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    • The Leading Global Provider of High-Quality Audio and Video Communications Products ViewCast Niagara Streaming Media Encoders www.viewcast.com | 3701 W. Plano Parkway, Suite 300 | Plano, Texas 75075-7840 | 972-488-7200 | 800-540-4119 VIEWCAST NIAGARA STREAMING MEDIA ENCODER SYSTEMS Applications Include: The ViewCast Niagara family of streaming media encoders and servers are pre- • Distance Learning and Training configured, plug-and-play encoding solutions, enabling you to quickly capture and • Internet Broadcasting broadcast premium quality audio and video. • Internet TV (ITV) Built upon the industry-leading technology of Osprey video capture boards, Niagara servers also include ViewCast’s productivity enhancing software modules: Niagara • Mobile TV/Mobile Streaming SCX® and SimulStream®. Moreover, Niagara streaming media encoders can be • Corporate Communications enhanced with the addition of partner software to enable video editing, rich-media presentations and even video archival and search. • Internet Advertising So if you’re looking for a powerful, reliable, and cost effective streaming media • Video Editing and Post Production encoder that is ideal for virtually any streaming, archiving, or video production • Podcasting application, look no further. ViewCast’s Niagara platform is a perfect fit. • Webcasting • Video Archiving • Training Videos Web Server Products Include: Capture, Encode and Stream Your Video Content • Niagara 4112 and 4116 DRM License Internet • Niagara 6222 and 6226 Provider Intranet IP Network Gather Your Video LAN/WAN ViewCast • GoStream and GoStream Plus • Niagara 7224 Content Delivery Network (CDN) with Streaming Server • Niagara Pro • NiagaraMAX Web Site: • Niagara SCX and SCX Pro View Your Video Via the Internet
    • Niagara Streaming Systems Niagara Integrated Systems Integrated, streaming media encoders offered in both single channel and dual channel, analog and digital video input with the flexibility to create and stream multiple video sessions from a single system. Products in this category include: Models: Key Applications: • 4112 • Television Broadcasters • 4116 • Government Agencies • 6222 • University Distance Learning • 6226 • Fortune 100 Businesses • 7224 • Traffic Surveillance Niagara GoStream Series Niagara GoStream and GoStream Plus are portable, streaming encoding appliance designed to make capturing and stream- ing video a simple, easy to use process. These single channel encoders are designed to be used by the most novice of users and feature 3 EZStream® buttons that allow users to select from pre-defined encoding profiles. Products in this category include: Models: Key Applications: • Niagara GoStream • Live Event Streaming • Niagara GoStream Plus • News/Sports/Entertainment • Churches • Education Niagara Streaming Appliance Studio-level streaming media encoder that offers dual channel analog and digital capture, a simple and intuitive user interface and video confidence monitor, and robust system performance that will outlast any encoder on the market. Product(s) in this category include: Models: Key Applications: • Niagara Pro • Movie Studios • TV Broadcasters • Cable and Internet Service Providers • Government
    • ViewCast Niagara Streaming Media Encoders Niagara Streaming Systems include other ViewCast components to make it a Encoder Configuration Tool complete streaming solution. These software components are powerful configura- Niagara SCX Pro Web Interface tion, control, management and monitoring tools which include Niagara SCX* or SCX (Available only on Niagara Pro and Pro, Niagara SCX Pro Web Interface (on appliances only) and Osprey SimulStream. GoStream appliances) Encoder Management & Monitoring Software - Niagara SCX Pro For custom configuration of the Niagara Niagara® SCX® Pro is ViewCast’s encoder management and monitoring software. Streaming System settings, ViewCast Niagara SCX provides full access to view and set encoding parameters, start, and stop created the Niagara SCX Pro Web Interface the encoding process, and receive notification of identified error conditions. tool, which is included with all Niagara systems. This tool does not require you to Niagara SCX Pro is extremely flexible, particular- install special software on any other PC. ly in applications involving live broadcasting You only need a where immediate changes and tweaks are Web browser required. Niagara SCX Pro excels in providing on any PC the required controls to ensure optimum running any streaming video quality. operating system, and Niagara SCX Pro also provides control of: you can • System CODEC and profile selection control and • Windows Media, RealVideo, Flash, configure any MPEG-4, and AVI Niagara streaming media encoder. • Modification of capture resolution and attributes This Web-based user interface allows you Niagara SCX Encoder nested view allows you to easily • Adjustment