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Wowza Streaming Engine PTZ Integration for Axis and Sony IP Cameras

June 1, 2016 by Wowza Media Systems

Wowza Streaming Engine™ software simplifies live-streaming workflows via built-in integration with our Works With Wowza™ partners’ encoders and cameras. Wowza Streaming Engine version 4.2 and later include the capability to control the pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) functionality of certain Sony and Axis IP (network) cameras using a controller in the user interface. 

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Broadcast Trend Predictions from the IABM State of the Industry Conference

May 26, 2016 by Wowza Media Systems

Each year The IABM State of the Industry Conference at NAB gives insight into the rapidly changing media-consumption landscape. This year the IABM director of technology and strategic insight, John Ive, chaired a panel—including Wowza CEO and cofounder Dave Stubenvoll—to discuss the state of the industry and future broadcast trends. Listen as Dave and others discuss digital delivery, today's market challenges, and the future of global business in this handy podcast.

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HTML5-Based, Flash-Free Multicast Streaming for Enterprises

May 24, 2016 by Wowza Media Systems

Ramp, a leading provider of next-generation video management and delivery solutions, recently announced an end-to-end platform that enables Flash-free content distribution on corporate networks, via HTML5. This solution, powered by Wowza technology, enables a more efficient distribution of streaming video in the enterprise. I recently caught up with Stephen Blankenship, Ramp VP of product and operations, to discuss why this solution is so important to the enterprise market and how it impacts the streaming industry. Check out the interview.

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Finding the Creative Spark: App Ideas Using the Wowza GoCoder SDK

May 16, 2016 by Candace Cunningham

Now that the Wowza GoCoder SDK App Challenge is underway, it's time to start thinking about all the fun, innovative, and inspiring mobile apps you can create. Looking for ideas to spark your creativity? Here are a few we've been chatting about around the office. They build on the ability to capture gameplay from a game itself, to capture telemetry data, and to record and stream MP4 files.

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Announcing New Tech Alliance CDN Partner, Fastly

May 11, 2016 by Wowza Media Systems

Fastly, the only real-time content delivery network, is the newest Wowza Tech Alliance partner. Although this marks the start of the official partner relationship, we have worked together for quite some time. In fact, last fall Wowza and Fastly both participated in a content distribution panel at the Media Solutions day hosted by Google Cloud Platform. Many organizations are already using the Wowza and Fastly solutions together, so it made sense for us to formally partner to give our joint customers a much tighter integration.

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Live Mobile Streaming: Nine Tips for Success

May 3, 2016 by Chris Knowlton

If you use Twitter or Facebook, you’ve probably seen live video streams showing up lately in your feed. These social media platforms were already engaging, but live mobile broadcasting takes it to the next level, commanding users' attention for longer spans of time. Would you like to have that same “power of now” on your own website, that sense of immediacy that engages your audience right away? Read on.

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Event Recap: NAB 2016

April 28, 2016 by Wowza Media Systems

The Wowza booth was abuzz with energy and excitement last week at NAB in Las Vegas. The show saw its largest ever attendance, with 103,000+ registered attendees and 1,700+ exhibitors. Join us in recapping trending show topics, covering everything from VR/360° streaming to our new Facebook Live integration and Wowza GoCoder SDK.  

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Building a Solid Foundation for Mobile Streaming

April 27, 2016 by Chris Knowlton

Capturing and streaming video from mobile devices is fun and easy thanks to apps like Periscope, WeatherScope, and Wowza GoCoder. But ensuring your live mobile streams look and sound great is only part of the equation. A handful of (admittedly less exciting) considerations—networks, firewalls, privacy, and copyright—make for a solid mobile streaming foundation.

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10 Tips for Live-Streaming a Graduation

April 20, 2016 by Anthony Lazaro

Another year has passed and graduation season is upon us again. While students and faculty prepare for closing ceremonies, media-services departments scramble in preparation for the biggest event of the year. Here are ten tips to help you not only successfully stream your event, but also create an engaging experience for your viewers.

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Top Three Broadcasting Trends from NAB 2016 (Video Blog)

April 20, 2016 by Wowza Media Systems

VR, low latency, and ad insertion have bubbled to the top as the hottest trends at the NAB 2016 show. Check out the commentary on those trends from Wowza CTO Charlie Good.

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