PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, today announced Elemental™ Live is powering the Wi-Fi Instant Replay system deployed by the Department of Athletics at Stanford University.
Stanford Athletics is one of the first intercollegiate athletic programs to bring instant replay over Wi-Fi to its sports venues. The system gives fans in attendance at sporting events on Stanford campus immediate access to video/audio replay on Wi-Fi enabled mobile devices. The hardware deployment and low level software integration is supported by Diversified Systems, an Elemental partner and systems integrator with extensive expertise in building video infrastructure for sports venues.
With Elemental Live supplying adaptive bit rate video, the Wi-Fi Instant Replay system delivers game clips to fans’ mobile devices within 15 seconds of live play. Replays are accessible through the free Stanford GameDay Live website and are available to fans at sporting events hosted at Stanford Stadium and Maples Pavilion. FanConneX created the website and the backend programming that enables video display and other interactive features on mobile devices to enhance the in-stadium experience for sports fans.
Using Elemental Live, input from four different camera sources is continuously encoded in real time to create multiple adaptive bit rate Apple HTTP files, which are immediately stored on a local web server. Replay clips created by operators for the main video streams in the stadium are pushed to mobile devices through the simple use of a function key that passes clip metadata to the Stanford GameDay Live website.
“Demand for real-time, high-quality content on mobile devices is growing and sports fans are no exception,” said Keith Wymbs, vice president of marketing at Elemental Technologies. “Stanford Athletics offers a unique opportunity to connect fans to an interactive experience that’s already proving to be a huge value-add in major league sports venues.”
Elemental Live is a video processing system that provides content producers and distributors with video and audio encoding for live streaming to new media platforms. With unprecedented density, Elemental Live executes simultaneous processing and encoding of multiple adaptive bit rate outputs, delivering the high-quality, high-efficiency performance required for streaming live video to any device.
To learn more about the Wi-Fi instant replay application at Stanford University, read the case study published on the Elemental website.
Elemental Technologies is the leading supplier of video solutions for multiscreen content delivery. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the company pioneered the use of graphics processors to power adaptive video streaming over IP networks. Providing unmatched solutions for top media and entertainment companies worldwide, including Comcast, Disney and HBO, Elemental helps content programmers and service providers bring video to any screen, anytime – all at once. To learn more, please visit www.elementaltechnologies.com and follow @elementaltech on Twitter.