Vividas, one of the world’s leading developers and providers of full-screen video streaming technology, today announces the addition of high-definition output to its landmark Vivcast Encoding Suite. The extra functionality, which comes as part of Vividas’ standard product set, allows full screen, high-definition video content to be streamed over the web to a virtually unlimited global audience for the first time.
Vividas’ technology deploys the high-definition IP TV solution on standard web infrastructure. Both pre-recorded and live video content will benefit from the development, allowing audiences to experience a quantum leap in the quality of video streamed over the Internet.
The high-definition market is set to take-off in a major way this year, as more content is both recorded and distributed in high-definition to meet consumer demand. The new format has already been hugely successful in the US, and provides far more precise, detailed picture quality. High-definition video is set to revolutionise the way that viewers experience video, with its impact anticipated to be similar to the change from black and white to colour.
Vividas’ technology (vividas.com) allows high-definition video to be streamed seamlessly, without users needing to download software before viewing. The new functionality means that broadcasters are now equipped to stream a presentation format that matches cinema broadcast quality. Vividas uses a standard web server to deliver the video, so it can easily be integrated into an organisation’s existing infrastructure.
Vivcast technology offers the whole high-definition package in one box and one universal format, with a simple pricing structure and product support.
Richard Collins, CEO of Vividas, comments: “By pioneering this new format, Vividas is further consolidating its position as the market-leader in high-quality streamed video content. We are dedicated to accelerating the innovation of high quality, simple and cost-effective streaming technology, and expect massive uptake of this high-definition format as it becomes the industry norm."
Phil Sellick, European Service Director at Vividas, comments: ”By allowing true high-definition streaming output, on standard broadband speeds, Vividas opens the market for broadband suppliers, resellers and even corporates to compete directly with traditional broadcasters. Vivcast provides them with a credible IP TV solution, but none of the capital outlay, as it can operate on the existing web infrastructure."