Wowza Media Systems

Wowza Media Systems™ is the recognized gold standard of streaming, with more than 22,000 customers in 170+ countries. By reducing the complexities of video and audio delivery to any device, Wowza™ enables organizations to expand their reach and more deeply engage their audiences, in industries ranging from education to broadcasting. Service providers, direct customers and partners worldwide trust Wowza products to provide robust, customizable and scalable streaming solutions—with powerful APIs and SDKs to meet organizations’ evolving streaming needs. Wowza was founded in 2005, is privately held, and is headquartered in Colorado.

Wowza ClearCaster - Facebook Live Appliance

The Wowza ClearCaster is a purpose-built appliance for broadcast-quality, reliable streaming on Facebook Live—designed to meet the needs of professional broadcasters and streamers. Watch this short video introduction to the ClearCaster or read on below to find out more.


Highest Quality

Publish to the premium transcoding tier of Facebook Live—the infrastructure Facebook built for premium content providers


Built for Professional Productions

Rack-mountable, 6G SDI input, remote manager and frame-accurate starts for a professional production


Bulletproof Reliability & Redundancy

End-to-end redundancy and real-time stream monitoring with auto-adjustment ensures the most reliable broadcasts.


Highest Quality on Facebook Live

  • The only way to broadcast crystal-clear 1080p to any page on Facebook Live.

  • Easily encodes 360° and VR video to create breathtaking experiences for viewers.

  • Includes x264 for encoding high-quality, Facebook Live HD video and is VP9 and H.265-ready.

  • Access to the premium transcoding tier of Facebook Live for publishing via two additional output renditions (1080p and 144p) and support for up to 60fps video. 

Simulcast with ClearCaster

ClearCaster allows you to simulcast beyond Facebook Live to Wowza Streaming Cloud, ensuring you can reach audiences wherever they watch.


Built for Professional Productions

  • Remotely manage ClearCaster through Wowza ClearCaster Manager, including the ability to start/stop streams, adjust settings, configure redundancy and many other features.

  • The only way to create frame-accurate starts for your live broadcasts and a VOD asset that starts playing immediately.

  • Rack-mountable Facebook Live Encoder with 6G SDI input for seamless compatibility in your high-end, multiple camera production workflows.

  • Fine-tuned encoding for high-motion video enables you to execute your streaming workflows with encoding that's designed for 60fps content.

Bulletproof Reliability & Redundancy

  • Ensure end-to-end redundancy—including power, encoding, network and ingest points—with automatic fail-over from multiple ClearCasters.

  • Real-time communication of stream health data and automatic adjustment of encoding settings, thanks to the deepest integration with Facebook’s persistent API.

  • New health monitoring metrics include real-time bitrate performance both coming out of the appliance as well as being ingested into Facebook.

  • Ensure the best quality and highest reliability on Facebook Live without repetitive, manual setup or the need for highly technical resources.


Titling and Graphics

  • ClearCaster integrates with any browser-based media source to add professional production and branding to your broadcast.

  • Insert custom-designed graphics, polls, comments and more into your streams to reflect your brand identity.

  • Vidpresso is Wowza’s recommended third-party tool for adding graphic overlays to your Wowza ClearCaster broadcasts

  • Receive a free standard graphics package when using Vidpresso with your Wowza ClearCaster.

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