Giraffic & Byond Create Mobile VR Magic
Introducing a new way to stream live HD and 4K VR content with Giraffic VR AVA and Byond cloud-based VR development platform; Demos Available at Giraffic booth, Hall 5 stand 5F81.
Flawless and Uninterrupted HD and 4K Streaming in VR
At the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain, Giraffic, the leader in Adaptive Video Acceleration (AVA™) technologies, together with Byond, a groundbreaking cloud-based VR development platform, introduced the first mobile VR video experience that delivers flawless and uninterrupted HD and 4K streaming in real time.
The mainstream adoption of VR significantly relies on mobile platforms and wireless networks, while streaming will be the most compelling option to view dynamic and live content. In order to accomplish that, VR must provide users with high-quality uninterrupted experience.
The video delivery infrastructure is constrained by network congestions and its unstable behavior, flawing the viewing experience with low resolution and buffering pauses, thus preventing users from fully utilizing their amazing mobile displays and immersive content. As VR video generates 3 to 10 times higher bitrates, its streaming in hi-res and in real-time remains a big challenge.
Giraffic and Byond come together to solve this specific problem, turning the troublesome task of high-quality 360-degree video and VR streaming into a thing of a past.
“When you’re experiencing your favorite team’s game in VR or taking a virtual roller-coaster ride, the last thing you want is that low-quality blurry image or buffering to bring you back to reality, because your internet speed suddenly dropped,” said Yoel Zanger, CEO of Giraffic.
Virtual Reality Adaptive Video Acceleration
The complexity of bringing VR experiences to the broader audience makes it difficult to distribute such content. “Byond platform empowers brands and media companies to seamlessly create VR experiences on their own without any coding skill requirements.” continues Zanger, “now with the integration of VR AVA, publishers will be able to deliver flawless life-like experiences whether for VOD or live streaming”.
“The video quality is more important than ever when using VR and it requires a mass amount of bandwidth,” said Byond CEO, Noam Levavi. “Getting these huge blocks of data and transferring them to any VR device at such a short time interval, is a great mission. We are thrilled to see such an amazing outcome using Giraffic AVA solution”.
AVA is available to mobile device manufacturers with device-side integration and to content providers through a simple SDK integration in their streaming apps. Demos are being held during Mobile World Congress at Giraffic booth in Israel Pavilion, Hall 5 stand 5F81.