Our tech in more detail

ALL SYSTEMS

Our technology runs on any point-to-point and point-to-multipoint infrastructure and has been extensively and successfully tested by Lockheed Martin and Comcast Communications. Due to our reliance on proprietary multipoint technology, ViewCast Live channels change faster. Our company has achieved its goal of duplicating the experience of television; inventing, patenting, and developing a SMART system with multipoint Advanced Buffering Technology (ABT) distributions.

Transports data and video across all systems, including cable, fiber, satellite and Wi-Fi to virtually any static or mobile device.
Makes use of existing Internet protocols and infrastructures, but adds point-to-multipoint enhanced security and functionality that has been missing.
Creates a highly secure Internet system that makes potentially vulnerable command and control infrastructures impervious to outside attacks by Internet worms and bots, and other threats.
Provides highly resilient command and control scaling and delivers continuity to military operations and communications technology.
Can be optionally run on most readily available hardware, such as Cisco ISR capable routers, which can be coupled to the Public or private networking infrastructures.
Helps fulfill key goals established by the International Strategy to Secure Cyberspace by providing Internet infrastructure improvements to address security vulnerabilities.
Offers unique multipoint network solutions, which are backed by five comprehensive patents.

ONE-TO-MANY

Current 'solutions'

Current Internet Protocol transport technology was not engineered to meet today’s massive demands. It requires the sending of a separate signal to each and every end-user, which can easily consume more bandwidth than is available. This congestion can cause serious problems, including systemic crashes, unpredictable service, security breaches, poor quality and speed, thereby endangering quality of service.

Existing solutions usually require operators to make excessive capital investments to expand their increasingly taxed capacity limits. These challenges make for a structure that is neither scalable nor reliable.

One-to-many with Viewcast Technology
Viewcast is based on patented software packaged to be the first platform that adds layers of security, reliability, and bi-directionality to legacy broadcast Internet transmissions. Viewcast’s elegant solution is far less expensive to operate and exponentially more efficient to implement when compared to current streaming Internet television.

With Viewcast's technology, streaming large-scale distributions can be much more efficient over existing infrastructures. These factors allow Viewcast, and its partners, to simultaneously send one Internet signal to millions, at exponentially lower costs. We call this one-to-many. This performance is achieved while maintaining unsurpassed quality of service and accountability, which until now has been impossible.

The backbone of our product is a patented middleware software solution that creates a ubiquitous operating platform. This provides the long-anticipated delivery of live Internet transmissions to a mass global audience at 'old school' broadcast metrics. It's the golden age all over again, for Internet broadcasting. Of any sort.

Viewcast’s offers major advantages over current 'streaming' technology by allowing for the simultaneous sending of one Internet signal to millions of end-users, resulting in unprecedented bandwidth efficiency, at exponentially lower costs while facilitating mass scalability. Conversely, current Internet technology requires the sending of a separate signal to each and every end-user, which often consumes more bandwidth than is available. This is what we call one-to-one.

SECURITY

Viewcast developed Multipoint Repeating for use in both public and private networks that require multi-tiered encryption and a mechanism to obfuscate the system back- bone from non-authorised users. Aspects of the Multipoint Repeating mechanism are incorporated into our network during the ingest process at the headend. A component of the SMARTencoder software is tasked with executing this function.

The SMARTrepeater provides multi-tiered encryption that obfuscates the system backbone of public or private networks from unauthorised users. SMARTrepeater software translates the stream from the SMARTmaster and re-encrypts and rebroadcasts it to multiple new IP Addresses and Ports which are isolated and hidden from the end user.

A version of this security mechanism is also incorporated into the network by the SMART- encoder, during the ingest process at the headend. The SMARTrepeater is a close-ended undetectable system that adds layers of protection that insures heightened security for the backbone. The repeater function also enhances scalability by allowing packet replacement closer to the SMARTendnodes.

These processes used by the SMARTrepeaters work to protect the system backbone from data theft signal pollution and all other cyber attacks. This is accomplished in part by adding encryption at each step of the network operation. This feature adds many layers of protection that make it extremely unlikely that the backbone could be susceptible to cyber attack.

Elements of this dynamic repeating process have been operational in a CHN/Worldcast ingest system for over two years. No security breaches or failures have been experienced.

RELIABILITY

The Viewcast Multipoint Network processes redundant Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) and User Datagram Protocol (UDP) data packets. This activity begins with the SMARTencoder, which constructs the redundant data using standard forward error correction (FEC) functions and SMART packet replacement protocol. Multiple UDP and LDPC packet groups are assembled and interleaved forstreaming to the SMARTmaster’s TDC.

UDP packets are essential "source packets,” and must be fully restored if they are damaged or missing. LDPC packets are non-essential but contain error correcting code that reconstructs all missing UDP packets that have not been received due to problematic network conditions.

The Interleaving process is a technique that makes FEC more robust with respect to burst errors caused by network congestion router issues and other related problems. The SMART- visualizer is able to show these packets being reassembled from the interleaved stream in real-time at the SMARTmaster.

ACCOUNTABILITY

The importance of Television’s transition to the Internet eclipses the advent of color television. Utilizing our new and market tested technology for server infrastructure, Viewcast improves on the current Internet broadcast model in both metrics and capability, adding what broadcast television networks want, which is equal or better than legacy broadcast metrics, greater efficiency, and unfettered accountability of their audience. ViewCast’s servers preform server-side audience accounting and collection of metric data, which alleviates the expensive requirement of kludged media player “plug ins” for every delivery platform.

Direct to consumer bottom line profit. SMARTcast's efficiencies enable profitable streaming of linear channels with overlay advertising alone. This crossing of ad-revenue vs. cost-of-streaming has been considered to be the holy grail of Internet television.
Targeted (addressable) advertising - SMART's bidirectionality allows for reporting of localized ad-plays. Targeted spots generate more revenue while increasing available ad space. This geometric creates opportunities for broadcasters and infrastructure providers. Also, recordings of SMARTcasts include the SMART ad play encoding markers, so the recordings can can generate additional revenue because they can request play advertising insertion as well. In short; with SMARTcasts commercials are embedded in the stream and as such unblockable by adblockers.

EFFICIENCY

Viewcast’s SMART(p) technologies enhance existing Internet systems by providing a much more efficient method of delivering Internet Protocol (IP) transmissions between their source and multiple end-users. Viewcast’s software platform is applicable to any large-scale data distribution systems and is equally suitable to both wired and wireless environments.

Increasingly, broadcasters are delivering Internet VOD (Video On Demand) streams to their subscribers. This continues saturating the available bandwidth of both operators and their customers alike. The current techniques, used for video and data delivery, are very different from the way Viewcast operates, because they usually require a separate signal for each and every end-user. This is not only expensive, but also causes network congestion and other serious problems for the telecommunications industries and the Internet infrastructure in general.

Viewcast has addressed this complex problem with a series of patented SMART(p) software solutions, which optimize available bandwidth for higher efficiency, while maintaining the security and reliability demanded by the broadcast industry and consumers. Our software uses existing telecommunications infrastructures to send one video or data source to potentially millions of end users simultaneously. Additionally, Viewcast takes advantage of the Internet's existing bidirectional communication capability, using it to add reliability to the broadcast, and add audience measurement, quality of service, and to return of statistical data used for near-real-time analytical analysis. This combination yields a significant advantage over any method that is in use today.

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