Playout update v4.2.0

We are happy to announce that we have just released a new version of our playout solution. We're seeing an increase in channel owners looking to run the playout software in their own cloud environment, so with this release, we've shifted the focus to improve playout efficiency, resulting in a reduction in system requirements. And at the same time improve scalability in cloud environments.

Since 2020, our playout solution offers the SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) protocol in addition to the existing outputs. Our SRT solution is mainly used by our customers to distribute to multiple providers simultaneously at low cost. In this release, we paid attention to the SRT protocol by improving the efficiency of processing data from multiplexer to SRT output and upgrading to the latest version of SRT, version 1.5.1.

In addition to updating existing components, we have also added a new feature, namely recordings. This option allows end users to record the output of the playout software. The scheduling of the recordings is done via our GRIDSHOT® scheduling system. For example, the recordings can be used to: check how the live event is played out at a specific co-location or to check how exactly your content is played out including logos. The recordings are recorded in MPEG transport stream (TS) container and can be downloaded via our GRIDSHOT® client.

Our technical team will gradually roll out this release to our customers. You as a customer do not have to do anything, and you will not suffer from downtime if your playout has been set up redundantly. For more information, please contact our GRIDSHOT® service team. The contact details can be found on the contact page.

Posted in Cloud, General on Oct 03, 2022.

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