The online market’s move from Flash to cross-platform HTML5-based technologies for live streaming applications has enabled new business opportunities, and iGaming platforms around the world are now improving player experience.
We have been seeing for years land-based casinos going live and attracting players from all over the world. To achieve low latency, iGaming platforms had to rely on specific technologies like Flash or complex in-app features. As a result, the user experience was very limited and complex.
Due to the lack of Flash support by the major browsers and the increasing demand for seamless technology and mobile device compatibility, the industry had to move forward and look for a suitable replacement. Happily, with the development of HTML5-based technologies, the experience of a live game remains interactive and now available on any smartphone, tablet or desktop.
The deployment of HTML5 technologies has created several new business opportunities and the industry is taking off once again.
THE ADVANTAGES OF NANOSTREAM CLOUD & H5LIVE PLAYER
Interactive Live Streaming requires ultra-low latency, meaning around one second glass-to-glass. Several live streaming applications often ignore this and create latency values of 10 seconds or more.
Newer technologies can keep the latency as low as one second around the world, even on mobile devices, addressing new players and creating new opportunities.
In live streaming, latency is influenced by all components in the workflow: the camera/encoder, upstream network, streaming server, downstream network or video player on the player side. However, the biggest challenge to reduce latency lives in the downstream network and in the player side.
nanoStream Cloud & H5Live Player were developed to truly minimize the latency for interactive use cases such as iGaming. By having full control over your workflow, nanoStream Cloud avoids issues caused by mix and match of vendors and technologies that could increase latency. At the same time, H5Live Player is based on the unique protocol H5Live, which ensures ultra-low latency of around one second all over the world. This combination gives you a bullet-proof live streaming workflow for your live casino.
DEVICE COMPATIBILITY AND PLAYBACK IN ANY HTML5 BROWSER INCLUDING SAFARI ON IOS
Ensuring that video streams are able to reach players on any device is a great challenge! With the diversity of smartphones, tablets and desktops available, your live stream must be capable of reaching your global audience. Your players can be everywhere, on any device and you definitely don’t want to miss any of them.
nanoStream Cloud & H5Live Player will allow you to reach mobile devices and still keep ultra-low latency. Through its browser-based playback technology, your players won’t need plugins to access your streams, and will be able to do it from any device with as simple as one click.
Reaching any device with an easy-to-use browser-based player experience is a key advantage of nanoStream Cloud & H5Live Player.
BEING CLOSE TO THE PLAYERS AND SCALABILITY
nanoStream Cloud & H5Live Player work as a powerful ULL (ultra-low latency) CDN with POPs (Points of Presence) in different regions, including Asia, bypassing any geographical distance and audience size limitations. It is important to highlight that the CDN itself won’t help you achieve great latency values. nanoStream Cloud & H5Live Player ensure minimal latency by combining a powerful CDN with the innovative H5Live technology for delivery and playback. nanoStream Cloud is a unique Live Streaming platform which provides cloud-player integration as a service.
You can easily test nanoStream Cloud & H5Live Player by visiting the nanocosmos website at www.nanocosmos.de/demo.