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MediaKind Aquila Broadcast
- Class leading picture quality
- Offers 10% year-on-year gain in video quality giving subscribers and viewers a more immersive experience annually.
- Flexible deployment
- Deployable as an appliance or software only, either on-premises or in the cloud ensuring any system implementation fits with all current architectures.
- Supporting an all IP workflow
- Supports the latest IP standards, including SMPTE 2022 and SMPTE ST 2110 enabling a simplified and more cost efficient solution implementation.
- Converged broadcast & OTT solution
- When combined with the Aquila Streaming solution, Aquila Broadcast provides a cost efficient broadcast and streaming platform.
MediaKind Aquila On-Demand
- Push your video quality higher leveraging MediaKind’s On-Demand Encoding technology to provide the highest video quality and guaranteed performance across multiple codec choices - MPEG-2, H.264 & HEVC•
- Enabling a better consumer experience delivering content to a wide variety of devices by leveraging MediaKind’s packager support for all major segment and manifest formats (HLS, Smooth Streaming, DASH, CMAF)•
- Faster time to market by deploying a unified solution across any network and infrastructure type (COTS servers, IT datacenters & private and public clouds)•
- Reduce operational complexity using a single interface for all services and servers’ operations•
- Optimize server footprint with an underlying micro-services design, that provides deployment flexibility, allows scalability according to demand and delivers a highly available service
MediaKind Aquila Streaming
- Push video quality higher by leveraging MediaKind’s Encoding Live award winning technology to deliver the highest video quality and guaranteed performance across multiple codecs (MPEG-2, H.264 & HEVC)
- Enable a better consumer experience with support for a wide variety of devices by leveraging MediaKind’s packaging technology with support for all major segment and manifest formats (HLS, SS, DASH, CMAF)
- Faster time to market by utilizing a single solution to address all networks and all infrastructures (Appliances, IT datacenter & private and public clouds)
- Reduce operational complexity using a single point of entry for all media services and servers’ operations.
- Optimize OPEX and CAPEX when migrating to full IP leveraging the latest IT & cloud technologies (containers & orchestration) to significantly reduce infrastructure costs.
- Highly Available with a variety of redundancy and recovery schemes thus ensuring maximum uptime and minimizing servicing costs leading to reduced consumer churn and maintaining important revenue streams
- Aquila Streaming can be combined with Aquila Broadcast enabling a fully converged Broadcast and OTT headend
Aquila Streaming delivered as a Service
This type of solution deployment enables some further key additional benefits:
- Faster time to market for media content
- Peace of mind from proven integration with ecosystem partners to offer a full turn-key solution
- Significant cost efficiencies from the reduction of locally deployed equipment procurement or management needed since the solution leverages public cloud infrastructure
- Reduced in-house operational requirements and lifecycle management cost implications as these are handled by MediaKind
- Applications supported for 24/7 live channels, occasional use/events, and additional use cases such as disaster recovery for on premises headends
MediaKind Cygnus Contribution
This media processing and delivery solution addresses a number of different live content contribution use cases and applications such as remote / at-home production with distinct values enabling content providers/owners, Broadcasters and TV Operators to maximize their investment whilst maintaining the quality and low latencies required for professional media delivery.
MediaKind Video Storage and Processing Platform (VSPP)
For cable companies, multiple service operators (MSOs), telcos and content providers who need a cost efficient, reliable solution for massively scalable video storage and recording that exceeds stringent performance requirements, the MediaKind Video Storage and Processing Platform (VSPP) is the only field proven, large scale software-based solution that provides resiliency, very high throughput, and virtually hands-off maintenance. This platform is highly optimized to minimize hardware footprint and provide the best possible TCO.
Supported use cases
Cloud based DVR applications enable service providers to offer a DVR service without the need todeploy or upgrade to expensive DVR boxes at the subscriber site. By locating the storage and streaming at the network operation center and running an RS-DVR client software at the subscriber site, operators can offer a full DVR service without the need of hardware upgrades at the subscriber.
Dynamic origin server
The origin server is a scale out media storage system that can also perform content transformation, and streaming. The origin ingests MPEG-TS CBR and ABR, and transforms them on-the-fly to RTSP and different OTT formats, thus eliminating the need to store multiple formats.
VSPP tiered architecture
Supports different tiers to address specific streaming patterns as well as content popularity.
With an ongoing transformation to the full-blown Media Edge for the legacy and OTT delivery.
AirBossX® is a comprehensive yet intuitive master control automation solution. The feature-packed software supports all common broadcast equipment and industry standards. AirBossX’s deep integration with industry hardware allows users to create optimized workflows that fit the station’s needs. In addition, AirBossX can operate in lights-out mode, saving stations money and offering peace of mind.
