AltitudeCDN Multicast+ is the best option for reaching all your viewers with high-quality, stable transmissions, but without proprietary infrastructure, custom video players, or invasive P2P clients. It leverages – and improves on – multicast technology to provide a standards-based (H.264, HLS, HTML5) solution for cost-effective and easy deployment that doesn’t require network capacity upgrades. Forward error correction (FEC), combined with bandwidth smoothing, deliver a seamless, high-quality viewer experience, even over Wi-Fi connections.
The Ramp AltitudeCDN Multicast+ and Wowza all-in-one webcasting solution combines Ramp’s AltitudeCDN Multicast+ server with the Wowza Streaming Engine to provide the only secure, reliable solution that will deliver HTML5 via multicast. Enterprises can now stream live video webcasts with the high performance of multicasting combined with the simplicity and security of HTML5 without Flash. Deliver multicast video using HTML5 from the video source to any browser that supports HTML5, including Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Internet Explorer. [Read the Press Release] [Download The Datasheet]
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In combination with VideoVerge™ Live, AltitudeCDN Multicast+ combines the benefits of multicast with the ubiquity of HTTP Live Streaming or “HLS” and is uniquely able to broadcast standard HLS streams via multicast.
Both real-time and archive telemetry detailing the stream consumption experience of every participating device or end node.
Overlays your existing network infrastructure, circumventing costly deployment headaches and vendor/technology lock-in. AltitudeCDN Multicast+ doesn’t require proprietary eCDNs, media servers, custom video players or thick P2P client maintenance. A standard HLS-compatible video player is sufficient.
Leading-edge, built-in support for forward error correction, ensuring that video streams remain rock solid, even on unstable connections. This is especially important with HLS video, which can be particularly sensitive to packet loss.
Most multicast implementations send unencrypted videos and therefore restrict distribution or access to users behind the firewall. Instead, AltitudeCDN Multicast+ adds a layer of encryption to all transmissions, even if pre-existing HLS encryption (such as AES-128 or AES-Sample) is already in use. Also, AltitudeCDN Multicast+ encrypts any optional DVR content at rest, using an in-memory key, and utilizes PKI certificates to prevent against transmission of any unauthorized video streams.
The AltitudeCDN Multicast+ Intelligent Sender supports a highly available clustering protocol. Each Sender is randomly assigned a priority level at startup and when there is a missed heartbeat detected, the AltitudeCDN Multicast+ Sender with the highest priority that is up and running takes over as the active Sender. Detection of a failed Sender happens within 3 seconds and is quick enough to result in no HLS delivery interruption.