Niagara Video has recently published a White Paper.  In this video over IP white paper, we discuss where we have come from and where we are going as it relates to video over IP, streaming and the requirements of broadcasters and Internet streaming companies and organizations.  We also discuss how video over IP transport technologies is at a crossroads.  The paper is titled, “Video Technology Crossroads … What’s next?”.  You can download copy of this white paper here

The transport of video over IP has come along way in the last 20 years.  Niagara Video has been around for all of that, first as part of ViewCast and now as a standalone company.  It is interesting to look back and see how video transport and streaming needs evolved separately in two key market segments – the broadcasting and the internet spaces.  It is also interesting how they are now converging.

The broadcast industry and the service provider space lead the way developing standards for video and its transport.  The Internet segment was more like the wild wild West and did whatever worked … all while dealing with the constraints of the public Internet.  The widespread adoption of OTT and the technologies used to make it possible has lead to the needs of broadcasters, service providers and internet web-based operators need all converging.

In our paper, we also discuss the differences between UDP and TCP and why and how they were used by the first market segments to deploy video over IP and to stream.  Also discussed is how new requirements for video transport on the web like closed captioning and low latency transport are pushing the boundaries of technologies now in place.

We hope you like our white paper.  We will be publishing more and will do so regularly.  Please feel free to sign up for our mailing list to get updates when we publish something new.  You can sign up here.

Stream well!

January 24, 2018




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