The widely anticipated version 2 release of Wowza Media Server has finally arrived. Offering support for Silverlight, iPhone clients and increases in bandwidth and capacity, Wowza look to be consolidating their position as the H.264 streaming server vendors of choice. For most industry watchers, the key point of interest is Wowza’s ending of their dependency on the Flash delivery technology and support for multiple clients – in particular the iPhone (which still does not support Flash).
Wowza Media Systems®, the media server software company, today announced the public availability of Wowza Media Server® 2. Tested by more than 1,500 customers worldwide, Wowza Media Server 2 is already in full production deployment with more than 300 users and is now available to any organization with video streaming needs.
First in the industry to offer the ability to simultaneously stream to the desktop, mobile devices and IPTV player clients, including Adobe’s Flash® player, Apple’s iPhone®/iPod® touch, Microsoft’s Silverlight® and others, Wowza Media Server 2 establishes a new product category: Unified Media Server.