IBC 2019: VisualOn to Roll Out Fiber, 5G Multi-stream Synchronization
In a move that it says changes the game for providers to offer differentiated services, video streaming solutions provider VisualOn has announced its new MultiStream Sync feature on its Media Platform (VMP).
To be unveiled at IBC 2019, VisualOn’s technology will demonstrate various use cases for multi-stream playback, such as on the Android TV platform, which the company says will outperform alternative techniques under unpredictable network and bandwidth conditions.
Explaining the rationale for the launch, VisualOn says that today’s operators are looking for new, compelling services to drive rapid adoption and provide payback for capital expenditures for high-bandwidth technologies like 5G and fibre.
MultiStream Sync is said by the company to embody how video service providers can overcome current technical challenges of delivering differentiated features, such as displaying multiple camera angles for live sporting or music events synchronised on a single screen, and providing low latency for the best user experience. VisualOn claims that multi-stream playback can provide a revolutionised viewer experience and clearly articulate, to consumers, the value of these premium services.
“As operators strive to make OTT video as good as – and even better than – legacy pay-TV providers, they are looking for innovative features that can unlock an enhanced viewing experience,” explained Michael Jones, SVP and head of business development at VisualOn. “Features like MultiStream Sync may seem simple to the viewer, but they require extensive engineering talent to perfect despite imperfect conditions; this is the cornerstone of VisualOn’s expertise.”
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