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  • - Number of storage devices not limited by H/W technology - Large number of access ports - Load distribution across multiple devices - High aggregate I/O and processing bandwidth - Scalable from one to many building blocks - Integrated storage, access & switching - No centralized S/W or H/W components - Mix of storage & access ports adjustable to suit application - Hierarchical Storage Management Flexibility, Scalability, Modularity, Distributed
  • Streaming video is easy. There are 100's of companies selling video streaming products and applications. However, there are fewer offering a complete service or solution that can address and satisfy all (if not most) of the issues related to distributing video over IP networks. Callisto has been doing this for over 6 years, and the founders for over 8 years. Over the time we have seen architectures and services move from centralized, to de-centralized, from broadcast to IP, from narrowband to broadband. We have seen various architectures come and go, various content positioning schemes come and go, and while no single architecture is the panacia, all have their advantages and disadvantages, their benefits and drawbacks. The key central theme we continuously see is change and new ideas. The central services platform must be able to easily adapt to all the changes and options.
  • Another key change has been the demand in system capabilities and features. Streaming video used to be all the rage, and many companies are "streaming solutions". Yet streaming technology is but a small part of the total system. A system requires a comprehensive suite of features, services and tools to allow the service provider to effectively manage and operate the system. In todays environment the complete solution should be accessible through a browser interface - including system configuration, set-up, content management and positioning, all database management, all accounting and statisticial management and the ability to export or integrate with 3rd party billing and digital rights management systems.
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    • 1. Callisto Media Systems Voyager - Video Services Platform Voyager Product and Features http://www.callisto.ca
    • 2. Accomplishments  Patent awarded 10/97 (US & Canada)  Best New Canadian Technology Development Award - 3/99  Pilot customers deliveries - 4/99  Product launch - 5/99 (NAB)  SUN Partnership - 5/99  “News in a Box” w/Leitch - 4/00  Telesat Award (VCA launch customer) - 10/01  Voyager Release 2.2.3 - 06/02 Voyager Provides Unmatched Flexibility
    • 3. Strategic Differentiation  Architecture - patented/proven - 7 years ongoing dev‟t  Centralized & distributed streaming & caching  Tightly coupled group of servers acting as a single server (VIA) – All servers connected to all other servers  Loosely coupled distributed cache servers (VCA) – Puts content @ local hub, no duplication of storage (reduces costs)  Features - includes basic & advanced mgmt. services  Quality of Service (QoS) over IP  Content management & distribution  Effortless/remote support capabilities  Customer investment management capability Video Services Platform - NOT just a Streaming Solution
    • 4. Digital Video & Video Streaming Applications Background
    • 5. End to End Solution Ingestion Distribution Cache Stream Play Ingest Meta-data Central Access Remote caching Mapping Push to edge Unicast Archiving Pull from edge Multicast Accounting Multicasting Collaboration Distribution Push Unicast Quality of Service Encryption* * Future
    • 6. What are Video Servers? General Purpose Video Servers Server  Balanced system performance  Guaranteed video delivery  General purpose O/S  Special purpose video S/W  CPU & memory intensive  I/O intensive operation  Transaction oriented  Video data stream oriented  Evaluates data  Delivers voice, video & data  Runs applications  Asset management  Other applications on separate servers
    • 7. Service Components  Content acquisition - of existing resources or production of new content to populate video server  Video digitization - encoding and compressing of analog video for storage in a digital medium  Video server - stores video in digital format for retrieval on demand  Network - for distribution of video and interaction with client (broadband)  Client interface - software the client runs to request, view and operate (Web browser - Netscape/IE)
    • 8. Video on Demand Service Model Comms Access/Viewing Network Service Provider Equipment other subscribers Acquisition & Encoding Broadband Port WebTV - Accounting - Billing Voyager - Statistics - Maintenance - Reporting FibreChannel Display Device IP Service Delivery Array Support Services Large Selection Set Digital Video Files
    • 9. Digital MPEG Video  MPEG1 (ISO) - PC based solutions  S/W decoding  Most popular PC/Intranet standard (1.2 - 1.5 mbps)  Special techniques for lower bit rates  MPEG2 (ISO) - Broadcast Quality  Hardware decoding - any PC ($100 video card)  Software decoding for higher end PCs (with DVD players)  Higher bit rates (MBPS) for DVD  More storage & bandwidth required  MPEG4 - ISO/ISMA open standard  Multimedia specification (video, audio & graphics) & interactivity  Compresses scenes individually, variable bit rates
