Better than Broadcast: Optimizing Live Streaming Video Latency

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For a long time, OTT video streams over the internet have been lagging behind broadcast TV and social media by 15-30 seconds if not more; it’s been a frustrating problem for both viewers and content providers. New knowledge, technologies, and practices are making long-standing video latency problems for live streaming a thing of the past.In this white paper, learn how to optimize your video workflows and achieve broadcast-grade latency using standard protocols and software in production today. Topics include:Preventative and corrective actions you can make today, plus tech tips for the future.

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Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming arrives on iOS with some Apple restrictions

Article | July 11, 2022

Microsoft is expanding its Project xCloud service to the iPhone today. The software giant is launching a beta of xCloud through Apple’s TestFlight service, allowing xCloud testers to try the service on an iPhone or iPad. It’s the first time we’ve seen a cloud game streaming service appear on iOS since the days of OnLive — and OnLive’s iOS app wound up in limbo when Apple didn’t approve it. Google’s Stadia and Nvidia’s GeForce Now are still not available on Apple’s devices, either, and neither company has been able to tell us when that might change.

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Apple's AR & VR headset may not need external input for orientation & motion detection

Article | July 27, 2022

Apple is continuing to investigate headsets like its "AR Glasses," as part of its exploration of Augmented and Virtual Reality systems. One such headset in future may utilize sensors that can detect angular rotation, such as that experienced when the device is placed on a user's head or removed. "[It] may be beneficial for the VR headset to be able to detect when a head-worn device (e.g., headset, eyeglasses, headphones, etc.) is being removed from the user's head, is being placed on the user's head, or both," says Apple in US Patent No. 10,557,724, "Angle detection of a rotating system using a single magnet and multiple hall sensors."

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Game On: These Entertainment Stocks Hit New Levels

Article | August 2, 2022

Some Chinese entertainment stocks listed in the U.S. got a boost last week after the People Bank of China (PBOC) said it would pump $173 billion into the economy. Since news of the report from Beijing hit the street, one of the biggest gainers was Chinese gaming giant NetEase Inc. (Nasdaq: NTES) NetEase, a partner of California-based Blizzard Entertainment in China, traded as low as $317.48 per American depositary share within the last couple of weeks, and soared as high as $347.95 apiece last week. NetEase rolled out its international presence in recent years in Japan and North America, lowering its China dependency.

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The Future of Tech: Gaming Consoles, the Xbox and PlayStation of Tomorrow

Article | February 10, 2020

Consoles have come a very long way since the arrival of first-generation machines from Atari and Coleco in the seventies. Even the original PlayStation (1994) and Xbox (2001) look dated compared to the 4K/HDR-capable machines of today, and that divide will grow even larger once the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X arrive at the end of 2020. But what about the future? More than once console makers have tried to break new ground, by focusing on functionality beyond gaming, but for the most part those attempts have failed. Nintendo has found the most success with specialized hardware that still focuses on games first, while Sony and Microsoft have seemingly understood that building powerful general purpose machines that are akin to PCs is their best and safest bet.

