Delivering Superior Viewing Experience on All Devices
With EyeQ, viewers can watch pristine video on any device — even over constrained ABR networks. When video quality goes up, subscribers are happier and spend more time watching, improving content provider and operators’ content monetization opportunities and reducing the churn rate.
Easy to Deploy
The EyeQ encoded stream is 100 percent H.264 compliant, so there are no changes to today’s ecosystem, whether it’s based on appliances, virtual machines, cloud infrastructure or SaaS. Deploying EyeQ is a breeze through a simple software license for the Harmonic PURE Compression Engine™.
Increasing Quality Of Experience on Mobile
Rebuffering ratio and startup delay are key metrics to measure end user satisfaction as consumers now expect broadcast QoE for OTT services. Both are significantly improved by EyeQ’s lower bitrates, especially over wireless connections such as WiFi or 4G.
Live & On-Demand Support
EyeQ supports both live and file-based applications. VOD services can certainly benefit from EyeQ reduced bitrate, just like live services. However, the scale of live services during popular events can stress the network and increase the cost of distribution, making EyeQ extremely valuable for these services.
Significant Cost Savings
By reducing video traffic by up to 50%, EyeQ delivers significant OPEX or CAPEX savings at different points in the system. Storage capacity for VOD and CDVR, traffic delivered to end users or to ISPs is also reduced by 50% which, in some cases, significantly improves the business model for delivering OTT services. Network provisioning can also benefit from EyeQ reduced bitrate when a large number of OTT channels must be distributed to different receiving sites over Multicast or MPLS core network.
“For a streaming offering to be truly successful today, especially for live sports, it has to be delivered with exceptional video quality on every screen. We chose Harmonic’s solution because of the pristine video quality it provides, as well as its flexibility.”