SUNNYSIDE SOFTWARE ANNOUNCES RAYCASTER 1.0
WEBCAST ENCODER EMPLOYS UP TO FIVE WINDOWS MEDIA STREAMS
Elegant interface and powerful features are designed for the video professional
October 25, 2004, San Francisco, CA --Sunnyside Software announces RayCaster 1.0, a live audio/video encoder that employs up to five simultaneous, real-time Windows ® Media™ encoders to reach the broadest audience possible with a high level of failover protection. RayCaster simultaneously archives high-quality footage to disk and provides a powerful interface to streamline the webcast process.
Designed for the serious webcaster, RayCaster’s elegant interface allows instant customization of video and audio parameters of all encoders, which can be started and stopped together with one click.
RayCaster is the premiere product from Sunnyside Software, a San Francisco-based startup run by veterans of the digital video industry. Sunnyside Software will exhibit at Streaming Media West, October 26-28 in Santa Clara, CA, where the RayCaster developers will be available for consultation.
Ben Waggoner, founder of Ben Waggoner Digital and author of CMP's “Compression for Great Digital Video,” notes, “Professionals and enthusiasts alike will appreciate RayCaster’s flexibility and elegance. Among its unique features are its support of multiple instances of the encoder, so it can make, say, a legacy stream for older players and a 2003 Server stream for modern players.”
RayCaster is scheduled to ship in January 2005 for a retail price of $399. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the list for future product alerts.
Named for a neighborhood in San Francisco , Sunnyside Software was incorporated this year to develop and market products to the extant and potential streaming market. The principals have over 30 years of combined experience in digital media development, implementation and documentation.