Videon Products at IBC2019

At IBC2019, Videon will showcase its award-winning EdgeCaster edge compute encoder. Videon’s EdgeCaster is the industry’s first HTTP CMAF streaming encoder that includes multiple-bit-rate outputs in support of ultra-low-latency streaming solutions for broadcast, pro AV, and prosumer applications — at an industry-leading price point.

IBC2019 Highlight: EdgeCaster Ultra-Low Latency Encoder
Videon’s EdgeCaster product is at the forefront of edge computing. The EdgeCaster enables 4K HEVC and H.264 encoded signals as part of an HLS, DASH, and CMAF workflow, while simultaneously creating six different encoded output versions. By performing these functions that are traditionally carried out in the cloud, EdgeCaster enables faster-than-broadcast latency while also reducing the cost of streaming.

The key to the EdgeCaster’s management of time-laden, expensive cloud functions such as transcoding, format repackaging, multiple-bit-rate creation, and other computationally intensive processes is Videon’s intellectual property developed using Qualcomm® technology. With the processing power of the SnapDragon™ chip, the EdgeCaster streams at resolutions up to 4K at 30 FPS using either H.264 or H.265/HEVC compression. The EdgeCaster can also output up to six streams simultaneously, in multiple bit rates and resolutions, using chunked HLS or DASH and still offer the flexibility to take advantage of power over ethernet (PoE).

As an AWS Elemental Technology Partner, Videon’s EdgeCaster interfaces directly to MediaStore and Cloudfront, enabling less than 3 seconds of latency, in scale, over public internet connections using standard HTTP-compatible applications for playback. As a result, EdgeCaster users can easily launch and scale up services — including live, interactive services and other delay-sensitive applications.

In addition to HTTP-based streaming, the EdgeCaster can simultaneously support two additional low-latency formats. Videon’s support for SRT on both encode and decode allows users to stream from building to building or across campuses while achieving latency of less than half a second. EdgeCaster’s robust feature set ensures maximum flexibility by touting three low-latency options ranging from worldwide in three seconds, one second interactive, and less than a second for unparalleled point-to-point streaming.

 

Company Quote:

“By providing ultra-low latency and enabling users to support multiple workflows simultaneously, our EdgeCaster edge compute encoder is transforming the manner in which live events, esports, enterprise connectivity, betting, auctions, and other applications — where video is distributed to audiences across various platforms — achieve social video engagement. Whether for local or global live streaming, Videon’s cost-effective EdgeCaster delivers ultra-low latency by using edge encoding to deliver HTTP CMAF formats with multiple bit rates that bypass the need for costly, time-intensive cloud operations, allowing users to take full advantage of current and future demand for streaming content.”
— Todd Erdley, CEO, Videon

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Company Overview:

Videon is a world-leading provider of ultra-low-latency, high-resolution, and high-performance streaming solutions that enable users in the prosumer, pro AV, and broadcast markets to simplify streaming workflows and reduce costs. Videon has also partnered with top software brands around the globe to incorporate its technology solutions into millions of devices. Videon actively supports its employees, its community, and the environment by emphasizing the belief that employees should care more about others than they do about themselves.

Videon simply moves media. https://streaming.videon-central.com/

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EdgeCaster significantly reduces latency and cloud service fees while improving the viewer experience.

 

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Mary Elder
Corporate Communications Manager
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Email: mary.elder@videon-central.com
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Todd Erdley Bio

Todd Erdley, CEO and Founder

Todd Erdley is the CEO and founder of Videon Central, a world-leading provider of ultra low latency, high resolution, and high performance streaming solutions. Videon has provided groundbreaking video technologies with every major technological advancement in video industry for more than twenty years. Many of the technologies that Mr. Erdley envisioned and that Videon developed have been commercially licensed and used in IFE (In-Flight-Entertainment), IVI (In-Vehicle-Infotainment) and CE (Consumer Electronics) products around the globe under some of the most respected Avionics, automobile and CE name brands.

A hallmark of Todd’s leadership style has been his encouragement of Videon employees to explore their ability to become the person they professionally dream of being. This begins with everyone understanding that all Videon employees and roles have equal importance.Todd received BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Penn State. He serves on a multitude of boards and, in his spare time, enjoys cycling the hills of Central Pennsylvania.

