CamStreamer launches 3.0 version of app for streaming from IP cameras
April 9, 2019
CamStreamer, a developer of streaming applications for Axis IP cameras, has released a new version of the CamStreamer App. One of the most interesting features of CamStreamer App 3.0 (which is also an official nominee in the NAB Product of the Year Awards) is video streaming via cutting-edge SRT, a video transport protocol that enables broadcasters to get a quality, reliable broadcast in difficult network conditions. Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) is an open source video transport protocol developed to overcome limitations caused by poor internet connectivity and is currently deployed by more and more broadcasters.
“In CamStreamer 3.0, you can choose between two modes of SRT broadcasting: Caller, which is a push principle, and Listener, based on the pull principle. This allows you to video stream via any CDN. We aim to deliver new video streaming opportunities for broadcasters who are limited to a certain type of output and for whom many video streams are out of technical reach – very often due to unpredictable networks,” explains David Capousek, CamStreamer CEO.
CamStreamer App 3.0 runs directly onboard Axis IP cameras without any additional hardware. Beyond converting the video provided by the camera into different formats and distributing it via selected protocols (SRT, RTMP, MPEG-TS, HLS), the application enables streaming to platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, DaCast, Wowza, etc. The recent version features new preset services using YouTube Events, such as 24/7 streaming, setting up planned events that will start and end on their own, displaying countdowns for planned events, or checking streaming status with the help of the Watchdog service.
“We’ve also improved our user interface and stream manager. We’re constantly developing our applications to make digital video broadcasting easy and affordable yet high-quality at the same time. Deploying network cameras can bring new experiences for both broadcasters and viewers,” concludes Mr. Capousek.
You can visit CamStreamer at NAB Show (8–11 April 2019) at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth no. SU13902 in the South Hall (Upper) in the IP Delivery Solutions area.