    • 10. Video Storage Requirements Bit Rate Storage (1 hr) CD (650 MB) DVD (4.4 GB) 1.0 450 MB 86 min 9.7 hrs 1.2 540 MB 72 min 8.1 hrs 1.5 675 MB 57 min 6.5 hrs 2.0 900 MB 43 min 4.8 hrs 3.0 1.35 GB 29 min 3.2 hrs 4.0 1.8 GB 21 min 2.4 hrs
    • 11. Voyager Video on Demand (VoD) Systems
    • 12. Architectural Issues  Configuration flexibility (H/W & S/W)  Scalability - seamless incremental growth  Manage capital investment outlay  Retain capital investment  Centralized or distributed video  Large central and smaller remote servers  Central or distributed content repository  Distributed databases  No centralized master of any database or device
    • 13. Video Distribution Issues  Network bandwidth, control & ownership  Content brokerage & management  Application - system features, tools, GUI, ITV  Architecture - scalability, flexibility, distribution  Platform, integrity - of streams, content and QoS  Performance of video server engine Solution must have all these capabilities
    • 14. Application Issues  System operation and maintenance  Effortless Administration  Remote support & maintenance  Comprehensive activity tracking & statistics suite  Viewer, title/content, database management  Digital rights management  Simple configurable GUI  Asset management  Configuration management  Internal configuration flexibility
    • 15. Voyager Foundation  Voyager Interconnect Architecture (VIA)  Scalable, modular, flexible, distributed architecture  Content and bandwidth management  Voyager Performance  Managing & configuring performance optimization parameters  Voyager Collaborative Architecture (VCA)  Integrates Families of servers into distributed Communities  Voyager Management Application (VMA)  Configuration, content, user profile, account & database mgmt  Voyager GUI  GUI development utilities & portal development capability
    • 16. Video Services Platform Repository Mgmt. Entertainment Surveillance Video Mail Education VoD - IP ITV Voyager Management Application (VMA) Catalog Clips Profiles Accounting Network Voyager Video Services Platform (VIA/VCA)
    • 17. Building Blocks User Interface/GUI Set Top Box (EPG) Application - edu, entertainment, surv. Voyager Management Application (VMA) Catalog Clips Profiles Accounting Network Ingestion Delivery Stream Management VCA - Collaborative Architecture VIA - Resource Management Foundation (Real Time Communications) Solaris H/W - SUN & others
    • 18. VMA Features  System Operation and Maintenance  Manage database of individual or group user profiles  Control of desired system features  Comprehensive activity tracking  Accounting & usage tracking (with filtering ability)  By individual user, video object and/or activity  Asset usage monitoring (Royalty management)  Interface/API to billing & reporting systems  Administrative functions for video objects  Addition/removal of video objects to/from library  Manage video object library & databases  Manage client access and control
    • 19. Voyager Catalog Management  Cataloging by user defined attributes  Search based on user specified attributes/categories  Custom search criteria, Dublin Core, IMS, CanCore  Keyword searches on title or descriptive paragraph  “N” Level drill down menu capability (customer defined)  Title/content management  Remote cache system management  Remote content import  Editing & clipping  Database attribute management  Enter, editing & display control
    • 20. Voyager Clip Management  Power of “digital video editing” in users hand  Create “virtual clips” and “tags/bookmarks”  Create & provide URL links to video, clips & tags  Clip is auto-generated and available for incorporation into – web documents & training courses etc. – on line textual annotation of video clips – on line HTML editing & video clip insertion  Eliminates copyright/re-purposing issues Server: www.voyager.com Title: Flight to Jupiter Clip Video Video Start 5 min 10 min End
    • 21. Voyager Profile Management  User Access  Voyager access & security  Integration with 3rd party authentication server  Multilevel security - driven by user profile  Privileged access for critical control functions  System Administrator, Administrator, Librarian, User  User profile selectable options including  Feature set choices  Multilingual capability
    • 22. Stream Capture & Play-out  Live event capture support  Can ingest „live‟ Video over IP stream  Voyager automatically puts in to cache  Allows for real time streaming  Meta-data can be created during ingestion  Applications include  Security camera captures  Live event transmissions  Automatic content ingestion
    • 23. Additional Voyager Features  Playlist  Can create and play any list of video files or clips  QuickTime/MPEG4  QuickTime integrated into Voyager (no Mac server req’d)  MPEG4 hinted files with QT/RTSP  Including Mac client platform support  Incorporates MPEG4 - ISO/ISMA  Integration of windows & real media formats