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Qumu Launches Qumu Live

Qumu Corporation | November 21, 2022

Qumu Corporation (Nasdaq: QUMU), the leading provider of cloud-based enterprise video technology, announced the global availability of Qumu Live, a suite of managed live streaming and production services that enables organizations of all sizes to deliver engaging live-streamed events to internal and external audiences anywhere in the world. With Qumu Live, Qumu experts oversee all aspects of planning, hosting and managing broadcast quality live-streamed video on a platform that is scalable, secure and incorporates the full range of analytics, interactive capabilities, social media integrations, captioning, transcription, translation and related services available through Qumu and its broad network of technology partners.A Turnkey Offering for High Stakes Events Powered by a leading enterprise video platform, Qumu Live is an end-to-end managed services solution that dramatically simplifies delivery of live streamed video, from event registration and production, to hosting and streaming, and post-event analysis and measurement. With this suite of managed services, users can focus on perfecting their content and messaging, and are freed from the complexity of ensuring a reliable, secure, high quality and glitch-free streaming experience for their targeted audiences. “Qumu has a history of successfully supporting our customers with live streaming best practices and solving complex streaming problems,With this new offering, this white glove service is now available on an as-needed basis to everyone.” -Rose Bentley, Qumu’s president and chief executive officer. Bentley said that for high stakes events such as all-hands meetings, town halls, sales kick-offs, product launches, user conferences, investor presentations and more, Qumu Live offers a comprehensive and worry-free path to flawless execution. “This offering combines our proven platform, team of experts and rich array of partners to manage all the details of your live stream, recommend best practices and consult on format and interactive aspects to optimize viewer engagement, and do all this in full compliance with your brand look and feel, Bentley added. A Tested and Proven Solution Qumu Live builds on Qumu’s history of successfully supporting complex live streaming needs for organizations of all sizes, all over the world. In a recent engagement for a U.S. government agency, sourced through Qumu’s partnership with GovSmart, Inc., Qumu produced and hosted live streams originating from Dakar, Senegal, incorporating both pre-recorded and live video, as well as simultaneous translation into French, Portuguese and Arabic. Qumu Live’s production and creative services offerings include single- and multi-camera shoots, professional video, lighting and sound equipment and video editing. Through seamless integrations with its multiple technology partners, Qumu Live can also incorporate into live streams interactive elements such as chats, polls and surveys. Auto captioning, auto transcription and translations are also available. Qumu Live also provides comprehensive analytics encompassing viewer metrics, poll reports and more to inform post-event follow-up and future event planning. Available on As-Needed Basis Worldwide Live streams powered by Qumu Live are delivered to any screen with internet connection. In addition, at venues without reliable internet service, Qumu Live can stream live video via a bonded cellular network. Qumu Live’s services are available to customers on an as-needed basis; a subscription to Qumu’s cloud-based enterprise video services is not required. For further information about Qumu Live’s capabilities, please visit www.qumu.com/qumu-live/. About Qumu Corporation Qumu (Nasdaq: QUMU) is a leading provider of best-in-class tools to create, control, deliver, experience and analyze live and asynchronous video at scale. Backed by an experienced team of software and video experts, Qumu’s software enables globally distributed organizations to drive employee, customer and partner engagement, modernizing business by providing more efficient and effective ways to communicate and collaborate.

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Velocity Offers Managed Solution for End-to-End Control of Hotel TV and Wi-Fi Operations

Velocity | November 09, 2022

Velocity, a rapidly growing managed solutions provider with a blue chip customer base, has rolled out a package of hospitality services designed to offer hotels a single source partner for delivering the highest quality internet and streaming tv in-room experiences to guests. The managed solution, the Velocity Hospitality Guest Experience, includes the following services: Fully managed network, data and voice services NOC and Call Center Support, 24/7 and 100% U.S.-based Wireless 4G/5G failover IoT (internet of things) Integration with Guest Wi-Fi, including door locks, fire sensors, panic buttons and more. On-site Field Technicians with nationwide coverage V-SELECT® Client Portal, a state-of-the-art tool offering a 'single pane of glass' view of all these services. Telecom/Technology Expense Management (TEM) services. Security Camera installation and ongoing monitoring and replacement. Digital Signage and Advertising, from the hardware to content to the content management system (CMS). "With this unique portfolio of managed solutions and service for hotels, Velocity is seeking to become the vendor of choice for delivery of the highest quality television and network experience, With one vendor, Velocity, hotels can now power every room, allow guests to customize their entertainment, and simplify their operations all while reducing operational costs." -Mark Walker, President and COO of Velocity A typical Velocity customer could be a large hotel, retail, or restaurant chain or any entity with numerous branch locations that can number into the hundreds of sites. Velocity delivers end-to-end management services by leveraging a network backbone of 13 redundant data centers and 5,500+ certified technicians across the nation, along with 450 carrier agreements supporting its status as a CLEC in all 50 states. About Velocity MSC Velocity delivers customized IT managed services such as IT support, network management, voice and data connectivity, multinational data networking, on-site repairs and service, field project rollouts and implementations, free-to-guest TV and Wi-Fi solutions, digital signage and DOOH media solutions, and more in the retail, hospitality, healthcare, and entertainment industries. Velocity is a privately held company with approximately 550 employees, 13 redundant data centers, 5,500+ certified technicians throughout the U.S., and 450 carrier agreements and is a CLEC in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.velocitymsc.com.