The unique architecture of AirBossX is designed to scale as the station’s needs grow. Channels and workflow modules can be easily added to the core software package with minimal operational impact. The flexibility offered, makes AirbossX a solution for any size environment from a single station to a hub operation.
AirBossX is equipped with an intuitive user interface that offers operators flexibility and simplicity for optimal user experience and error mitigation. The user interface allows for advanced customization such as tailoring color, layout, stacking of channels, and enabling a confidence monitoring proxy video. What’s more, the AirBossX client can be installed on any network machine and even operated remotely.
Florical offers multiple products that can be combined with AirBossX to build an end-to-end master control solution. Some of the products include Acuitas, an integrated playout and ingest solution, as well as a suite of acquisition and content management tools.
Here’s what we offer: Heuristic search and intelligence capabilities Diverse options for storage of multiple copies: o One + One archive storage: One copy in a latest, secure enterprise LTO vault solution, which is always online and available in real-time. A second LTO copy is stored at an earthquake and fire proof Disaster Recovery (DR) location such as Iron Mountain, located in a different seismic zone One + One + One archive storage: Two concurrent copies saved in two different LTO tape libraries which use hardware from different vendors to ensure extra security. A third copy is stored at a DR location o An additional copy can also be stored in an online disk-based storage system controlled by a customizable set of rules. This ensures quickest possible retrieval time The CLEARTM Advantage: o Manages multiple copies of stored content and helps retrieve the quickest accessible copy, saving valuable time o Enables users to digitally deliver retrieved content to a chosen location based on workflow rules o Provides specialized archival functionality for multiple formats, as well as asset related essences such as dubbed audio and mezzanine files o PrimeAssureTM: A unique algorithm within CLEAR provides Archive Assurance o Offers a hierarchical archiving system, where any content which is unused for a certain time period goes into a deep archive o Integrates with third-party systems (such as Oracle DIVArchive) to enable a seamless and efficient archiving workflow Secure deep archive infrastructure: Peta-bytes of storage in temperature controlled, robotic tape libraries for long term storage Immediate notifications for customers via email to confirm receipt of content Support for time-based restore: Restored content is deleted once the client has taken a copy
One + One + One archive storage: Two concurrent copies saved in two different LTO tape libraries which use hardware from different vendors to ensure extra security. A third copy is stored at a DR location o An additional copy can also be stored in an online disk-based storage system controlled by a customizable set of rules. This ensures quickest possible retrieval time The CLEARTM Advantage: o Manages multiple copies of stored content and helps retrieve the quickest accessible copy, saving valuable time o Enables users to digitally deliver retrieved content to a chosen location based on workflow rules o Provides specialized archival functionality for multiple formats, as well as asset related essences such as dubbed audio and mezzanine files o PrimeAssureTM: A unique algorithm within CLEARTM provides Archive Assurance o Offers a hierarchical archiving system, where any content which is unused for a certain time period goes into a deep archive o Integrates with third-party systems (such as Oracle DIVArchive) to enable a seamless and efficient archiving workflow Secure deep archive infrastructure: Peta-bytes of storage in temperature controlled, robotic tape libraries for long term storage Immediate notifications for customers via email to confirm receipt of content Support for time-based restore: Restored content is deleted once the client has taken a copy
BaishanCloud Cloud Delivery
BaishanCloud's content acceleration solution helps solve these problems by intelligently routing web traffic to bypass network slowness and by caching digital content like images and scripts on hundreds of server PoPs. Our global delivery network connects content to millions of end-users worldwide with speed and high availability.
Web Caching and Instant Page Loads
Intelligent Routing and DNS Load Balancing
Scalability and Flexibility for Easy Customization
Fast Whole-Network Content Purge
Better Performance and Lower Latency
Studies show that faster page loads improve user stickiness. Sluggish page loads can cause users to abandon a page, impact search engine optimization (SEO) ranking, and decrease advertising revenue.
A few factors affecting performance include the distance between the content and end-users and network conditions. BaishanCloud’s content delivery solutions improve a website’s performance by pushing and caching its content to the edge of the Internet so that it’s closer to users worldwide, resulting in significant performance improvements for static content, social-media-integrated sites, and media-heavy web pages.
Intelligent Routing and DNS Load Balancing
Baishan monitors global network conditions to detect and automatically adjust request routing to avoid unfavorable paths. We use a dynamic IP database to balance traffic accurately based on IP addresses. When there’s a server or network issue, the platform will make adjustments within seconds to ensure a high level of performance.
