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VideoFlow enables error-free, live, high quality video to be delivered over standard Internet connections
Cuts costs, eliminates the need for leased lines, accelerates ROI and creates new revenue streams and markets At IBC 2013 on booth B20 in Hall 3
The equipment comes as a "Plug and Play" pair - a Protector, which stores the packets until it is certain that they have been correctly received, and a Sentinel which monitors the health of the video stream by watching for packet loss and requests packets to be resent from the Protector's cache only if required. This is ensured by VideoFlow's patents, which cover techniques to minimise the number of packets that have to be resent. This solution enables the bandwidth requirement to be reduced to keep operational costs down compared to the traditional solution of using Forward Error Correction that requires additional bandwidth of up to 50% to enable lost data to be recovered. This is not always successful. VideoFlow's solution can work with internet connects as slow as 200Kb/s and yet can deliver the desired quality.
Mrs Ronit Kalujny, VideoFlow's CEO, explained, "After a successful launch of our DVP10 and DVP100 solutions, we continue to make significant strides forward both with our technology and with our expanding customer base. I am proud to say that, as of today, every evaluation system that we have provided has turned into a customer sale. Customers readily see for themselves in no time that our solutions maintain the quality of the original input stream across the internet - Quality In, Quality Out - no jitter, no packet loss. They also see that delays are less than the two seconds, which is what their customers are willing to tolerate for true live broadcasts."
Traditionally, premium live video channels require a "pair of leased lines" so that there is always a backup in case the first one fails. Although this ensures a 24x7 service, it is very costly. Industry reports show that Service Level Agreements that guarantee bitrate and bandwidth along with limiting packet loss are incredibly expensive. Those VideoFlow customers that start by using VideoFlow products for backup and the capital cost savings, quickly realize that they can further reduce costs by using the VideoFlow solution as their primary means of delivery. This generally occurs after running the VideoFlow solution in parallel with their existing primary offering and coming to the realization that the VideoFlow solution provides comparable reliability and quality. By using a VideoFlow solution, customers can increase the profitability of the revenue streams from premium coverage of live events like sports, concerts and news as well as adding new, inexpensive, revenue-generating coverage.
The DVP10 solution handles a single video channel while the DVP100 handles up to 20 streams. At IBC 2013, VideoFlow will be announcing solutions for even greater numbers of video streams enabling large and complex content gathering networks to be created while still keeping capital and operational in check. For example, a number of DVP10 Protectors can feed into one DVP100 Sentinel with similar one-to-many and many-to-one arrangements possible.
Video delivery over the internet for Content Delivery Networks, such as Netflix or YouTube, works by sending files. Live video broadcast, conversely, are sent as a continuous bit stream, which the Internet was never designed to handle, resulting in artefacts caused by jitter, and packet loss. More than a couple of seconds of latency is unacceptable by customers expecting to enjoy the excitement of live events like sport as they happen. VideoFlow is the solution for the next evolution for Content Delivery Networks (CDN) by providing broadcasters a true Live Content Delivery Network (LCDN).
Video demo at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9ZjpjIlonU&feature=player_embedded
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