WebTView, a leader in over-the-top video content delivery to connected devices, today announced that its client-side video acceleration solution, the WebTView Accelerator, has reached up-to x36 faster than direct video streaming or download. The company has shown that by integrating the geographically independent WebTView Accelerator into connected devices, video content delivery cost can be dramatically reduced and video content can be hosted in a cost-effective way, or can use a cost-optimized CDN without compromising on user experience.
The WebTView Accelerator is a client-side embedded footprint (55KB) software module that overcomes Internet congestion and enables smooth over-the-top HTTP video streaming from any content source on the web to any enabled connected device. The software substantially improves throughput up to last-mile speed, thus reducing initial wait time and eliminating the re-buffering that causes picture freezes. The WebTView Accelerator can be used in conjunction with Progressive Download or Adaptive Streaming technologies in order to achieve faster startup and better picture quality.
"Over-the-top video content delivery has been gaining ground during the past year as new connected devices were introduced and as more content providers have started to realize the huge potential market for their content -- as well as the high content delivery cost," said Eli Fux, WebTView's CEO and co-founder. "The WebTView Accelerator is well-positioned to offer the only embedded client-side video streaming acceleration solution, which can help CE vendors and content providers alike to substantially reduce the cost of content delivery."
The WebTView Accelerator can run on every connected device, among them connected TVs, Digital Media Players, connected Blu-ray/DVD Players, tablets, mobile devices, routers, and access points, that require embedded footprint. Web browsers can leverage the WebTView Accelerator in order to boost online video playing. The WebTView Accelerator has been seamlessly integrated into embedded devices in various ways: as a transparent HTTP proxy on routers and access points, and directly as a library using its API on various players.
WebTView will demonstrate the WebTView Accelerator live at the OTTCONF West 2011 in San-Jose, CA during March 1st and 2nd (http://www.xmediaresearch.com/ottcon/).
WebTView a leader in over-the-top video content delivery to connected devices. WebTView's products include the WebTView Video Platform, a cloud-based solution that provides a best-of-breed user experience based on its advance search, recommendation and personalization engine, and the WebTView Accelerator, a client-side embedded software module that enables seamless video streaming and download over HTTP from any content source on the Internet to any enabled CE device.