iStream Director and iStream Presenter Next Release to Take Advantage of the Silverlight 3 Integration of Live and On-Demand True HD Smooth Streaming, Richer Experiences and Content Protection
LAS VEGAS, NV – July 10, 2009 – iStreamPlanet, a provider of digital media strategy, services and software applications, announced today that it will release the next version of iStream Director and iStream Presenter with fully integrated support for Microsoft Silverlight 3. This will provide many new features including the ability to work with multiple new formats such as H.264 video and AAC audio, as well as live and on-demand Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.0 (IIS7) Smooth Streaming, which dynamically detects and seamlessly switches, in real time, the video quality of a media file delivered to Silverlight media players based on local bandwidth and CPU conditions. Additionally, thanks to Silverlight 3’s new feature of leveraging GPU hardware acceleration and the innovation that iStreamPlanet will provide in iStream Director, customers will be able to provide their viewers a full high-definition (HD) experience in 720p and higher with iStream Player.
“On the heels of working so closely with Microsoft to roll out live HD IIS7 Smooth Streaming for Wimbledon and Much Music Awards, we are thrilled to announce support for Silverlight 3 in our next release of iStream Director and iStream Presenter,” said Mio Babic, President and CEO of iStreamPlanet. “The technology enhancements in Silverlight 3 enable us to continue to innovate while we develop products and services that empower our customers to leverage engaging rich media experiences, deliver HD quality video to the Web and protect their valuable media assets.”
The iStream Director system delivers complete digital asset management capabilities. iStream Director has numerous features designed to make one’s workflow easier and more productive, spanning five key areas: ingest and transcoding, workflow, metadata, rights management and playout/reporting. iStream Presenter is a fully managed, rich media presentation platform that enables smooth integration of audio, video, and synchronized slides to provide a consistent, superior user experience for both live and on-demand. Flexible and customizable, iStream Presenter enhances web content with interactive features like audience registration, surveys, moderated questions and answers, and real-time polling — all inside a branded , customizable presentation interface.
“It’s great to see iStreamPlanet once again embrace the next generation of Silverlight to deliver cutting-edge HD multimedia content across the Web,” said Eddie Amos, general manager of the Platform and Tools Group at Microsoft Corp. “iStreamPlanet has worked with Microsoft to deliver several live and on-demand Web broadcasts via IIS7 Smooth Streaming and Silverlight and is a key ally in the success and adoption of Silverlight 3.”
iStreamPlanet® develops and provides digital media strategy, managed webcasting services, and Rich Internet Applications. The company successfully integrates managed services and SaaS-based digital media applications that cover all aspects of a media delivery, enabling enterprises and other content owners to distribute and monetize their digital media across multiple platforms. iStreamPlanet’s team of digital media and broadcast experts has managed and enabled the deployment of more than 1,000 large live events viewed online by millions, including the Presidential Inauguration. The world’s top business leaders (American Express, AT&T, Caterpillar, Microsoft), trendiest music festivals (Bonnaroo, Coachella, SXSW), most popular sporting events (Masters Golf Tournament, Phoenix Suns, World Series of Poker), and major broadcasters (CBS Television, Cablevision, Fox International) rely on iStreamPlanet’s digital media solutions. Through its partnership with Smart City, iStreamPlanet also supports over 60 of the largest U.S. convention centers and event facilities. Founded in 2000, the privately held company is headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in Orlando, Florida; Scottsdale, Arizona; and Washington, D.C. More information is available by calling 702- 492-5900 or visiting http://www.istreamplanet.com.