SGI has announced a new version of its streaming media solution, MediaBase. SGI MediaBase 4.1 adds support for both QuickTime Streaming and RealNetworks G2. According to SGI:
SGI today announced the availability of SGI MediaBase 4.0, the most scalable, field-proven media streaming solution on the market. Users now have access to a greater range of rich media content using SGI MediaBase with the newly integrated Apple(R) QuickTime(R) 4.0 and RealNetworks(R) G2 streaming formats. With a user-friendly interface, SGI MediaBase 4.0 reduces the time and effort required to create, store and deploy media applications.
Flexible and Scalable
SGI MediaBase supports a full range of bit rates -- from narrowband streaming such as QuickTime and RealNetworks to MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 streams up to 15 Mbs -- making it an ideal solution for Internet, enterprise, and broadband applications. In addition, SGI MediaBase is scalable from one to thousands of streams to multiple clients, whether desktops or set-top boxes, regardless of bit-rate or format.
"SGI MediaBase 4.0 is the ideal solution for both narrowband and increasingly, broadband networks," said Greg Estes, vice president of marketing for broadband and Internet solutions, SGI. "By offering support for the broadest range of formats in the industry, SGI MediaBase customers can view streaming files via modem, digital cable or xDSL."
Integrated Media Management
MediaBase is the industry's most popular standards-based media server with 1,000 university, telecommunications, corporate, Video-on-Demand and Internet sites. As a standalone solution, SGI MediaBase offers users the ability to manage hundreds of thousands of audio and video assets. SGI MediaBase also integrates easily with Informix database and other industry-leading relational database technology. For users who desire it, the product is also tightly integrated with the SGI StudioCentral(TM) Library media management platform, offered separately. Capable of tracking millions of assets, StudioCentral Library enhances the value of users' digital assets by making them manageable and accessible throughout the production process.