Posts Tagged '2012'

Winnov Newsletter – December 2012 Edition

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Making the Shift to a Customized Streaming Solution

By Steve Vonder Haar, Senior Analyst Enterprise Webcasting & Streaming, Wainhouse Research, LLC

Henry Ford would have felt right at home in the enterprise streaming video business.

The pioneering car maker once declared that you could have any color Model T that you wanted – as long as it was black.

Such standardization was necessary to keep early production lines rolling efficiently. Introducing flexibility into the manufacturing process would ...

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Winnov Newsletter – November 2012 Edition

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Embracing Openness in the World of Streaming

By Steve Vonder Haar, Senior Analyst Enterprise Webcasting & Streaming, Wainhouse Research, LLC

Everything you need to know about the future of enterprise streaming can be learned on any kindergarten playground: As any teacher will tell you, it’s nice to play well with others.

Technology vendors today are embracing this “play-nice” behavior as they update their solutions to enable the streaming video workflow for business users. As it turns out, cooperation ...

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Winnov Newsletter – October 2012 Edition

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Fire-and-Forget Video Production

By Steve Vonder Haar, Senior Analyst Enterprise Webcasting & Streaming, Wainhouse Research, LLC

Creating streaming video can be such a hassle sometimes.

Setting up cameras. Adjusting audio feeds. Getting the lighting just right. There’s a lot of work that goes into making presenters look presentable. Indeed, it’s fair to say that one of the biggest barriers to getting organizations to use video more frequently is the sheer challenge that can be associated with creating quality video content ...

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Winnov Newsletter – September 2012 Edition

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Deliver the Experience, Not Visual Mush

By Steve Vonder Haar, Senior Analyst Enterprise Webcasting & Streaming, Wainhouse Research, LLC

Streaming video technology platforms are handling tougher tasks than ever before — a positive development given the demands companies are making of solutions that help to create, manage and distribute online video content.

High-quality systems today can help organizations capture video, package it in accessible content portals, shepherd the distribution of the content on corporate networks and track exactly when and ...

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Winnov Newsletter – August 2012 Edition

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Energize Your Content Archives

By Steve Vonder Haar, Senior Analyst Enterprise Webcasting & Streaming, Wainhouse Research, LLC

Getting employees to watch pre-recorded streaming video in the workplace is something that is easier said than done.

Of course, we’d all like to think that our co-workers would be chomping at the bit to watch our video highlighting the division’s progress during the most recent quarter. And, naturally, who would pass up the opportunity to tap into some added training opportunities ...

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Winnov’s Cbox to Support Microsoft Silverlight Smooth Streaming, HLS, RTMP, and Panasonic Camera Control in its 1.4 Software Release

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Users Can Deliver Live Streams in an Even Wider Array of Formats, Making Cbox the Most Future-Proof Rich-Media Appliance

INFOCOMM 2012, Las Vegas, NV – June 27, 2012 – At InfoComm 2012 Winnov unveiled Amalga 1.4, the latest version of its award winning capture and streaming software. This software update further extends Cbox’s lead as the most flexible rich-media webcasting appliance on the market. Cbox, which supports a wide variety of streaming standards, has added support for a host of new ...

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Winnov Newsletter – June 2012 Edition

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Deliver Higher Quality Content to More Viewers

Adaptive bit rate streaming enables you to deliver seamless, higher quality content to a wider range of viewers.

How does it work? In its most basic form, a single source is encoded at different bit rates and the resulting encodings are split up into fragments that are typically a few seconds long. The files are then uploaded to a media server. When a viewer wants to watch the online video, a ...

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Winnov Newsletter – May 2012 Edition

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They Just Don’t Make Format Wars Like They Used To…

By Steve Vonder Haar, Senior Analyst Enterprise Webcasting & Streaming, Wainhouse Research, LLC

At the dawn of the online multimedia age in the late 1990s, analysts and reporters alike spilled plenty of ink discussing the relative merits of Real Networks’ Real Player in comparison with Microsoft’s NetShow software that ultimately paved the way to Microsoft’s Windows Media player.

In that narrowband era that would run through the year 2000, endless debates ensued on ...

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Winnov Newsletter – April 2012 Edition

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Preparing for the Age of Pervasive Video

By Steve Vonder Haar, Senior Analyst Enterprise Webcasting & Streaming, Wainhouse Research, LLC

Consumer adoption of increasingly sophisticated technology devices, like smartphones, tablet computers and Internet-connected televisions, is setting the stage for a revolution in video-enriched business communications. As the sprawl of online video extends beyond the PC and spills into a ubiquitous chain of networked video screens, companies must begin making technology decisions today that will position themselves for the most important transformation in ...

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Winnov Newsletter – March 2012 Edition

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Are Your Video Libraries Getting Cluttered?

By Steve Vonder Haar, Research Director of Interactive Media Strategies

Don’t become a victim of your own video success. Many companies start slowly in the video world and use home-made systems to track their fledgling video libraries. But even as their video usage sprawls, some organizations do not put into place the systems needed to organize and distribute videos efficiently. Unfortunately, without good content management solutions, corporate executives can subject themselves to some pretty ...

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