DVEO’s Atlas Live or VOD (Video on Demand) Media Server family is a cost-efficient way for smaller telcos and cable operators to deliver live and on-demand multi-bitrate IPTV and OTT services to thousands of users. The systems send videos to set-top boxes, smart TV’s, iPads, iPhones, and Android based devices in the formats they need.
HLS is the IP protocol used to deliver video to Apple devices such as the iPhone and iPad. With the addition of server side Catch-up and Timeshift TV over HLS, telcos and cable operators can deploy Atlas Media Servers to enable their viewers to “catch-up” to live programs at a specific time. Timeshifting allows viewers to rewind, pause, and fast forward live or on demand programs. No special player is required for viewers to use Catch-up TV. Any device that supports HLS can use it, as the Atlas systems will dispatch a “live” playlist with a time specified by the user. The systems support HLS Adaptive Bitrate streaming, to deliver high quality video.
The Atlas Media Servers make it easy to stream IP video to many mobile devices at once. The servers store all video segments. If needed, video content can be stored on an external network. No storage is required on the viewer’s device. The systems also feature a configurable buffer so operators can set the maximum time that playback can go back to.
Operators can easily create all playlist types (live, VOD, time delayed, etc.) by using simple URL parameters. The systems are also compatible with JW Player native Catch-up TV playlists.
Atlas Media Servers are designed for small to mid size deployments by telcos, schools, cruise ships, stadiums and hotels. The systems ingest MPEG-2, H.264, and/or optional H.265/HEVC live streams over IP, then “groom” the streams by adding wrappers such as MPEG-DASH, HLS, or RTMP, plus subtitles for closed captions or multiple languages. All content can be encrypted when communicating with a myriad of target devices. Operators can also remove content encryption or pass it to viewers.
Atlas Media Servers are available in three different configurations:
- Atlas Media Server III: TELCO streams live or VOD to up to 42,000 simultaneous users.
- Atlas Media Server II: TELCO streams live or VOD to 5,000 to 8,000 simultaneous users. It is being used for OTT television in a number of cities.
- Atlas Streaming Server I streams live content only to up to 1,000 simultaneous users. Its compact size makes it suitable for streaming special events.