Epiphan Video unveiled Epiphan Connect, a cloud-based tool that makes broadcast-quality live streaming more accessible through the convenience of Microsoft Teams. The tool enables users to extract Team participant feeds and bring them into any software capable of decoding the Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) streaming protocol.
“Epiphan Connect unlocks the full Microsoft Teams experience, giving people powerful new options for creating compelling content,” says Aaron Linne, senior program manager, Microsoft Teams for Broadcasters at Microsoft. “In collaboration with Epiphan, we aim to offer an easier, more convenient way to create high-quality live and on-demand content, powered by Teams.”
Professional broadcasts include elements like branded layouts, live switching, and dynamic titles and graphics – all elements necessary for creating compelling content. With Epiphan Connect, these capabilities are now possible through the convenience of Teams.
“These days we’re all aware of the critical role video plays in keeping people engaged and informed, and there’s a growing understanding that quality matters for those outcomes,” says Nic Milani, Epiphan’s VP of Marketing and Business Development. “We’ve heard from more and more organizations searching for a tool like Epiphan Connect that blends the best of both worlds: the convenience of video conferencing and the quality of the professional broadcast.”
Through a refined and intuitive interface, Epiphan Connect lets users extract as many as eight 1080p video feeds (at 30 frames per second) from any Teams meeting and one screen share. The tool leverages the SRT streaming protocol for end-to-end security and to enable high-quality, low-latency streaming over any given network.
“We saw an opportunity to make broadcast-quality production approachable to a wider audience,” says Milani. “With its robust platform and millions of users, Microsoft Teams was the perfect fit for this. We’re excited for this opportunity to collaborate with Microsoft and deliver on a shared vision.”
Epiphan Connect will be available in late summer 2022. To learn more, please visit www.epiphan.com/connect.