Second generation live production system: Pearl-2

September 6, 2016

Pearl-2_front_700x228Palo Alto, CA, September 6, 2016 – Epiphan Video, a leader in professional audiovisual capture, recording, and streaming products, announces the launch of Pearl-2™, their next generation an all-in-one live video encoder.

Pearl-2 brings live 4K video encoding and streaming to the impressive list of features it inherits from its predecessor, Pearl™. Along with 4K support, Pearl-2 adds significantly more processing power, giving it the ability to handle up to six simultaneous 1080p video signals at 30 frames per second.

This next-generation hardware puts Pearl at the forefront of live 4K encoding and provides the foundation for building out our roadmap of exciting new features.

David Kirk, Vice President of Product Marketing with Epiphan Video talks about the Pearl-2 platform: “We launched our original Pearl system two years ago and it continues to be a phenomenal success for Epiphan. This next-generation hardware puts Pearl at the forefront of live 4K encoding and provides the foundation for building out our roadmap of exciting new features.”

Pearl-2, like its namesake, captures, streams and records multiple video sources simultaneously. Many of Pearl-2’s hardware upgrades, including USB 3.0, XLR audio inputs, 12-G SDI inputs and 4K HDMI output ports are the direct result of customer feature requests. “We have learned so much working with customers who have deployed Pearl into a wide variety of situations – from live event production to user experience labs and much more. We’ve poured that feedback into Pearl over the past two years, and we developed Pearl-2 to fulfill even more customer requests,” says Kirk.

Pearl-2 will be demonstrated at the Epiphan stand at IBC (Hall 9, stand LP6), giving attendees a change to come see it in action and meet with the Epiphan team.

Epiphan Video produces world-class, award-winning audio visual solutions to capture, scale, mix, encode, stream, record and play high resolution video including 4K UHD. Our customers include companies that specialize in live event production, education, healthcare, worship, manufacturing, usability, collaboration, security and transportation.

Epiphan’s field-proven product line includes live video production and video streaming systems, external USB-based video grabbers for capturing video and graphics from DVI, HDMI™, SDI and VGA sources and internal video capture cards. Our products are designed in North America and backed by rock-solid technical support.

Epiphan Video is a trade name of Epiphan Systems Inc., a privately owned company incorporated in 2003. Epiphan is based in Palo Alto, California, USA and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with regional offices and a network of authorized channel partners and OEMs throughout the world. For more information, please visit www.epiphan.com.