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Epiphan Pearl integrates with Opencast CMS

March 14, 2024

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Starting on June 12, 2024, as part of firmware 4.23, Epiphan Pearl systems can be fully integrated with Opencast. This enables academic institutions who use Opencast as their video management system to leverage Pearl as a reliable, automated video capture hardware solution.

Key features of firmware 4.23

  • Added support for Opencast Content Management System
  • For ad hoc or unscheduled Panopto events, added support to upload recordings directly into the device’s default folder
  • With this release, should a reboot occur during a Panopto event, the recording will not only continue seamlessly but also, upon the event’s conclusion at the predetermined time, it will autonomously upload to Panopto for processing, eliminating the need for any manual input
  • How Pearl works with OpenCast

    Monitoring from Opencast Admin interface

  • Idle, offline, recording and ingesting, etc
    Scheduled recording

  • One time or recurring
  • Select channels to be recorded simultaneously
    Resilience to network failures

  • Records downloaded schedules while offline and uploads when connection is restored
    API for integration with in-room control systems to:

  • Monitor status and progress of event in progress
  • Monitor video and presence of audio for inputs
  • Start/stop and extend scheduled event
  • Pause/Resume recording in progress
    On-air light support
    In-room confidence monitor

  • Built-in screen and/or
  • HDMI connected monitor
    Cloud-based control portal for fleet management

  • Status and health of all devices
  • Monitor Opencast events across a fleet of devices
  • Proactive alerts and notifications of errors
  • Maintenance operations
    Firmware 4.23 is available as a free update for all Pearl Nexus, Pearl Mini, Pearl Nano, and Pearl-2 systems. To install, download to your device with a free Epiphan Edge™ account which gives you cloud control of your devices, or update with the local web UI on your device.