Qumu, www.qumu.com, the leading business video platform provider and a Rimage company (NASDAQ: RIMG), today announced its 6.2 release of the Qumu Video Control Center product, which includes new, patent-pending technology called “Pathfinder”. Qumu Pathfinder represents a breakthrough in guaranteeing all users of streaming video receive a quality viewing experience regardless of their location or device.
Let’s face it – quality video takes a lot of bandwidth. Sometimes, members of your target audience enjoy great, high-bandwidth connections and are able to view just about anything, live or on-demand, in great quality. But, just as often, people in your audience are on the road, working at a client site, or using a mobile device – all circumstances that seriously impact bandwidth and video quality. What if your video solution would automatically adjust based on these types of variances? Introducing Qumu Pathfinder – a powerful solution for the preparation and “smart routing” of video and related business content like PDFs, PowerPoint presentations, and other rich media.
“These days, everyone understands how frustrating it is when video buffers or cuts in and out. We’re striving to make quality video available to everyone” said Ray Hood, Senior Vice President of Rimage and General Manager of Qumu. “Qumu knows the future of business depends on video being consumed anytime, anywhere – a Video Powered Enterprise means providing the Freedom to work with existing infrastructure; the Power to reach all audiences; and the Control to do it right.”
Qumu Pathfinder understands who your audience is. It knows what department they work in, their access rights and the characteristics of the network(s) they use. It can adjust bandwidth allocations differently based on pre-set criteria defined for individuals or audience groups.
Qumu Pathfinder understands where you are on the corporate network. It knows whether you are in a New York, London or Singapore office. It knows the type of network access you have at that location. It automatically selects the right quality level – bitrate – of the video that is suitable for your current network location. And it works with legacy as well as with all adaptive streaming formats to intelligently cap the maximum bitrate - preventing network congestion and interference with non-video traffic.
Qumu Pathfinder understands what devices your audience is using. It knows whether they’re at their desk, at home using an iPad or other tablet device, or traveling using a smartphone. It knows what video formats are supported on various devices, so they never get that annoying “video cannot be played by your device” message. Qumu Pathfinder is flexible, with the ability to add new rules for the devices of the future.
Qumu Pathfinder automatically adjusts the type of video streams for audiences from tens to tens of thousands of members, combining information about each individual’s location, rights, and device to provide the best quality video stream possible. It supports both live and on-demand video streaming on virtually all device types. For live broadcasts Qumu Pathfinder supports transparent failover that ensures that the viewer continues to watch a webcast even when there was a failure along the video delivery route.
Qumu Pathfinder works seamlessly with the Qumu Video Control Center’s capability to simultaneously route to multiple CDNs. This includes corporate CDNs such as Blue Coat, Cisco, Riverbed, and Qumu VideoNet, as well as internet CDNs such as Akamai or AT&T ACDN.
Qumu Pathfinder a technology embedded in the Qumu Video Control Center (VCC). Qumu VCC 6.2 is available today as software, hardened appliance, or as a managed service in the cloud.
Qumu, Inc., a Rimage company based in San Bruno, California, is the leading business video platform provider, empowering organizations to better engage and inspire employees, improve productivity, and reduce costs. Video is pervasive – it appears in all business applications and is consumed on all devices. The largest Global 1000 companies depend on Qumu’s video platform to capture, manage, and distribute live and on-demand content with total reliability and security. Regardless of audience size, viewer device, or network configuration, Qumu simply makes video work. Only Qumu delivers the Freedom to work with existing infrastructure; the Power to reach everyone; and the Control to do it right.
About Rimage Corporation
Founded in 1978, Rimage Corporation (NASDAQ: RIMG) helps businesses deliver digital content directly and securely to their customers, employees, and partners. Rimage’s Qumu business is a leader in the rapidly growing enterprise video communications market. Rimage’s Signal online publishing platform automatically pushes secure mobile content to nearly any mobile device or computer. Qumu and Signal, in combination with Rimage’s world-class CD, DVD and Blu-ray-Disc™ publishing solutions, enable businesses to securely deliver their videos, documents, audio files and images in today’s multi-platform, multi-device world. Rimage supplies thousands of customers in North America, Europe and Asia with industry-leading solutions that increase engagement, collaboration and control. Additional information can be found at www.rimagecorp.com.