Epiphan Releases VGA Broadcaster Lite, a Stand-Alone Video Capture and Broadcast Appliance

December 6, 2010

Audio and VGA-DVI Video-to-Internet Broadcast Appliance Enables on-the-fly capture, encoding and broadcast of audio and video content

December 06, 2010, Ottawa, Canada:  Epiphan Systems Inc., innovator in video signal source processing products, announced today the general availability of VGA Broadcaster Lite™, a compact, highly portable, video source capture product that enables real-time, on-the-fly broadcast of a DVI or VGA video source and audio over a local area network (LAN) or the Internet. Mike Sandler, CEO of Epiphan Systems commented on the release of Broadcaster Lite™:  “With this product, we have definitely moved the technology yardsticks for capturing; encoding and broadcasting video sources in real-time over a LAN or the Internet.  Customers across a range of sectors will realize that the Broadcaster Lite product captures and broadcasts in real-time their video presentations or other video content more effectively and in a far simpler way than other comparable product on the market.” The newest version of VGA Broadcaster Lite is a highly portable, stand-alone Video to Internet broadcast appliance with a wide range of uses and applications.

Sample Applications

  • For conference organizers, the product enables broadcasting of events to remote audiences.
  • Sales and Marketing teams can use VGA Broadcaster Lite for Webinars and Webcasting, training and live demonstrations.
  • Ideal for remote presentations and in customer support applications.
  • Assists individuals coping with visual and or hearing difficulties by streaming signals to their laptop computers where images can be magnified and audio amplified.
  • Live video content complements Skype or SIP audio conferences and video conferencing systems allowing users to share presentations, multi-media videos or screen shots.
  • Transmits images from medical diagnostic equipment, document cameras, air traffic control panels and factory sensors.
  • Presenters can broadcast split streams of video with on-the-fly audio dubbing of simultaneous language translation to multiple attendees

Broadcaster Lite functions with any operating system, applications or equipment that provides a DVI or VGA output.  Viewers simply log in to the presentation’s URL with a compatible browser or media player.  Broadcaster Lite does not interfere with the presenter’s software application or PC performance. No modification of source equipment is needed; only simple video/audio cable connections are used. Using motion MPEG4, MJPEG and H.264/Adobe Flash video compression, VGA Broadcaster Lite captures, encodes compresses and transfers the original VGA or DVI video source.  It will broadcast a DVI or VGA video source and synchronize an audio source over a LAN or the Internet at a frame rate of up to 30 frames per second. The product transmits computer generated images (e.g. slides video, ultrasound, documents, spreadsheets, etc. and effectively eliminates the need for a video conference document camera). Recognizing that security can be an issue, presenters using Broadcaster Lite do not require access to the private network nor does presentation material need to be transmitted through a third party hosted service or e-mail systems. The presentation can be password protected, and the video stream can be routed to participants over multicast, unicast, content distribution networks and/or dedicated secure VPN circuits.

VGA Broadcaster Lite Price and Availability

Epiphan’s VGA Broadcaster Lite is available immediately at www.epiphan.com for $US 1,600 or through a network of value added resellers, many of which focus on delivering specific Epiphan products, services and industry solutions.

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.