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Campus Technology 2011
July 25-28 – Boston, Mass.
Wowza Media Systems
Booth 736

Company Quote:
“We have seen a tremendous upsurge in the number of universities that are adopting online video practices for delivery of live, on-demand, and interactive content to students and faculty,” said Alex Dobrushin, chief marketing officer at Wowza Media Systems. “As universities increasingly implement lecture capture and other video-friendly technologies, the benefits of streaming become obvious. We make delivery of video affordable for institutions of all sizes with our Wowza Media Server streaming software platform, for which we’ll be showcasing many enhancements at the Campus Technology 2011 conference.”

Wowza Media Systems Products on Display at Campus Technology 2011:

Wowza Media Server 3
Wowza(R) is proud to introduce the third generation of its multi-award winning streaming solution, Wowza Media Server(R) 3. Wowza Media Server 3 is a single extensible foundation for “any screen done right(TM)” media delivery of the best possible viewing experience where and when it’s wanted. With Wowza Media Server 3, formerly hard-to-implement features such as adaptive bitrate (ABR) streaming, time-shifted playback, and integrated rights management are made simple and cost-effective. Complementing the platform are three initial value-added components, Wowza Transcoder(TM) AddOn, Wowza Network DVR(TM) (nDVR) AddOn, and Wowza DRM(TM) AddOn. Wowza Media Server 3 is the ideal media platform for bringing lectures and other media-based content to an ever-growing number of destinations, including Flash(R)- and Silverlight(R)-capable computers, tablets, phones, set-top boxes, media players, and game consoles; Apple(R) iPhone(R)/iPad(R) and other HLS-capable devices such as Apple TV(R) with AirPlay(R), Android(TM) devices, Roku(R) media players, and Internet-connected TVs like Samsung(R) Smart TV(TM), and Google TV(TM)-powered sets.

General availability of Wowza Media Server 3 and the new value-added components is expected in Q3 2011, at which time all current Wowza Media Server 2 licensees will be eligible for a free upgrade to the new platform.

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Wowza Transcoder AddOn
Wowza Transcoder(TM) AddOn for Wowza Media Server(R) 3 uses commodity hardware to transform incoming live streams from encoders, IP cameras, IPTV headends, and other live sources into multiple stream sets “done right” for H.264-everywhere adaptive bitrate delivery using Flash(R) RTMP and HTTP Dynamic Streaming, Apple(R) HLS, and Silverlight(R) Smooth Streaming. Wowza Transcoder can also be used for non-adaptive streaming using any transport protocol supported by Wowza Media Server 3, including RTMP, RTSP/RTP, MPEG-TS, and HTTP. Integrating transcoding and media server eliminates the provisioning complexity typical of adaptive bitrate streaming, reduces needed access bandwidth by up to 80 percent, and enables better utilization of network resources such as routers and switchers. The result is not only simplicity but also increased system-wide reliability and overall lower cost.

Wowza Network DVR (nDVR) AddOn
Wowza Network DVR(TM) (nDVR) AddOn is an innovative live-stream cache that enables Wowza(R) licensees to increase revenues and viewer engagement by delivering live linear streams as time-shifted services to any screen. Supported features, including live-stream pause, rewind, and resume, enable content publishers and service providers to develop premium catch-up TV services to individualize the viewer experience. Wowza nDVR works by storing content for any-screen playout in a normalized format accessible to Wowza Media Server(R) 3. Compared to client-specific nDVR implementations, it significantly reduces cost by minimizing network storage requirements and simplifying the delivery workflow for all screens.

Wowza DRM AddOn
Wowza DRM(TM) AddOn offers third-party Digital Rights Management (DRM) Key Management System (KMS) integration such as support for Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS(TM)) for Internet TV and Microsoft(R) PlayReady(R) key management systems. Equipped with the Wowza DRM software AddOn, Wowza Media Server 3 provides secure key exchange, and encrypts individual video segments on the fly for streaming of premium content to viewers on a wide range of devices including PC/tablets, set-top boxes (STBs), connected TVs, and mobile devices. Wowza plans to announce integration with additional DRM platforms in the future.

Speaking Events:

CT 2011 Technology Classrooms
Held in the Exhibit Hall Presentation Theater
Tuesday, July 26 from 2:30 p.m.  2:55 p.m.
Dave Stubenvoll, chief executive officer and co-founder of Wowza Media Systems, will present “Challenges, Opportunities, and Best Practices for Streaming Video in Education” as part of the CT 2011 Technology Classrooms.

CT 2011 Poster Session
Held in Aisle 400
Wednesday, July 27 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Alex Dobrushin, chief marketing officer for Wowza Media Systems, will present “Tapping Streaming Media’s Potential to Democratize Learning” as part of the CT 2011 Poster Session.

Company Overview:
Wowza Media Systems(R) is the “any screen done right(TM)” media server software company delivering an industrial-strength infrastructure for live video, video-on-demand, live recording, and video chat. Wowza(R) has a singular focus on delivering high-performance media server software to service providers, media properties, enterprises, and other organizations serious about delivering video to any digital screen — computer, mobile phone, or home TV. More than 80,000 global licensees in entertainment, social media, advertising, enterprise, education, government, and Internet commerce have deployed Wowza’s media server software to date. Wowza Media Systems is privately held with headquarters in Evergreen, Colo. More information is available at www.wowzamedia.com.

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