 

 

Videon CEO Todd Erdley to Present at Expo in Tokyo

Videon CEO Todd Erdley to Present on Low-Cost, Low-Latency Interactive Live Streaming at Video Communications Expo Tokyo

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — July 9, 2019 — In a presentation at the Video Communications Expo (VCOM2019) in Tokyo, Videon founder and CEO Todd Erdley will discuss how recent advances in edge compute encoding technologies are enabling affordable, low-latency, interactive live streaming for a wide range of emerging markets and applications. Leveraging his uniquely rich expertise in pioneering foundational media technologies, Erdley will present “Low-Cost, Low-Latency, Interactive Live Streaming Powered by Edge Encoding” at 3:30 p.m. on July 17 in the Aomi Exhibition Hall.

“For many content producers, high latency and high cost are among the greatest challenges when launching and maintaining profitable live streaming services,” said Erdley. “Radical new technologies and innovative standards are, however, transforming today’s media marketplace, making affordable, low-delay, and easy-to-deploy live streaming over the public internet a reality.”

Erdley’s presentation will offer insight and analysis on current and future markets and will zoom in on use cases in specific new growth areas for affordable low-latency streaming capability, including game shows, live sports, and live auctions. The presentation will also cover the advantages of standards-based CMAF and HLS/DASH encoding and streaming, essential to maintaining quality of service while driving down latency to less than that of a traditional broadcast.

Videon has forged partnerships worldwide over the years with leading semiconductor companies and major OEMs to incorporate its technology solutions into millions of devices. Today, the company’s edge compute encoding solutions, developed as part of the AWS Elemental technology partner network, fulfill a wide range of streaming video application needs, allowing for scaling from small building-to-building deployments to massive viewing audiences. By handling compute-intensive processes at the network edge rather than in the cloud, Videon’s range of encoding solutions reduce video delay to levels below that of conventional television broadcasting.

For over 20 years, Erdley has identified critical market trends, working closely with customers and partners to ensure Videon’s role worldwide as a developer of advanced, future-proof video streaming encoder solutions. Videon’s current focus is working with leading semiconductor and cloud companies to capitalize on emerging market applications of live video streaming and its gradual replacement of traditional broadcast video distribution. Erdley graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering and remains an enthusiastic member of the Penn State community.

Further information about Erdley’s presentation at the Video Communications Expo is available at https://reed-speaker.jp/Conference/201907/cbw/detail/?id=VCOM-S2&lang=jp.

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About Videon
Videon Videon is a world-leading provider of ultra-low latency, high resolution, and high-performance streaming solutions that enable users in the prosumer, pro-AV and broadcast markets to simplify streaming workflows and reduce costs. Videon has also partnered with top software brands around the globe to incorporate its technology solutions into millions of devices. Videon actively supports its employees, its community, and the environment by emphasizing the belief that employees should care more about others than they do about themselves. For more information visit at https://videon-central.com.

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

BlueFrame and Videon Enable Live Streaming Productions

BlueFrame Technology and Videon Team to Enable High-Quality, Cost-Effective Live Streaming Productions

Integration of BlueFrame’s Player Platform and Videon’s Online Video Encoding Platform/RESTful API Greatly Simplifies Remote, Multiuser Production Experience

LEXINGTON, Ky. and STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — June 7, 2019 — BlueFrame Technology and Videon announced today a technology integration aimed at simplifying live video streaming productions involving contributions from multiple sources and remote locations. The integration of Videon’s RESTful API into BlueFrame’s Remote Truck™ distributed production application greatly streamlines the contribution of content from remotely located Videon streaming encoders to the BlueFrame player platform.

Managing the production of a live video stream can require more than one user. BlueFrame’s Remote Truck application works with the company’s Production Truck® end-to-end live streaming technology platform to facilitate distributed production across multiple devices, provide content management, and allow for integration with third-party partners. The integration of Videon’s RESTful API makes it easy to control Videon encoders from Remote Truck simply by choosing a desired stream. Remote Truck then configures the encoder settings automatically.

“Until now, contribution to Production Truck from third-party, remotely-located users required tedious, manual management of broadcast URLs. With the integration of Videon’s RESTful API into our Remote Truck application, BlueFrame customers can now enjoy seamless, high-quality, and cost-effective encoding and contribution to our platform,” said Ben Kant, co-founder and CEO of BlueFrame Technology. “BlueFrame’s clients can also apply 100% of their revenue generated through the platform towards purchases of Videon encoders, making it a smart technical and business decision.”

