How to Choose Video Encoders

There are two categories of video encoders: File Encoders and Streaming Encoders. Are you using the right ones to capture and deliver your live and on-demand video? Read more

OBS Plugin

The Open Broadcast Software project is a streaming and recording system that can be used with DEVOS and Arcus,

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Custom Digital Signage

Custom Digital Signage

Discover Video has made it very easy for you to create unlimited custom digital signage displays.

While other systems require you to learn new proprietary signage authoring tools, we have created a simple add-in for PowerPoint.

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Bonded Cellular Streaming

When to Use Bonded Cellular Streaming

How is bonded cellular streaming used to get HD 4K quality without WiFi?

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Multi-Stream

What does “Multi-Stream” mean to you?

Multi-stream means simultaneously live streaming to multiple channels. Are those multiple channels social profiles, individual viewers, or at multiple rates and resolutions?

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IPV6 Explained

What is IPV6 and Why You Should Care

I remember debating which protocol would dominate networking.  Would IBM embrace IP over their SNA and Token Ring?  Was Netware, then the dominate network system, going to support IP?  Was Banyan Vines going to become more popular outside of certain government networks?  Would ATM make the WAN and LAN distinction irrelevant?

That there would be an IPV6 wasn’t even in our imagination. When IBM selected IP, the die was cast.  And when the Internet became public, on April 30, 1993, the protocol debate was settled. Read more

SignStick® Makes Digital Signage Easy

SignStick® Makes Digital Signage Easy

As its name implies, SignStick® is a small “stick” form-factor device that plugs directly into any modern TV or monitor to display digital signage. The SignStick connects to your network via WiFi or via the included Ethernet adapter.  You configure the SignStick with a server address and the code for a Digital Sign. Read more

Priority Alert

The Priority Alert system is built-in to the DiscoverVideo media systems.  Priority Alert delivers live or recorded video, text messages, or web pages to viewers desktops and cell phones without the viewer needing to take any action.  It simultaneously displays your alert on selected Digital Signage displays.

This is seriously cool.

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SPIDER – More Than Just An Encoder

Videographers and broadcasters take note – the Spider encoder is more than just an encoder.

Learn what happens when a one-man-band AV guy looks for a simpler and easier streaming and recording solution for live events.

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It’s The Bandwidth

A few years ago, a major hospital contacted Discover Video to help them stream a large event.  They were convinced they wanted to use our streaming service, Arcus, to stream live video to thousands of viewers.

“Can you say where the viewers might be located?” I asked.

“Oh, right here in our building.  We want all employees to watch” she said.  “Maybe a few at home too, but mostly the viewers are here on the campus.”

“You really should have a local server in this case” I offered.  “Unless you have a ton of inbound internet access, a premises solution is better for you.”

“No, we will just use the Internet.  It will be fine,” she said.  “Please, don’t inflict a denial of service attack on yourself!” I warned.

It wasn’t fine.

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