As iStreamPlanet transitions its solutions for live and on-demand streaming video to the cloud, it has chosen Sorenson Media’s Squeeze Server 2.0 as the platform to encode and transcode video on demand (VOD) files and to optimize multiscreen delivery.
"In our continual effort to respond proactively to the growing needs of our global customer base to deliver live online video across a wide array of platforms, Sorenson Media's Squeeze Server emerged as the clear choice for our cloud-based encoding and transcoding services," said Chris Carper, senior vice president of iStreamPlanet. "Our customers will benefit from Sorenson Media's exceptional video quality and ability to meet the variety of formats and devices on the market."
The customizable, scalable Squeeze Server 2.0 enables enterprises and other high-volume users to encode and transcode online video in public or private cloud-based environments or hybrid environments consisting of local and cloud servers.
It also includes support for four of the market's most popular adaptive bitrate (ABR) platforms: MPEG Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH), Adobe Flash Dynamic Streaming (FDS), Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), and Microsoft (News - Alert) Smooth Streaming.
Squeeze Server automatically transcodes individual video files into chunked segments categorized by bitrate, organizes the segments into folders and delivers them to every specified destination for playback – streamlining workflows by eliminating unnecessary tools and steps required by other applications.
Compatible for Microsoft Server 2008 or later, Squeeze Server 2.0 includes a core encoding algorithm that maximizes available server CPUs for each encode, a redesigned user interface for making workflow management more intuitive, remote server control from a browser or iOS device, easy installation, immediate use within minutes of opening the box, dedicated support and maintenance, ongoing included updates and upgrades, a rigorous REST-based API, hundreds of optimized presets that are device-agnostic and optimize playback in any major format, and additional benefits flowing from Sorenson Media's strategic partnerships with Amazon Web Services (News - Alert), Avid and others.Tara Seals has over thirteen years of experience as a journalist. Her areas of expertise cover the waterfront of the service provider segment, especially mobile networks, devices and applications; and video infrastructure, content and broadcast models.
Edited by Braden Becker