Testimonials and case studies.
Richard P., Newline ASP, Torquay, England
“Newline is the leading supplier of auction software to the livestock market industry in the UK, New Zealand & a major provider in Ireland.
The auction management software is used in virtually every type of auction; saleroom, auction house, plant & machinery and commercial auctions.
Our clients were keen to find a cheap way of recording their auctions as well as streaming them live on the web.
After a few weeks of researching and testing different software, we came across Unreal Media server.
We have now been using it for around 10 years to stream live auctions.
Most of the auctions who stream their sales also use the Unreal software to record the auctions with sound and video.
Using the unreal online examples and documentation, we were easily able to embed the stream into clients websites giving them a bespoke feel.
The media server software gave us a lot of useful info when running the stream such as numbers of current viewers.”
Simon W., Massive Entertainment - A Ubisoft Studio, Sweden
"We use Unreal Media Server in a few different areas. Initially we started using it for monitoring game testers when they play the game we want to evaluate.
The media server makes it easy to setup multiple streams, and provide it to a webpage where others can watch.
It worked great for that purpose so we started to use it for internal presentations, since we cannot fit the entire studio in one room.
Lately we have been using it to stream presentations to co-dev studios we are working with,
mainly because Skype For Business or other screen sharing tools won’t allow for a good view experience when it comes to video."
Bert V., kerkdienstmeebeleven.nu, Netherlands
"Umedia Server is used on our website as a kernel to streaming Sunday services for churches.
Churches can connect from their own location and stream their live service. They use some software like open broadcaster project or vMix for instance.
Umedia Archival server is started along at the time the service starts as liturgy is entered at forehand.
After service is closed an operator of the church can decide to provide a link to recorded file so it can be viewed at a later moment for those who missed the service or like to hear and see (some parts) of it again.
From the visitor's point of view, the website checks periodically for active streams. As soon a stream is detected, the viewer opens and the user will be able to hear and see what's going on during the service.
The front page of the site is showing which services are online at a given moment. This way the visitor can decide to visit a live service by clicking the link in the table.
Besides the fine price in comparison to other solutions, we like the flexible structure of UmediaServer.
It doesn't matter what way the input stream is delivered, while at the output side there are several ways to get the picture viewed.
This way we are able to maintain viewing on lots of different devices. The low-cost solution and the gifts from users together makes it possible to serve even little parish."
Andy M., Woodward Academy, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
"We are currently using Unreal Media Server for streaming
live events, morning announcements and a remote CCTV camera (because of the
lack of RF wire). We are very pleased with the product and it's ease of setup.
We looked at the competition and it was going to cost us $10,000+ just to do
two video streams. We have been using the free version for several years for
special live events and then we decided to get away from running RF cable into
our new buildings and needed a way to stream the morning announcements and
select television channels. We currently multicast every event and morning
announcement which we play with the Unreal Media Player.
The nice thing about the Media Server is that it
really doesn't tax the server, heck you can even run it on XP. We pushed
out the Unreal Media Player via domain policy and on every new computer we
install. Using their product we have the availability to save a ton of
money and then also give our teachers the ability to Archive the footage to
their PC. We even setup one Media Server with several media files that
are available via the Windows Media Player for unicast playback. Again the Server barley notices
the streaming services, I have it running on our main web server so we can
stream it to the Internet if we need to. We are very happy with the product and
look forward to any enhancements and new products from Unreal Streaming
Prof. Giovanni N., University of Bologna, Italy
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"This has led us to set our real time broadcast environment and in this context we have selected the system
eLecture from Unreal Streaming Technologies because of
its reduced costs, fairly (not completely easy) installation and management, almost server independency (any
PC with any Windows can do it) and all the features which cater for possible paid special courses (i.e.
restricted registration and attendance, time constraints etc.). Moreover the interface is web based and students
can therefore easily attend the lectures wherever they find themselves. The system directly broadcasts what is
displayed on the screen of the professor’s PC (allowing maximum flexibility as far as the used programs)
together his voice. The number of attendees can be unlimited provided the server bandwidth is large enough.
For a good quality remote reception, however, a band of at least 100 Kbit/sec is necessary for the receiver,
which makes a typical shared WiFi low-cost infrastructure unsuitable. The system caters also for the record
of the broadcasted lectures which can be made available for off-line download. In the website
http://gneri.deis.unibo.it you can find – free for consultation and download – the slides and the recorded
lectures of three courses of myself and of my colleague Stefano Mattoccia together with many other
documents (in Italian). By experience we have learned that the recording of the person of the lecturer, in
addition to wasting bandwidth and recording space, is of no importance for the students of technical courses:
what matters is a good view of the projected slides and a good quality of voice recording, which is the case
with e-lecture where a good selection of resolutions is available. Interaction is made in real time through
questions forwarded to the professor in form a text messages which appear on his console."
First Med Faculty of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
"1.st Med Faculty of Charles University in Prague is the largest medical training institution in the Czech Republic,
with a tradition dating back to the very roots of Charles University.
The faculty deploys high standard of technical equipment to ensure quality teaching of future doctors.
Using the technology, actions carried out by an experienced surgeon in a sterile operating room environment,
can be seen in real time in other parts of the building; also, a surgeon can remotely discuss the progress of operations with medical students in the lecture hall.
This brings a whole new perspective on the practical teaching of medical students.
By broadcasting live images from the diagnostic and operating equipment (ultrasound, laparoscopic camera) to the lecture hall, we can acheive comparable
quality of teaching to what we would get with direct presence of students in the operating room.
According to a survey conducted in 2008, 92% of medical students answered that the use of such systems would be helpful for teaching.
In 2008, Dean Prof. Dr.Sc.Tomáš Zima compiled a team of experts with the task to design and implement a new system of teaching with the maximum use of existing techniques.
Project Coordinator Eng. Vanek has proposed a comprehensive solution, part of which is based on the technology of Unreal Streaming Technologies.
Comprehensive solution consists of a set of media servers (Unreal Media Server, Live Server, Archival Server), IP cameras and hardware encoders.
Using additional software e-Lecture from the same manufacturer, we have the possibility of active use of e-learning for teaching students in separate medical training.
The system allows you to record live streams using Unreal Archival Server for its later use off line. Last month of operation showed other, previously unplanned, applications.
In emergency cases (eg, swine flu epidemic), it would be necessary to limit the personal presence of medical students in the areas of the hospital and in a very short time to switch to distance learning using Media server and e-learning module.
Medic with just any high-speed Internet connection (about 3Mb), can use a secure connection to watch lectures or surgery broadcast from home. E-learning module will enable online interaction between medic and teacher."
Below is our customer sampling organized by application area:
IPTV & Video Conferencing:
Surveillance and security:
Education and distance learning:
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