VitalStream Inc., announced they have integrated PayPal micropayment capabilities into the VitalStream MediaConsole.
The MediaConsole is a proprietary Web-based application that gives customers complete control of their streaming media and Web hosting accounts. Adding PayPal functionality allows VitalStream customers and resellers the option to pay for products, services and pay-per-view media files online through their PayPal account. PayPal accountholders may make online payments charged to their Visa or Mastercard or transferred from their bank account.
The MediaConsole is a platform independent browser-based program designed to put the element of control back in the hands of the customer. The advanced technology is proprietary to VitalStream and provides media rights management, constantly updated Web site statistics, e-mail management and Internet traffic reporting.
Several popular features of the MediaConsole require an easy-to-use payment option. Features include:
— Pay-Per-View — the ability to sell streaming audio or video to your audience on a per-view basis with online payment processing.
— Shopping Cart — setup your own online storefront and sell your products and services via the Internet.
“Having a variety of payment options is crucial for our customers to take advantage of our pay-per-view, on-demand and shopping cart features,” said Paul Summers, chief executive officer for VitalStream. “We want our customers to have the best user experience when using our products, adding PayPal gives them one of the most popular payment options available on the planet.”
PayPal is the instant and secure online payment service that allows people and businesses to send and receive money by e-mail from bank accounts or credit cards. With nearly 8 million members and growing, PayPal is the world’s first and largest Internet-based payment service, and the No. 1 financial site on the Internet(a).
PayPal is the preferred payment service for online auctions, online community and group Web sites, and is seeing tremendous growth in e-commerce transactions for small businesses. PayPal members send approximately $8 million in more than 160,000 payments each day. Free to consumers, PayPal can be used from PCs or Web-enabled mobile phones. Business users pay transaction fees to receive payments through PayPal. PayPal is a privately held company with headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., and was recently named one of the Top 25 New Companies by Fortune Small Business. The PayPal Web site has been cited as among the “Best of the Web” by Forbes, Time, PC Magazine and U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit [www.paypal.com].
About VitalStream Inc.
VitalStream is a leading provider of products and services that enable the digital broadcast of audio and video content and other communications via the Internet. VitalStream provides audio and video streaming, advanced media hosting, payment processing and consulting services. The company’s unique mix of services and technology enable businesses to leverage the global reach of the Internet to distribute their media content to targeted audiences worldwide. For more information regarding VitalStream, call 888/999-4932 or visit the company’s Web site at [www.vitalstream.com].