Media streaming over the internet is unique. Packet switched networks were never designed to deliver continuous and long streams of media but instead were built to efficiently process transactional and short bursts of data. The long streams of video and audio data are relentless in their network demands and to distribute them effectively requires the adoption of specialist CDNs.
When IP was first envisaged back in the 1970s, just over 4 billion unique IP addresses were allocated. However, the overwhelming international adoption of the internet with a world population of nearly 8 billion people has demonstrated there are simply not enough IP addresses to go around.
The traditional analog video signal contained all of the timing information needed by the receiver. Then it all changed….
IPsec and VPN provide much improved security over untrusted networks such as the internet. However, security may need to improve within a local area network, and to achieve this we have MACsec in our arsenal of security solutions.
The new year is a time to ponder the past and muse about the future. In the past, nearly each technical device needed to produce broadcast TV cost more than building a new house, was as huge as it was heavy, and made pictures nobody would accept today. About 20 years ago, many analog TV stations were launching their DTV stations. Today, US TV stations are launching ATSC 3.0. Can you imagine what TV broadcasters will be doing in 2042?
Entertainment over the internet has gained significant traction over the last years. For this reason, companies have developed new business models in order to retain customers, by meeting their emerging needs and studying the behavior patterns of online streaming consumption.
To see why perfect synchronization can never be achieved, we have to look at relativity, which is the physics of co-ordinate systems.
One of the great advantages of the internet is that it relies on open standards that promote routing of IP packets between multiple networks. But this provides many challenges when considering security. The good news is that we have solutions through IPsec (IP Security) to alleviate these concerns.