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ViewCast's IVN Delivers Content Beyond The Desktop

Distribution for digital signage and easy streaming to mobile devices (September 01, 2004)

ViewCast Corporation today announced that at IBC2004 the company will showcase the use of its Interactive Video Network (IVN) in conjunction with its Niagara Streaming Systems to deliver content beyond the desktop. An open-architecture video network solution for the delivery and management of video across the LAN, WAN, and Internet, IVN enables distribution of content to virtually any location via a broad range of devices including plasma displays, PDAs, and other mobile devices.

"The basic premise guiding product development at ViewCast is that of taking video from one place and moving it wherever the user wants it," said Horace Irwin, vice president of marketing and business development at ViewCast. "The IVN product family provides intuitive controls to improve the use of video while allowing users or administrators to deliver specific content for niche applications in education, health care, entertainment, security, and other markets."

ViewCast's IVN integrates technologies that source, switch, distribute, and manage live and stored video assets in applications including on-site video distribution, distance learning, video resource sharing, videoconferencing, and personal video communication. Components in the IVN family serve as video building blocks that can be interconnected to create a custom video solution optimized for the user's or facility's workflow and business needs.

The greatest value of ViewCast's IVN is its ability to facilitate a broad variety of video delivery services from a single interface. The same infrastructure that offers video distribution to every room and desktop on a campus may also be used to deliver video to digital signs for display of corporate messaging or informational and news services, to a Web site for easy access by a wider group of users, or even to PDAs for communications and security purposes. A single interface controls different systems, providing a familiar operator experience that allows for more intuitive and spontaneous use of video resources in all these applications.

"The idea of including video in every business experience is becoming more widespread by the day, and it is becoming such a part of the culture that people have begun to think that not having video is out of the ordinary," added Irwin. "IVN enables schools, corporations, or almost any facility to make the most of their media assets with a minimum of effort and to take advantage of the new generation of personal communications devices in sharing or distributing content. We look forward to demonstrating the power of IVN at IBC2004."

During IBC2004, ViewCast will demonstrate the use of IVN to distribute content to multiple fixed and mobile endpoints integrating both streaming and IP-controlled video switching. To learn more about hardware/software solutions from ViewCast, visit

About ViewCast
ViewCast develops video and audio communications products for delivering content dynamically via a variety of network types and protocols. These products include Osprey Video capture cards, Niagara video encoders/servers, and ViewCast IVN enterprise software and systems. ViewCast products address the video capture, processing, and delivery requirements for a broad range of applications and markets. ViewCast also provides professional IT services focused on merged data and video networks through its wholly owned subsidiary Delta Computec Inc.

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