Adaptive Video Acceleration
The Giraffic Video Accelerator is a simple add-on to any existing video website or IPTV service, that enables higher video quality, smoother streaming and substantially lower bandwidth costs.
Giraffic's technology is available in two architectures:
- Giraffic Crowd-Streaming
- Giraffic Global Video Acceleration
1. Giraffic Crowd Streaming
The core of the solution is a new streaming technology that can retrieve data from multiple sources simultaneously in random order, without latency, at a fraction the cost of existing content delivery solutions.
Giraffic is a robust fully distributed cloud, leveraging the universal presence of end-users and infinite fragments of resources they can provide to the community, together with sophisticated data and streaming management algorithms.
Giraffic's platform is based upon the following key elements:
- FEC Based Encoding - Redundancy and High Availability are integrated into the data itself, eliminating reliance on replication/caching of content on the network.
- Pro-Active Seeding - Pro-actively pre-populates encoded and resilient content data in the cloud, and enables delivery from end-user peers of niche, "long-tail" content, not just the popular stuff.
- Asynchronous Coded Multi-Source Streaming - breakthrough streaming technology which can obtain data in random order from dozens and hundreds of sources simultaneously and assemble media on-the-fly in asynchronous order.
- Automatic Data Healing - Provisioning of Content and Self-Healing of data across the network. As end-user computers or media devices go offline, Giraffic automatically monitors the network and creates more sources, on the fly, for every required fragment of content.
- Distributed Adaptive Streaming - enabling higher resolution (bit-rate) on the existing end-users' Internet connection - by enhancing the capabilities of variable bit-rate codecs such as Adobe RTMP or HTTP Dynamic Streaming, Microsoft SmoothStreaming or Apple HLS.
- Automatic Adaptation to Extremely Popular Content - when a content item becomes popular, Giraffic's management system automatically caches it on a large number of users' devices making it immediately available to new users.
- Cross-Platform and Very Low Footprint - installable on PCs, set-top-boxes Tablets, and mobile devices (on our roadmap).
- Considerate and non-disruptive within a user's environment. Giraffic consumes resources mainly when a user's PC or device is idle, and actually improves end-user's Internet streaming speed.
- Comprehensive Management, Control and Reporting - Enabling a real-time view of network performance as well as aggregate statistics on user consumption behavior, network efficiency, content distribution, cost effectiveness and more.
- No changes are required to existing video infrastructure - Giraffic seamlessly interoperates with customer's existing website player, origin servers or CDN and Online Video Management Platform
No matter what Video Infrastructure you are using, just add the Giraffic’s Video Accelerator in order to increase end-user streaming performance, video quality and offload immediately 80% of your bandwidth costs.
2. Giraffic Global Video Acceleration
The Giraffic Global Video Accelerator is a client side add-on to your PC, Mobile App or other device, which enables faster and smoother streaming from the existing content source - whether CDN, Origin Server or cache, Giraffic bridges the last-mile gap between the existing source and the end user, overcoming internet congestion.
1. Giraffic Global Video Acceleration for Smart-TV, STB & Streaming Devices
2. Giraffic Global Video Acceleration for Mobile Video Devices and Apps.
3. Giraffic Global Video Acceleration for PC and MAC users.