Viewcast Niagara 2100 review

January 7th, 2010 - Posted by Catalin in Hardware/software solutions for streaming


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ViewCast released the 2100 model which captures, encodes, and streams video using a very user friendly Web interface. This way nontechnical users can easily set up a streaming connection having full control from anywhere on the network.

SimulStream technology comes integrated with the Niagara 2100 allowing you to stream in multiple bitrates and resolutions at the same time to computers, cells and other mobile devices.

The settings you need to do for streaming are very simple (using the included interface) then when you need to start just push the “stream” button located on the front side of the box.

Niagara SCX(R) is the solution integrated to the box for managing the live broadcasts you perform online. Basily it enables control and desktop set-up a over the Niagara streaming solutions. A few user end features available are controling specific streams, supervising network encoders status or identifying the active encoding processes.

This Niagara encoder accepts component, Y/C (S-video) and composite video inputs and stereo audio inputs.

By reading the front panel display you will be able to see when audio and video are active, check the streaming status and activate multiple codecs simultaneous.

Niagara 2100

Key Features

– Activation of multiple streaming sessions (can be programmable)

– Audio/video display, stream start, alarms

– User friendly Web interface for controlling the system

– Multiple resolutions

-Component, Composite, S-Video video inputs, stereo audio inputs


Here are the technical details you may need to know about Niagara 2100:

Niagara explained


Video inputs

– Component (3 x BNC)
– Y/C (S-Video) (2 x BNC)
– Composite (1 x BNC, RCA adapter)

Audio inputs

– Balanced stereo (2 x XLR)
– Unbalanced stereo (2 x RCA)

Connectivity

– USB x2
– Ethernet x2

Software

– Niagara SCX
– Niagara SCX Web Interface
– Simulstream

Processsing

– Pre-processing – Scaling, cropping, de-interlacing

Power:

– 12V DC (AC to DC adapter included)
– Maximum 60 watts

If you have this box please share your streaming experience with us here, we’ll be glad to provide you feedback as well.

Catalin
Professional Streaming Consultant

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