of video pre-processing see all encoders on the network and to browse to any Niagara on a LAN or filters such as de-interlacing their current status. WAN network and manage the entire • Adjustment of video resolution through system configuration, including: scaling while minimizing CPU load • Create, modify, and delete encoder • Branding and protecting video content through logo watermarking profiles • Enabling and disabling Osprey® SimulStream® • Start and stop individual encoders • Pre-configure and assign ABC Video format outputs: EZStream buttons • Windows Media 9 • View and manage encoder log files • Windows Media 10 and entries • MPEG-4 compression engine • Modify system network configuration • H.263/MPEG-4 Part 2 SP/ASP settings (network name, IP • H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 configuration) • 3GPP/3GPP2 container support • MPEG-4 profile settings for most Osprey SimulStream common applications Designed to provide the optimal experi- • MPEG-4 — unrestricted ence of a streamlined workflow, Osprey • High-definition — for HD-DVD SimulStream provides the ability to deliver players and set-top boxes multiple streams at multiple bitrates from • Home theater devices — DVD players, Niagara SCX includes advance video preprocessing a single video source. Osprey SimulStream control and Closed Caption overlay, embedding or set-top boxes and gaming consoles output to file. is a premium software enhancement to the • Portable — for playback devices such Niagara systems by extending the capabili- as MP3 players or PDAs ties of a single channel audio and video • Handheld — for playback on cellular phones capture. • Apple® Video iPod® — portable playback device • Creative® ZENTM Vision — portable video player Osprey SimulStream Features: • PlayStation® PSP® • Optimized streams for a diverse • RealVideo 10 Internet audience — all streaming in • RealVideo 9 real-time • Flash® (File only) • Maximum efficiency without sacrific • Audio Video Interleaved (AVI) (File only) ing quality • Complete utilization of multi-core processors • Maximum channel density for streaming production • Reduced hardware costs *Niagara SCX is available without the MPEG-4 compression engine and is standard on Niagara integrated systems.
    • The Leading Global Provider of High-Quality Audio and Video Communications Products ViewCast Niagara Streaming Media Encoders Niagara Product Comparison Chart 6200 Analog 6200 Digital GoStream GoStream PLUS Niagara Pro Form Factor Rack Mount Rack Mount Portable Portable Rack Mount A/V Channels 2 2 1 1 2 Physical Weight 55 lbs. 55 lbs. 8 lbs. 8 lbs. 70 lbs. Dimensions 2RUx19Wx24.5D 2RUx19Wx24.5D 4.5Hx8Wx15.5D 4.5Hx8Wx15.5D 2RUx19Wx23D Category Integrated System Integrated System Appliance Appliance Appliance Composite BNC 2 2 1 1 2 Video Input Test Signal Feed BNC 1 (Channel switchable) S-Video Mini-DIN 2 2 1 1 2 SDI 2 2 Composite RCA 2 Composite BNC 2 Video S-Video Mini-DIN 2 Monitoring Video Presence Indicator 1 1 Built-in Video Monitoring Display 1 (Channel switchable) Unbalanced RCA 2 Pair 2 Pair 2 Pair 2 Pair Unbalanced BNC 2 Pair Audio Input Balanced XLR 2 Pair 2 Pair 2 Pair 2 Pair 2 Pair AES/EBU 2 2 Embedded SDI 2 2 Stereo Headphone Jack (3.5 mm) 1 1 1 (Channel switchable) Audio Montor Unbalanced Stereo Line Level (3.5 mm) 2 Out Unbalanced Stereo Line Level (RCA) 2 Pair 2 Pair NTSC (M/M-J)      Video Formats PAL (B/D/G/H/I)      SECAM (B/D/G/H/K/K1/L/L1)      Deinterlace      Gamma Correction      Video Tuning Utilities (Vectorscope/Waveform)      Preprocessing Cropping      Scaling      Bitmap Overlay      Audio 32,44.1, 48kHz Sampling      Preprocessing HW gain and attenuation      Closed Caption Extraction & Overlay      VBI Closed Caption to Text Output      Windows Media      Real Video      Video Flash (v6)      Formats AVI      MPEG-4 Part 2 (H.263) Option Option    MPEG-4 Part 10 Option Option    Windows Media      Real Audio      Audio AVI      Formats AMR Narrowband Option Option    AAC Option Option    MP3 Option Option    Windows Media      RealMedia      Output Flash (v6)      Types AVI      AMR Option Option    3GPP Option Option    3GPP2 Option Option    Supported Up to CIF Resolution      Resolution Up to Full Resolution     Niagara SCX   Software Niagara SCX Pro    Included Niagara SCX Web Interface    Osprey SimulStream      AC 115-230 VAC 115-230 VAC 100-240 VAC 100-240 VAC 100-240 VAC Power +14VDC (battery power operation)   FCC 47CFR Part 15 Class A      Compliance CE Mark      RoHS      For more information on ViewCast products, visit www.viewcast.com. ViewCast Corporation | 3701 W. Plano Parkway, Suite 300 | Plano, Texas 75075-7840 | 972-488-7200 | 800-540-4119 © 2007 ViewCast Corporation. ViewCast, Niagara, Osprey, SimulStream and Niagara SCX are registered trademarks of ViewCast Corporation or its subsidiaries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Product specifications and availability may change without notice.