Epiphan Hardware Products Easily Publish Video and Display Streams to Content Distribution Networks (CDNs)

October 30, 2012

Epiphan streaming products stream to content distribution networks (CDN)s Epiphan hardware products capture and stream multiple types of video sources to CDNs. October 30, 2012, Ottawa, Canada – Epiphan Systems Inc., an innovator in professional audio-visual capture, record, broadcast streaming and replay hardware products has announced that its family of Frame Grabbers, Broadcasters and Recorders now have the ability to easily capture, encode and publish video and computer display streams to a number of popular content distribution network service providers. For Epiphan customers, this new feature provides ease of use, increases scalability, and simplifies network security, firewall and interoperability issues.  This new capability is key to simplifying the reach and impact of an Epiphan customer’s high-resolution multi media content. For Content Distribution Network Service providers, Epiphan provides dedicated high performance hardware products that capture high quality video sources where installing software is impossible, or would otherwise require software processing that interferes with the performance and quality of the video images being captured and streamed to the CDN. Typical video sources for Epiphan hardware are computers displays, industrial machines, LCD projectors, cameras, phones, tablets, medical equipment, microscopes, oscilloscopes and embedded systems. Without the need for software installation, Epiphan hardware products capture images directly from video source connectors such as VGA, DVI, DVI-Dual Link, HDMI™, Displayport, S-video, Component, and Composite. Epiphan has both frame grabbers and integrated solutions that provide video streams to CDN systems and services.

Frame Grabbers with 3rd Party CDN Streaming Software

Epiphan Frame grabbers, such as the DVI2PCIe, provide video capture to 3rd party CDN publishing products that support DirectShow™, QuickTime™ and Video4Linux™.  3rd party CDN software publishing products are currently testing the high performance DVI2PCIe frame grabber card, and Epiphan will publish the list of 3rd party CDN products services that have completed interoperability testing with the Epiphan frame grabbers.

Integrated Streaming Appliances and Systems for CDN Stream Publishing

Epiphan’s integrated system products have a new Publish Stream feature that quickly connects the stream to the users choice of CDN system or service.  These systems capture one or more audio video sources, with hardware based scaling, picture in picture mixing, time stamping, branding and encoding before transmitting streams to the CDN.  Users can also configure streaming parameters such as bitrates, frame-size and frame rate options. The new Publish Stream to CDN feature is included with VGADVI Broadcaster, DVI Broadcaster DL, Lecture Recorder x2, VGADVI Recorder, VGADVI Recorder Pro, and Standalone and Networked VGA Grid. The publish stream to CDN feature easily connects Wowza™ and Darwin™ server based installations, as well as a list of 3rd party service providers. For a list of currently approved 3rd party CDN service providers, please see Epiphan CDN Partners.

To easily exercise this publish stream capability, Epiphan is providing a free demonstration CDN at www.epiphan.tv.  This demonstration service will enable Epiphan’s customers to experimentally publish their streams while they evaluate which commercial grade CDN service provider is best suited to their application needs. If you are a commercial content distribution network service provider, please contact Epiphan to inquire about a potential business partnership.


The publish stream feature is already available in the latest firmware releases for Epiphan’s recorder and broadcast streaming products.   Read more about Epiphan products that support CDN service providers. The DVI2PCIe frame grabber and other Epiphan frame grabbers are immediately available.  For more frame grabber information please visit Epiphan Frame Grabbers

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.