Speedera Announces Native QuickTime Support For Streaming

Oct 21, 2003

Speedera Networks, a provider of content delivery services, has integrated Apple's Darwin Streaming Server technology with Speedera's distributed delivery network in support of QuickTime as well as open standards such as MPEG-4.

Speedera has deployed Apple's Darwin Streaming Server (DSS), the open source streaming server technology that enables the streaming of QuickTime files to clients across the Internet using the RTP/ RTSP protocol, and which is based on the same code as Apple's QuickTime Streaming Server. Speedera extends the capabilities of DSS not only with its delivery network, but also with support for a variety of value added modules including the newly-introduced Speedera Smart Storage Manager service, the SpeedEye management portal, and the Secure Streaming service.

Speedera is now globally delivering multiple formats of digital content across the Darwin architecture, including: support for MPEG-4 professional-quality audio and video streams over a wide range of bandwidths from cell phones to broadband; and serving of standard MP3 files using Icecast-compatible protocols over HTTP.  Features include plug-and-play implementation, flash crowd protection, 100% availability, no requirement for investing in additional infrastructure, and added security.

Speedera's native support for QuickTime for live, on-demand, and secure streaming using Apple's own Darwin Streaming Servers is targeted toward companies in the media and entertainment business--including news sites, movie and movie trailer sites, portals, sports sites, streaming aggregators--as well as government organizations, higher education institutions, and any site with QuickTime or MPEG-4 movie files.