WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Government Video EXPO Conference -- StreamerNet Corporation today announced it has begun shipping Version 2.0 of its mobile-wireless audio/video streaming technologies. The enhanced solution is uniquely tailored for use with wireless network connections and in situations where mobility is crucial.
StreamerNet solutions are unique in the marketplace because they concentrate on direct point-to-point streaming at a moment's notice -- a concept called "plug-and-play, click-and-stream(TM)." This type of offering is dramatically different from most currently available streaming offerings which require significant set-up time and also require considerable resources/expense to facilitate.
These legacy streaming systems were primarily designed for mass-market streaming -- "one to many" scenarios. While this market is certainly viable, the future of multimedia communication, whether it be for governments, businesses or consumers, is moving quickly toward models where individuals will primarily be streaming content to small communities of interested-viewers -- particularly individual users.
Information related to numerous StreamerNet deployments (including mobile broadcasts conducted by The Weather Channel during recent U.S. hurricanes) can be found at the Special Events area (http://www.streamernet.com/html/special-events.html) of the StreamerNet Web site.
While all StreamerNet offerings to-date include both streaming media encoder and viewer/player technologies, StreamerNet Version 2.0 has been specifically enhanced with new features that directly address the most prevalent evolutions in the market. These newest features include:
* One-to-Many streaming (webcasting)
* One-to-One streaming (peer-to-peer)
* Choices of video only, audio only, or both
* Private On-Demand Media Room for 24/7 video/audio distribution
* Large amount of free "viewer minutes" each month
* Free multimedia data storage allotment of 5GB
* Fault-tolerant, redundant Data Center
* Optional multi-panel Media Player
* Secure access to streams -- dynamic username and password creation for
* E-mail invitations
* Free technical support
* Free updates and upgrades
* Multiple service options -- for enterprise, academic and personal-use
customers -- with pricing starting as low as $89 (USD)
"Our new features truly set StreamerNet apart in the market, particularly the option to stream peer-to-peer," stated William Hornbeck, StreamerNet president and chief executive officer (CEO). "The advent of pervasive mobile computing means that more and more individuals are connected at all times of the day. SmartPhones are a good example of how mobile computing and communication technologies are taking significant leaps forward by giving individuals the opportunity to remotely look through the eyes of their video camera, wherever they have placed it. With much better support for advanced operating systems and multimedia, these and similar technologies are a perfect complement to StreamerNet solutions."
Industry analysts agree that rich media -- particularly wireless communications, video and audio -- are at the frontline of the next advance in personal interaction. According to the July 29, 2005 Forrester Research Report, State of the Consumer Technology Market, "By 2010, more than 71 percent of U.S. consumers will have broadband access -- up from 38 percent in 2005. Similarly, by 2010 more than 98 percent will have mobile phones and more than 76 percent will own camera phones -- up from 84 percent and 24 percent, respectively, currently in 2005."
These trends point to a quickly changing computing and communications landscape and not merely in the consumer ranks. "Prior to the introduction of StreamerNet, both business or consumer users interested in deploying fully wireless audio/video streaming and hosting would need to locate a wide-range of hard-to-find, hard-to-assemble, hard-to-use and hard-to-afford hosting and distribution services from multiple vendors in order to match the completeness of the StreamerNet solution," Hornbeck added.
StreamerNet technologies, which were initially developed in 2003 as advanced technology concepts, have been enhanced more than four times over the past two years. In addition, the latest version is being shipped earlier than expected based on research and development in a variety of industries.
StreamerNet technologies provide the multimedia computing engine for a wide variety of mobile computing devices. These devices, which already exist in many forms, could be a laptop, cell phone, hand-held PDA, wearable computer, or any number of yet-to-be-developed devices designed to retrieve and communicate data. Utilizing open computing standards, StreamerNet technologies ensure that these and other devices can take advantage of full multimedia -- anytime, anywhere.
"Our streaming technologies leverage more than four full years of development and represent a tremendous leap forward in creating a comprehensive yet customizable mobile streaming platform," said Todd Atchison, StreamerNet founder and chief development officer.
About StreamerNet Corporation
StreamerNet Corporation is a visionary software developer of innovative mobile, wireless video streaming solutions for the worldwide streaming media market. Through the development of specialized and proprietary software and services that support multiple wireless network standards, StreamerNet provides solutions for remote, mobile plug-and-play, click-and-stream video transmission direct from the field to the World Wide Web. StreamerNet's portfolio of market leading products, services and utilization technologies are used by organizations around the world and include the StreamerNet Mobile Video Encoder and the StreamerNet Multi-Panel Viewer.
Based in Kuttawa, KY and Leesburg, VA, StreamerNet is a privately held company focused on its mission to provide the highest quality streaming media tools and services to the small-and-medium size business market, large corporate enterprises, television broadcasters, education communities, public safety organizations, consumers and security professionals.
Visit StreamerNet via the Internet at http://www.streamernet.com/.
StreamerNet and the StreamerNet logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of StreamerNet Corporation. All other brand and product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of, their respective owners.
Source: StreamerNet Corporation
Web site: http://www.streamernet.com/