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EvoStream Launches Next-Generation Server and Video Streaming Software

EvoStream 2.0 revamps user experience with new interface, H.265 support, improved HTML5 playback and Android/iOS streaming apps while retaining core embedded technical competencies for OEMs

EvoStream Inc., a global technology OEM enabling company specializing in live low-latency video streaming software, has brought its next-generation server and video streaming software to market. Available immediately, Evostream 2.0 provides OEMs with a broader palette to integrate video streams into existing hardware and software platforms, with an amplified value proposition that touches multi-platform delivery and adaptive bit-rate streaming among other benefits.

At its core, the EvoStream Media Server (EMS) is an engine for greater efficiency in live streaming video – both as a software agent for smart content generation devices and a software engine for content distribution platforms. EvoStream partners with hardware and device development teams to integrate its middleware software into a range of firmware – spanning multiple technologies, standards and protocols.

The initial EMS release exceled in helping OEMs in the security, video surveillance and audio-visual markets integrate live streaming video to and from a variety of connected devices, appliances and services. This was in part due to EvoStream’s core technical competencies of low-latency from image capture to delivery and seamless adaptability to cloud systems and embedded platforms. The company later incorporated technical innovations across peer-to-peer streaming, HTML5 media players, metadata integration and cost-effective transcoding via RaspberryPi.

EvoStream 2.0 retains these superior processing capabilities while dramatically strengthening the user experience. This starts with a fully revamped, browser-based user interface that accelerates the learning curve of working with EvoStream, with all functions and features immediately accessible and self-contained within the new Application Programming Interface (API) wizard.

“As the video industry continues its march to H.265, EvoStream is staying on the leading edge providing support in version 2.0,” said Wandrille Losay, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of EvoStream. “As support grows for H.265 creation and consumption, EvoStream will continue to drive the edge in low-latency delivery of high-fidelity video.”

From a playout perspective, EvoStream 2.0 enables multiplatform video delivery with support for iOS, Android and browser-based media players and player libraries. This is due to enhanced HTML5 support that transitions EvoStream users from working with an HTML5 player appliance to a true embedded HTML5 software solution. Each of the three available players (iOS, Android, browser) seamlessly integrate real-time metadata and bi-directional command channels to provide richer streaming workflows.

To augment the live streaming products and applications of its OEM customers, EvoStream will release reference applications providing live streaming to Facebook, YouTube and EMS servers running in the cloud.  These apps use the EMS to provide a full suite of streaming capabilities from mobile phones including encryption, peer-to-peer streaming and more. Libraries for integration into customer apps will be available to EvoStream OEM customers.

“While EvoStream has always exceled at bringing complicated hardware and software workflows together, EvoStream 2.0 removes any complication from the user perspective,” said Losay. “EvoStream 2.0 simplifies the integration onto OEM systems while introducing new functionality that brings new freedom and flexibility for the user. We anticipate that these new features will also open EvoStream to a completely new set of OEM users across Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and other emerging markets that require video streaming services embedded within their end-to-end workflows.”

As with the initial Evostream release, EvoStream 2.0 runs on any platform, appliance or device including standalone servers, server racks, public and private clouds and other distribution channels using common APIs. Moving forward, the company expects to introduce new player apps in future EvoStream 2.0 releases that will provide additional flexibility for video stream management and delivery, among other enhancements.

For more information about the value proposition for live video and metadata streaming from EvoStream or a free trial, contact EvoStream today at sales@evostream.com; (858)454-9393.

EvoStream HTML5 Low-Latency Broadcast Solution on Microsoft Azure

Introduction

This white paper discusses the deployment, performance and scalability to the Azure Cloud platform of a streaming server solution – Evostream Enterprise Media Server (EMS).

Tests of performance have been conducted by the EvoStream team but were not audited by a third party. That said, we are disclosing all the details and data so that you can arrive at your own conclusions.

 

Advanced Load balancing and bandwidth management

For larger deployments, EvoStream Media Server provides an advanced Load Balancer Solution template leveraging the Azure load balancing and auto-scaling capabilities.

These load balancing schemas and bandwidth reducing features optimize the VM capacity and software license require to support your live streaming requirements. Using the EvoStream Media Server in a clustered environment only multiplies the cost savings.

This tremendous value is achieved by an ultra-efficient software architecture along with utilizing the native C/C++ programming language instead of running on a complex Java platform. Deploying to the cloud leveraging from advanced load balancing and bandwidth management you can expect a saving in TCO.

