N-Way™ Server

N-Way™ Server
N-Way™ Server
FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS
FUNCTIONALITY
The NCast N-Way server is a powerful adjunct to the Telepresenter™
family of Multimedia Production Appliances. By offering three key
services to Telepresenter users, the N-Way Server allows you to scale
your live streaming presentation capability, provide on-demand services
for delivering your previously recorded presentations, and/or facilitate
multi-participant conferences.
Provides enhanced Multimedia Delivery services to
Telepresenter Users, including live Presentation
Streaming, Content-on-Demand capabilities, and Multiuser Bridging.
STREAMING CAPACITY
The N-Way server is typically located on the corporate backbone, or
housed at the facilities of a third-party Internet Service Provider.
Stream to audiences of up to 350 users per N-Way
Server. Streams utilize industry standard MPEG-4 or
H.264 content and broadcast via RTSP or optionally
RTMP protocols.
Live Streaming Server
ARCHIVE CAPABILITIES
Using a unicast or multicast source stream, the N-Way server allows you
to rebroadcast a session as many unicast streams, so you can deliver your
Telepresentation to hundreds of viewers cost effectively using industry
standard streaming protocols (RTSP or RTMP with the Flash option).
Start with the capacity you need and add capacity later
by adding N-Way servers to your Network. You can store
about 1 hr of Telepresenter-generated content per
Gigabyte of storage.
SCALABILITY
N-Way multicast Tunnel
Internet with
NCast N-Way Server
When grouped in clusters, allows Enterprises, Schools,
Municipal or State Governments, or any other content
provider to expand capacity by simply adding new NWays servers to the Backbone.
CENTRAL MANAGEMENT
Simple Graphical user interface allows for browser-based
management from anywhere on the network.
REBROADCAST FEATURES
When multicast is not available between the presenter and a large audience,
the NCast N-Way Server provides full connectivity by rebroadcasting over
unicast internet connections.
On Demand Server
The N-Way Server can be configured as an ‘On-Demand’ server, collecting
recordings from one or more Telepresenters and making them available to
your audience, either as streamed MPEG-4 or H.264 feeds or as
downloadable podcast files. The server can automatically generate RSS
feeds allowing clients to be informed of the most recent archives.
Multimedia Conference Bridge
Finally, the N-Way server can be configured to allow three or more
Telepresenters to create a fully interactive presentation or meeting
session. Using multicast tunneling, full-duplex communications, picturein-picture, and floor-control, the N-Way server gives geographically
dispersed collaborators the sense of presence of videoconferencing with
the Hi-resolution ‘video plus graphics’ of a Telepresenter.
Multicast Tunnel from one or more Telepresenters to an
N-Way Server and amplify the available user population
and maximize broadcast quality for geographically
dispersed audiences.
COLLABORATION FEATURES
Simplifies collaboration by passing floor control and audio
mixing control packets among Telepresenters
participating in collaborative groupings.
FLASH™ STREAMING
The Flash server option provides for live and on-demand
playback to Flash Media Player clients, which are widely
installed on virtually all desktop, laptop and notebook PCs
and other mobile players.
DESKTOP PLAYERS
Anyone connected to the network can view a
Telepresentation via a web browser and media player
(Flash, Quicktime, Real, Windows 7 Media Player)
© 2010 NCast Corporation. All rights reserved. NCast, the NCast logo, Telepresenter, N -Way Server, Take Streaming Further and TV-Station-in-a-Box are
trademarks or service marks of NCast Corporation. All other trademarks herein are the property of their respective owners. Patent 7280492, others pending.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
SERVER CPU
Intel Core 2 Quad Processor 2.4 GHz, 8 MB L2 Cache,
1066 MHz FSB
2 GB DDR 400MHz RAM
STORAGE SYSTEM
1 TB Serial ATA Hard Drive option
2 TB Serial ATA Hard Drive option
4 TB Serial ATA Hard Drive option
EXTERNAL INTERFACES
Serial RS-232 port on DB-9 connector
NETWORK INTERFACE
Dual RJ-45 (LAN, DSL, Cable Modem),
Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps
COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS
Multicast, Unicast RTSP and optionally RTMP,
NCast NCCP, HTTP, HTTPS, TCP/IP, SSH,
UDP, RTP, RTCP, FTP, SFTP
SYSTEM SERVICES
Apache Web server, (S)FTP server
Darwin Streaming Server
Flash Server optional
NCast Bridging Server
AUTOMATIC FAILOVER/REDUNDANCY
Telepresenter users may set Primary and Failover N-Way Server
Addresses for automatic failover while bridging
MULTICAST REBROADCASTING FEATURES
N-Way Multicast Tunneling Service
COLLABORATIVE FEATURES
STREAMING CAPABILITIES
RTSP Streaming Server, RTMP streaming optional
Supported by Quicktime, Real, DivX, VLC, Windows 7 Media
Player, video iPods, most set top boxes and more.
STREAMING CAPACITY TABLE
Media
Size
Recommended
bitrate
Viewers
VGA
640 x 480
500 kbps
350
XGA
1024 x 768
1250 kbps
300
UXGA
1600 x 1200
3.5 Mbps
225
ARCHIVE FEATURES
Archives stored as MPEG-4 files
Customizable .mp4 files by title, author, and subject
(S)FTP Push from Telepresenters
ARCHIVE CAPACITY
About 1 GB per hour of storage, depends on encoded bit-rate.
LANGUAGES
English
ENVIRONMENTAL
Temperature: Operating 0-35 C (32-95 F)
Humidity: 5% to 95% RH, Non-Condensing
DIMENSIONS
19” (380mm) x 3.46” (68.58mm) x 13.9” (254mm)
WEIGHT
23 lbs. (10 kg)
Interactive floor control during session
Audio mixing from all sites to talk simultaneously
POWER SUPPLY
LOGGING AND REPORTING
ORDERABLE PARTS LIST
Universal 100-240V 50/60 Hz 350W power supply
Telepresenter Access logging and control
Bridging & Conference reports with statistics
Reports automatically e-mailed to administrator
Server usage reports, daily or monthly
NWS-1T20:
NWS-2T20:
NWS-4T20:
1 TB Serial ATA Hard Drive — 2 GB RAM
2 TB Serial ATA Hard Drive — 2 GB RAM
4 TB Serial ATA Hard Drive — 2 GB RAM
SECURITY
Call NCast for additional customizations
Automatic updates, Telepresenter Authentication
Viewer classifications and Passwords
PORTS UTILIZED
80 (HTTP), 554 (RSTP), 1220 (Streaming Server Admin), 6970-6999
(Dynamic UDP), 7070 (RSTP), 10201 (Initial TCP), 32000—32999
(UDP Traffic), 1935 (RTMP with Flash server option)
NCAST CORPORATION 155 Moffett Park Drive, Suite A-103, Sunnyvale, CA 94089 USA
Main: +1 408-541-9230 Fax: +1 408-541-9231
http://www.ncast.com
Email: [email protected]
© 2010 NCast Corporation. All rights reserved. NCast, the NCast logo, Telepresenter, N -Way Server, Take Streaming Further and TV-Station-in-a-Box are
trademarks or service marks of NCast Corporation. All other trademarks herein are the property of their respective owners. Patent 7280492, others pending.
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