VBrick continues its vigorous momentum of offering constant enhancements to our enterprise video platform – always considering the needs of our customers and keeping in front of market trends. Our June Rev release includes improvements to our webcasting Q&A feature and slide editing capability, Tropo SMS integration, as well as enhancements to our eCDN mesh architecture.
Webcasting Public Q&A and Slide Editing
Rev offers a team moderated Q&A that enables several moderators to handle the flood of questions during webcasts, and answer them directly or push to them to the presenter. Within our team moderated Q&A feature, previously all questions and answers were only viewable by the moderators, presenter and the attendee asking the question. Now, event moderators can choose to publish a question and its reply to all attendees. This allows the moderator to share the most relevant and important questions with the entire audience which helps cut down on duplicate questions. Also, now before distributing a recorded webcast, event admins can remove and replace PowerPoint slides to correct or update information.
In May of 2015, Cisco acquired Tropo, a cloud API platform provider that enables customers and developers to embed real-time voice and SMS communications within their applications. Rev now integrates with Tropo so users can easily send Rev video links to any media device in the world via text. This further adds to VBrick’s suite of integrations with Cisco products including Telepresence, WebEx, Spark, Acano and Jabber.
eCDN Mesh Architecture Enhancement
Rev is unique in that it offers its own, integrated eCDN composed of Distributed Media Engines (DME) that leverage the VBrick mesh architecture. Deployed locally, DMEs serve as edge-based caching and processing appliances that support VOD and live distribution and stream manipulation. DMEs also interoperate with other DMEs as part of the VBrick mesh architecture, which facilitates bandwidth optimization for content sharing and caching between DMEs. The eCDN allows selective and intelligent content prepositioning and sharing for increased playback quality. For non-prepositioned content, the mesh architecture supports a shared cache with first-time caching, intelligent content location, and redirection and fetching for non-http streaming protocols. With this release, VBrick has enhanced our mesh architecture with an ultimate fallback feature so that if a video is not found in the mesh network of DMEs, the video will be retrieved from Rev storage to ensure the most reliable video content delivery possible.
Watch the June release overview: