Visionary Solutions has announced PackeTV Views for education, enterprise and government users, a new browser-based solution for customising the viewing and sharing of IPTV content.
PackeTV Views offers a browser-based dashboard that allows users to select from a menu of available IPTV media resources. The view presented can be customised and updated to reflect the available media resources based on log-in and user rights.
"One of the biggest challenges facing IPTV service providers is managing how viewers choose channels and content they want to see," said Joe Walsh, vice president of sales at VSI. "With PackeTV Views, viewing and sharing customised IPTV content has never been easier or more affordable — all that's needed is a minimal bandwidth Internet connection to access the cloud-hosted channel guide. PackeTV Views will transform the IPTV industry by providing operators with a low-cost, Web-based IPTV channel guide solution."
PackeTV Views features a multi-user administrative interface, multiple viewer categories and a visual back-end system. Through a user-friendly administrative portal, the platform-agnostic channel guide solution streamlines the management of IPTV content, eliminating the need for middleware. The actual media streams can be kept secure — internal to the customer's firewalled network — or the channel guide can point to unicast or HLS media feeds from public source, in any combination.
Offered as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) cloud solution, PackeTV Views provides access to stored or live content over the Web, eliminating the overhead costs traditionally associated with deploying and maintaining complex client software and the servers needed to host it. The HTML-based solution is compatible with most Web browsers and supports customised branding.