Epiphan Pearl Classroom Capture Adds Kaltura CMS

By integrating Kaltura CMS (content management system) with Epiphan Pearl family of video switcher, streamer, and recorder systems, Epiphan Video makes classroom capture easier.

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Epiphan Pearl Classroom Capture Adds Kaltura CMS

Epiphan Pearl family of video switcher, streamer, and recorder systems for classroom capture

Epiphan Video, a provider of audiovisual capture, recording, and streaming products, is adding integration with Kaltura CMS (content management system) to its Epiphan Pearl family of video switcher, streamer, and recorder systems for classroom capture in January 2019.

According to Epiphan Video, Pearl’s smooth integration makes it easy to select the hardware encoder as a resource when scheduling VOD (video on demand) events in Kaltura and stay on top of event start times using the built-in touch screen or Pearl’s Admin panel.

Manually start and stop ad hoc recordings on the fly, or tuck Pearl in to an equipment room and let the encoder automatically record events as scheduled.

Users can record and upload multiple video sources at the same time for VOD multi-view recordings or stream from any configured channel on Pearl. There’s no need to manually set up streaming on the encoder and enter URLs for webcasts that you schedule in Kaltura.

“A CMS is necessary to manage and deliver video content securely.” says David Kirk, Vice President of Marketing, Epiphan.

“Epiphan Pearl -2 and Pearl Mini are perfect video encoders for easy, secure lecture capture on enterprise networks now that they support scheduled and unscheduled VOD and streaming events for Kaltura.”

CMS support coupled with Pearl’s security savvy features, like 802.1x and RTMPS, offer a true enterprise class encoder that fits seamlessly into today’s secure video centric networks.”

Classroom Capture, Lecture Gain Traction

The trend of blended learning has fundamentally changed lecture capture for education and continues to influence how corporations consume video, according to the Epiphan press release.

Pearl is an IT friendly and network secure hardware encoder solution that’s simple to use with any existing enterprise network and Kaltura CMS.

“Pearl is an attractive option for schools, corporations, and other institutions that are moving towards more flexible CMS solutions to manage video assets, like Kaltura and Panopto.” say’s Kirk.

“Pearl is an attractive option for schools, corporations, and other institutions that are moving towards more flexible CMS solutions to manage video assets, like Kaltura and Panopto.” say’s Kirk.

“They’re looking for a more flexible workflow and third-party encoders to support it.”

The company adds that with other CMS integrations like Panopto coming within the next few months, Pearl-2 and Pearl Mini offer a competitive video solution for lecture capture, corporate communications, and online active learning.

Plus, Pearl’s public API provides more flexibility for controlling and integrating the encoder in to your workflow.