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Monday, October 21, 2019

Features

WHY CHOOSE DIGICASTER?

The DIGICASTER® platform offers a wide range of features and capabilities that makes it the best choice for transmitting your broadcast quality video content over the Internet; from low latency to a variety of inputs and outputs.  Take a look at the list of features, and if you have any questions, just reach out to us.  We are continually making improvements to our products, and many of our product enhancements are as a result of customer requests . . . so if it's missing a feature you need, we may just build it in for you.

LOW LATENCY

We specialize in delivering some of the lowest latency measurements for transmitting video content via the Internet.  We have many customers who use our technology for live interactive talking-head interviews both domestically and internationally. 

ROBUST PACKET RECOVERY

We specialize in delivering some of the lowest latency measurements for transmitting video content via the Internet. Our packet recovery technology is one of the most robust solutions on the market, which allows us to maintain our low latency transmissions. We have many customers who use our technology for live interactive talking-head interviews both domestically and internationally.

INPUTS / OUTPUTS

Already invested capital in encoding and decoding hardware . . . not to worry, we can support any IP enabled, DVB compliant encoder or decoder. We support the following input and output connection types:

  • SDI
  • ASI
  • IP
  • HDMI (output only)

MANAGED SERVICE

We provide our transmission platform as a fully managed service, which include all the encoding and decoding hardware required to get your delivery network up and running. This means that customers are not longer need to plan and budget for the acquisition of enocding and decoding hardware, and can focus on designing and deploying their contribution and distribution networks.

24x7 SUPPORT

As part of our fully managed service, we staff our NOC around the clock to ensure that when you have any issues with your video transmission, we're there to help diagnose and resolve the probalem to get you back up and running as quickly as possible.

COMPRESSION ALGORITHMS

We're always working on encorporating new features and functionality into our product, so stay tuned to the latest feature updates. We currently support the following compression algorithms:

  • H.264
  • H.265 (HEVC)
  • MPEG-2

CLOSED CAPTION

  • CEA-608
  • CEA-708

AUDIO FORMATS

  • AAC
  • MPEG-2
  • Vorbis

AUDIO CHANNELS

We currently support a maximum of 16 channels (8 AES) of embedded audio per stream.

SECURITY / ENCRYPTION

All transmissions are secured with AES 256-bit military grade encryption to ensure your streams are delivered safely and securely.

VIRTUAL CONNECTIVITY

We've leveraged our other transmission assets and connectivity into the DIGICASTER platform making the facilities readily available to every DIGICASTER appliance. As such, we currently provide the following connectivity:

  • Virtual Teleport
  • Virtual Vyvx

FILE BASED PLAYOUT

Based on a customer request, we've added the ability to use video content stored on your DIGICASTER® appliance as a video source. This is also helpful for circuit provisioning and testing, eliminating the need to utilize additional equipment to produce a video source.

3RD PARTY INTEGRATION

We're always looking to cultivate and continue to grow our Ecosystem by integrating 3rd party technologies into our platform based upon customer requests, or as they become industry standards, and currently support full NewTek NDI integration.

WEB BASED MANAGEMENT

All of the above features are packaged inside our web-based scheduling and management portal. Our web portal eliminates the need to constantly reconfigure encoders and decoders . . . simply schedule events through the web portal and the scheduler takes care of all the appliance configurations.