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Epiphan Pearl Integrates Video Recording with CMS Giant Kaltura

Kaltura is coming to Pearl-Mini, Pearl-2, and Pearl! With Kaltura CMS integration, users can schedule recordings and live streams to begin automatically on Epiphan Pearl. Kaltura integration is releasing in January 2019 as a free firmware update

Epiphan Video, a leader in professional audiovisual capture, recording, and streaming products is adding integration with CMS giant Kaltura to their popular Epiphan Pearl™ family of all-in-one video switcher, streamer, and recorder systems in January 2019.

Pearl’s smooth integration makes it easy to select the hardware encoder as a resource when scheduling VOD events in Kaltura and stay on top of event start times using the built-in touch screen or Pearl’s Admin panel. Manually start and stop ad hoc recordings on the fly, or tuck Pearl in to an equipment room and let the encoder automatically record events as scheduled. You can record and upload multiple video sources at the same time for VOD multi-view recordings or stream from any configured channel on Pearl. There’s no need to manually set up streaming on the encoder and enter URLs for webcasts that you schedule in Kaltura.

“A CMS is necessary to manage and deliver video content securely.” says David Kirk, Vice President of Marketing at Epiphan. “Pearl -2 and Pearl Mini are perfect video encoders for easy, secure lecture capture on enterprise networks now that they support scheduled and unscheduled VOD and streaming events for Kaltura.” CMS support coupled with Pearl’s security savvy features, like 802.1x and RTMPS, offer a true enterprise class encoder that fits seamlessly into today’s secure video centric networks.

The trend of blended learning has fundamentally changed lecture capture for education and continues to influence how corporations consume video. Pearl is an IT friendly and network secure hardware encoder solution that’s simple to use with any existing enterprise network and Kaltura CMS.

“Pearl is an attractive option for schools, corporations, and other institutions that are moving towards more flexible CMS solutions to manage video assets, like Kaltura and Panopto.” say’s Kirk. “They’re looking for a more flexible workflow and third-party encoders to support it.”

With other CMS integrations like Panopto coming within the next few months, Pearl-2 and Pearl Mini offer a competitive video solution for lecture capture, corporate communications, and online active learning. Plus, Pearl’s public API provides more flexibility for controlling and integrating the encoder in to your workflow.

About Epiphan Video

Epiphan solutions are used in a wide range of applications such as professional audiovisual events, corporate communication, collaboration, distance learning, training, simulation, medical imaging, computing, industrial control rooms, security, and transportation applications. In short, Epiphan’s products are trusted anywhere capturing, processing, recording, sharing, and replaying multiple high resolution audio video sources is critical to effective communication.

Epiphan Video is a trade name of Epiphan Systems Inc., a privately owned company incorporated in 2003. Epiphan is based in Palo Alto, California, USA and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with regional offices and a network of authorized channel partners and OEMs throughout the world.

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