Videon streaming encoders offer high-quality video encoding with a wide range of video inputs and a broad set of simultaneous streaming outputs that allows for a highly optimized and simplified end-to-end workflow.

“Videon believes that streaming needs to be made easy. The BlueFrame platform provides an incredible level of support and the opportunity for best-in-class streaming,” said Todd Erdley, founder and CEO of Videon. “Integrating the Videon encoder through our RESTful API to the BlueFrame platform ensures that events can easily be streamed in a highly efficient and cost-effective manner.”

At InfoComm 2019, Videon will highlight the technology integration with BlueFrame at its booth, #2580.

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About BlueFrame
BlueFrame Technology is the premier end-to-end video streaming provider servicing over 600 colleges, high schools, and athletic organizations across North America. BlueFrame has official partnerships with national collegiate associations like the NJCAA, NCCAA, and NWAC and also powers full digital video networks for 15 collegiate athletic conferences, including the Western Athletic Conference (NCAA DI) and Southland Conference (NCAA DI), in addition to 10 of the 24 conferences in NCAA Division II. For more information, visit: https://www.blueframetech.com/.

About Videon
Videon is a world-leading provider of ultra-low latency, high-resolution, high-performance streaming solutions that enable users in the prosumer, pro-AV, and broadcast markets to simplify streaming workflows and reduce costs. Videon has also partnered with top software brands around the globe to incorporate its technology solutions into millions of devices. Videon actively supports its employees, its community, and the environment by emphasizing the belief that employees should care more about others than they do about themselves. For more information is available at https://videon-central.com.

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

Videon Products at InfoComm 2019

At InfoComm 2019, Videon will showcase its award-winning EdgeCaster Edge Compute Encoder that is ideal for applications and integration with solutions requiring low latency streaming. With EdgeCaster products, users can stream among buildings, between campuses, or around the world using a single device.

InfoComm 2019 Highlight: EdgeCaster Ultra-Low Latency Encoder
Videon’s EdgeCaster ultra-low latency, Edge Compute Encoder can simultaneously support point-to-point, low-latency streaming with SRT while also supporting worldwide low-latency streaming using an HLS/DASH/CMAF workflow.

Ideal for projects in the prosumer, pro-AV, and broadcast markets, EdgeCaster supports SRT technology, which allows users to stream from building to building or across campus simultaneously with the low latency of fewer than half a second. The EdgeCaster also uses edge compute encoding technology that bypasses a layer of cloud-based processing, resulting in worldwide latency of fewer than three seconds — from camera capture to playback — via public internet connection.

EdgeCaster leverages the capability of Qualcomm® technology to handle transcoding, format repackaging, and other heavy computational processes. With the processing power of the SnapDragon™ chip, EdgeCaster streams at resolutions up to 4K at 30 fps using either H.264 or H.265/HEVC compression. EdgeCaster can also output up to six streams simultaneously in multiple bit rates/resolutions using chunked HLS or DASH and has the flexibility to be powered via power over ethernet (PoE).

Company Quote:

“The extremely low latency of our EdgeCaster encoder and its ability to output multiple streams simultaneously make it ideal not only for delay-sensitive video applications, but also for sports, esports, security, betting, auctions, and other live events distributed to audiences across various platforms. Whether for local or global live streaming, EdgeCaster is an intuitive solution that offers users exceptional speed and image quality while providing a solution for a price that enables a wide range of new markets.”
— Todd Erdley, CEO, Videon

Company Overview:

Videon is a world-leading provider of ultra-low latency, high resolution, and high-performance streaming solutions that enable users in the prosumer, pro-AV and broadcast markets to simplify streaming workflows and reduce costs. Videon has also partnered with top software brands around the globe to incorporate its technology solutions into millions of devices. Videon actively supports its employees, its community, and the environment by emphasizing the belief that employees should care more about others than they do about themselves.

