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ViewCast(R) Joins Partner Initiative to Deliver Next Generation Cross-Platform Media

PLANO, Texas, June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViewCast Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: VCST), a leading global provider of streaming hardware and software solutions, today announced it has joined the Microsoft(R) Silverlight(TM) Partner Initiative to deliver the next generation of .NET-based media over the Internet.

PLANO, Texas, June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — ViewCast Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: VCST), a leading global provider of streaming hardware and software solutions, today announced it has joined the Microsoft(R) Silverlight(TM) Partner Initiative to deliver the next generation of .NET-based media over the Internet.

By utilizing Windows Media/VC-1 format, the ViewCast Niagara SCX(R) encoding platform can deliver streaming video and audio content to users of Silverlight, a cross-browser, cross-platform, and cross-device plug-in offering flexibility in Windows(R), Macintosh(R), and Linux(R) environments. ViewCast Osprey(R) video capture cards, including the latest PCI Express(R) cards, also support encoding using Microsoft Expression(R) Encoder software, part of the Expression product family.

"ViewCast has been a key part of the Windows Media/VC-1 streaming architecture for many years," said Steve Sklepowich, Group Product Manager at Microsoft. "And its Niagara encoders and Osprey cards fulfill a critical role in the creation of quality media content for delivery to Silverlight-powered user experiences. As a result, ViewCast is a welcome addition to the Silverlight Partner Initiative."

ViewCast President and Chief Operating Officer Dave Stoner commented, "The Silverlight enhancements are expected to not only broaden demand for ViewCast streaming hardware and software, but also add value for current customers and partners.

"Enabling Silverlight-compatible Internet video is a natural evolution of our long-standing VC-1 and Windows Media capabilities," Stoner continued. "With Windows Media/VC-1 capability, our powerful Niagara encoders deliver high quality, high-resolution live streaming plus the newest rich media capabilities that Silverlight offers. For customers using the Expression family of tools to create rich Web applications, our Osprey cards remain the hardware of choice for capturing media content from real-time broadcast sources."

ViewCast's flexible Niagara(R) SCX and Niagara SCX Pro(R) software enable users to set up and control Niagara streaming encoders remotely, throughout an enterprise or over the Internet. Niagara SCX Pro empowers users to remotely and simultaneously encode multiple streams at multiple bitrates in multiple resolutions and formats, including Microsoft Windows Media/VC-1, MPEG-4, Adobe(R) Flash(R) Live and more. Using the Niagara SCX Web Services interface, developers can integrate management and monitoring of all SCX-supported encoding formats through a single, unified interface.

For more information, visit http://www.viewcast.com/silverlight.

About ViewCast Corporation

ViewCast designs, manufactures and markets industry leading hardware and software solutions that enable users to capture, encode audio/video content for live video streaming and video-on-demand (VOD) delivery over IP and mobile networks. ViewCast products include the Niagara(R) Pro and portable Niagara GoStream(R) families — all powered by renowned Osprey(R) video capture technology. ViewCast's software, including Niagara SCX(R), Niagara SCX SDK and Osprey SimulStream(R) provides remote system management, and enables Osprey and Niagara hardware to configure multiple, simultaneous multi-format, multi-bitrate, multi-resolution video streams. This array of tools empowers broadcasters, businesses, network service providers and government to expand their audience in the digital media market place. http://www.viewcast.com

ViewCast(R), Osprey(R), Niagara(R), Niagara SCX(R), GoStream(R), SimulStream(R), and EZStream(R) are trademarks or registered trademarks of ViewCast Corporation or its subsidiaries. All other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

ViewCast Contact: Jeff Kopang Vice President, Marketing Tel: +1 (972) 488-7200 E-mail: jeffk@viewcast.com PR Agency Contact: David Netz Wall Street Communications Tel: +1 (303) 329-0359 E-mail: dave@wallstcom.com Investor Contact: Dan Matsui Allen & Caron Tel: +1 (949) 474-4300 E-mail: d.matsui@allencaron.com

SOURCE ViewCast Corporation

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