Edge cloud services and CDN solutions provider, Limelight Networks, has announced new enhancements to its Video Delivery Services at the IBC 2019 event in Amsterdam. This would further improve the quality and performance of digital experiences for Limelight’s customers worldwide.
Limelight Networks has expanded its global network to almost 50Tbps of egress capacity and its edge server capacity by more than 40 percent since January this year. The increased capacity combined with “quality-focused” software improvements would ensure critical quality metrics such as rebuffer rate, startup time, and bitrate are improved when using Limelight’s content delivery network (CDN) for live and on-demand video delivery.
The company has also added enhancements to its Realtime Streaming including Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) suppor. This would provide the highest picture quality based on each viewer’s network conditions, and Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) fallback for devices that do not support WebRTC.
Limelight Networks will be adding Live Push Ingest (LPI) for live streaming over HTTP. This allows users to send their packaged HLS and DASH streams directly to the Limelight CDN for onwards delivery to the end user.
LPI would ensure that customers have complete control over their live stream packaging workflow and bandwidth, including stream monitoring and traffic reporting.
The company also made updates to its Limelight Video Platform including a new HTML user interface with additional “ease-of-use” features.
Examples include drag and drop to manage video assets; an HTML5 video player that can be customized to match a company’s branding look and feel; and expanded player analytics on rebuffer rates and viewer engagement statistics.
“Limelight’s real-time, live and on-demand video delivery services help companies achieve their most strategic business objectives,” said Steve Miller-Jones, Vice President, Product Strategy at Limelight Networks. “We’re continuously building out our private global network and innovating in low latency video and edge solutions to minimize latencies and enable highly interactive applications.”