STARBAK Communications, a streaming media middleware firm, has announced Tsunami enabling software. It’s streaming middleware offering “meta-streaming “support for such players as QuickTime, Windows Media Player and RealOne Player.
It also simultaneously supports current open streaming standards, including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and MP3. Tsunami was developed by STARBAK in a “clean room” environment without access to proprietary underlying programs, according to Garrett Dreier, the company’s president and CEO. The company currently has a license and distribution agreement in place with Microsoft that authorizes STARBAK to sublicense tested and certified Windows Media Technology running under non-Microsoft operating systems.
STARBAK expects to make Tsunami streaming middleware available for license as embeddable software and also sees Tsunami as the future core of the Torrent Family of products, including the Torrent OSA (Origin Streaming Appliance) and the Torrent VCG (Videoconferencing Gateway), Dreier said. The Torrent OSA distributes digital video over IP networks with up to 800Mbps of throughput from a 1U server.
The Torrent VCG streams, records and archives H.323 videoconferences over any IP network, for viewing in QuickTime, Windows Media Player and RealPlayer. What’s more, the Torrent OSA supports live, on demand, unicast and multicast delivery of multiple streaming media formats, including QuickTime, Windows Media Technology, MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MP3.