Octoshape to Power the Education Sector in Support of Distance Learning, Culture, Documentary and News Programming
Global educational institutions rely on Infinite HDTM to provide innovative, cost effective video delivery solutions
PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Educational institutions across the world are switching to Octoshape, an industry leader in cloud-based streaming technology, for the linear, high quality delivery of their educational-based programming to multiple connected campuses, devices and beyond.
“It was exceedingly important to us that our programming was distributed, to an ever-growing audience, with the same level of quality and scale as demanded by major international broadcasters”
Octoshape’s patented Infinite HDTM stream acceleration technologies, which include a cloud based and/or on premise infrastructure, achieve consistent, high quality video playback across any device. The technology is used by educational institutions to efficiently deliver content across campuses for on-net delivery of content to students as well as for off-campus delivery of content to mobile devices, tablets and web browsers. Educators, students, parents and university alumni can stay in touch with the schools while experiencing a new way of watching live and on-demand programming.
Located in the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara and comprised of eight separate campuses across the State of Jalisco, the University of Guadalajara is the second oldest university in Mexico and the fifth oldest in North America with an enrollment of more than 200,000 students. The University recently launched “Channel 44,” an online channel dedicated to offering culture, news, documentaries and infotainment. Channel 44 will now also be available over mobile devices and tablets, using Octoshape Infinite HD services.
“It was exceedingly important to us that our programming was distributed, to an ever-growing audience, with the same level of quality and scale as demanded by major international broadcasters,” said M.Sc Gabriel Torres Espinoza, Director of the University System of Radio and Television. “Octoshape Infinite HD has enabled us to grow our audience over the Internet and via smart devices while ensuring the highest quality and scale to meet the demand. We are very pleased with the result.”
“Octoshape’s strong adoption across the Educational space is a testimony to the common need our clients have,” said Michael Koehn Milland, CEO of Octoshape. “Our technologies not only enable educational institutions to exceed their high quality standards, but, as they are rolled out across campus, also enable the efficient delivery of linear video without the need to deploy a native multicast infrastructure.“
Another major customer of Octoshape, the National University of Cuyo, which has more than 40,000 students, 4,500 teachers and 1,300 academic support personnel, recently launched “Señal U,” the first public, free digital channel in the region offering cultural and science-based programming and analysis. In order to extend the content beyond the university campus and make it available to other cities in Latin America, the university contracted with Octoshape for its stream acceleration needs. Octoshape’s Infinite HD™ enables programs like “Radio Universidad” and “Edicion UNCuyo” for high quality global distribution across multiple devices.
“While researching various methods and vendors to deliver our live video streaming needs, we tested the performance of several suppliers,” said Diego Pistone, Head of Streaming at Señal U. “Only Octoshape was able to achieve high quality streaming, in HD, at scale and without buffering, interruptions or delays. The world now has an open window into the Mendoza community via Señal U.”
Roughly 10,000 miles away and on the Asian continent, private educational institutions Singapore American School (SAS) and the International School Manila (ISM), offer curriculum targeted at Expatriates and serve students of all grade ranges.
“To better serve the family of our international students, we have adopted Octoshape’s live streaming platform,” said Alexander van Iperen, IT Technical Director, for the International School Manila. “The parents and family members of the students are now able to enjoy graduation and other important ceremonies from afar without having to compromise on quality.”
SAS is the largest international school in the world, located on one campus, with an enrollment of approximately 3,800 students. Requirements for both educational institutions were to be able to plan and deliver frequent, live streamed events to the diverse student body. Cost containment was important but given the high standards of the governing bodies, delivery of a high quality product was critical.
Streaming media innovator Octoshape provides the enabling technology required to bring TV quality, TV scale and TV economics to the public Internet. The company is writing the next chapter of content delivery for broadband IPTV services. The Octoshape approach is more scalable, flexible and affordable than traditional content delivery (CDN) schemes, while providing feature-rich, high-quality viewing to the largest of audiences.
For more information visit www.octoshape.com.