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HD STREAMING

GCDS ENHANCES THE VIDEO VIEWING EXPERIENCE

GCDS HD Streaming provides the ability to broadcast in high quality at scale to large audiences.

  • A single stream from a content provider can be served to thousands of viewers
  • Adaptive bit rate streaming for a buffer free seamless viewing experience
  • Viewers only need a web browser to watch video streams
  • Provided as an enterprise service to DISA customers at no cost

GCDS HD Streaming is a high-performance, scalable, DOD enterprise solution that eases the burdens associated with streaming Flash video. The GCDS HD platform combines the power of GCDS's adaptive bit rate streaming capabilities for Adobe Flash with the performance and reach of the GCDS edge servers. This means content flows over a single network that delivers HD video with the fastest throughput rate to provide a great experience.

Streaming Solutions

Although the underlying GCDS HD Streaming technology is the same, GCDS has packaged four solutions based on user requirements to relieve the many challenges associated with streaming live and on demand video. These solutions are outlined below:

GCDS HD Streaming


GCDS HD Streaming is available on NIPRNet and SIPRNet.

What is it?

Provides the ability to stream on-demand video by uploading video to GCDS and using GCDS’ video playback

What is required?

  • Pre-recorded Flash-based video (.F4V, .MP4, etc.)

Why Use QuickStream?

  • No infrastructure setup required
  • No streaming technical expertise required
  • Ideal for first time GCDS on-demand streaming customers
  • Ideal for training videos (available up to 30 days)

 

GCDS Quick Stream

Customers leverage GCDS QuickStream for a quick, simple, on-demand streaming solution

What is it?

Provides the ability to broadcast live video from a desktop PC/laptop.

What is required?

  • Desktop/laptop with webcam and microphone
  • A video encoder for Flash H.264 video
    • Example: Flash Media Live Encoder, available as a free download from Adobe, obtained a Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) by the Army Designated Approval Authority (DAA) for the use of GCDS streaming

    Why Use Desktop Streaming?

    • No infrastructure setup or technical expertise required
    • Ideal for first time GCDS live streaming customers
    • Ideal for commanders’ briefings

    GCDS Desktop Streaming

    Customers leverage Desktop Streaming for a quick, simple, live streaming solution

    What is it?

    Provides the ability to broadcast video with a slide view and ask a question feature.

    What is required?

    • Camera and microphone
    • A video encoder for Flash H.264 video

    Why use GCDS Presenter?

    • Slides and video are synchronized throughout the presentation
    • Presenters can view questions received from attendees
    • No infrastructure setup or streaming technical expertise required
    • Ideal for all hands and virtual lectures
    • No other streaming solution allows virtual high quality streaming presentations to large global audiences

    Some use cases include:

    • Conference events
    • All hands meetings
    • Town hall meetings
    • Commander briefings
    • Online training sessions

     

    GCDS Presenter

    GCDS Presenter provides a conference like streaming experience

    What is it?

    Provides the ability to integrate and tailor any of GCDS’ streaming capabilities to meet a customer’s needs.

    By integrating GCDS HD Streaming into your environment, you can use GCDS to facilitate a custom, branded, secure video streaming experience to your users, no matter where they are, at scale.

    What is required?

    • Web presence, for viewers to access video
    • A video encoder for Flash H.264 video

    Why use GCDS Integrated Streaming?

    • To enable a branded, customized, and controlled (e.g., CAC enabled) streaming experience
    • Ideal for recurring GCDS streaming customers and events

    Customers leverage GCDS for a fully integrated streaming solution