Content delivery network (CDN)/streaming media provider StreamGuys Inc. is teaming with live-video-transcoding company Haivision Network Video to offer what they say will be a “complete live video asset-management and streaming services to their customers, from broadcasters to enterprise-level businesses.” ??This strategic partnership makes each company a reseller of the other’s services. StreamGuys can offer live transcoding with Kulabyte’s professional hardware, software, and service solutions; and Haivision can include StreamGuys for content delivery and distribution within their solutions.
Haivision’s KulaByte product line offers cloud- and server-based live transcoding solutions that will allow StreamGuys to deliver a single live video source to numerous customers and devices at multiple bitrates, formats and resolutions. “The KulaByte transcoding technology improves StreamGuys’ workflows by combining live transcoding with the flexibility of targeting specific streams for devices using HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), RTMP, RTSP, MPEG-TS and Smooth Streaming,” Haivision says.?
StreamGuys’ virtualized, adaptive bitrate streaming service on the server side delivers the “most appropriate” bitrate to each device based on current network conditions – helping to ensure the highest possible signal quality at the correct resolution. “The combined solution offers a robust and reliable service for enterprise-level organizations and small-to-medium sized companies that deliver video assets to multiple platforms, from SD/HD desktop streaming to 3G and 4G mobile devices,” comments StreamGuys.
About Haivision, StreamGuys COO Jonathan Speaker notes, “Their ability to produce high-quality source signals and seamlessly re-encode it many ways allows us to take advantage of our adaptive bitrate delivery, ensuring we can immediately stream to iOS devices, Flash players, Silverlight and other platforms.”?