ViewCast Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: VCST) , a leader in the Internet streaming industry for products that capture, encode and stream live and on-demand digital media content over the Internet and mobile networks, has signed an agreement to join the Polycom ARENA partner program. Polycom, a leader in unified collaboration communications, initiated the ARENA program to allow software application providers, hardware device manufacturers, and conferencing solution providers to integrate their products with Polycom's industry leading unified collaboration platform to create new applications.
ViewCast has integrated Niagara(R) Pro rack-mount streaming encoder systems and the Niagara GoStream(R) portable systems with the Polycom unified collaboration platform to enable advanced streaming capabilities. This integration provides concurrent streaming and archiving in multiple formats such as Windows Media, Flash, Mpeg-4/H.264 or Real Media and provides user controls for branding, resolution customization, and simultaneous multiple sessions on a single ViewCast encoder. ViewCast Niagara systems are ARENA-certified to work with Polycom HDX and VSX(R) video conferencing endpoints resulting in a flexible enterprise streaming capability.
"Customers in the enterprise, government and educational markets worldwide are investing in solutions that improve productivity, accelerate decision making and lower costs, and through our involvement in the Polycom ARENA program, we are delivering integrated solutions that address these customer needs," said Gary Klembara, ViewCast senior vice president of sales. "The ARENA partnership with Polycom augments our ability to serve new and existing enterprise customers and substantially extends our marketing reach and sales potential through the Polycom global distribution network. Resellers, integrators, and consultants now have enhanced capabilities to offer their customers."
"Polycom and its ARENA ecosystem partners, such as ViewCast Niagara streaming systems, are focused on proliferating new collaborative communications solutions that will benefit organizations worldwide. ViewCast's solution addresses streaming of audio/visual content for internal and external communications in a wide variety businesses," said Mark Roberts, vice president, Polycom ARENA program. "We are pleased to welcome ViewCast into the Polycom ARENA program and look forward to working with them to deliver this important solution to customers."
As part of the agreement, ViewCast will leverage the Polycom platform, brand, and channels to bring this solution to market. Polycom ARENA ecosystem partners can develop, test and certify interoperability between their solutions and the Polycom platform of voice, video and content collaborative solutions. In addition to platform API's provided to developers, the Polycom ARENA offers a number of marketing and sales tools for business development managers as well as marketing and sales professionals via an online portal. These tools help partners speed time-to-market for their innovative unified collaborative solutions as well as broaden the reach to customers worldwide.
The ViewCast Niagara streaming solution is available through resellers and distributors worldwide. For more information about streaming or how to integrate digital media streaming solutions with Polycom unified collaboration platform, visit Polycom ARENA partner solution showcase at http://www.polycom.com/ARENA or contact ViewCast at 800-540-4119 or by sending your email request to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your Streaming Media Solutions Guide for ViewCast's ARENA partner solution.
About ViewCast Corporation
ViewCast, a pioneer in the Internet streaming industry, develops and markets streaming media hardware and software for processing and managing live and on-demand audiovisual content for delivery over Internet, corporate or mobile networks. ViewCast's award-winning products are utilized worldwide by broadcasters, businesses, governments and many other organizations. ViewCast is a leader in video capture cards through its legendary Osprey(R) product line. ViewCast's user-friendly encoding and streaming platforms, Niagara(R) streaming systems, incorporates Osprey reliability and performance with our Niagara SCX(R) control and management software and Niagara SCX SDK development software. Niagara streaming media encoders feature the portable Niagara GoStream(R) and the professional's choice Niagara Pro. ViewCast works with strategic providers of networks, equipment, software, and services for Internet and mobile applications to further advance this growing technology. For more information, visit http://www.viewcast.com/
ViewCast, Osprey, Niagara, Niagara SCX, GoStream, SimulStream and EZStream are trademarks or registered trademarks of ViewCast Corporation or its subsidiaries. All other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.
About Polycom ARENA
Polycom ARENA is an ecosystem program designed to expand new applications for Polycom's collaboration technology and accelerate the delivery of new solutions for customers in a variety of industries by enabling software applications providers, hardware device manufacturers, and conferencing solution providers to integrate their products with Polycom's industry leading unified collaboration platform. Polycom ARENA ecosystem partners can develop, test and certify interoperability between their solutions and the Polycom platform of voice, video and content collaborative solutions. Customers benefit from the industry expertise of Polycom ARENA ecosystem partners who are building standards-based solutions that fully interoperate with the Polycom unified collaboration platform and installed base of video conferencing systems. Additional information is available at http://www.polycom.com/ARENA