Live and CDN
The MAXICASTER local Live HLS Server handles all streaming, content protection and caching requirements for linear channels. As a further enhancement advanced CDN functionality has been built into the core server design. Leveraging the hosted MAXICASTER back-end for channel management and load balancing and the local server environment for live streaming, packaging and caching, MAXICASTER Media provides state-of-art functionality which is both scalable and feature rich.
As a case-in-point a single off-the-shelf server delivers in excess of 9Gbps output via HLS streaming. Traffic is cached and distributed between MAXICASTER Media servers, automatically re-distributing traffic between sites based on peaks and serving channels from the closest server to the specific request.
As a result, distributing MAXICASTER Media Live Servers across key usage areas with bandwidth between sites will automatically offer all the functionality of a Private CDN. This effectively saves a Service Provider the costs, operations and ongoing management of a separate CDN infrastructure.
This ”two for one” capability results in a business case which is significantly optimised.