Motama Recasts IPTV Streaming

New streaming protocol for IPTV enables high-quality live transmissions

March 1, 2011

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SAARBRUCKEN, GERMANY -- As part of its server appliances "ReCaster", Motama presents its streaming protocol for IPTV, called "ReCaster Streaming Protocol (RSP)", and provides a demonstration version for interested parties.

Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) is becoming increasingly important. Still, the large-scale, or even world-wide, distribution of live TV streams over public Internet infrastructure, or in wireless networks poses a demanding challenge. This is because such networks do not provide end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) and suffer from packet loss and temporal interruptions.

ReCaster server appliances offer a turn-key solution that enables optimized transmission of IPTV streams in real-time. By using the ReCaster Streaming Protocol (RSP), reliability and data rates of streaming live content in wireless networks or along lossy long distance links can be greatly improved. Thereby, ReCaster servers allow for building cost-effective Content Delivery Networks (CDN) using the public infrastructure of the Internet.

At the same time, ReCaster servers can be used as powerful tool for performing various conversions between multicast and unicast networking. Being compatible with existing gateways, transcoders, streaming servers, and set-top boxes, ReCaster appliances can be seamlessly integrated into existing infrastructure.

Using the ReCaster Streaming Protocol (RSP) between two ReCaster servers allows for the optimized transmission of IPTV streams to remote company sites, data centers, or networks. On one side, a ReCaster server receives IPTV streams available as unicast or multicast in the local area network (LAN) and then re-transmits these streams using RSP to a second ReCaster server, possibly located on a continent far away. The receiving server then forwards the streams to local area network it is connected to.

Motama GmbH

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