Wirecast Gear Wins Best of Show Award!

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Telestream is delighted to announce that Wirecast Gear, a fully configured live streaming production system, has won the NewBay Best of Show Award from TV Technology at the NAB Show 2017.

Accepting the award for Best of Show at NAB for Wirecast Gear
Telestream’s Bryce S. and Tom P. accepting the award for Best of Show for Wirecast Gear

Wirecast Gear is an extremely portable computer workstation designed to run Wirecast Pro for live event production and streaming. It is ideally suited for marketers, educators, corporate and online trainers, event producers, sports broadcasters, worship service staff, news gatherers and anyone who wants to deliver professional live streamed productions out of the box.

The NewBay Media Best of Show Awards recognize outstanding new products and were presented by TV Technology, the leading, US-based digital television authority and news source. A panel of engineers and industry experts evaluated Wirecast Gear and selected it for the Best of Show award based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry.

A versatile 1RU workstation, Wirecast Gear, which was launched late last year, comes complete with four HD-SDI or HDMI professional camera inputs and all the live streaming production features of Wirecast Pro, including over 30 convenient built-in destinations for industry-leading streaming services and platforms like Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Microsoft Azure, Akamai, DaCast, Wowza, and more.

With customers ranging from professional sports teams, to houses of worship as well as traditional and new media broadcast stations, the product has found an important niche in the live streaming marketplace.Wirecast Gear wins Best Of Show at NAB 2017
Scott Murray, Telestream Vice President of Desktop Products said:

“With Wirecast Gear, we have built a product that makes it easy for anyone to start a professional live stream, at a price point that makes it affordable.

“The NewBay Best of Show Award from TV Technology proves that the entertainment industry thinks this is as compelling as our customers do. We’re thrilled with the award and know that our easy and affordable solution makes it easy for anyone to stream professional live events.”

One customer of Wirecast Gear, is Meredith Station broadcast television group. Larry Oaks, Vice President of Technology, at Meredith Corporation says:

“Our primary interest is to use Wirecast Gear for Breaking News outside our typical news cycle but also for simulcasts of our studio broadcast, or promotional and prerecorded content. With the ability to interface with our routers, we can drive any content from our facility or a remote to Facebook Live, complete with branding.”

[Read our case study on How Meredith’s broadcast TV group uses Facebook Live to extend their reach]

All awardees will be featured in the May 2017 NAB Show wrap-up issue of TV Technology and in a supplemental Best of Show Awards Program Guide.

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