March 12, 2018, Australia – Kaltura, the leading video technology provider, announced that its market-leading webcasting platform now includes extensive new live monitoring features that will help webcasting producers ensure ultimate delivery of live events, and also gain visibility into the return on investment on their eCDN (enterprise content delivery network) installations.
Kaltura Webcasting, which already includes real-time audience analytics (# of viewers, average buffering, etc.), will now offer unique live stream data monitoring, presented in a user-friendly dashboard. The dashboard provides constant feedback on the incoming live stream.
With this live webcasting dashboard, producers can easily monitor their stream health, including bitrate, transcoding status and details, recording and DVR monitoring, and redundancy. They can also preview streams to ensure that there are no transmission issues in the future. In addition, the dashboard alerts producers of any problems in real time, and provides helpful advice on exactly what to do to fix the issues to restore stream health.
Kaltura’s new eCDN dashboard continuously monitors the eCDN edge servers to provide granular feedback on each eCDN node, and its status (e.g. bandwidth data, usage stats), statistics on server health, and information such as data download versus output. This data helps IT staff demonstrate the ROI of the eCDN.
Studies have determined that live video holds the potential to elicit twice as much engagement as compared to native video, with the value of live video residing in its ability to add an authentic human element to digital communications. This has driven the popularity of live video in the enterprise sector as businesses seek more innovative ways to capture customer attention, and more engaging and efficient ways to interact with their employees.
Asia Pacific is currently the world’s largest growth market for video viewership, catalysed by extensive smartphone ownership and internet penetration rates. In tandem with the rise of social media, these factors have also given rise to a preference for live video among Asia Pacific audiences. In line with evolving audience preferences, live broadcasting capabilities is expected to be a key priority in the digital transformation efforts of Asia Pacific’s enterprises.
“Kaltura Webcasting is already being used by some of the world’s largest global businesses, running thousands of live streams every month. These new dashboards let users monitor streams, and the eCDN in great detail, and deliver smooth webcasts for a flawless user experience,” says Dr. Michal Tsur, Co-founder, President & General Manager - Enterprise & Learning, Kaltura. “In line with consumer preferences and expectations, Asia Pacific remains a prime market for Kaltura Webcasting. We are thrilled to be able to play a central role for Asia Pacific’s live broadcast needs, assisting regional enterprises to develop capabilities necessary to thrive in a digital, video-first landscape.”
Kaltura's mission is to power any video experience. A recognized leader in the Cloud TV, OVP (Online Video Platform), EdVP (Education Video Platform) and EVP (Enterprise Video Platform) markets, Kaltura has emerged as the fastest growing video platform with the broadest use cases and appeal. Kaltura is deployed globally in thousands of enterprises, media companies, service providers and educational institutions and engages hundreds of millions of viewers at home, in work, and at school. The company is committed to three core values - openness, flexibility, and collaboration - and is the initiator and backer of the world's leading open source video management project, which is home to more than 150,000 community members.
Kaltura’s Enterprise and Learning business unit helps organizations from all industries power video across the organization, both internally – for employees and students, and externally – for customers and partners, live and VOD, on any device. Kaltura offers the tools to create and manage video that can power every department. With Kaltura’s video solutions, organizations can improve communication, drive engagement, share knowledge, increase collaboration boost creativity, and improve learning results. For more information, visit www.kaltura.com.
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