Envivio has announced that its 4Caster C4 carrier-grade video encoder now offers comprehensive support for both Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.0 (IIS) Live Smooth Streaming and Silverlight DRM powered by PlayReady.
The integration of these technologies into the 4Caster C4 offers service providers a complete professional headend solution for highly secure, high-quality content delivery to Microsoft Silverlight clients on PCs, Macs and mobile devices.
IIS Smooth Streaming is Microsoft’s HTTP-based adaptive streaming platform that delivers the high-quality online video stream with instant start-up times to any Internet connection speed with minimal buffering, stuttering or dropped frames. The platform dynamically detects local bandwidth and CPU conditions and seamlessly switches, in near real time, the video quality of content that a player receives.
Microsoft Silverlight DRM powered by PlayReady, enables secure, encrypted delivery of high value content from the headend to a consumer's playback device.