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Mirror Image Announces Commercial Availability of Publisher 5.0 with New Video Management Features, New User Interface and Public API

Gives Professional Broadcasters More Control of Video Assets and Global Delivery with a Patented, Dynamic Delivery Network

IBC 2014, AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – September 12, 2014 – Mirror Image®, a leading provider of edge computing, streaming and content delivery solutions, today announced the commercial availability of Publisher 5.0, the next version of the company’s popular online video publishing solution. Publisher 5.0 offers robust video management features that are already in use with some of the largest broadcasters in the world. The release features a new User Interface, and a public API that gives broadcasters open access to all Publisher 5.0 services and functionality, allowing for seamless integration with their existing applications.

“Mirror Image is excited to offer the latest version of our online publishing solution to companies,” said Charles White, Chief Revenue Officer at Mirror Image. “Publisher 5.0’s powerful features and the open API give content owners the ability to reach more screens and provide a better HD viewing experience for their customers.”

Publisher 5.0 supports a wide variety of video codecs for ingest including: AVID, MPEG-4, Apple ProRES, Uncompressed 4:2:2, XDCAM, DVCPRO HD, and more.  In addition, Publisher 5.0 can encode media in video formats that include: AAC, AVI, 3GP, FLV, MOV, MP3, MP4, MPEG, OGG, WAV, WEBM, WMA, WMV, and many more.

Publisher 5.0 Features Include:

Public API

Publisher 5.0 enables companies to integrate their existing applications with our public open access API.

Media Management

Publisher 5.0 provides a variety of options for companies to upload their video assets to Mirror Image’s storage on the Dynamic Delivery Network. Video assets can be organized and grouped in folders when they are uploaded, and tags can be added to assets for organization and automated workflows. These video assets can also be encoded to different formats and bitrates.

Players

Publisher 5.0 includes default players, custom players as well as templates that allow broadcasters to quickly and easily create new custom players from existing templates. And with In-Player Advertising, companies can easily monetize their content with advertising and in-player calls to action. Publisher 5.0’s advanced statistics enable companies to track and analyze their video campaigns, and it can insert advertisements wherever their media plays. The service supports any VAST compliant ad server.

Live Streaming

Publisher 5.0 has powerful live streaming capabilities. Live streams can be transcoded in real time to ensure optimum playback across all device types and networks. Live events can also be recorded for on-demand video.

Stream Monitoring

Publisher 5.0 gives broadcasters the ability to monitor their live video streams as well as on-demand video. Stream Monitoring can be configured so the stream is checked every 5, 15, 30 or 60 minutes. Multiple monitors can be configured for the same stream and alerts can be sent via email and/or SMS. Monitors can be configured to check on-demand video or live streams from any location if provided a URL to the resource.

Publisher 5.0 is available for sale today. Visit www.mirror-image.com/publisher for more information about Mirror Image’s Publisher 5.0.

About Mirror Image
Mirror Image, one of the original Content Delivery Network providers in the industry, has pioneered the Dynamic Delivery Network. The Dynamic Delivery Network combines globally distributed, load balanced infrastructure with real-time application execution capabilities and a complete content delivery platform to provide dynamic, highly scalable online services with low latency and worldwide coverage. Mirror Image’s Dynamic Delivery Network includes Edge Computing capabilities, a complete Online Video Platform, live and on-demand video and audio streaming solutions, content delivery capabilities for object caching and file downloads, and optimized delivery to an extensive range of desktops, mobile devices, IPTV set-top boxes and other devices.

Mirror Image has been repeatedly recognized by Internet Retailer magazine as the Leader in the Content Delivery Network Category, voted by Streaming Media magazine as a Top 100 Company that Matter Most in Online Video in 2013, and recognized by CIO Review magazine as one of the 10 Most Promising Online Video Platform Providers in 2014. Mirror Image is a U.S.-based company incorporated in Delaware, headquartered in Tewksbury, MA, and founded in 1997. For additional information, please visit www.mirror-image.com or call +1 866 374 4113. Follow Mirror Image on Twitter @MirrorImageDDN.