Works With Wowza Program Expands to Include Panasonic’s Professional-Grade, 4K Integrated PTZ Camera

Golden, Colo. — April 14, 2016 — Wowza Media Systems™, the leading software and cloud-based services provider that continuously simplifies the complexities of high-quality video and audio streaming for organizations worldwide, today announced that Panasonic Corporation joined its Works With Wowza™ partner program, expanding camera choices to include Panasonic’s 4K PTZ camera, the first 4K camera to be included in the program. Now customers can seamlessly integrate Panasonic’s AW-UE70 4K PTZ camera and Wowza Streaming Engine™ server software, to deliver best-in-class 4K streaming for sporting events, conferences, concerts and scenarios where ultra-high resolution video is crucial.

“4K video streaming is not only the hottest trend in video production, but a trend that has lasting power. We are excited to work together with Wowza to make capturing and streaming 4K video easy, straightforward and effective for customers using Panasonic’s newest 4K integrated camera and Wowza Streaming Engine software,” said Delix Alex, Product Manager, Panasonic. “The AW-UE70 4K PTZ camera offers best-in-class 4K IP streaming and in-camera 4K recording and delivers flexibility, future-proofing and post-production advantages. With our Wowza partnership, customers can focus more on the benefits of streaming events and less on production challenges and complex workflows.”

This technology partnership combines top-notch video quality with ease of use to meet the growing demand to incorporate 4K content into live event streaming. Now joint customers can experience easy integration from their Panasonic 4K PTZ camera to Wowza Streaming Engine software, resulting in a seamless, high-quality live production workflow.

“Panasonic is a leader in camera technology and 4K content, and we’re thrilled to expand our partner ecosystem and together further transform live event streaming,” said David Stubenvoll, CEO and co-founder of Wowza Media Systems. “The demand for streaming 4K video crosses industries as more and more people expect the benefits of ultra-high quality video. Now customers can deliver on these demands with a seamless live video streaming workflow.”

The Works With Wowza program simplifies streaming by providing customers with tested, integrated, and supported end-to-end streaming components. Works With Wowza partners provide industry-leading technology needed for robust, flexible and scalable streaming to any device.

Panasonic’s current integrated PTZ line-up (AW-HE40, AW-UE70, and AW-HE130) andAVC-Ultra (AJ-PX270/380/800/5000, AJ-PG50, and AJ-PD500) streaming camcorders/recorders will be supported in the Wowza Streaming Engine™ server software as part of the Works With Wowza™ program.

To see the Panasonic and Wowza Media Systems partnership in action at the 2016 NAB Show, stop by Wowza booth SU5324 or schedule a meeting.