The freshness and accuracy of a website’s content are crucial to online businesses, which is why Baishan prioritizes our customers’ ability to control and manage cached content quickly. Information such as news headlines, weather forecasts, and airline promotion pricing changes all the time and has to be up-to-date. Baishan’s intelligent purging removes obsolete content across our global network within seconds. Efficiency and flexibility are critical to meeting the demands of enterprise customers, so we make sure our customers’ websites are always current and ready-to-go!
Baishan protects websites and applications with TLS encryption to ensure the privacy and data integrity of our customers and their end-users. We also provide other value-added security products such as Web Application Firewall (WAF) and artificial-intelligence-based Advanced Threat Detection (ATD) to defend our customers from malicious bots and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.
Connectivity in China, Asia, and Beyond
BaishanCloud has an extensive network in China, with over 600 PoPs located in first, second, and third-tier cities. Directly peering with multiple national ISPs, Baishan keeps a pulse on network status changes to ensure top-notch performance at all times. Our expertise in China's internet ecosystem helps our customers expand their businesses and navigate the market with ease. BaishanCloud also operates numerous PoPs in key countries and cities across Asia and the rest of the world, ensuring superior coverage of each region.
HTTP/2 and IPv6
BaishanCloud’s dynamic acceleration platform is tailored to serve modern Internet content and devices (such as IoT) and mobile phones. It supports HTTP/1.0, HTTP/1.1, and HTTP/2 with both IPv4 and IPv6 enabled. The platform will serve the compatible protocol and version based on the devices or clients end users are using without the need for customers to modify the origin.
API and Automation
Baishan’s API-friendly platform allows our customers to manage their domain settings and automate deployments via APIs around the globe. One can easily create new delivery configurations, purge cache, or upload TLS certificates with pre-programmed API calls. We continue to expand our API library to include new functions or customizations.
Dedication to Innovation
BaishanCloud leads the pack with real-world customer performance data measured by third-party analytic companies. With comprehensive delivery solutions and a robust global platform reaching the corners of the globe, BaishanCloud prides itself on technological innovation and creation of new and customized solutions. We continuously optimize our network and performance to serve our customers and their end-users wherever they may be.
BaishanCloud Cloud Shield
In the process of digital transformation, an increasing number of enterprises are devoting more resources to building their web applications and APIs to meet their growing business needs. While it may provide users with the ability and flexibility to interact with their sites, enterprises often fall victim to malicious cyber-attacks which could lead to such devastating results as server downtime, user data breach, compromised database, and more. Baishan Cloud Shield security solution fully addresses the security issues of customers and provides them with comprehensive security protection on the edge. Baishan’s Cloud Shield security solution provides broad protection for websites and applications against all types of sophisticated attacks, including DDoS, web application, and direct to origin attacks, leveraging its high-bandwidth, globally distributed network with multiple tiered architectures. It is deployed across Baishan’s edge platform, which has more than 600 points-of-presence (PoP) globally across all major continents, so customers do not need to sacrifice performance for protection.
Security at the edge with 50+Tbps capacity globally. The AI-powered solution to provide up-to-date threat mitigation. Tight integration with cloud acceleration service. Self-configurable rulesets with real-time logging. Dedicated security research team to identify threats
Always-on DDoS Protection
Each PoP in Baishan’s globally distributed network is built with proprietary DDoS mitigation technologies. With 50+ Terabits-per-second (and growing) capacity, it is a safety net to absorb DDoS attacks on Layer 3 and Layer 4 while allowing the good traffic to pass through. It protects against distributed attacks such as Ping floods, ICMP floods, web sockets attack, transaction floods, resource exhaustion, and UDP abuse. Baishan also works closely with local Internet Service Providers to strategically deploy three-tiered scrubbing centers around the world for more substantial distributed attacks. Each location within the three-tiered scrubbing center can scrub up to 1 Terabits-per-second of DDoS traffic. For application level (Layer 7) attacks, Baishan offers customizable edge rules to protect the network. Our distributed edges will inspect the entire HTTP/HTTPS requests and filter them based on request attributes such as IP addresses, cookies, or headers.