Videon simply moves media. https://videon-central.com/

All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

Link to Word Doc: www.wallstcom.com/Videon/190514Videon.docx

nanocosmos and Videon Deliver Ultra Low Latency Workflow

nanocosmos and Videon Deliver Ultra Low Latency Live Streaming Workflow to Accelerate Rollout of Interactive Applications

Enabling One-Second End-to-End Latency and Two-Way Engagement, Workflow Supports New Generation of Interactive Auctions, Sports, and Other Live Events

BERLIN and STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — May 6, 2019 — nanocosmos and Videon today announced that they are partnering to provide an ultra low latency live streaming workflow based on Videon’s edge compute encoder technology and nanocosmos’ ultra low latency live streaming nanoStream Cloud. Enabling about one-second end-to-end latency and two-way active engagement, the new live streaming workflow will support emerging interactive applications such as auctions, sports, and other live events.

nanocosmos has created H5Live technology for plugin-free delivery and playback on any device and HTML5 browsers, including Safari on iOS. H5Live is part of nanoStream Cloud, a scalable live streaming solution and ULL CDN with a global footprint. Videon’s edge compute encoder platform moves compute and time-intensive cloud processes such as transcoding, transrating, and format packaging to the edge rather than the cloud. Combining these technologies ensures ultra low latency that achieves the market disruption anticipated by nanocosmos and Videon.

nanocosmos and Videon have optimized the integration between these technologies, with nanoStream Cloud and H5Live Player accepting encoded video from Videon’s edge compute encoders, which accept both HDMI and SDI inputs. Thanks to this technology integration and resulting live streaming workflow, platform operators, content creators, and OEMs can quickly develop and deploy new applications with complete confidence in the interface between on-premises ingest equipment and the cloud.

“nanoStream Cloud and H5Live Player enable live video delivery around the world in about one second. The partnership with Videon ensures we can quickly deploy an end-to-end platform that can be applied to a wide range of interactive applications,” said Oliver Lietz, CEO of nanocosmos.

“Our edge compute encoder platform was designed to push the limits of low-latency streaming,” said Todd Erdley, CEO of Videon. “And this partnership with nanocosmos takes low latency right to the edge of what is possible and really makes interactivity in streaming applications a reality.”

At Streaming Media East, nanocosmos will present as part of a Discovery Track session on Tuesday, May 7, at 10:30 a.m., and will demonstrate the workflow made possible by the partnership with Videon in the company’s booth (TT5) throughout the show, May 7-8, at the New York Hilton Midtown. Representatives from both companies are available by email to discuss how their technologies can support specific interactive use cases.

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About nanocosmos
nanocosmos enables users to go live around the world in one second with their nanoStream Cloud & H5Live Player. With many years of experience, nanocosmos has created the unique H5Live technology for plugin-free delivery and playback on any device and HTML5 browsers, including Safari on iOS. H5Live is part of nanoStream Cloud, a scalable live streaming solution and ULL CDN with a global footprint. nanoStream Cloud Analytics and H5Live Metrics for better insights and QoS are now available as add-ons. For live encoding, nanoStream SDKs or browser-based WebRTC.live can be added, or users can simply deploy their existing RTMP Live Encoder workflow. Find out more at www.nanocosmos.de.

About Videon
Videon is a cutting-edge developer of 4K and HD encoding and streaming products that enable prosumers and professionals to move media from any source to any screen. While the company’s streaming systems enable simpler, more economical streaming of high-quality video, its modules and services help manufacturers bring their products to fruition. Through partnerships with leading silicon and software companies, Videon technology has been incorporated into over 30 million devices. Videon simply moves media. More information is available at https://videon-central.com

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

2019 NAB Show Product Preview Videon

Videon Products at the 2019 NAB Show

Videon will showcase its latest innovations in live streaming solutions for both the broadcast and event streaming markets. The company will highlight two innovative new product lines: the VersaStreamer encoder and the award-winning EdgeCaster edge compute encoder.

NexPlayer and Videon Leverage AWS to Build an End-to-End Workflow

NexPlayer and Videon Leverage Amazon Web Services to Build an End-to-End Workflow Supporting Low Latency and Synchronized Video Arrival Time

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — April 3, 2019 — NexPlayer and Videon today announced support for the synchronization of OTT video arrival times for all end users, featuring interoperability between NexPlayer’s Android and iOS player SDKs, AWS Elemental MediaStore and Amazon CloudFront, and Videon’s edge compute encoders.

Media organizations wanting to launch interactive services in order to increase audience engagement and grow their subscriber base face two major hurdles: high latency and unsynchronized video.

NexPlayer is a media player for Android, iOS, smart TVs, set-top boxes, and mobile and desktop browsers, providing high-quality playback and advanced feature sets. To support low latency and synchronization with both HLS and DASH, NexPlayer has dedicated APIs to ensure immediate playback upon arrival of the video segments and to manage buffer size. Other advanced features supported by NexPlayer include offline playback, Widevine DRM on all Android and iOS devices, time-shifting, 360-degree video, and dynamic thumbnails.

