TimelyCast | SilverBullet for Apps | A video transfer smartphone app for TV stations

Product overview

TimelyCast© maximizes the dynamic functionality of smartphones

TimelyCast© enables the timely transfer of videos to meet on-air time schedules. It is an app that runs on the general-purpose smartphones and tablets that are commonly carried not only by the journalists and employees but also viewers. This app uses a high-speed, stable protocol for video transfer, and provides “all-in-one” reporting mobility from existing smartphones.

In a verification using a server located in Tokyo, a smartphone and an LTE connection, there was a 3 to 10 times improvement in performance, meaning that a video transfer that once took 30 minutes can now be completed in just 3 to 10 minutes.

Based on the concept of TNG (Timely News Gathering) that follows on from ENG and SNG, TimelyCast© will henceforth spread a new smartphone-based usage of video. Naturally, this is perfect for on-the-scene reporting by TV stations, and is also perfect as a video posting tool for viewers. It can also be used by local authorities and other groups to gain an understanding of the state of affairs on the ground after a disaster, and it will accommodate the high speed transfer of files of an even larger size in future as 4K and 8K cameras develop.

TimelyCast© PRO, that supports live broadcasts, is planned for release this fall.

Features

TimelyCast©

TimelyCast© enables the timely transfer of videos to meet on-air time schedules. It is an app that runs on the general-purpose smartphones and tablets that are commonly carried not only by the journalists and employees but also viewers. This app uses a high-speed, stable protocol for video transfer, and provides “all-in-one” reporting mobility from existing smartphones.

In a verification using a server located in Tokyo, a smartphone and an LTE connection, there was a 3 to 10 times improvement in performance, meaning that a video transfer that once took 30 minutes can now be completed in just 3 to 10 minutes.

Based on the concept of TNG (Timely News Gathering) that follows on from ENG and SNG, TimelyCast© will henceforth spread a new smartphone-based usage of video. Naturally, this is perfect for on-the-scene reporting by TV stations, and is also perfect as a video posting tool for viewers. It can also be used by local authorities and other groups to gain an understanding of the state of affairs on the ground after a disaster, and it will accommodate the high speed transfer of files of an even larger size in future as 4K and 8K cameras develop.

TimelyCast© PRO, that supports live broadcasts, is planned for release this fall.

SilverBullet for Apps

This is a package that includes the Skeed SilverBullet Protocol for embedding into an application. It is provided as an SDK that can be embedded in apps for smartphones, and it supports iOS and Android. SilverBullet for Apps brings the benefits below to vendors developing applications to directly improve user experience through high-speed data transfer in apps such as SNS apps in which users can post content, as well as video sharing, cloud apps, and game apps.

● High-speed app downloads
● High-speed software updates
● High-speed content uploads/downloads
● Smooth playback of high-resolution videos
● Smooth playback of advertising videos

Screen Shots

Startup screen
Allows posting of text comments

Usage

Presumed scenarios

  • ・Terrestrial TV/cable TV news, reporting for programs, posting of videos from users
  • ・Allowing local authorities to grasp the situation on the ground during disasters
  • ・Construction sites
  • ・Corporate-owned media
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Used in on-site reporting of non-serious incidents or accidents on the evening news and other such cases where having pictures is vital but a live broadcast is not of supreme importance. The biggest problem in TV news is not having any pictures, and rather than providing conventional cameras, the use of smartphones with dynamic functionality will drastically increase.

Implementation costs

Provision costs

Initial costs From JPY 300,000(exc. tax)

Monthly fees From JPY 99,000(exc. tax)

  • *For use in reporting at a TV station with five installations on a smartphone and one simultaneous transfer
  • *Price varies depending on type of use, number of installation, number of simultaneous transfers, etc.
  • *Consultation required for viewer use, etc.
  • *Please contact us regarding connection to the server at the TV station.

TimelyCast© PRO

TimelyCast Pro is the mobile solution for live streaming.

Stream your movie online while shooting. TimelyCast Pro uses full bandwidth of the wireless connection over UDP and allows to upload high-quality movies with high frame rate.

TimelyCast was designed to perform live streaming of news from remote areas using smartphone only.

Inquiries

Skeed S.A.
10 Avenue de la Liberte, L-1930, Luxembourg

Contact : Nariaki HATTA
Phone:+352-671-88-99-81
E-mail:ssb@skeed.co.jp

Newphoria Corporation
Shibuya East Bldg. 3F, 1-26-30 Higashi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0011, Japan

Contact: Hatada, Nishida
Phone:+81-3-5778-0203
E-mail:support@applican.com