:: The Internet is about to become a major medium for delivering high-definition TV, video content and movies on-demand!
++ IP Tech: California, USA / IPTV / MatrixStream
The future of the Internet may have been realized. The MatrixStream system lets users download high-definition video content (such as television shows, movies, concerts, sporting events, and music videos) over standard broadband lines at incredible speeds (as fast as 6 Mbps).
MatrixStream has optimized the video streaming delivery method so that DVD quality videos can be delivered over the internet in real time (provided you have a broadband connection that is at least 3 times the desired video bandswidth). They have overcome the inherent problems of the Internet such as traffic bursts and unstable bandwidth by combining the best of streaming, push VOD (Video On-Demand) and download VOD technology.
The general rule about downloading HD (High Definition) video using competing technologies, is that downloading the content takes longer than watching it.
The peer-to-peer file sharing model, popularized by technologies such as BitTorrent, breaks a movie up into various pieces to transmit it, inherently increasing wait times.
With the speed MatrixStream is achieving, you could download a 90-minute movie in less than 15 minutes (this means you can watch it while you are downloading it - also known as "streaming").
MatrixStream's patent-pending MatrixCast protocol is extremely efficient in the delivery of video to digital media clients such as an IP (Internet Protocol) set-top box (like the IMX 1020 High Definition set-top box, shown above) or the PC. MatrixStream has spent years in optimizing this video delivery method, because like many others (including cable and satellite companies), they have realized that that video streaming is the future of the Internet!
Note From Technophile: MatrixStream's end-to-end solution is designed to be plug-n-play. IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) providers can deploy a MatrixStream solution quickly and easily without all the hassles of integrating different pieces of IPTV solutions from different vendors. All they need is one (or more) MatrixStream servers. The end-user can view streaming video on multiple digital media platforms such as their PC, television, or their home theatre system (each set top box fully supports Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound via the optical PCM output). The set top box can also be used as a server to provide a multi-room video environment. The whole family can then access the entire VOD library stored on the digital media server and watch different videos at the same time. Incredible!:: Source: [MatrixStream]
:: Image Credits: MatrixStream.
:: Innovation: Delivering HD (High-Definition) video over the Internet on-demand!
:: Available: Now (to view a podcast about this technology, click here).
:: Speed Test: To know how fast your Internet connection really is, click here.
A quote from the movie, "Matrix": "Morpheus: Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself."