www.abacast.com Patent No. 6,970,937 B1 Question ?Can P2P and peer-assisted streaming technology help broadcasters and content providers overcome the limitations of live streaming and, if so, how? Is P2PTV as you are deploying it scalable to a mass media level?
www.abacast.com Patent No. 6,970,937 B1 Live Streaming ?Too expensive – Unicast streaming ?Too much bandwidth required ?Too difficult to predict audience size ?Run away expenses ?Poor quality end-user experience ?Not enough revenue potential ?Too difficult to setup
www.abacast.com Patent No. 6,970,937 B1 Problem Solved? ?Dont stream ?Limit audience size ?Reduce stream quality – bitrate ?Commit to Fixed Expense (Audience size) ?Virtual Waiting Rooms ?Pay premium for Edge server enhancement ?Overbuild and Outsource everything
www.abacast.com Patent No. 6,970,937 B1 Hybrid Peer-to-Peer Abacasts patented distributed streaming technology greatly improves the delivery of one-to- many real-time streaming media.
www.abacast.com Patent No. 6,970,937 B1 Proven Network Technology ?7 years in operation ?41,568,863 plug-in downloads (as of June 1st, 2007) ?Between 98% and 54% efficient based on bitrate and audience charateristics ?~12 million end-user hours per month ?~3.9 million uniques per month ?Large Broadcast Groups – CBS, Regent, NNB ?Customers in 16 different countries
www.abacast.com Patent No. 6,970,937 B1 Hybrid Peer-to-Peer ab cd bcd a abcd cd ab abcd abc d abcd abc d Combines… 8Security 8Quality 8Control … of Unicast with the 8Efficiency 8Redundancy 8Scalabality … of Peer-to-Peer and more…
www.abacast.com Patent No. 6,970,937 B1 Quality of Service - Better Stream Connection ?Abacast technology has proven higher quality stream connections than either standard unicast or pure P2P streaming technologies. ?In side-by-side comparisons Abacast Enabled streams had fewer breaks, skips, or buffers than standard unicast streaming technology. ?The result is that listeners and viewers stay connected to your streams longer and have better streaming experiences with fewer interruptions.
www.abacast.com Patent No. 6,970,937 B1 Scalability Proof - Catch 22 ?Large broadcast owners need relief ?Need proof that it is scalable to large audiences before trying ?As of yet they have not been willing to be the example ?To date…10,273 at 340Kbps ?Other examples of larger audiences? Chinese ?Abacast simple scalability math
www.abacast.com Patent No. 6,970,937 B1 Dedicated to Broadcasters ?Founded by former broadcasters, technologists and entrepreneurs ?Dedicated to making profitable Internet broadcast business models ?Created the extra tools require to make broadcasters successful
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www.abacast.com Patent No. 6,970,937 B1 Abacast Compared to Peer-to-Peer ?Not like classic peer-to-peer ?Each user is in constant contact with the server for real-time QoS monitoring ?Real-time redirection (no stale peer lists) ?Users do not know anything about each other ?Users do not store anything for each other ?Users are only distribute signal when actively connected ?If the user needs their upstream bandwidth they always have priority over Abacast distribution of the stream
www.abacast.com Patent No. 6,970,937 B1 Abacast Enabled Compared to Unicast ?Similarities: 8Full DRM Compatibility 8Media Formats: ?Server plug-in architecture allows for quick adaptation for any format - Windows Media, MP3, aacPlus, MPEG 2, MPEG 4, … 8Encoding 8Media Players: ?Client plug-in architecture allows for quick adaptation to any player - Windows Media, Real, Winamp, Custom with API 8End-User Operations 8Browser Independent
www.abacast.com Patent No. 6,970,937 B1 Abacast Enabled Compared to Unicast ?Important Differences: Efficiency: 98% to 40% reduction in bandwidth 8Scalability 8Reduced Infrastructure Deployment 8Stability, Adaptability 8Quality of Service Monitoring all the way to end-user