Telestream Brings New Products to IBC2010
September 15, 2010

Telestream Brings New Products to IBC2010

Nevada City, Calif. – Telestream, provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, will feature several major new software products at IBC2010 in stand 7.D16. Vantage, Episode 6, Wirecast Pro, Agility, and Avalon address major challenges and opportunities in the video industry. These software solutions improve operational efficiency, help facilitate the migration to IT, and open doors to new business opportunities, including those in the live streaming space. They also help solve real business challenges that companies face, including declining revenues from traditional distribution channels, cost reductions, and the need to support a growing number of new channels.
“Telestream continues to expand our product offerings to address the growing need for automated video transcoding and live encoding workflow solutions,” said Barbara DeHart, VP of marketing at Telestream. “We set the stage earlier this year with the introduction of Vantage, Episode 6, and Wirecast 4. The pace has not slowed as we bring new capabilities to market.”

Vantage video workflow management
Vantage is Telestream’s new enterprise-class workflow design and automation software solution that designed for video capture, transcoding, metadata processing, analysis, management, and delivery in IT video environments. With Vantage’s video workflow design capability, media, metadata, analysis data, and process flows can be built independently of video file formats or video systems. Flexible process design and an intuitive graphical user interface simplify the design, automation, and management of a variety of workflows. These unique capabilities allow fully-automated, self-adapting video workflows to be built without the need for software engineering or consultants. At IBC, Telestream customers and partners will benefit from a new, free SDK that allows third-party systems to access and control Vantage workflows, as well as other enhancements being unveiled at the show.

Episode 6 next-generation video encoder
Episode 6 is an industry-first, cross-platform, desktop-to-server software product that improves video encoding. It is a cross-platform software encoder that that offers scalability from the desktop to a server cluster. One Click Clustering with integrated file sharing allows content owners, video workgroups, and post-production facilities to easily pool resources and share encoding tasks across multiple computers in a mixed environment of PC and Mac computers. A new, user interface with graphical workflow builder simplifies the encoding process. Plus, Episode 6 offers automatic uploading to YouTube, enabling greater audience reach.

Wirecast 4 live webcasting software
Wirecast 4 live webcasting software allows anyone to create real-time or on-demand video broadcasts for the web. Wirecast 4 includes a Pro version along with high-quality Main Concept H.264, new format support for VP6 and a new user interface, making it easy to use. Wirecast Pro builds upon Wirecast’s video production capabilities, adding more graphic content, including virtual sets, more foregrounds, backgrounds, and scoreboards. Wirecast Pro also adds improved audio controls and support for more input devices such as wireless IP cameras, providing flexibility in professional broadcast, entertainment, and sports usage.

Agility 2G and Avalon multi-platform solutions
Telestream recently announced its intent to acquire the business operations of Anystream, with the deal expected to close this month, Telestream plans to demonstrate Agility 2G and Avalon, along with new product features, in its stand at IBC. Agility 2G and Avalon address today’s rapidly evolving demands for multi-platform content syndication, including standards conversion, video streaming, subtitling, and watermarking, Agility 2G employs a multi-threaded architecture and grid encoding to provide enterprise-class scale and reliability at all resolutions. Avalon expands on Agility’s capabilities by providing a metadata ingest, creation, and packaging solution to automate the publishing of video to multiple outlets and devices.

Telestream Makes IBC2010 Innovation Awards Shortlist
Telestream is one of the suppliers named as a finalist in the IBC2010 Innovation Awards content management category for Antena 3’s multi-platform asset management project in which Dalet Digital Media Systems was the principal technology partner. The Spanish broadcaster’s newsroom system puts its content on television and on the internet, mobiles, YouTube, and social networks, without increasing operational costs.

In addition to the new Vantage, Episode V6, and Wirecast V4 products, Telestream will demonstrate its award-winning FlipFactory transcoding workflow automation and Pipeline video capture products at IBC.