Wowza On the Next Best Thing: The MDS Streaming Appliance

The Next Best Thing Since Peanut Butter and Jelly: The MDS Streaming Appliance

From Evan Paul, Wowza Media Systems mds-pbj-blog-wowzaMy son is allergic to peanuts. I, on the other hand, can’t fathom a world without peanut butter, specifically peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Although he'll likely never eat that perfect sandwich himself, I have hope that he’ll understand the perfection of the peanut butter and jelly combination. That hope lies in the forthcoming all-in-one streaming appliance from Wowza and NewTek that simplifies the workflow for people who want to produce high-quality live video and distribute it seamlessly to their global audience. Peanut butter and jelly. Hardware and software. The two powerhouses of the condiment world. The two industry leaders in streaming. It just makes sense. We call this new appliance the MDS™, and it’ll be shipping soon to customers looking to discard their complicated workflows and go to an out-of-the-box solution. The MDS is a fully integrated hardware and software solution merging NewTek’s industry-leading live production technology with powerful, proven Wowza streaming software in a 1RU footprint. The result is the industry’s first integrated production system for real-time encoding and live streaming. Born out of a relationship between NewTek and Wowza Media Systems, the MDS has everything needed to deliver video directly from the producer to the viewer, or through the cloud. Check out the tech specs. Productions, presentations, and live events can be seen by anyone, anywhere, with any viewing device. With support for multi-bitrate delivery to Wowza Streaming Engine, Wowza Streaming Cloud, Wowza CDN, and all common streaming services and websites, organizations can reach their intended audiences, wherever and however they watch. Now, my son is only six, so unless I raise his allowance he won’t be able to procure an MDS for himself. But it gives me comfort that when he grows up and wants to stream live content, he’ll be able to experience the perfect harmony I take for granted when I rejoice in a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

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