Featuring 3D optimisation and real-time user experience monitoring
Flash Networks has launched a new version of its Harmony Transcoder, adding the ability to optimise new video formats such as HTML5, Ultra HD, as well as 3D videos, and measure inreal time the quality of service to ensure a positive user experience.
According to data collected by Flash Networks from mobile operators around the globe, video bitrates, and therefore also video volumes, have more than doubled in the last 18 months. In addition further congestion is predicted from new formats such as 3D video , a small yet increasing segment of video traffic, that has twice the bitrate of a normal 2D video on average.
Flash Networks Harmony Transcoder provides the smoothest possible viewing based on real time network conditions and measures the end to end user experience during transcoding to ensure adherence to quality standards. The transcoder further varies the level of optimization, and dynamically transrates the video in real time or offline depending on network conditions. This new version which has significantly higher capacity, supports the widest variety of formats including HD, Ultra HD and 3D, and dynamic adaptive streaming schemes including the leading delivery methods from Apple, Adobe and Microsoft.
“With new standards such as 3D video and ultra high definition gradually penetrating the market, optimisation solutions are becoming an increasingly important focus for mobile operators,” said Merav Bahat, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Flash Networks. “As pioneers in the mobile video optimisation market, we were the first to introduce advanced video optimisation capabilities to mobile operators worldwide, and we continue to evolve our solution in response to market changes and maintain our competitive edge.”
Flash Networks’ Video Optimisation and Transcoder is part of the Harmony Mobile Internet Services Gateway which enables operators to enhance user quality of experience, reduce operationalexpenses, and manage and monetize access to the open Internet by applying best-in-class services to mobile data traffic.