Panopto enables live streaming to iOS devices

HTTP Live Streaming protocol allows universities to webcast presentations, events to iPhones, iPads

Video platform provider Panopto has released a major update to its video capture and management software that includes live webcasting to iOS devices.

The update also introduces a new SharePoint app for creating, managing, and searching enterprise video; 60fps video streaming; search federation with a range of applications using the OpenSearch standard; and support for content approval workflows.

60fps and live-to-iOS streaming capabilities

The latest release of Panopto introduces two advances in video delivery.

Panopto users can now live stream video content from any Windows PC to iOS devices using the HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) protocol. This makes it possible for businesses and universities to webcast their presentations and events to iPhones and iPads with one click in Panopto’s software, to achieve mobile video in up to 60fps, and to live stream without the need to manually configure network firewalls and proxy servers.

In addition, Panopto now supports live and on-demand video streaming at up to 60 frames per second (fps). Although 60fps has become a benchmark in HD televisions, video cameras, smartphones, and live broadcasts by major media companies, online video has lagged behind at 30fps. Now, as network speeds and processing performance continue to grow rapidly, 60fps is becoming the high-end standard for online streaming. In October 2014, YouTube began rollout of 60fps streaming support for a small set of videos, but only using Google’s Chrome browser. With today’s announcement, Panopto is the first video platform to support 60fps in all major web browsers. This provides businesses and universities with sharper images, smoother motion, and broadcast-quality video playback for executive communications, industrial and medical applications, product simulations, university lectures, and more.

Video management and search for Microsoft SharePoint

To provide SharePoint users with enterprise-grade video content management capabilities, Panopto is introducing a new SharePoint app. The app enables customers to:
? Securely embed videos and playlists in SharePoint pages using single sign-on (SSO)
? Federate Panopto Smart Search and SharePoint search results
? Upload and manage videos of any size from within SharePoint
? Automatically transcode videos for playback on any device
? Efficiently stream live and on-demand video across the corporate WAN and internet
? Launch the Panopto recording and webcasting software from within SharePoint
? Access video analytics and editing capabilities

The app can be downloaded from the SharePoint app store. It is compatible with SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server 2013 on-premises, and is available at no cost to Panopto customers. “Read more”


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