Servers
Niagara SCX Version 3.3 now provides added features for an improved streaming production experience, including better encoder control and access to more encoder features. Niagara SCX allows any Osprey-based streaming video encoder system to be monitored and controlled remotely across a network. Users can access and control any or all of the encoders from any remote location attached to the encoder network. New features include video preview of encoding sessions independent of encoder mode/type, push-and-pull capability for delivering content to streaming servers, and increased performance enabled by reducing demand on Windows resources. Other features include closed-captioning control, enhanced logo/watermarking, RealVideo 10 and Windows Media 9 encoding, and advanced image cropping.

Mobile Streaming Video
ViewCast is offering a wide range of streaming media solutions that deliver digital video to mobile phones, PDAs, and laptops. Product demonstrations showing how ViewCast products provide high-quality streaming for wireless delivery to mobile networked devices will be highlighted during IBC.

Remote Monitoring and Archiving of Security & Surveillance Video
ViewCast provides a bundle solution for security video applications where security alerts can be emailed with photo attachments and security cameras can be monitored via IP video on PCs, laptops, and PDAs. This allows remote monitoring of many cameras from any IP-networked device. Video frames are time-stamped and archived in high-resolution JPEG formats. Users can browse and retrieve images based on motion activity or time and date.

Based on the Osprey Video streaming capture cards and i-Catcher software, this powerful solution provides a low-cost IP-based CCTV system for homes, offices, and small businesses. Applications for the ViewCast security bundle are single- and multi-camera installations, alert and remote video monitoring, office security, home security, parking lot security, retail CCTV security, nursery/day care monitoring, and wildlife monitoring.

Osprey-300 Analog/Digital Video Capture Card
ViewCast introduces the Osprey-300 to the European market, setting a new quality standard for the video production and editing experience. The Osprey-300 combines the quality and superiority of the industry-leading Osprey video streaming capture cards and adds the features of a standard IEEE 1394 card, creating a quality Digital Video (DV) capture card with full DV control capability.

Features and Benefits:
 · the first streaming capture card that combines analog and DV capture
 · OHCI compliancy for a broad range of popular applications
 · optimized streaming time for post-production houses providing efficient use of editing equipment
 · OHCI compliant (IEEE 1394) allowing you to transfer DV material into an editing system in its native DV format maintaining original source quality
 · PCI-X bus interface for compatibility with the latest PC technologies providing high performance/high-bandwidth data transfer
 · Adobe Premiere Pro certification, the professional's choice for digital video creation

Existing Products at IBC2004
Niagara PowerStream
The Niagara PowerStream is part of the Niagara series of integrated, turnkey 2U rack-mount systems for real-time encoding of video and audio content. Powered by dual Intel Xeon 2.4 GHz processors with Hyper-Threading technology, this streaming capture system provides top performance and delivers high-quality video/audio capture from two channels of audio and video streaming plus advanced video/audio capture card capabilities.

NiagaraMAX Portable Streaming System
The NiagaraMAX is the new benchmark for portable live webcasting and part of the ViewCast's family of Niagara Streaming Systems packaged encoding solutions. This compact portable system collapses into a sleek aluminum briefcase so it can be easily transported to offsite locations for remote streaming flexibility. The NiagaraMAX also features a Box-in-Box Design Shock Isolation System to protect your portable webcasting gear as you transport it in and out of the field. The NiagaraMAX is ideal for corporate presentations, meetings, special events, distance learning, employee training, online seminars, live or on-demand entertainment, news, sports, weather, and government productions at the federal, state, and municipal levels.

About ViewCast
Founded in 1995, ViewCast Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets high-quality, standards-based video communications solutions for businesses and professional enterprises. ViewCast enables video communication over the Internet and corporate networks through its components, systems, and software applications. The company is known as a leading global provider of enterprise-wide, digital video communications solutions for both real-time and on-demand applications. Products include the Osprey line of video capture cards, Niagara streaming encoders and servers, and IVN Enterprise switches and gateway.

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