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JVC Makes Cloud-Based Streaming Affordable

Looking to bring multi-platform video streaming to those who can’t afford the high price tag of more enterprise-level solutions, JVC Professional has launched an online video and live streaming platform called VIDEOCLOUD that is designed for small and medium-size enterprises.

The JVC VIDEOCLOUD is a complete live streaming solution, with no external ads or other online distractions for the viewer. Users can control access to content and authorize specific IP addresses as necessary.

At $99 per month, the JVC VIDEOCLOUD Premium pricing plan includes 1,000 viewer hours (100 GB) and unlimited live channels. At $49 per month, the Plus plan provides 200 viewer hours (20 GB), and unlimited live channels. JVC also offers a free option with one live channel and 50 viewer hours (5 GB). 

“We know there’s increasing demand from all sectors that use video to distribute a message, offer online training or education, and other applications,” said Dave Walton, assistant vice president, marketing communications, JVC professional. “This service gets them in the OTT delivery game for a lot less than other solutions. Yet, it’s just as flexible and robust enough to distribute live or on-demand SD and HD videos locally or internationally, depending upon the customer’s need.”

The JVC VIDEOCLOUD service delivers content using the Akamai content delivery network as the backbone and features content management and customization tools system that automatically navigate the user to the nearest network entry point. This helps ensure that live events and video uploads are not disrupted by latency or packet loss. According to JVC, viewers get a smooth viewing experience with instant loading times and minimal buffering. 

The JVC VIDEOCLOUD service delivers content using the Akamai content delivery network.

The JVC VIDEOCLOUD service delivers content using the Akamai content delivery network.

For a customized viewer experience, JVC VIDEOCLOUD includes multiple “skins” for video players that can be embedded within a website, enabling logos and graphics to be added for branding. Users can also use JVC VIDEOCLOUD to create a website that can be hosted on a separate domain.

JVC said its new VIDEOCLOUD service is the ideal complement to JVC's PTZ cameras and professional camcorders, which have built-in HD streaming and RTMP support. After a user establishes an online account with JVC, events can be set up in advance with custom web pages hosted on the cloud or as streams embedded on the customer's website. With individual event credentials stored in the camera, a single button press on the camera will initiate the live stream.

With a browser-based integrated content management system, JVC VIDEOCLOUD allows users can easily manage assets from a PC, Mac, or mobile device and passwords can be assigned for specific events such as lectures, corporate presentations, and webinars. Content can also be monetized with the built-in paywall functionality. Users can insert commercials or sell live and video-on-demand content via subscription or PPV plans. There is no limit to the number of viewers, so programs can be streamed as a private event for one or a public event for a worldwide audience.

The JVC VIDEOCLOUD service also delivers detailed analytics about viewing behaviors, including average time spent (ATS), regional split, referring websites, browser and device usage, and more. It can also connect with Google Analytics for additional analysis. 

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