MONTREAL – November 3, 2016 — Matrox® today announced that Learning Valley BV, a leading European manufacturer of PRO-AV streaming media technologies, has integrated Matrox Monarch API controls into their newly released Presentations 2Go open lecture capture and distribution software. Offering full management options for Matrox Monarch LCS, HDX, and HD streaming and recording appliances, Presentations 2Go is an affordable and easy to use tool for managing the capture and streaming of materials from classrooms and labs.

“With our newly released Open Video Platform, Presentations 2Go offers an affordable and easy to operate lecture management and distribution platform,” said Herman Nevens, sales director, Presentations 2Go. “We’re pleased to announce support for Matrox Monarch products, making lecture capture even more flexible and less expensive.”

Once configured, multiple hardware recorders can be operated and scheduled via the Presentations 2Go open video server. Out-of-the-box integration of certified recorders, such as Matrox Monarch LCS, HDX, and HD, is supported by Presentations 2Go with automatic ingest and publishing of multi-source videos from lectures.

“Education is meant to be a collaborative process, and we’re excited that Monarch products and the powerful Presentations 2Go software suite work together to deliver lecture capture to as many classrooms as possible,” said Donald Sievewright, European sales director, Matrox video products. “Monarch products fit seamlessly into educational environments allowing video capture of the instructor from a camera and/or the presentation material from a computer, followed by easy distribution to students.”

Presentations 2Go
The Presentations 2Go open video platform is a comprehensive solution for recording multi-source video presentations, management of content, metadata, and multi-platform streaming. Capable of streaming videos to any device campus or worldwide, Presentations 2Go supports live streaming and automatic publishing of multi-source videos from presentations, lectures, and training that are captured by Presentations 2Go capture solutions or certified third-party hardware recorders. Built on the Unified Streaming Platform, Presentations 2Go offers the best possible viewing experience up to 4k using adaptive bitrate streaming technology with support for all industry standard delivery formats including MPEG DASH.

Monarch Streaming and Recording Appliances
The Matrox Monarch product line features user-friendly content-capture appliances that accept video from SDI or HDMI sources. Generating H.264-encoded video streams at bitrates from 200 Kbps to 30 Mbps, Monarch’s powerful scaling, deinterlacing, and noise-reduction engines ensure only pristine images are sent to the internal encoders. For streaming purposes, the encoders use either RTMP or RTSP protocol to deliver live streams to local or cloud-based media servers. In recording applications, the encoders write MP4 or MOV files to local USB drives, SD cards, or network-mapped drives for post-event editing or archiving.

About Learning Valley
Learning Valley is a leading European manufacturer and distribution partner of PRO-AV streaming media technologies that fit the needs of education, government, and corporate customers. Besides being a distributor, Learning Valley is manufacturer of Presentations 2Go, a comprehensive video platform for recording multi-source video and capturing of live events, 360-degree video, management of content, metadata, and multi-platform streaming. The company was founded in 2007 as a spinout of Wageningen University and is now an independent company based in Ede, The Netherlands. For more information, visit www.presentations2go.eu/.

About Matrox Video
Matrox Video is a technology and market leader in the field of 4K, HD, and SD digital video hardware and software for accelerated H.264 encoding, realtime editing, audio/video input/output, streaming, A/V signal conversion, capture/playout servers, channel-in-a-box systems, and CGs. Matrox’s Emmy award-winning technology powers a full range of multi-screen content creation and delivery platforms used by broadcasters, telcos, cable operators, post-production facilities, live event producers, videographers, and A/V professionals worldwide. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information, visit www.matrox.com/video.

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Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Online Educa, Berlin, Germany. – Presentations 2Go a specialist in interactive rich media with a focus on online education, announcing an entirely new way to capture, experience and share video. As streaming partner of Online Educa, Presentations 2Go will showcase a comprehensive solution for recording multi source video and capturing of live events, 360 degree video, management of content, metatdata and multi platform streaming. Capable of streaming to any device, campus and worldwide.

Presentations 2Go started eight years ago as a tool to broadcast graduation ceremonies on the internet, so families of foreign students were able to join the event online. Over the years this product has evolved into a multi streaming platform where live video streaming and video on demand of lectures, classes and events are brought within everybody’s reach. It increases student engagement and retention and makes it possible to follow a complete Masters degree of study online no matter where you are or at what time.

The new platform incorporates Unified Streaming technology, a leading provider of cross-platform video-streaming technologies.

