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

January 5, 2017 by Evan Paul

PB&J as metaphor for MDS streaming appliance

My 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.

NewTek and Wowza Executives watch the MediaDS come off the line

We call this new appliance the MediaDS™, and it is shipping now to customers looking to discard their complicated workflows and go to an out-of-the-box solution. The MediaDS 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 MediaDS 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 MediaDS 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.

The MediaDS is now available for $11,995 MSRP. International pricing may vary.

For more information, please see our press release.

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Evan Paul

For over 15 years, Evan Paul has been connecting technologies with their markets. Whether it be telecommunications, software, or managed services, he’s been crafting the stories that resonate and spark action with audiences. Currently, he’s tackling product and partner marketing at Wowza.