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OWC | September 12, 2022

OWC®, a leading customer-focused creator of solutions that enable businesses, content professionals, and educators to streamline workflows and maximize their technology investment, today announced why Mac and PC users in the media, entertainment, and technology industries should visit OWC’s booth at IBC 2022. From ingest to archive, from camera to screen, OWC has solutions for every workflow level that enable creative and technology professionals to work faster and easier: OWC Jellyfish R24 The workhorse of the modern video team. This video editing server makes quick work of the most demanding RAW workflows, multicam sequences, and finishing jobs, which means you can say yes to anything thrown your way. There simply is no other rack mounted NAS server that’s better for video teams. OWC Jellyfish Tower A shared storage server for growing video teams. The Jellyfish Tower was built for teams that need to work fast, but don’t have a server room and IT support. 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OWC Flex 1U4 Similar in Flexibility of use to the desktop Flex 8, but specifically designed for rackmount workflows. Four hot swap bays let you use a variety of drives including U.2. Connect accessories plus charge your notebook and mobile devices with an abundance of Thunderbolt and USB ports. Add another display. Install a PCIe card to expand your capture, recording, networking, or storage capabilities. OWC ThunderBlade A production storage essential around the world because its incredible speed lets you blaze through uncompressed high-bandwidth streams and keeps you ahead of deadline. Cool and silent on the set or in the studio and built for rugged portability, this NVMe SSD delivers real business and creative benefits. OWC Envoy Pro Portable SSDs Tiny, tough, and thrilling fast. The Envoy Pro family of pocket-sized powerhouses are ideal for personal to pro storage needs. With Thunderbolt and USB-C options, this is the fastest, most compatible portable SSD storage line in the universe. OWC Thunderbolt Docks and Hub All the Thunderbolt you’re missing and want! Add more fully functional Thunderbolt ports and connect to past, present, and future Thunderbolt and USB devices. See more with additional displays. From bus-powered portable to 14-port desktop to pro 10GbE AVB-ready models, there’s a connectivity solution to expand your possibilities. OWC Atlas Memory Cards & Readers Launch your creative capabilities into a new world with Atlas SD and CFexpress memory cards. Developed with premium quality technology and processes, you can trust Atlas cards will flawlessly deliver the speed and data integrity you expect. Go from ingest to edit with the portable bus-powered Atlas FXR CFexpress card reader, SD and CFexpress card reader equipped OWC docks, and OWC storage solutions. OWC Mercury Pro LTO This enterprise-class LTO tape backup and archiving solution is a mission-critical requirement for protecting and preserving huge volumes of data for longer periods with better economies of scale than disk-based storage. Ruggedly small with a built-in handle, you can use the Mercury Pro LTO on-set or move it among studio, department, or office computers for a shared data protection solution. Copy That for Mac Streamline the ingest process with lighting fast, verified copies of your files from RED, Blackmagic Design, ARRI cameras, and other storage media. Copy That handles everything from checksum copies to simultaneous transfers to multiple storage solutions. When it is time to move your content from location to backups, editors, producers, and directors, Copy That delivers it fast and accurately. About OWC Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is committed to supporting and inspiring the imagination of Mac and PC enthusiasts worldwide through sustainable innovation, exemplary customer service, and American design. An entire spectrum of easy and powerful upgrade and expansion possibilities await Memory, External Drives, SSDs, Mac & PC Docking Solutions, Network Attached Storage, and Performance Upgrade Kits. All backed with step-by-step videos and a global support team. Our dedication to excellence and sustainable innovation extends beyond our day-to-day business and into the community. We strive for zero waste, both environmentally and strategically. We have a long-term outlook on everything we do and believe in making a better world. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise, which is why OWC is here. 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