Anystream, an Internet infrastructure software company that specializes in enterprise-class streaming media encoding technology, cut 20-25 percent of its work force. The downsizing is said to be a method of cost control.
Last month Anystream announced that its Agility Enterprise encoding platform would now enable simultaneous output of QuickTime along with Real Networks and Microsoft’s streaming from a live Webcasting event. The Agility Enterprise encoding platform is, according to Anystream, the world’s first enterprise-class platform for streaming media production and distribution. It’s used to rapidly distribute the streaming media to Internet sites and includes live Webcasting.
Anystream also announced dynamic bit rate control over live event QuickTime streams, which purportedly gives content producers precise control over their end users’ streaming experience by automatically adjusting QuickTime streaming output to match stream bandwidth and frame rates with those available during a live event. The company said this is a “technology breakthrough.” Since the stream can be adjusted remotely without interrupting the Webcast, viewers see the adjusted stream in real-time without having to restart their QuickTime Player, according to Geoff Allen, president and CEO of Anystream.