Ramp Introduces Universal Program Guide for AltitudeCDN™ Multicast+

Standardized configuration across enterprise video platforms simplifies multicast setup for live broadcast events

BOSTON, Nov. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ramp, leading provider of enterprise video delivery solutions, announced today enhanced multicast support for the vast industry of enterprise streaming platforms. The introduction of a universal program guide for AltitudeCDN™ Multicast+ standardizes the configuration of live multicast events regardless of video application and makes event setup faster, easier and less error prone for administrators.

Multicasting has long been the favored video delivery protocol for enterprise IT departments. Instead of sending individual video streams for every viewer, multicast distributes a single video stream for all viewers to watch simultaneously. The efficiency of multicast drastically reduces bandwidth consumed by video and allows network administrators to accurately predict the impact to the network. Multicast+ from Ramp is the industry’s only platform-neutral multicast solution for HTML5 video and the highly-sought solution for companies facing a technology refresh for end-of-life options such as Windows Media Server, Silverlight, Adobe Flash Player, and Cisco ECDS.

The new universal program guide for Multicast+ is a flexible specification that eliminates the need to manually link multicast settings for each event in the admin console of both the video application and the delivery infrastructure. The default configuration for all multicast events is now a one-time setup in the video application, after which the distribution profile for each event is managed entirely from the Multicast+ management platform.

“Streaming platform providers such as Microsoft are making live broadcasting more accessible and easier across the enterprise,” said Alan MacLeod, VP of Product at Ramp. “The efficiency of multicast for large-scale video events remains unmatched, leading IT departments to seek a replacement for legacy infrastructure. The universal program guide eases administration and standardizes the way Multicast+ supports the streaming platforms used across an organization, making multicast available to event organizers while still leaving IT in control of the network.”

Ramp is the premier provider of common enterprise streaming infrastructure (CESI). With the average organization using multiple video platforms to support the wide variety of communications, AltitudeCDN™ eliminates the need to deploy a distinct delivery solution for each streaming platform. Ramp’s partnerships with leading enterprise streaming solution providers represent the largest ecosystem of platforms verified and integrated with an eCDN solution. These software-defined networking solutions deploy entirely behind the firewall and never need an external connection to a cloud-based service to operate, making them the safest and most favorable video delivery infrastructure options for security-conscious IT departments.

Support for the universal program guide is available now in version 2.2 of AltitudeCDN Multicast+. Contact Ramp for more information.

About Ramp
Ramp specializes in optimizing the distribution of video behind the firewall to alleviate network congestion and significantly reduce bandwidth consumption. Ramp’s AltitudeCDN™ enterprise content delivery network (eCDN) is a suite of software solutions for multicasting and advanced video caching, two of the most favored approaches for managing the impact of video traffic on the corporate network. Including enterprise administration capabilities and real-time analytics for performance monitoring, AltitudeCDN is common enterprise streaming infrastructure (CESI) that will optimize video from virtually all streaming platforms deployed within an organization. Many providers in our large ecosystem of technology partners have tightly integrated AltitudeCDN with their platforms to simplify deployment and management of the combined video solution and provide a seamless solution that ensures the best viewing experience inside the enterprise. Ramp is headquartered in Boston and can be reached at (857) 202-3500 or ramp.com.


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