New Real-Time Live Streaming CDN - Millicast
Broadcast video with sub-second latency to audiences of any size using Millicast
Los Angeles, California(23 Oct 2018)
Xirsys, a WebRTC infrastructure provider, and CoSMo Software, a development company specializing in real-time solutions, announced recently the launch of their joint service - Millicast. Millicast is a WebRTC-based real-time CDN, built for large-scale live streaming with sub-second latency.
Built to replace Adobe Flash (RTMP) and become the standard for real-time streaming, Millicast is the first live streaming CDN based on true end-to-end WebRTC and reduces the latency from publisher to viewer to less than 500 milliseconds.
By using standards-based web and internet technology, Millicast allows publishers of live content to reach all modern browsers and devices without the need for any plugin, player, SDK’s or client-side framework.
Unlike usual WebRTC solutions which are designed for small group video conferencing, Millicast is uniquely engineered for cascading streams over its network to provide massive scalability of real-time streaming. With a presence that covers all major geographic regions, publishers can now broadcast across the globe in less than 500 milliseconds.
Millicast’s “Smart Stream Manager” will automatically optimize the stream received by the viewer depending on the device’s capacity, available bandwidth, and network quality. A mix of simulcast encoding, codecs, and other state-of-the-art technologies are also being used under the hood. Companies who join Millicast’s partner program will have early access to new features such as on-the-fly recording of streams, HLS fallback, support for Chromecast, server-side ad insertion, and more.
“The current file-based, HTTP-as-a-transport technology stack is showing its limitations, as shown by several initiatives toward ‘ultra-low latency’, which only lowers the latency to several seconds. ” said Dr. Alexandre Gouaillard, CEO of CoSMo Software. “We believe Millicast is the sole viable replacement for Flash today, for industries that require true real-time without compromise: auctions, sports, AR/VR, gaming, gambling, live interactive adult shows, etc., and will quickly become the de facto standard for live streaming all together.”
Richard Blakely, CEO of Xirsys stated “Real-time video is the next big thing. It wasn’t too long ago society relied on newspapers for their information and now we expect an instant always-on feed. Soon people will also want to see and hear each other all of the time, truly connected. I believe Millicast is the platform that will make this possible for the masses.”
Millicast is available to the public through the website - https://millicast.com/.
Xirsys is a pioneer of WebRTC infrastructure-as-a-service with a focus on providing the world’s most robust and trusted TURN server cloud. Built upon patented technology, Xirsys provides a globally distributed cloud for advanced reliability and scalability. Founded in 2013 by the creators of Influxis, a leading provider of Flash streaming infrastructure since 2002, Xirsys serves thousands of companies from a multitude of verticals and is a prominent leader in WebRTC infrastructure services.
About CoSMo Software
CoSMo was founded in 2016 by WebRTC experts with a goal to develop tools to make WebRTC easier to use, and help businesses in the adoption of the technology. Contributor to WebRTC standards since 2012, co-leader of the webrtc-in-webkit, co-chair of the IMTC WebRTC interoperability group, and speakers and chairs of several RTC conferences, the CoSMo team is part of Real-Time Communications DNA, from standard to implementation.