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Distributed Media Engine

Distributed Media Engine

Optimizing Delivery of High Quality Rich Media Across the Enterprise

VBrick’s Distributed Media Engine (DME) is a game-changer, optimizing and streamlining the distribution of high-def video and other rich media content across multi-site enterprises and campus environments. The DME simultaneously ingests, transforms and redistributes H.264 video streams to diverse endpoints, including PCs, Macs, mobile phones, tablets, televisions and monitors.

DME is available on a choice of three robust hardware platforms, all leveraging VBrick’s experience building high-performance, low-touch appliances. Requiring only a web browser interface for management, the DME seamlessly integrates as a distributed element within the VBrick video streaming ecosystem. Working in concert with a centrally deployed VBrick video management platform, DME intelligently (and automatically) serves users with both live and stored content from the closest DME.

When DME’s Video Conference Streaming Gateway Module is enabled, it can ingest video from popular videoconference systems and convert it for streaming. Each unit can support hundreds or thousands of users, concurrently delivering multiple streams of live and stored video content in a variety of formats.

Features & Benefits

  • Leverages multicast capabilities, eliminating need to incrementally scale network bandwidth as viewers grow.
  • Streams high-quality H.264 content once, and delivers multiple formats to multiple types of endpoints concurrently.
  • Delivers live H.264 content to mobile devices as Flash, Apple Adaptive and Smooth Streaming or supports HTTP progressive download of video-on-demand content.
  • Meets government information assurance security requirements.
  • Easily accommodates increased user demand without degrading performance or experience.

Applications

  • Meeting and Event Broadcasting - When deployed with VBrick's video, users are automatically connected to the closest DME, delivering higher-quality broadcasts while reducing burden on the network.
  • Training and Lecture Capture - Reach larger audiences, reduce travel expenses and eliminate adoption barriers such as limited bandwidth or incompatible devices.
  • IP TV Distribution - Send one stream to serve hundreds or thousands of users in remote locations, and centrally manage IPTV broadcasts intelligent video streaming via unicast, multicast or both.
  • Surveillance & Monitoring - Share sensitive video content more effectively without requiring specialized equipment or cabling.
  • Unified Communications - Serve live, HD video to Lync users (OCS also supported). Forget Lync’s 250-user video conferencing limit; the DME will serve streaming video to thousands of Lync users concurrently.