Phenix Announces Issuance Of U.S. Patents For Stream Sync And Real-Time Adaptive Bitrate Streaming For WebRTC
Phenix issued patent for Dynamic Real-Time ABR Encoding and Multi-stream Sync
CHICAGO, IL(01 Sep 2021)
Phenix Real Time Solutions, the leading provider of real-time streaming video technology and experiences, today announces that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued patents, US 11,051,049 and US 11,019,368, further strengthening the company’s intellectual property position and leadership for real-time streaming technologies. The two new patents further extend the existing portfolio of assigned and provisional patent protections, including the company’s SyncWatch™, real-time advertising insertion, and automated scalability for flash-crowds.
The ‘049 patent titled “Simulating a local experience by live streaming sharable viewpoints of a live event,” enables streaming organizations to deliver real-time, augmented and shared experiences of live events from multiple video feeds (events, camera angles and locations) synchronized to a universal timecode. From live sports to multi-venue music festivals, or multi-camera angle streaming, the patent technology powers applications that allow viewers to switch to alternate streams and views, all without interrupting the stream or causing latency buildup from compiling new playlists.
The ‘368 patent, titled “Adaptive bit-rate methods for live broadcasting,” defines the dynamic ABR encoding methodology which helps reduce start-up time for new viewers, optimize switching time between resolution and bitrate layers, and ultimately improve the user experience by delivering the highest quality live streams despite changing network conditions. By dynamically inserting keyframes as conditions change rather than waiting for encoder-based keyframes to change between renditions, streaming video players are better able to switch between resolutions faster while maintaining consistent streaming experiences for viewers.
“We’re please that the USPTO has yet again recognized the uniqueness of Phenix’s applications and granted these new patents,” said Roy Reichbach, CEO of Phenix. “The challenges for real-time streaming and interactive video applications are far more difficult than legacy technology can solve, and we’re excited for the opportunity to deliver the fastest, and most stable streams to millions of users around the world.”
Millions of fans have already been able to enjoy exciting real-time streaming opportunities powered by Phenix’s technology. In May, Phenix powered streams of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, setting records for the number of concurrent viewers (500,000) - all able to watch and participate in betting across any device, all in real-time. Phenix is also continuing its relationship with Verizon Media and Yahoo Sports as it delivers watch-together experiences for the 2021-2022 fantasy football season.
Phenix is a real-time streaming technology platform that can deliver synchronous streams with sub-half second latency while maintaining broadcast quality and scale. Its proprietary platform is essential for delivering content in real-time to better engage audiences and deliver interactive experiences that drive revenue for sportsbooks, sports and eSports properties as well as broadcast companies. Phenix is headquartered in Chicago, with offices in California and Europe. For more information, visit www.phenixrts.com, or follow on Twitter and LinkedIn.