Edgeware used IBC to demonstrate its new StreamPilot session control platform for the first time. The platform is designed to give broadcasters and content and service providers real-time, in-session, per-segment delivery control when streaming media in a multi-CDN environment.
Part of the Edgeware Cloud Service that was launched in April 2019, StreamPilot uses a patent-pending technology to granularly control every session between the client and the CDN, providing quality of experience by monitoring and switching between CDNs if required.
StreamPilot is client and CDN agnostic and Edgeware says that it supports all live or on-demand media formats, including DASH (for Android clients) and HLS (for Apple clients). It also features an open API to enable automation and integration and offers insights via a dashboard about CDN performance indicators like load, performance and cost.
“StreamPilot opens up a wide range of possible applications that can utilise the insights gathered from the video sessions,” said Johan Bolin, Chief Product and Technology Officer at Edgeware.
“StreamPilot’s unique location, sitting in the control plane between the client and the CDN, makes it possible to test new concepts, measure outcomes and rollback changes in real time. Furthermore, StreamPilot can be used to enforce rights and policies and block illegal distribution.”