Digital Rapids is a leading developer of professional hardware and software solutions for capturing, encoding, transcoding, protecting, streaming and delivering content. We offer solutions that scale from individual applications to enterprise and global workflows, with the proven expertise to help our customers maximize their productivity and meet their objectives - whether commercial or non-commercial - in the rapidly evolving and expanding digital media market.
For markets including broadcast, media & entertainment, news, sports, collaborative production and more, IP-based network video delivery has gone from "promise and potential" to a commercially viable reality - and a necessity for content distributors striving to stay ahead in today's competitive media environment. Meanwhile, advances in ease of use and cost-effectiveness make video over IP an increasingly effective internal and external communications medium for corporations, educators, government and ministries.
The evolving content creation and distribution landscape is characterized by two key movements that Digital Rapids has focused on since the company's inception - the conversion of traditional media production workflows to software-based platforms, and the emergence and continued expansion of a diverse range of new delivery platforms. We have focused on the workflows and technology surrounding software-based content production and distribution, and today we empower many of the largest studios and broadcasters as they evolve towards next generation media distribution and embrace new device opportunities.
Digital Rapids develops solutions that not only encapsulate best-of-breed technology, but are also sensitive to the business requirements of our customers' new directions. For "traditional" content distributors such as broadcasters, these requirements include products that ease the transition between broadcast technology and IT technology - not just technically, but also bridging knowledge, process and cultural divides. For distributors new to the video world, products must deliver on audience expectations for their viewing experience, such as reliability and quality, while seamlessly integrating with their existing operations. These same requirements come into play well before distribution too, as file-based production and post production pipelines take over from traditional methods with advantages in productivity, quality and efficiency. From content repurposing to distribution, Digital Rapids offers solutions and expertise to help our customers increase their volume and quality of media produced while lowering costs and maximizing the value of their content.
Digital Rapids was formed in 2001 and is headquartered in Ontario, Canada, with offices in the USA, the UK and Australia. Digital Rapids R&D team has an exceptional pedigree in digital video, with many core members having worked together for more than 15 years and a track record that includes award-winning, revolutionary products and technologies in the broadcast, video and digital media domains. Digital Rapids technologies leverage this experience into new solutions developed specifically for the demands of the new generation of digital media distribution. In 2007, Digital Rapids was recognized by PROFIT Magazine as ranking fourth in the 19th annual PROFIT 100 ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies.
Digital Rapids products are in operation around the world, assisting broadcasters, Fortune 500 companies, post production facilities, movie studios, telcos, webcasters, mobile network providers, entertainment distributors and education environments, plus a host of other professional and commercial industries. Our solutions are used every day to empower applications including streaming media delivery, IPTV, VOD, digital dailies, archive, training, distance education and more.
With industry-leading hardware and software products, proven expertise, clarity of vision and an unwavering commitment to the networked video market, Digital Rapids is focused on the future of digital video, while empowering our customers' success today.