Following on from our previous post, when we introduced broadcast to unicast, here we move on to the topic of receiving multicast streaming and converting it to unicast.
Based on the UDP protocol from 1980, why on Earth is multicast relevant over four decades later? Because, with our new technology platform, multicast becomes the “broadcast” of the internet.
This means on shared internet and broadcast networks, such as cable, we can replace broadcast with multicast to save bandwidth and therefore money, while also providing a much higher quality of service to the end-user.
The core principle of our technology platform is all-IP. That makes things more flexible and we can use the bandwidth interchangeably where it’s needed the most, yielding higher ROI and quality.
Moreover, as all the traffic is IP, we can send the packets over broadband as multicast or unicast, and we can send it over DTT or satellite (because we made broadcast all-IP too, remember?) This gives us all the tools we need to deliver the fastest, most flexible, most scaleable and most efficient streaming and datacasting solution!
Check out the pictures of our WiMAX setup in the Copenhagen Testbed, where the video feed is received on our LEAFTM in the lab, converted to unicast and played back on a tablet, Apple TV, or indeed any connected screen in your home.