Videon’s edge compute encoder platform moves compute and time-intensive cloud processes such as transcoding, transrating, and format packaging to the edge and reduces latency by outputting HLS and DASH directly from the encoder. Extending these features to include integration with NexPlayer adds another level of capability thanks to NexPlayer’s device synchronization technology.

AWS Media Services make it fast and easy to transport, prepare, process, and deliver broadcast and over-the-top video from Amazon Web Services (AWS). These pay-as-you-go services offer the video infrastructure users need to deliver great viewing experiences on multiple screens.

Services supported by this workflow include AWS Elemental MediaStore and Amazon CloudFront. AWS Elemental MediaStore is an AWS storage service optimized for media. It gives users the performance, consistency, and low latency required to deliver live and on-demand video content. AWS Elemental MediaStore acts as the origin store in the user’s video workflow. Amazon CloudFront is a fast content delivery network (CDN) service that securely delivers data, videos, applications, and APIs to customers globally with low latency, high transfer speeds, all within a developer-friendly environment.

“It’s simply a matter of letting each piece of the workflow do what it does best,” says Todd Erdley, CEO of Videon. “We take care of the computationally intense processes with our hardware and let the cloud handle storage and distribution. Enabling this with AWS Elemental and NexPlayer ensures a great experience for customers.”

“As an increasing number of live events are viewed via OTT platforms, it has become essential for video service providers to implement low latency and video synchronization to match broadcast quality,” says Carlos Lucas, general manager of NexPlayer. “These features can also be used to launch innovative services built around interactivity, like live trivia, polls, and betting.”

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About NexPlayer

NexPlayer is the market-leader media player SDK for premium video apps. NexPlayer is a player for Android, iOS, Smart TVs, STBs, and mobile/desktop browsers. NexPlayer is integrated into the OTT platforms of tier 1 video service providers including HBO, Sky, Turner, BT, and AT&T. NexPlayer is the only media player supporting Widevine DRM on all Android and iOS devices, with both HLS & DASH. NexPlayer’s code is 100% developed and controlled in-house, differentiating it from alternative solutions based on risky open-source technology.

About Videon

Videon Central is a cutting-edge developer of 4K and HD encoding and streaming products that enable prosumers and professionals to move media from any source to any screen. While the company’s streaming systems enable simpler, more economical streaming of high-quality video, its modules and services help manufacturers bring their products to fruition. Through partnerships with leading silicon and software companies, Videon technology has been incorporated into over 30 million devices. Videon simply moves media. More information is available at www.videon-central.com

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

Videon’s EdgeCaster Earns Best of Show Award at ISE 2019

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Feb. 21, 2019 — Videon, a cutting-edge developer of 4K and HD streaming products that enable users to move media from any source to any screen, today announced that its new EdgeCaster edge compute encoder earned a Best of Show award at ISE 2019 from AV Technology Europe.

Recognized by the magazine as one of the year’s latest and greatest products, Videon’s EdgeCaster addresses professional and prosumer demand for lower-cost, lower-latency live streaming by reducing latency to less than four seconds from camera to playback and by cutting the average user’s streaming costs by 50 percent.

“We’re pleased that ISE 2019 attendees, including a panel of expert judges, recognized the remarkable performance of our new EdgeCaster edge compute encoder in enabling economical high-quality streaming,” said Todd Erdley, Videon co-founder and CEO. “We believe that the EdgeCaster encoder’s ease of use, low latency, and low price point will transform live streaming — and streaming business models — across a wide range of use cases.”

The new EdgeCaster edge compute encoder line made its debut at ISE 2019. Videon will begin shipping the EdgeCaster HD and EdgeCaster 4K during Q2.

More information about Videon and its technologies is available at https://videon-central.com/.

About Videon

Videon Central is a cutting-edge developer of 4K and HD streaming products that enable prosumers and professionals to move media from any source to any screen. While the company’s streaming systems enable simpler, more economical streaming of high-quality video, its modules and services help manufacturers bring their products to fruition. Through partnerships with leading silicon and software companies, Videon technology has been incorporated into more than 30 million devices. Dedicated to being more than just a technology company, Videon actively supports its employees, its community, and the environment.

Videon simply moves media. www.videon-central.com

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.