We're excited to announce a partnership between Phenix Real-Time Solutions and Videon.
We'll be leveraging Videon’s video edge computing platform for contribution to the Phenix platform, enabling clients to deliver real-time streaming at scale. Customers can now utilize the turnkey joint solution of Videon’s edge computing platform paired with Phenix’s real-time transcoding and distribution network to deliver interactive streaming with less than ½ second of end-to-end latency and synchronized viewing.
The collaboration promises monetizable, actionable outcomes, including:
- Real-time streaming with less than ½ second of latency
- Synchronized global viewing within 3 frames of video
- Global distribution
- Simplified workflow
- Cost-effective deployment
- Portable hardware
- Contribution monitoring
At Phenix we have been optimizing our real-time streaming platform since 2013, delivering major events, including the Verizon 5G Superstadium app for the NFL, the Cheltenham Festival in the UK, and The Oscars second-screen experience.
Our CEO, Roy Reichbach, summed it up nicely: “Partnering with Videon allows Phenix to focus on its core mission of delivering the highest quality interactive real-time streaming experiences. We are working with a leader in real-time video edge computing to deliver the best solution to our customers.”
Todd Erdley, Videon’s President and Founder said,“Working with Phenix and their groundbreaking technology, we can offer a solution for streaming with less than ½ second delay and viewer synchronization within 3 video frames. This enables a host of interactive use cases including sports, betting, gamification, watch parties, multi-angle streaming, live events, auctions, and trivia.”
Videon has taken the standard video encoder and turned it on its head. By adding cloud compute to our portable device, they have created an interactive, real-time video edge computing solution that keeps customers and developers in the driver’s seat.
So how does it work?
Audio, video, and metadata sources are provided via SDI or HDMI to Videon’s edge computing platform. These sources are converted using AAC, H.264 codecs, and packaged with the metadata into SRT or RTMP streams. The streams are contributed to the Phenix cloud’s nearest Point of Presence (PoP), which then transcodes the stream into multi-bitrate WebRTC output for distribution to global audiences. HLS and MPEG-DASH outputs can be generated when desired for VOD recording and replay. Phenix real-time streams are available to playback on any WebRTC capable device, including web, iOS, and Android. The entire process, from signal acquisition through playout, happens in less than half a second.
We love to talk about what we do and our incredible partners in the industry. We also love to keep our eyes on the future and where technology will take us next. Luckily, Videon joins us in our zeal, and we are already making plans to further integrate solutions for a more powerful tomorrow. Stay tuned.