Posts tagged ‘partner’

April 17th, 2013

Plugins-Free WebRTC Based Peer 2 Peer Video Delivery – HTML5 Video

by Zohar Babin

Peer5 LogoPeer-to-peer has always been a disruptive technology, enabling new applications and high efficiency. It has become an essential building block for distributed, scalable services such as Skype, Bittorrent and more. Until today, the P2P has been absent in the rich world of the Web. Various plugins tried to fill this gap but lacked standard conformance and sometimes were even intrusive. For years, enterprises could only develop client-server systems, which have increased latency and are expensive to scale. Luckily, we now have a new P2P API which is part of the HTML5 standard — It’s called WebRTC.

According to Peer5, it won’t be long before WebRTC will transform the way we communicate online; “it’s the technological breakthrough that will enable a truly plugins-free web experience – from audio and video collaboration to recording solutions and more” says Hadar Weiss, Peer5 CTO, “so far, the missing piece in the WebRTC puzzle has been the development of the  DataChannels API, the browser feature that facilitates direct delivery of raw data between two or more users without a need for a server.”

Harnessing the power of WebRTC, Peer5 is set to bring hassle-free, peer-assisted video delivery to everyone with nothing more than a modern web browser (Currently on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox).

By building on top the DataChannels API, Peer5’s player plugin creates a peer-assisted network where viewers seamlessly share parts of the streamed video to enhance video delivery and reduce network bandwidth.

With the Peer5 solution now a part of Kaltura’s Tech Partners Program, a cutting-edge HTML5 innovation will be available with the first live demo of WebRTC-based video delivery, exclusively for members of the Kaltura community.

Peer5 Player Screenshot

We invite you for a sneak preview of this new disruptive technology and experience the first ever plugin-free, large-scale peer-assisted streaming of video from multiple sources around the world, where all registered participants will enter the live demo together, and watch as the video plays seamlessly from multiple peers.

To join the live demo, register at: http://kaltura2013.peer5.com

August 20th, 2012

Quicktvpro: Making Video Interactive with Kaltura (Video)

by Tod.Yeadon

This is a guest blog post by Quicktvpro‘s CEO Tod YeadonWe are excited to announce Quicktvpro is the recent partner to join our Kaltura Exchange marketplace.

Becoming a Kaltura Exchange Partner is a milestone in the progress of our service, but more importantly it may prove to be a signpost to the direction in which video will go in the months and years ahead.

Video has been an effective medium right from the start. When videotape appeared in the 70’s and VHS won market dominance over Philips and Betamax, it moved the game on from having to tune in to a broadcast at a set time to allowing viewers to watch what they want when they want.

The controls over the video player at that time were essentially Play, Pause, Stop. This has hardly changed since, despite the introduction of newer formats including Laserdisc, CD, DVD, Blueray etc.

Improvements in bandwidth and compression rates suddenly made online video viable soon after the turn of the century, with online video consumption growing massively from 2005. So the medium improved but the viewer controls remained Play. Pause, Stop.

Our objective at Quicktvpro is to use this platform to make our interactive video app accessible to a community of professional video publishers, allowing you to move your videos on from Play, pause Stop to a full interactive experience for your users. Take a look at this short video for an overview of the Quicktvpro app in action:

 

 

This has clear benefits for e-tailers but goes much further, particularly for e-learning productions as delivers compliance and trainee stats in a way which has not previously been possible. For example, Forms can be introduced to the video and questions asked which trainees must complete qualify. All of the data on responses and course completion is delivered to the publisher via an Analytics service.

There are many more benefits to interactive video, not least the improved viewer experience and enhanced production values. The point is that Kaltura in making this platform available and Quicktvpro in providing a powerful interactive video plug-in for both recorded and live video is a great example of the way the industry is going, shedding the constraints of all previous video formats, empowering video publishers and pointing the way to the future.

To learn more about the integrated solution take a look at the Quicktvpro Kaltura Exchange listing or contact us at

February 17th, 2011

Be A Kaltura Partner On The Exchange

by Jason

The Kaltura Application Exchange is a relatively recent addition to the family of Kaltura websites, and it’s the place where we hope to showcase publishers, developers, technology companies and service providers who have integrated video applications and services with the Kaltura platform.

As an essential part of both our open source and commercial ecosystems, Kaltura partners get two immediate benefits by being listed on the Exchange.  First, they are a visible part of the Kaltura ecosystem with their brand and technology next to ours. Besides this visibility and SEO, our customers can see what value partners add to the platform, and our salespeople are able to refer new and existing customers to the partners.

A second benefit is our referral agreement, where listed partners who have who have chosen to sign the agreement get a sales commission for any business deals they bring to Kaltura.

Finally, the Exchange is where developers who have created assets like skins for the Kaltura Dynamic Player can show off (and eventually sell) their product.

A payment gateway is just one of many new features we’re launching on the Exchange in the coming months.