NEWS FROM WOWZA…
Wowza Streaming Solutions at NAB Show 2018
While the functionality had yet to be enabled (waiting on Facebook I believe), the Wowza ClearCaster hardware was built ready to deliver 4K and 360° streaming with a simple software update. While some may appreciate this forethought and future-proofing, the fact is that the majority of content being produced in Australia is HD, and in the broadcast space, this is not likely to change any time soon. Enter ClearCaster 1080 – A 1080p only version with the same crystal clear encoding quality, rock-solid reliability and server room/mobile rack friendly design. Aside from 4K, the new appliance also does away with the Wowza Streaming Cloud 1 year subscription and the comment moderation tools – resulting in system focused on the mission of streaming to Facebook cleanly and simply. Also resulting in a system that is less than half the price of the full featured 4K appliance, which will be welcomed by many who appreciated what Wowza were doing here, but could not stomach the price tag. This will hopefully open up the ClearCaster to a much broader market! More as Bruce gets it, but for now, check out the details at Wowza.
Wowza Spring 2018 Product Update
28 March, 2018 – Exciting new capabilities are available or coming soon to the Wowza product portfolio in spring 2018! In this pre-recorded webinar, you can learn all about them. Hear from James Jackson, director of solutions and product marketing; Jamie Sherry, senior product manager; Anne Balistreri, product marketing manager; and Anthony Lazaro, senior director of product, as they tell you all about:
- API enhancements and new pricing options for the Wowza Streaming Cloud™ service.
- Wowza GoCoder SDK playback for both iOS and Android.
- Extended nDVR functionality in Wowza Streaming Engine™ software to include MPEG-DASH.
- New features for quality, engagement, redundancy and simulcast through the Wowza ClearCaster™ appliance.
Introducing Wowza ClearCaster
Connect With Confidence on Facebook Live
Purpose-built with help from Facebook, the Wowza ClearCaster™ appliance directly connects to Facebook Live’s API so you’ll be up-to-date.
Auto-configures optimal encoder settings for your conditions and requirements, so you don’t have to worry.
Real-time stream health monitoring automatically adjusts on the fly to ensure up-time and quality.
Developed to significantly increase the streaming success of Facebook Live broadcasts.
Deliver crisp, 1080p30 content, and up to 4K UHD when supported.
Easily encodes 360° and VR video to create breathtaking experiences for viewers.
Includes x264 for encoding high-quality video, H.264 video streams and is VP9 and H.265-ready.
Just 5 steps and less than 3 minutes to set up.
Start new live streams in seconds
Just plug in, and we’ll take it from there.
Wowza Streaming Engine is…
The industry leader for live and on-demand streaming at any scale
Loaded with resources and tools for developers and builders
Built with a future-proof core architecture
Backed by experience, industry expertise, and world-class support
Built to deliver pro-quality mobile, low-latency, VR, and 360° streaming experiences
Wowza Streaming Engine is the gold standard of customisable streaming server software for building and delivering professional-grade streaming at any scale.
Flexible and Customisable
Ingest Any Live Stream
Deliver to Any Device
Stream Live, Linear, and On-Demand Content
Record and Archive Live Streams
Transcode Streams for Optimal Viewer Experiences
Built to Build On
Multi-Level Content Security
Optimised for Scale-ability
Extensible Modular Architecture
Automated Management and Monitoring
Tightly Integrated with CDNs and Services
Flexible Deployment Options
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