THE MOST EFFICIENT, ENTERPRISE-READY,
SOFTWARE-ONLY VIDEO STREAMING SOLUTION
Hive uses excess network capacity that enterprises already own to deliver high quality live and on demand video to every user in the organization.
QUALITY VIDEO WITHOUT ADDITIONAL HARDWARE OR BANDWIDTH
Hive Streaming has developed an enterprise-ready, peer-based (P2P) video distribution service that we believe is the most efficient, cost-effective way to distribute video throughout an enterprise.
There is no doubt that companies are increasingly embracing video communications. This is being driven by consumers’ daily interaction with online video services and social media video. Online enterprise collaboration tools, such as Skype and Office 365, and webcasting platform providers, like TalkPoint, are also incorporating and encouraging video. The challenge is that corporate networks are getting more complex and bandwidth availability isn’t available to cost-effectively meet the crushing demand that video can have.
HOW HIVE STREAMING WORKS
Hive Streaming is a software-only solution that allows all viewers in a sub-net to view a live video stream or share an on-demand video.
Without Hive Streaming, users will typically be sent their own unicast stream to view which can bring a corporate network to its knees, effecting the performance of the network for all users. There are other hardware-based solutions, such as caching and multi-cast, that can achieve similar results, but these tend to be more expensive to deploy and maintain.
When the Hive Service is installed, an invisible client is placed on each viewer’s machine and the service acts as a transparent HTTP proxy between the server and the video player. Our cloud-based Helper Services help generate and gather user experience data, determine optimal peering, and assists with connection setup.
Our peer-assisted delivery technology ensures that each viewer gets the best quality video possible without impacting your network. Hive Streaming supports the latest HTTP adjustable bit rate (ABR) streaming protocols.
Hive Streaming also allow you to perform Silent Testing prior to launching your event. This empowers you to test your network down to the individual desktop to detect possible trouble spots and network readiness prior to the event. This can be done without impacting employees or your network.
Hive Streaming uses enterprise-grade security practices to protect devices and content from theft, corruption, malicious attacks and viruses. Hive Streaming supports encrypted video distribution via the latest DRM technologies, however we never have any direct access to the content nor does the content pass through our infrastructure.
INCREDIBLY INSIGHTFUL ANALYTICS
Hive Insights, Hive Streaming’s analytics service, provides a vast array of statistics including:
- Aggregated event metrics – viewer participation, quality of experience, viewing time, streaming performance, network impact & more.
- Powerful ranking lists – locations and viewers by size, quality of experience & more.
- Extensive text and map – based filtering capabilities to drill-down into event statistics by geographic location, customer site and individual viewer experience.
- Unique network visualizations – illustrating the impact of streaming video on the network.
ENTERPRISE ECOSYSTEM FRIENDLY
At Hive Streaming we focus on providing the best video delivery experience possible. We realize we are only part of an enterprise’s video solution. For this reason, we integrate with leading content management, webcasting, and media portals. Our robust API will integrate with most leading solutions. Also see a list of player technologies we integrate with here.
The next phase of video viewing for many will not involve a software download. Hive Streaming can deliver video to select browsers where you can’t or don’t want to deploy enterprise software. This browser delivery capability is based on the WebRTC standard and is compatible with the Hive Streaming Enterprise Video Distribution suite of solutions – see Hive WebRTC for more details.
COST EFFECTIVE TO
LAUNCH AND SUPPORT
Hive Streaming is 100% software-based and is easy to configure. An enterprise-wide deployment can be achieved in a matter of days. Consumption based and Enterprise pricing is available.
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