Unified Streaming’s software provides advanced functionality to do on-the-fly packaging to all formats including MPEG DASH with or without DRM protection. Users of Presentations 2Go will benefit from USP’s adaptive bitrate streaming-technology. This means that video dynamically adapts to network conditions and video rendering performance. Therefore, viewers will experience no buffering or stuttering (when meeting the minimum bitrate/CPU requirements). And because it all happens on-the-fly, it eliminates massive storage needs and is therefore more cost efficient.

New features in the Presentations 2Go Video Platform include:

High quality on-demand and Live Video Streaming: Delivering users the best possible viewing experience up to 4K using adaptive bitrate streaming-technology.

Multi platform streaming technology: Support for all leading delivery formats: HDS, HLS, MSS en MPEG-DASH.

360 degree video: 360 degrees live streaming and on-demand videos.

Multi source Video: New Presentations 2Go recorder software for fully automated capture, webcast and publishing of multisource video.

Plug’n go recorder bundle: Presentations 2Go Capture bundle to transform your PC into a dual-source video streaming and recording solution, including brand new USB3.0 dual source capture box.

Open source capture support: Use free and open source software or capture devices for desktop recording, video recording and live streaming.

Advanced Search and OCR: Perform advanced search and filtering with support for optical character recognition (OCR).

Workflow and archiving: Turnkey media lifecycle management, workflow and archiving.

 

About Presentations 2Go

Learning Valley is maker of Presentations 2Go, a leading video and conference webcasting platform. Offering solutions for recording multi source video and capturing of live events, 360 degree video, management of content, metadata and multi platform streaming. The video solutions are used worldwide saving valuable time, enabling effective communication, learning and training. Making Video, Reality.

The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Ede, The Netherlands.

 

For more information please contact Herman Nevens at Presentations 2Go on +31 317 210 300, hnevens@presentations2go.eu

www.presentations2go.eu

Presentations 2Go and Unified Streaming, the next step in learning video by using multi platform streaming technology.

Live video streaming and video on demand of lectures, classes and events will increase student engagement and retention. The learning experience can be enhanced using multi platform streaming technology.

Presentations 2Go is announcing a strategic partnership with Unified Streaming to offer a comprehensive solution for recording and capturing of live events, management of content, metadata and multi platform streaming. Capable of streaming to any device, campus and worldwide.

Unified Streaming’s software provides advanced functionality to do on-the-fly packaging to all formats and platforms including DRM protection. In delivering users of PCs, smartphones or tablets the best possible viewing experience. Users of Presentations 2Go will benefit from USP’s adaptive bitrate streaming-technology. This means that video dynamically adapts to network conditions and video rendering performance. Therefore, viewers will experience no buffering or stuttering (when meeting the minimum bitrate/CPU requirements). And because it all happens on-the-fly, it eliminates massive storage needs and therefore cost efficient. Unified Streaming has proven itself to be a stable, scalable and high performing streaming solution.

As from September 2015 Wageningen University in the Netherlands will offer two complete Master Programmes online and due to the advanced integration of the Presentations 2Go learning video platform with Unified Streaming in combination with the Akamai content delivery network, students all over the world can join these programmes. The new streaming functionality will be available in Presentations 2Go Enterprise Video Server version 5, released Q4 2015.

Benefits:

Broad access for students
Equal learning opportunities
Best quality possible due to ABR
One source, every format, any screen
Support for all leading delivery formats: HDS, HLS, MSS en MPEG-DASH

Presentations2Go Video Server Workflow

The partnership was announced today at IBC2015 Annual Event which is being held at the Amsterdam RAI in the Netherlands. IBC is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide. This year, the event is being attended by 55.000 attendees from more than 170 countries.

About Unified Streaming

Unified streaming is a leading provider of cross-platform video streaming technologies. Dedicated to help companies to create and execute smart video streaming technologies. The company is headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

For further information please contact Simon Westbroek at Unified Streaming on+31202338801, sales@unified-streaming.com
www.unified-streaming.com

About Presentations 2Go

Learning Valley is maker of Presentations 2Go, a leading learning video and conference webcasting platform. The comprehensive video solutions are used worldwide saving valuable time, enabling effective communication, learning and training. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Ede, The Netherlands.

For further information please contact Herman Nevens at Presentations 2Go on +31317210300, sales@presentations2go.eu
www.presentations2go.eu