STARBAK Communications, which implements streaming media solutions, has released Torrent OSA (Origin Streaming Appliance). And while the technology isn’t based on Mac hardware or software, it does support QuickTime, so it may prove useful for companies looking to stream QuickTime-based media.
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The Torrent OSA is based on STARBAK’s streaming media middleware enabling technology. It distributes digital video over IP networks and is designed to saturate a gigabit total throughput from its 1U rack mount form. Built on an UltraSPARC-based architecture, the Torrent OSA supports unicast and multicast delivery of multiple streaming media formats including QuickTime, Windows Media, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and MP3.
STARBAK’s Torrent OSA shares a common hardware platform with the Torrent VCG, which streams, records and archives any H.323 videoconference over any IP network, for viewing in QuickTime, Windows Media Player and RealPlayer. It can support up to 20 live streams simultaneously and can saturate up to 1 Gigabit Ethernet, according to the company.