Remembering the Basics: Networking
By Steve Vonder Haar, Senior Analyst Enterprise Webcasting & Streaming, Wainhouse Research, LLC
Hope springs eternal, particularly at the beginning of a new year.
As the calendar turns, we look ahead and begin thinking about the changes that await us. For those of us in the streaming video business, that maybe means we start mulling about ways that video can play a bigger role on mobile devices or possibly consider new ways to bake streaming content into the flow of sprawling social media applications.
Undoubtedly, dreaming about the innovation around the corner makes the enterprise streaming market fun to watch. But, even as we look to the future, it’s important to keep one’s feet firmly planted in today’s reality. So, at the start of 2013, let’s take a step back to focus on the basic blocking and tackling of our business. In the streaming sector, that leads us to a discussion of networking.
Rich Content Adapted for Your Network
Network capacity, bandwidth and traffic along with the impact of streaming video usage on a network are some of the concerns that organizations face when considering adding streaming video to the communications equation.
Understanding and addressing potential networking issues before deploying a streaming video solution is important and notably, network capabilities will vary from one organization to the next. Additionally, how each organization approaches networking challenges may differ and not every organization may possess the resources to simply beef up network capacity whenever the need arises.
Does this mean that organizations with a less-than-optimal network can’t incorporate streaming video as a component of their communications?
Designed and engineered with flexibility in mind, Cbox is a rich media solution that adapts to your network’s capabilities. Organizations with high network capacity and bandwidth can take full advantage of delivering HD recordings and streaming for the full experience while organizations with more limited network capacity and bandwidth can provide similar experiences without congesting the pipes or bringing down the network.
Cbox supports a multitude of output types complete with custom bit rate control to enable rich content to reach diverse audiences regardless of network capability.