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ClearCaster Brings Reliable Encoding to Any Destination

ClearCaster Universal Mode

Announcing ClearCaster Universal Mode: The Wowza ClearCaster™ appliance now supports broadcast-quality streaming to any destination with Universal Mode, a cloud-based user interface that simplifies command and control over your encoding workflows.

Focused on preventing encoding mishaps and first-mile delivery issues, the new ClearCaster Universal Mode allows event producers to reliably power their encoding workflows with advanced monitoring, encoding presets for popular streaming destinations, cloud-based workflow management, and adaptive network encoding. Additionally, ClearCaster can be integrated with the Wowza Streaming Cloud™ service or the Wowza Streaming Engine™ software for support and monitoring from encode to distribution.

ClearCaster Feature Updates: There have been some exciting new additions to the ClearCaster feature lineup since our last release. Here are the latest ClearCaster capabilities.

Encoding to Any Destination

  • Use trusted encoder presets for popular streaming destinations, including defined workflows for Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
  • Simplify your broadcast workflows through streamlined templates.
  • Gain full control over remote management from any browser via our cloud-based user interface.
  • Select your encoding output (including 4K) and deliver it to multiple destinations.

Adaptive Network Encoding

  • Increase reliability with adaptive intelligent network encoding, which constantly monitors network health and automatically decreases bitrate in adverse conditions.

Simplified Workflow Management

  • Use the cloud-based ClearCaster Manager for command and control, as well as real-time health monitoring over all your appliances.
  • Integrate ClearCaster into your Wowza Streaming Cloud or Wowza Streaming Engine workflows for the highest-quality publishing from encode to distribution.
  • Leverage end-to-end support from Wowza, including stream health metrics and logging across your entire workflow.
  • Use trusted encoder presets fully integrated with Wowza Streaming Engine and Wowza Streaming Cloud.
  • Deliver over the first mile with our reliable, proprietary WOWZ™ protocol.

Wowza Spring 2018 Product Update

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28 March, 2018 – Exciting new capabilities are available or coming soon to the Wowza product portfolio in spring 2018! In this pre-recorded webinar, you can learn all about them. Hear from James Jackson, director of solutions and product marketing; Jamie Sherry, senior product manager; Anne Balistreri, product marketing manager; and Anthony Lazaro, senior director of product, as they tell you all about:

  • API enhancements and new pricing options for the Wowza Streaming Cloud™ service.
  • Wowza GoCoder SDK playback for both iOS and Android.
  • Extended nDVR functionality in Wowza Streaming Engine™ software to include MPEG-DASH.
  • New features for quality, engagement, redundancy and simulcast through the Wowza ClearCaster™ appliance.

Download the slides from the presentation here and watch the presentation here

Introducing Wowza ClearCaster

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Ensure Success

  • Purpose-built with help from Facebook, the Wowza ClearCaster™ appliance directly connects to Facebook Live’s API so you’ll be up-to-date.
  • Auto-configures optimal encoder settings for your conditions and requirements, so you don’t have to worry.
  • Real-time stream health monitoring automatically adjusts on the fly to ensure up-time and quality.
  • Developed to significantly increase the streaming success of Facebook Live broadcasts.


  • Deliver crisp, 1080p30 content, and up to 4K UHD when supported.
  • Easily encodes 360° and VR video to create breathtaking experiences for viewers.
  • Includes x264 for encoding high-quality video, H.264 video streams and is VP9 and H.265-ready.

Incredibly Simple

Just 5 steps and less than 3 minutes to set up.

Start new live streams in seconds

Just plug in, and we’ll take it from there.


Wowza Streaming Engine is…

  • The industry leader for live and on-demand streaming at any scale
  • Loaded with resources and tools for developers and builders
  • Built with a future-proof core architecture
  • Backed by experience, industry expertise, and world-class support
  • Built to deliver pro-quality mobile, low-latency, VR, and 360° streaming experiences

Wowza Streaming Engine is the gold standard of customisable streaming server software for building and delivering professional-grade streaming at any scale.

Wowza Streaming Engine End-to-End

Wowza is Flexible

Flexible and Customisable

Ingest Any Live Stream

Deliver to Any Device

Stream Live, Linear, and On-Demand Content

Record and Archive Live Streams

Transcode Streams for Optimal Viewer Experiences

Wowza is Built-to-Build

Built to Build On

Programmable Architecture

Multi-Level Content Security

Premium Support

Wowza is Scale-Optimised

Optimised for Scale-ability

Extensible Modular Architecture

Automated Management and Monitoring

Tightly Integrated with CDNs and Services

Flexible Deployment Options

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