In order to simplify and consolidate HLS installations, Visionary Solutions created the PackeTV® Mobile HLS, a single device that performs content preparation and delivery. This integrated file …
In order to simplify and consolidate HLS installations, Visionary Solutions created the PackeTV® Mobile HLS, a single device that performs content preparation and delivery. This integrated file server can support hundreds of users, eliminating the need for content delivery network (CDN) services.
Equipped with two gigabit Ethernet ports that provide a substantial amount of network bandwidth, the unit can store hundreds of hours of pre-recorded content. The entry-level system is housed in a single, compact 1RU chassis that fits perfectly into any standard 20-inch deep AV rack.
The PackeTV® Mobile HLS server supports all of the functions needed to accept H.264 video streams (real-time or file-based) and deliver HLS streams, including content
preparation, file storage, and content delivery. All of this functionality is contained within a server that has been specifically designed to optimize throughput and ease of use. PackeTV® Mobile HLS dramatically lowers operational costs compared with systems that use traditional streaming CDNs to simultaneously distribute video to multiple clients. System ownership ensures seamless, around-the-clock availability of the video streams. Each video stream can be published once and made available to all viewers with a simple set of user commands. Occasional users will find that this single, integrated system eliminates much of the configuration complexity that normally occurs when multiple subsystems from different manufacturers and service providers need to be integrated to form a complete solution. Heavy users will appreciate the flexibility that is available within the device configuration menus, which allow system operations to be customized to accommodate a wide range of bit rates, signal formats, and target devices. Also, because standard HTTP
Web-server technologies are used for content delivery, the added fees required for high throughput streaming service providers such as CDNs are eliminated, saving the content
provider money. With an on-site PackeTV® Mobile HLS, content asset management can be greatly simplified and centralized on a single server. A single video file can be created and delivered to an organization’s internal and external viewers, eliminating the need to manage multiple streams on different servers. Network bandwidth is also used more efficiently, as chunks can be downloaded quickly, and each client device only consumes as much data as the quality of their network connection allows More than half of all overall video consumption is consumed on a Wi-Fi device, according to Streaming Media, so content providers must make mobile content delivery an immediate priority.