118 STREAMING MEDIA January/February 2017
The business of enterprise video continues to evolve. For more than a decade
we’ve predicted the importance
of video in certain industries,
beginning with higher education.
Now we’re seeing video fast
becoming an invaluable asset in
industries such as healthcare. With
ever-changing procedures, devices,
technology, and regulations that
affect healthcare, it is critical that
its workers keep up with new
products and research on a timely
basis. For many organizations,
video is the answer.
Hospital and healthcare staff
training programs have become
increasingly important in today’s
complex healthcare environment.
Video allows hospitals to
easily and cost-effectively
keep their staff up to
date on the latest
advancements so they
can provide the best
standards of patient care.
The most innovative
organizations will remove
and foster unique online
environments to create
and share original
training and content,
bringing larger audiences to
complex procedures and new
We identified and perfected
key capabilities that we know are
required for widespread adoption
of user-generated content creation.
Through that process, we eliminated
much of the complexity that has
kept online video from scaling
effectively at an enterprise level.
In the next year we will see
deeper management and security,
while at the same time more
flexibility in creation, workflow and
consumption of this content. We will
help transform the vast libraries
of video into interactive, indexed
rich video though automated
metadata creation and advanced
search capabilities, and positively
impact the individuals who are
learning from it.
Gary R. Weis
CEO & CTO | SONIC FOUNDRY
Teracue is a pioneer in high-quality live streaming. Back in the dark ages at
the turn of the century, when
thumbnail-sized videos were
standard, we introduced our first
SD MPEG- 2 IP streaming encoder.
2017 will be the year of Live
Streaming, with Facebook taking
much of the credit for popularizing
live streaming on social media. This
means that enterprises delivering
online video must implement
professional live streaming to
When considering 4K and HDR,
innovation is no longer being driven
by broadcasters, but is coming from
the internet itself. At the
moment, 4K content is
typically available as VoD.
Live streaming will be next.
OTT is now superseding
IPTV; closed networks are
no longer a requirement for
Teracue is introducing
new 4K encoders and
decoders for contribution
and OTT. High efficiency
error correction comes as
standard, and in combination with
MC-ROUTE, the customer can
simply build his own worldwide
contribution network in the cloud.
Low latency has been very
important for Teracue since the first
encoder generation and is also a
feature in our new 4K encoders.
Transcoding in the cloud
generates additional unwanted
latency. Our encoders support
multiscreen encoding and multi-protocol streaming including HLS
push, making live cloud transcoding
We at Teracue are excited to see
the transition to live 4K and with
more than 15 years of innovation,
we provide all the must-have
products for encoding, decoding,
streaming, recording, multi-channel
display, management and control.
CTO | TERACUE