AJA HELO v1.1 Expands Live Streaming and CDN Support

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AJA's new v1.1 firmware for HELO, the company’s portable H.264 streaming and recording device, aims to make live streaming, encoding and recording content smoother and simpler. Among the updates is a recording and streaming scheduler that can be programmed locally through HELO’s web UI by importing ICS files or linking to external calendar providers such as Google Calendar.

With this release, HELO can now make simultaneous, redundant recordings of one file to two media destinations. The recording file segment duration has been increased to 360 minutes for TS [transport stream] files, and the hardware can support up to ten RTSP [Real Time Streaming Protocol] streams. Further network delivery options include RTP [Real-time Transport Protocol] and MPTS [Multi Program Transport Stream] over UDP streaming with unicast and multicast support.


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HELO comes with REST API documentation describing how to automate the basic functions. Users can automatically start encoding to stream and/or record at power-on, and automatically reconnect and resume streaming after disconnection.

Also note that support for Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and appliances has been expanded to include AWS Elemental Live encoder appliances and AWS Elemental Cloud, Amino set-top boxes, the Wowza Appliance and Cloud, StreamShark live streaming and Akamai and Akamai hosted services. HELO v1.1 firmware is now available as a free download from the AJA website.  www.aja.com

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