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ViewCast’s Niagara Pro II Wins 2009 Streaming Media North America Readers’ Choice Award

ViewCast’s Niagara Pro II Wins 2009 Streaming Media North America Readers’ Choice Award

PLANO, Texas — November 20, 2009

ViewCast Corporation (OTCBB: VCST), a developer of industry-leading solutions for the transformation, management and delivery of digital media over IP and mobile networks, today announced that the Niagara® Pro II has been named the winner of Streaming Media magazine’s 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards in the Hardware Encoder (SD) category. This is the third consecutive year that a ViewCast product has received a Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Award. The company’s entire Osprey® product line won in the Encoding Hardware category in 2007, and the Osprey 700e HD video capture card won in the Encoding Hardware category in 2008.

The Niagara® Pro II is the professional’s choice for standard definition video streaming applications. In fact, it is in use by many of the world’s leading broadcasters. Loaded with high-end features, this encoder offers the most powerful processors and largest memory capacity of all the ViewCast Niagara appliances, and is optimized for capturing and streaming live video over the internet and capturing live video for video-on-demand applications.

With its two independent audio and video channels, the Niagara Pro II allows users to capture and encode multiple full-resolution (D1), SDI video streams. Professional features in the Niagara Pro II include: standard definition SDI video, embedded SDI audio, and AES/EBU digital audio; two independent sets of audio and video inputs; support for popular standards such as NTSC and PAL; front-panel, dual-channel multi-segment LED audio meters; front-panel LCD display and convenient status navigation controls; and automatic switch-over to alternate video source with loss of input video.

Streaming Media’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards recognize the industry’s most innovative products and services within the streaming industry. This year’s award boasted nearly 200 product and service nominations in 22 categories with more than 5,000 readers casting their votes online. A gala reception was held at Streaming Media West on November 18 to celebrate the announcement of this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards winners.

“The Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards are the only awards of their kind in the online video industry,” says Streaming Media magazine editor Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen. “While other awards focus exclusively on content, this is the only awards program that honors the technology that makes it all possible, and it’s definitely the only one where the people decide who wins. And this year, more than 5,000 votes were cast for more than 200 nominees. Clearly, people care deeply about the tools they use to get their jobs done.“

“To be chosen for an award by the people who actually use our products and services is the ultimate compliment and a true testament to the quality and innovation of our streaming solutions.” said Dave Stoner, president and chief executive officer of ViewCast. “We are honored to be presented with this prestigious award for a third time, and would like to thank the readers of Streaming Media magazine for their continued support and recognition of our industry-leading products and services.“