At IBC, Telestream Unveils Project Orchid, a New Generation of Self-Aware, Self-Healing Infrastructures for Live Streaming

Telestream’s most radical R&D initiative delivers revolutionary platform-agnostic architectures for high-demand streaming services
Author:
Publish date:

Nevada City, California, September 10, 2018 – “Our move to self-aware architectures is the most strategically important research & development initiative that Telestream has implemented in the last decade. The results will be significant for broadcasters, content owners and service providers who are ready to aggressively engage in the business of sophisticated, video streaming. And, at IBC, Project Orchid represents the first time our industry has seen a single technology provider developing self-healing, self-scaling and self-optimizing video service networks,” said Scott Puopolo, Chief Executive Officer of Telestream, a leading provider of digital media tools, quality monitoring and workflow solutions.

Puopolo was speaking to the announcement of the company’s development initiative to support the next generation of high-demand streaming operations by capitalizing on orchestrated, integrated media processing, monitoring and analytics. Telestream is currently engaged in the development of agile, “self-aware” video delivery architecture that allows for automated decision-making and adjustment up and down the media supply chain.

Competition amongst content creators and content aggregators is proliferating in an increasingly fragmented OTT video market. At the same time, consumers expect to be able to access content at any time, in any place and on any platform that they wish, and they demand a consistent Quality of Experience (QoE) throughout. For content creators and aggregators to win and hold the attention of consumers, they need to ensure quality, rapidly adjusting to maintain performance, and they must do so nimbly and efficiently to stay competitive.

PressImage_TelestreamProjectOrchid-650

Automating functions such as self-diagnosis, re-routing streams, bursting channel availability and capacity, and more, businesses can offer the highest quality streaming service possible while still reducing operation cost and complexity. The new architecture is built on modular, flexible design principles that work across both cloud and on-premise virtualized networks.  

Telestream will demonstrate the first instance of this development project on its IBC booth (7.C16), code-named Project Orchid. Project Orchid integrates live adaptive streaming production with live monitoring and actionable analytics in a completely virtualized deployment. What results is one-click live channel origination that supports real-time self-optimization. It can fully automate and dynamically respond to conditions impacting service performance.

The fully containerized encoding, packaging, delivery, and monitoring components give live and OTT operations managers the ability to rapidly launch and scale any part of their content ingest, encoding, origin, delivery or monitoring service, either in a multi-vendor containerized environment or in an integrated, systemic deployment that unlocks additional capacity: while able to be deployed independently, each module is designed to provide greater scalability and deeper “self-awareness” when deployed in concert.

At IBC, the Project Orchid showcase will highlight Telestream’s platform-agnostic approach to network implementation, introducing the next generation of hybrid architectures which seamlessly integrate cloud, NFV (network function virtualization), and on-premise infrastructure in ways that are customizable to each user’s specific needs.

 “Today’s audiences demand ‘always on’ performance from their streaming services, and providers need assurance that they’re meeting customer demand,” commented Stuart Newton, VP Strategy & Business Development at Telestream. “The architectures we are now developing, exemplified by Project Orchid, marry visibility and accountability to the efficiency and economy of virtualized architectures. This is what today’s content holders and service providers must have to gain OTT market share.”

Telestream will show Project Orchid by appointment during IBC. To inquire, visit http://bit.ly/2CrAmRd.

Related

Luxul_XMS-1208P

Luxul to Bring Reliability and High Performance to IBS 2019 With Latest Networking Solutions for the Smart Home

Luxul, the leading innovator of IP networking solutions for AV integrators, today announced its technology line-up for the NAHB International Builders' Show (IBS), taking place February 19-21 in Las Vegas. In the Legrand booth SU614, the company will exhibit a wide range of solutions for home builders that deliver reliable, high-performance networks in smart homes, including Gigabit switches; the next generation of wireless controller technology; indoor and outdoor wireless access points (APs); wired and wireless routers; intelligent network power distribution units (PDU); and the Wi-Fi Assurance Program exclusively for builders.

HoverCam_Pilot3

HoverCam's Pilot Series and ClassFusion Learning Platform Land Big Wins at TCEA 2019

HoverCam, a leader in innovative, interactive, and engaging education solutions, announced that the company's digital classroom solutions received three major honors from Tech & Learning at the recent Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) 2019 Conference in San Antonio. At the show, HoverCam's Pilot 3 digital teaching station received the Award of Excellence in the District category, while the company's new Pilot X podium and ClassFusion software platform both earned Best of Show honors. The awards were presented on Feb. 6 at a special ceremony held at Casa Rio restaurant in San Antonio.

Veritone_CollegeFootballPlayoff

College Football Playoff Uses Veritone's AI and Digital Asset Management Solutions to Enable Richer Media Coverage

Veritone Inc. (Nasdaq: VERI), the creator of the world's first operating system for artificial intelligence, aiWARE™, today announced that the College Football Playoff (CFP) leveraged an expanded deployment of Veritone solutions and services for the 2019 CFP National Championship to give members of the media even faster and richer access to its content resources. In addition to the CFP's Digital Media Hub, a white-label digital asset management portal from Veritone, the CFP also utilized Veritone's Live Event Services and aiWARE artificial intelligence platform for the first time. With aiWARE, the CFP was able to apply artificial intelligence to video footage and still images of press conferences, interviews and other Media Day events to produce transcriptions, automated facial recognition of players and coaches, logo identification, and other tasks enabling expedited and enhanced coverage of the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship. For the first time, the CFP was able to make Media Day press conference clips and images available for search and immediate download within minutes of delivery. Following the success of this deployment, CFP has renewed its agreement with Veritone through the 2020 championship game in New Orleans.

IMSTA-MixedByAli_MIA2019

Grammy-Winning Audio Engineer Derek Ali (aka MixedByAli) to Present IMSTA FESTA Miami Keynote

The International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA) today announced that Grammy® Award-winning audio engineer Derek Ali, known as MixedByAli, will present the keynote at IMSTA FESTA Miami, which will take place Feb. 23 at the SAE Institute Miami. MixedByAli has contributed to some of the music industry's most iconic releases, including Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer Prize-winning album DAMN. and Grammy Award-winning album To Pimp a Butterfly, as well as Childish Gambino's single "This Is America," which took home Record of the Year and three other awards at the 2019 Grammy Awards.