A New Kind of Vision

Soldiers and poets; ordinarily the two occupy different worlds. That is, until live-streaming gets involved. Thanks to the extraordinary developers at Good Company they have enabled a soldier, blinded in combat, to once again connect to his surroundings. Wearing a pair of WiFi enabled iVue glasses and earphones, Major Scott Smiley sent a live-stream to poet Matthew Dickman who could then describe what the glasses were seeing in real-time. The RTSP stream was sent via an iPod Touch and broadcasted to a Red5 Pro server running on a Digital Ocean Droplet. The resulting low latency stream enabled Dickman (watching the…

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2016 has been an exciting year in the always evolving world of live-streaming. The announcement of Facebook Live, and Youtube Live, propelled live-streaming prominently into the mainstream market. The popularity of these features hold a great potential to drive the future of social media. There are even reports of Facebook paying other companies to make live videos. Is the static selfie image on the verge of being replaced? The social media giants are not the only ones making waves. The communication protocol leader WebRTC, is gaining ground as the standard for cross-platform compatibility (especially considering how close Safari is to…

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WebRTC is fast becoming the default protocol for low latency video transmission in the web browser. People are building all kinds of innovative apps that leverage the technology in creative ways. But many people think of WebRTC as just a Peer to Peer (P2P) technology, and while that’s technically correct (you always need at least two peers to communicate), there are many scenarios where you would want to put a server in the middle. Our company built Red5 Pro as a WebRTC server platform that enables streams to be pulled from broadcasters and redistribute to subscriber peers at scale.…

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