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Cerberus Tech Enables Seamless, Interoperable Conversion of IP Video Traffic

Thu 28, 01 2021

Cerberus Tech Ltd, 28th January 2021, Southampton, UK – Cerberus Tech Ltd has launched IO, a software-based live IP video switching application. Operating point-to-point, or point-to-multipoint, the IP broadcast application allows for seamless switching between; RTP, UDP, RIST, SRT, RTMP and HLS delivery protocols. It can be scaled to unlimited outputs and used within a device, data centre or cloud environment.

IO utilises industry standard IP methods, for secure, reliable open delivery. It enables automatic switching between open video transport stream protocols, for in/out video and audio contribution and distribution. This allows users to seamlessly convert on-premises video traffic to cloud facing protocols. Featuring full management and monitoring capabilities via a simple and intuitive user interface.

IO was built using the application tool Docker, which accelerates development workflows with an integrated pipeline and consolidated application components. IO defines the environment in which the software runs, without limiting the user to specific operating systems or hardware. This allows for greater flexibility for users to deliver content securely to partner services, in any format including Remote Production, Channel Partners, Broadcasters, and CDN’s as well as global head ends.

Compatible with any other device using the same standards, IO offers interoperability without the need for proprietary software. IO can be installed as a container on hardware, virtual machine or cloud environments, as well as behind organisational firewalls. IO can be used as either a sending or receiving device. Or it can sit in-between broadcasting devices, acting as a central hub for content distribution.

IO development lead Brad Carter, CTO, Cerberus Tech explains, “Changing technology developments need flexibility. At Cerberus Tech we recognise the importance of not being tied to a single approach. IO allows customers to respond cost-effectively to technology developments and take advantage of emerging protocols and standards. This adaptable switching platform is the perfectly shaped jigsaw piece in the delivery chain.”

For more information on the IO Early Adopter Programme please visit:

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About Cerberus Tech

Cerberus Tech Ltd operates a truly global IP video delivery network, leveraging the very latest in technology to deliver content anywhere in the world. For ‘always on’ managed services, Network 1 is its proven platform for primary distribution and customers, from public service broadcasters to global media giants, are increasingly utilising their global connectivity to transport linear video content. For live content and occasional use, Livelink is the ideal IP cloud teleport solution for moving content from source to destination without reliance on expensive, traditional, satellite and fibre infrastructure. IO is its point to point, or point to multipoint, broadcast delivery software tool developed using the power of docker and utilising industry-standard IP delivery methods for secure, reliable, open delivery including RIST and SRT. Whether it is the transmission of live sports, events or 24/7 managed services, Cerberus Tech’s vast expertise and commitment to cost-effective, reliable and future-proof solutions means that customers are in safe hands.

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