    • 24. Voyager System Management  Server & architecture management  Database integrity management  Storage capacity management  System auto configuration  Nodal management  Bandwidth & I/O management  Storage device management
    • 25. System Configuration & Management  Customer set-up configuration system  System default features  System logo, background colors  Feature sets, e.g. language, home/splash page etc.  GUI & application layout  Database parameters  Search criteria & attribute displays  Mandatory fields  Attribute value properties (single, multiple etc.) Customer System Management
    • 26. Video Viewing  MPEG1 S/W decoders  Direct Show with Callisto Java applet  MPEG2 - S/W decode for PCs (> 650 MHz)  Several decoders on market that support windows player  Browser-less client (MPEG1, MPEG2, MP3)  Voyager Java API  QuickTime Player for QT, MPEG4 on PC & Mac Power in the User’s Hands
    • 27. Voyager ASP/Portal Admin News EDU Sports Portal 1 Portal 2 Portal 3 Portal 4 Individualized Portals
    • 28. Satellite & Low Bandwidth Content Distribution Support
    • 29. Telesat Configuration ODU Gateway/Hub 16 MBPS 2 MBPS Two-Way Web Cache Indoor Unit Video Server, Cache IP- 1 Repository, Server & Satellite Library Player Router Scheduler & Video (NAT) Conferencing Web IP-2 Cache Server CA*net4 Satellite HQ Remote Sites
    • 30. Dispatch Scheduler  Provides content movement dispatch facility  B/B Satellite distribution & low B/W connectivity  Between central & remote cache servers  Can monitor and change content dispatch schedule and parameters  Satellite or network dispatch based on B/W & time slot allocation  By date, day of week or default parameters  Prioritized based on requestors  By round robin, site, site prioritized or groups  Eliminates/manages duplicated content requests
    • 31. Video Request Support  Can search any public meta-data in Community  Video request status page (for all Community)  Requested videos can only be manually deleted  Others only in cache & space reallocated based on usage  System manages space requirements for incoming content
    • 32. Group-casting  Will allow selected distribution of content  Can create groups of recipients, e.g.  French Schools (Group 1)  English Schools (Group 2)  Native Schools (Group 3)  Content can be “pushed” by service provider or “pulled” by remote requestor  Content requested by remote sites becomes part of primary archive  Content received but note requested by remote site, remains only in rewritable cache
    • 33. CA*net 3 Connectivity Netera SRnet MRnet ACORN BCnet Calgary St. John‟s Regina Winnipeg ONet RISQ Charlottetown Fredericton Vancouver Montreal Ottawa Halifax STAR TAP Toronto Chicago New York
    • 34. Select Customers Education Other  Pentranic Group (2 systems)  House of Commons*  USA Video (3 systems)*  Maritime Tel (Aliant) *  Bell/OneWorld  Rogers Telecom/Metronet*  CANARIE CAnet3  Nortel Networks (2 systems)  NBTel (Aliant) *  World Village Networks  Island Tel/ITAS (Aliant)  Infomagnetics/IMT (wireless)  University of Manitoba  Leitch Technology  TV Ontario *  Futureway Communications  California State University  Bertelsmann*  Cuauhtemoc University (Mexico)  Humanet/Seojin (Korea)  Belle/Netera  WebDax (Nebraska - wireless)  University of Guadalajara  Telesat Canada - satellite (19 systems)  Tutorbuddy.com  University of South Florida (Inet2)  SavoirNet/Bell Canada *Leased/pilot trials ** Selected
    • 35. Project Management & Sales Tools
    • 36. Define Requirements  Identify the kind and level of training  Identify course development requirements  Identify user requirements (quality)  How many users will access system (streams)?  How much content will be made available (hrs)?  Identify he most effective distribution method  Where and who will maintain system?  Roll out schedule Keep Success within Reach
    • 37. Implementation  Review network capability - client  Determine methodology for delivery  Local and remote locations  Determine content and encoding methodology  Choose pilot project clients and content  Beta on Broadband LAN or WAN  Measure usage and request feed back Target: Success
    • 38. Integration into IS Strategy  Meet enterprise information & filtering needs  Streamlining & simplification of services  Value added service & training on demand  Sharing, exchanging & retaining information  System modularity, inter-operability & distribution  Information synchronization  Meets enterprise technology architecture goals  Scalability, open, multi-media, off the shelf Convergence of Technology with Strategy
    • 39. Network Infrastructures & Issues
    • 40. Network Implications  IP network  No special networking H/W (any switch, router etc.)  Bandwidth  Most critical on streaming capability  How much can be accessed for video delivery  How many streams can be supported at specific bit rate  Service Quality  Internet or LAN  Impacts # of hops and QoS
    • 41. Network Requirements BackBone 10BaseT 100BaseT GBE Actual (est'd) 6 MBPS 60 MBPS 600 MBPS Data TBD TBD TBD Video@ 56 KBPS 110 streams 1,100 streams 11,000 250 KBPS 24 streams 240 streams 2,400 streams 1 MBPS 6 streams 60 streams 600 streams 2 MBPS 3 streams 30 streams 300 streams 3 MBPS 2 streams 20 streams 200 streams