PLANO, Texas, April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViewCast Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: VCST), a leading global provider of audio and video encoding products, will unveil its new quad-channel Osprey-450e video capture card at the NAB2008 exhibition in Las Vegas on April 14th to 17th. The latest addition to ViewCast's industry-leading Osprey(R) family of PCI Express(R) (PCIe(R)) video capture cards delivers robust processing on four independent channels, significantly minimizing internal PC space requirements.
PLANO, Texas, April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — ViewCast Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: VCST), a leading global provider of audio and video encoding products, will unveil its new quad-channel Osprey-450e video capture card at the NAB2008 exhibition in Las Vegas on April 14th to 17th. The latest addition to ViewCast's industry-leading Osprey(R) family of PCI Express(R) (PCIe(R)) video capture cards delivers robust processing on four independent channels, significantly minimizing internal PC space requirements.
The higher channel density offered by the Osprey-450e means fewer computer systems are required to capture a number of channels — dramatically reducing overall system costs. Osprey-450e PCIe card also takes advantage of the latest architecture standard — the super-high-speed PCI Express bus — for maximum performance. This enables broadcasters to simultaneously capture four individual channels of analog video and unbalanced stereo audio channels and process them independently.
"With the Osprey-450e, we're delivering the legendary Osprey quality for the latest PC architectures," said Dave Stoner, president and chief operating officer of ViewCast. "This new video capture card builds on a solid track record of more than 300,000 Osprey cards sold globally and being used in a wide variety of broadcast, commercial and industrial applications. You'll find Osprey capture cards in mission-critical applications throughout the world."
Like other multimedia-class cards in the Osprey line, the Osprey-450e is compatible with a wide variety of commercial video capture, processing and encoding applications as well as with other Osprey cards for mix-and-match flexibility.
"The PCIe bus is the latest high-throughput internal bus architecture to be offered by PC manufacturers, and the best PC graphics cards use this bus to unleash the power of modern multi-core PC engines," said Mark Hershey, vice president of engineering at ViewCast. "That's precisely why we chose the PCIe bus for the Osprey-450e. It provides unfettered access to all PC resources with no bottlenecks or mysterious glitches — just smooth, unadulterated power that can support multiple Osprey PCIe cards in one system."
The Osprey-450e is optimized for live streaming video applications with features such as logo bitmap overlay with transparency, positioning controls and the ability to automatically detect and adapt on-the-fly when the input video format changes from movie frame rates to television frame rates. This card includes additional internal video inputs and four additional balanced audio inputs that can be utilized as alternatives to the rear panel connectors.
NAB2008 attendees can see and find out more about the new Osprey-450e in ViewCast's booth, SL13109, in the South Hall lower level at the Las Vegas Convention Center. ViewCast will also be demonstrating its other PCI Express video capture cards — the Osprey-700e HD PCI Express combination high-definition (HD)/standard-definition (SD) video capture card and the professional analog Osprey-240e card.
Additionally at NAB, the company will be demonstrating its latest streaming media encoder appliances. These encoders include the newly launched portable/rack-mountable Niagara(R) GoStream(R) SURF and ViewCast's top-of-the-line streaming appliance, the rack-mount Niagara Pro. Both encoders come equipped with ViewCast's most powerful software — Niagara SCX Pro and Osprey SimulStream — which will also be demonstrated at NAB.
About ViewCast Corporation
ViewCast, a pioneer in the Internet streaming industry, develops and markets streamlined products that prepare media content for live and video-on- demand (VOD) delivery over IP and mobile networks. Founded in 1994, ViewCast has been the industry's choice for video capture cards through its legendary Osprey product line, which includes PCI Express and high-definition (HD) cards. Osprey technology also powers the award winning Niagara Pro and portable Niagara GoStream family of streaming encoders.
ViewCast's user-friendly encoding and streaming hardware works in conjunction with Niagara SCX management/control software and Niagara SCX SDK development software, allowing users to easily capture, process and deliver live audio/video content over the Internet. Osprey SimulStream software, which comes standard on all Niagara encoders, enables multiple video streams to be configured in multiple formats, in multiple resolutions, at multiple bit rates — all simultaneously. This array of tools offers broadcasters, businesses, governments and other organizations the ability to expand their audience reach via the Internet. For more information, go to http://www.viewcast.com.
ViewCast, Osprey, Niagara, Niagara SCX, GoStream, SimulStream and EZStream are trademarks or registered trademarks of ViewCast Corporation or its subsidiaries. All other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.
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