Magic Coast Announces Major Upgrade

by / / Magic Coast News

New live attendance reports, custom branding, and hardware enhancements now available.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – October 15, 2016

for immediate release

Magic Coast today announced the final roll-out of it’s latest hardware and software system. “Although it’s an incremental version update, version 5.3/4.4 (Cloud/Hardware) represents a significant upgrade to our system.” Said William Dunning, CEO, Magic Coast. “It has something for everyone – major hardware upgrades, new e-Learning features, improvements to the user experience for both the administrator and viewer, new real-time metrics options, and more.”

A highlight of the upgrade is the live viewer attendance report and other enhanced metrics. The new attendance report shows who is viewing, when they joined, when/if they left or returned. It gives the administrator a real-time view for accurate and well documented attendance reports.

Another major improvement is the ‘White-boxing’ of the viewer experience. Administrators are now able to manage the look and feel of the e-Learning interface to completely match their organizations branding and image. Standard CSS and custom graphic uploads are used to accomplish the fully custom look.

Other software enhancements include:

  • Use pre-recorded or live capture video inputs
  • New graph showing how many live viewers are on line at any time
  • New detailed polling reports, tracking answers by viewer

Important hardware enhancements are also part of this upgrade. “We’ve expanded our hardware offering with two new encoders.” Dunning said. “This has allowed us to include such features as multi-channel SDI inputs, cloud storage and more”

Leading the hardware improvements is the Panther Encoder – Plus Edition. The Plus Edition includes a 1 Tera-byte local cloud storage (located on the hardware) for recording your stream. Users are able to record a live or pre-recorded event in original quality or stream quality, allowing archive of high quality video regardless of the final encoding quality.

Another important enhancement found on the Plus Edition is its 4 Channel SDI capture card. In addition, all Panther encoders are now able to encode up to 4 independent streams, creating a highly adaptable and flexible 4×4 system.

Other hardware enhancements include:

  • Auto-detect video input format for live capture on SDI or HDMI
    Internal HLS server
  • Elite Edition includes a Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio TM HD video switcher
  • Kaltura TM and Ustream TM RTMP certified
  • NBC/Comcast Wholesale TM certified
  • Compatible with CDN’s such as YouTube Live TM, Facebook TM and others.

Looking ahead to 2017, look for our new multi-channel conferencing application – providing a competitive solution for organizations who need highly resilient video conferencing without the exceedingly high cost of a full tele-presence system. Magic Coast is a leader in mission critical corporate communications systems.

Meet Magic Coast at DevLearn 2016 in Las Vegas on November 15 – 17th. Visit Magic Coast to schedule an in-person demo or consultation.

About Magic Coast: Magic Coast is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan and recently expanded to the greater Chicago area. Magic Coast has been a leading source of highly reliable live video streaming for over 10 years. Its proprietary, cloud-managed video streaming hardware and service is the perfect end-to-end solution for mission-critical Live and On-Demand video streaming. Magic Coast has worked with fortune 500 companies, renown universities and major broadcasters to deliver their content to audiences around the world. They can do the same for you.

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