Web Application Firewall at the Edge
Baishan's Cloud Shield WAF protects applications from malicious attacks designed to compromise web servers. It is built on Baishan's globally distributed network with an AI-powered analytical engine to automatically and continuously detect and categorize new threats and vulnerabilities as they emerge (including the zero-day exploits) and to create new WAF rules to mitigate the attack. On top of the rulesets created and maintained by Baishan, this product also incorporates rulesets from open source communities such as OWASP, Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE), and Chinese National Vulnerability Database (CNVD). The WAF protects against common attacks including injection attacks, cross-site scripting, sensitive data exposure, website tempering, directory traversal attack, and more. Baishan’s WAF also offers keyword flagging features, specifically for websites and applications with user-generated content, so customers can detect and replace any keyword to provide necessary content regulation and to avoid censorship. WAF rules can be customized and managed in real-time via Portal or API based on customers’ unique request scenarios. All traffic going through WAF is logged and analyzed for customers to have 100% visibility into their traffic.
TLS Termination at Edge
Protecting the identity and the integrity of a website requires strong encryption. Baishan supports Transport Layer Security (TLS) to enables end-to-end HTTPS connections between clients and origin server, preventing man-in-the-middle attacks, packet sniffing, and more. TLS connections are encrypted and terminated at Baishan’s globally distributed edge, closer to the end-users, which reduces the latency. Baishan supports TLS 1.1, TLS 1.2, and the latest TLS1.3 with customizable cipher suites.
Real-time Logging and Analysis
Baishan’s Cloud Shield gives customer full insight into their request profiles, security events, and provide real-time analysis and notifications. Customers can monitor threats and attacks with trend analysis in Portal or consume the statistical data via API to understand the traffic in order to take the most appropriate security measures to protect the websites. Near real-time logging is available and can be pushed to any log analysis platform customer prefers.
24/7 Global Support with Security Monitoring
Baishan’s Global Support is available 24/7 to assist customers with mitigating an existing attack or implementing preventative measures for future attacks. Baishan’s security experts conduct daily threat monitoring with vulnerability analyses of new threats, monitor industry bulletin boards for new threats and vulnerabilities, and creates new security rules that provide the most up-to-date web application protection.
BaishanCloud Dynamic Acceleration
How people interact with online content has changed drastically over the last decades. From social media to online shopping, users expect a fast, interactive, and personalized experience everywhere they go and on any device they are using. However, the transformation that makes the content interactive and instant often make the application slower. Industry surveys show that if a page takes more than 3 seconds to load, over 50% of users will terminate the visit. Accelerating dynamically generated content requires an end-to-end solution that overcomes the network congestion delay, cross-country bottlenecks, and packet loss along the way in order to deliver the content to the end-users. BaishanCloud’s Dynamic Acceleration platform is designed to solve this issue by deploying edge servers globally close to the end-users with the advanced TCP optimizations and network optimization allows content owners to focus on creating content for their users and rely on BaishanCloud to guarantee the performance.
Intelligent Route Optimization
BaishanCloud’s intelligent network route optimization technology is based on Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) routing protocol, through multi-tiered delivery architecture, to send the request from end-users to customer’s origin. It detects the health status of routes in real-time to achieve zero delays failover and high availability. It establishes a connection on Layer 2 (Data Link Layer) for better efficiency and utilizes IPSec to authenticate and secure the data in transit.
Intelligent Network Monitoring
BaishanCloud employs comprehensive monitoring on its delivery platform including performance metrics of single-machine bandwidth, data center bandwidth, machine loading, CPU, and I/O. A monitoring agent is deployed on each PoP to route requests between servers based on real-time metrics to achieve high service availability.
Advanced TCP Optimizations
BaishanCloud’s advanced TCP optimization technology helps avoid Internet congestion, timely and accurately recovers packet loss, and selects optimized paths to deliver dynamic content to users. Its congestion control algorithm adapts to each user to improve download speed and stability. The self-adaptive window adjustment mechanism accurately determines network congestion and packet loss to avoid sharp drops in transmission rate. It is tested to be 10 to 100 times faster than the standard TCP protocol. The technology can be applied to all transport layers that use the TCP protocol including software, kernel, and hardware server.
HTTP/2 and IPv6
BaishanCloud’s dynamic acceleration platform is tailored to serve modern Internet content and devices (such as IoT) and mobile phones. It supports HTTP/1.0, HTTP/1.1, and HTTP/2 with both IPv4 and IPv6 enabled. The platform will serve the compatible protocol and version based on the devices or clients end users are using without the need for customer to modify the origin.
BaishanCloud’s dynamic acceleration platform is built with security in mind. Transport Layer Security (TLS) is 100% enabled and supported with options for customer to either use BaishanCloud’s TLS certificate or bring their own certificates. Customer also has the option to enable BaishanCloud’s Advanced Threat Detection (ATD) with dynamic acceleration. ATD is a highly advanced AI-based cloud security product that utilizes machine learning algorithms to learn behavioral patterns of legitimate users to recognize abnormalities and react in real time.