The new update of the portable encoding and live streaming appliance adds support for Digital Rapids’ Broadcast Manager multi-encoder management software, enabling comprehensive remote monitoring, management and control of multiple TouchStream units from a centralised location.
Other new features in the TouchStream 2.0 upgrade include enhancements to HTTP Live Streaming for Apple iPhone and iPad devices and improved Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Smooth Streaming capabilities.
An intuitive touchscreen interface, flexible features for the refinement of the incoming source and general flexibility for a variety of applications are among the benefits claimed on behalf of TouchStream appliances. The now-supported Broadcast Manager software brings ‘enterprise-class’ automation, management monitoring and fault tolerance for multiple live streaming encoders, with advanced scheduling and ‘control room’ view capabilities.
“The new Broadcast Manager support simplifies the management of TouchStream appliances for both small and large-scale applications, from remotely administrating one or more TouchStream units in the field to streamlining the use of multiple TouchStream units in environments such as universities,” said Wesley Thiessen, product manager, enterprise at Digital Rapids. “Broadcast Manager is already used to manage hundreds of live streaming channels powered by our StreamZ Live encoder family for some of the world’s largest media organisations and events, and we’re pleased to be bringing its robust capabilities to TouchStream users.”
TouchStream and other Digital Rapids solutions – including the StreamZHD live and on-demand encoding system and Digital Rapids C2 secure, accelerated data delivery software – will be demonstrated at InfoComm 2011, which takes place from 15-17 June in Orlando, Florida.