How StreamPump Works
When a viewer selects a live stream, the system automatically sends the stream to the StreamPump at their location. The viewer does not know it, but they then receive the stream from the StreamPump. Thus, all viewers at that location can view the stream while only one stream is transported to that location.
StreamPump intelligently caches VoD content. When a viewer requests a VoD title, it is delivered to the StreamPump and all viewers at that location invisibly receive the content locally, saving valuable transport bandwidth. Intelligent caching supports configurable cache expiration times.
Scheduled Time of Day Cache
The system allows you to position selected content on your StreamPumps on a scheduled basis. For example, your popular content can be cached on all StreamPumps at night. The next morning when viewers access the system, the content is delivered to them from their StreamPumps, saving valuable network resources.
Plug And Play
Simply configure StreamPump with the address of your DEVOS server. It then “calls home” and is completely automatic. All settings can be adjusted by the DEVOS user interface. Yes, you can just ship a StreamPump to a remote office and have anyone plug it in to power and the network.
On-Premises or Cloud
Use StreamPump with DEVOS Cloud or on-premises servers.
Since DEVOS Cloud, by definition, uses the public Internet, StreamPump makes it possible to deliver streams to 1000’s of viewers in your enterprise without consuming too much of your Internet access connection.
With DEVOS premises, you may have ample bandwidth to support your local viewers. But you may not want your branch office viewers to compete for bandwidth with other mission-critical applications. StreamPump extends your “enterprise video cloud” making even the bandwidth-challenged locations behave like the high-bandwidth locations.
Standard or Mini
The StreamPump standard is a 19” rackmount appliance and supports up to 1,000 live viewers*
The StreamPump mini is a small form factor appliance (put it anywhere) that supports up to 100 viewers*.
*Actual capacity depends on streaming bit rates and network capacity.
- Live Video sent to StreamPump only when there is one or more viewers
- VoD content optionally cached upon first view
- VoD content optionally cached based on schedule (e.g. after hours)
- Configurable Cached content expiration
More Than Desktops
StreamPump delivers live and VoD content to viewers on their desktops, on mobile devices and tablets, and supports Digital Signage displays. With StreamPump deployed at branch offices, you can centrally control and manage signage, and avoid constant WAN bandwidth usage.
- Bandwidth savings / efficiency
- Can empower branch offices that may otherwise not be video-enabled
- Preserves mission-critical data network applications
- Fully automatic, simple appliance
With a simple StreamPump box located at each branch office, viewers automatically and transparently receive their content from the StreamPump in the office rather than using the WAN. A live video stream is pulled to the branch only when there is one or more viewers, and only one stream traverses the WAN regardless of how many branch office viewers there are. Video-on-Demand content is automatically cached at the branch office in several ways. First, when content is published on the headquarters server it can automatically propagate to the branch offices during specified hours (for example, at night).
This approach ensures that any content viewed in the branch office is delivered from that branch office. Second, the StreamPump provides an intelligent caching option. With Intelligent Caching, a branch office viewer views the content from headquarters normally. StreamPump notices that a viewer had requested content that it does not already have cached, and it automatically downloads that specific content to make it available for the next viewer. Thus, intelligent caching helps to ensure popular content is cached, even if it has not been added to a channel.
Discover Video offers multiple Streampump servers for all of your branch office streaming needs.
- StreamPump Mini, Small Appliance – Designed for up to 100 remote viewers. 240 GB SSD cache storage. GigE network interface.
- StreamPump Standard, Rack Mount Appliance — Designed for up to 1000 remote viewers. 1 TB Hard Drive cache storage. GigE network interface.
All models have a 1 year return to factory hardware warranty.