Video communication and strong IPTV Streaming is an investment for the digital future
For the uninitiated, IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) implies that television is transmitted (streamed) through the internet. This allows viewers to enjoy movies, television series, and documentaries seamlessly. It has gained popularity due to its dependability. The feed is not broadcast over the public internet under closed network delivery. Instead, the stream is broadcast over a private network and originates from a private internet protocol (IP) rather than a public IP.
Why is everybody excited about IPTV streaming? Before we jump into the intricacies of this, it will be important to understand how IPTV is used. It is used in three different ways:
- Live TV: We have all enjoyed the recent football world cup streamed live through IPTV. IPTV allows you to watch live events from any internet-connected device, whether on the move or at home. In other words, even if a person does not have a cable subscription or access, they can still watch live material using IPTV.
- Video on demand: VoD is gaining popularity and some of the more seen examples are Hulu and HBO. As a business strategy, these services allow customers to purchase a base membership. And then purchase access to additional channels and content. This strategy is increasingly being seen on sites like Amazon Prime.
- Time-shifted TV: This alternative walks the line between live television and video on demand (VoD). On occasion, there is content on television that a customer would want to see live but does not have the time to do so. Consumers who watch time-shifted television can watch it at their convenience but within a limited time period. They can, for example, watch an episode of their favorite late-night show the following day if they miss one. In general, time-shifted TV refers to watching programming that has only recently been shown through a set-top box.
We have every reason to believe that, IPTV streaming and video communications have a very bright future given its technological advancements and obvious benefits. We can list them here:
- There are some key financial benefits corporate enterprises will achieve if they use IPTV platforms such as using IPTV can offer lower power consumption figures than a PC-based solution.
- When it comes to the user end, the fact that AV (audio-visual) content can be played on existing client PC’s, there is no need to invest in additional viewing screens or TVs for the AV content, nor the need to power up these separate units.
- IPTV solutions capitalize on the organization’s existing bandwidth. Bandwidth is necessary to receive data to and from the rest of the world. However, because enterprise IPTV is operating within the organization’s LAN (local area network), Campus or IP network it utilizes the almost limitless capacity here via multicast technology to distribute TV and Video in both SD (standard definition) and HD (high definition) to a limitless number of users.
- IPTV platforms offer very robust video streaming capability with minimal maintenance costs versus PC-based solutions, where the PC can potentially fail and require repair time and skilled labor.
- With cooler operation due to the lower power consumption, IPTV platforms require less air-conditioning in the server racks. Less equipment also means less rack space usage. For example, distributing the same number of TV channels by using TV gateways requires less IPTV devices and less power than if using other traditional distribution methods.
All these easy advantages come to an organization with switching over to IPTV services. Hence it makes it worthwhile feasibility to carry out for any large organization, especially those still using the remote way of working to use IPTV making it a cost-effective investment for a digital future.