The EvoStream Media Server can reduce your Total Cost per stream. There are many costs associated with operating a streaming service, but typically software and VM cloud licensing costs are chief among them.

The key EvoStream Media Server cost-saving driver is its efficiency which allows a server to handle 4 times as many concurrent streams. This means one server can now do the job of 4, drastically increasing your capacity or drastically reducing the amount of cloud capacity (VMs) needed to accomplish a target project.

 

EvoStream on Azure

Architecture

Azure Evostream - Architecture

A simple scaling live-stream for redundant and low-latent live streams.  HTML5 delivery (to browsers or apps), legacy RTMP, or fall back to HLS and/or DASH can be used.

After deployment, the following VMs will be provided:

  • 1 SM (Stream Manager) VM
  • 1 Origin VM
  • 2 Edge instances in a VMSS with autoscaler
  • 1 Load-Balancer
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EvoStream Media Server, the efficient Live Streaming Server, is now available on Microsoft Azure.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 28th, 2016.

Media Contact: Bryan Meissner, +1 858-454-9393

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San Diego, California – April 28th, 2016. – EvoStream Media Server, the efficient Live Streaming Server, is now available on Microsoft Azure.

EvoStream is a High-End Live-Video and Metadata Streaming Software that Runs on Devices and Azure, and gives you the maximum efficiency for each of your servers, and total flexibility for all of your streaming requirements:

  • Host your own robust and scalable streaming platform to Broadcast an event to both in-stadium fans and online viewers.
  • Stream Security Cameras in real time directly to HTML 5 Browsers, and more.
  • Distribute your content to YouTube Live, Facebook or Microsoft Azure Media Services.

Some of the latest capabilities from the EvoStream Media server enables you to:

  • Ditch browser plugins and stream with Sub-Second delaydirectly to HTML 5 browsers, including Android and iOS!
  • Leverage integrated transcode capabilities for full support of DASH and HLS.
  • Secure your content with Encryption, Atomic Access Control, and DRM.

For more information on deploying EvoStream Media Server on Azure, visit https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/marketplace/partners/evostream-inc/evostream-media-server/

About EvoStream: EvoStream is at the cross road of the IoT and Live Streaming Revolutions. We innovate with our Customers to help them deliver new experiences, and capture new values in various businesses such as Video Surveillance, Medicals Devices, Wearables, Drones, and other Video Enabled IoT Devices and Platforms. We develop the EMS, a Live Streaming software that empowers Highly-Efficient and Low-latency streaming of Video, Audio and Metadata. The EMS and its open API’s are deployable in any Device, Appliance or Cloud Platform to provide End-to-End Live workflows, from Stream Origination to Transcoding and Scalable Low Latency HTML5 Delivery. We accelerate time to market of products and empower our customers to own their users’ experience and content. We then share success with flexible OEM business agreements. EvoStream, Your partner in the IoT Video and Metadata Live Streaming Revolutions.

For more information, visit www.EvoStream.com or email sales@evostream.com.

Evostream and Bitmovin Partner to Enable Advanced Metadata Aggregation and Delivery over HLS

 

Easily add dynamic overlays and interactive displays to accompany and augment video streams

NAB Show, Las Vegas, NV:  In this age of data science, developers are seeking to incorporate valuable metadata in their video streams.  We now have an elegant solution in the combined technologies of EvoStream & Bitmovin.  The EvoStream Media Server (EMS) provides a robust mechanism for ingesting metadata of all types and associating it with video streams.  Bitmovin’s HTML5 Player is an intelligent, intuitive player that delivers a quality video experience for everyone, everywhere.

“We firmly believe that metadata will be more and more important in live, low-latency video streaming,” said Bryan Meissner, CTO and Co-Founder of EvoStream, “and by partnering with Bitmovin we’re able to solve not only the frame-aligned delivery of the metadata, but the player-side parsing and presentation of the metadata.  Adding metadata to your live streaming workflow could not be easier. ”

“Content owners are demanding increasingly sophisticated mechanisms that take advantage of today’s delivery capabilities,” said Stefan Lederer, CEO and Co-Founder of Bitmovin, “we’ve found that by partnering with companies like EvoStream, we can harness these capabilities in our joint solution and deliver the benefit directly to the content owner.”

Using the EvoStream Media Server’s Run-Time APIs, metadata is timestamped against the video and transparently transported with the video throughout your entire workflow.  It is then delivered in real-time with the video for display or analysis along with the video.  Bitmovin’s Player receives the metadata frame-aligned and in-time with the video, and delivers to the viewer.

Examples of practical applications include:

  • An action sport camera that uses location info from the connected phone, as well as an IMU (inertial measurement unit) sensor that tracks snowboarding tricks, jump height, etc.
  • Security camera collecting metadata from on-board image and audio processing libraries. The metadata will include motion detection alerts and bounding boxes, environmental info like temperature and noise/decibel level.

About EvoStream: EvoStream is at the cross road of the IoT and Live Streaming Revolutions. We innovate with our Customers to help them deliver new experiences, and capture new values in various businesses such as Video Surveillance, Medicals Devices, Wearables, Drones, and other Video Enabled IoT Devices and Platforms. We develop the EMS, a Live Streaming software that empowers Highly-Efficient and Low-latency streaming of Video, Audio and Metadata. The EMS and its open API’s are deployable in any Device, Appliance or Cloud Platform to provide End-to-End Live workflows, from Stream Origination to Transcoding and Scalable Low Latency HTML5 Delivery. We accelerate time to market of products and empower our customers to own their users’ experience and content. We then share success with flexible OEM business agreements. EvoStream, Your partner in the IoT Video and Metadata Live Streaming Revolutions. More information about EvoStream can be found at https://evostream.com/.

About Bitmovin:  Bitmovin improves video quality on the web using adaptive streaming technologies. Bitmovin’s cloud-based encoding service encodes videos 100x faster than realtime.  This means a 2-hour HD movie can be encoded in just two minutes, as opposed to the industry standard of several hours. This is great for video content companies in terms of time-to-market as well as user experience.  Bitmovin’s HTML5 Adaptive Player enables native HTML5 playback without the need for plugins like Flash or Silverlight. Bitmovin guarantees fastest loading and video startup times with the best possible quality and no buffering.  More information about Bitmovin can be found at https://bitmovin.com/.

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Sub-Second HTML5 Playback and H.264 Peer to Peer Video with EvoStream Media Server

EvoStream has released its first major revision of the EvoStream Media Server in over a year, brining True Live HTML5 playback, Peer to Peer streaming from Security Cameras and Wearables along with frame-aligned Metadata aggregation and delivery.

Live HTML 5 Streaming

EvoStream now provides direct HTML5 streaming, with SUB-SECOND latency.  Using a simple Javascript library that is dynamically loaded, users can play live streams from any source directly on any Media Source Extension enabled browser including Safari, Chrome, IE, Edge, Firefox and more.

The EvoStream Media Server provides a variety of dynamic and scalable workflows for live streaming video.  EvoStream is focused on low latency streaming but also fully supports and delivers DASH, HLS and Smooth Streaming.   Simultaneously deliver real-time HTML5 video along with HLS and DASH as fallback streams to provide robust streaming for all platforms.

Metadata Delivery

The EvoStream Media Server now provides robust mechanism for ingesting metadata of all types and associating it with video streams.  The metadata can be anything from location data to thumbnail images to heart rate data. Metadata is timestamped against the video and transparently transported with the video throughout your entire workflow.  It is then delivered in real-time with your video for display or analysis along with your video.  Whether you are using our new HTML5 low latency streaming or HLS with 30 seconds of delay, your player will receive the metadata frame-aligned and in-time with the video.

Peer To Peer

The EvoStream Media Server now facilitates Peer to Peer streaming directly to Web Browsers, Android and iOS using standard H.264 payloads.  There is no need to transcode to VP8 or any other video compression.  Peering can be completely controlled at the EvoStream Rendezvous Server, which may be deployed by EvoStream or within client networks, to maintain the security and provide the access control vital to any live streaming architecture.

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EvoStream adds Ad-Insertion to the leading Java-less Media Server for Better Monetization.

The EvoStream Media Server version 1.6.5 adds a huge new set of features on top of the industry’s most efficient media server.

EvoStream has released version 1.6.5 of the EvoStream Media Server. Feature highlights include:

  • Ad Insertion and Server Side Playlists
  • Adaptive RTMP
  • Microsoft Smooth Streaming
  • Support for Limelight secure CDN services.
  • Verimatrix DRM Support

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