The Quicklink Media Manager

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The Quicklink Media Manager

Description

The QMM is a web based media manager which takes in multiple inputs from any Quicklink encoders. The QMM further enhances our cutting-edge streaming technology by offering up to 4 SDI outputs. The Quicklink Media Manager can also be offered by Quicklink as a managed hosted service. This service is ideal for customers who wish to keep their initial outlay costs low but require the flexibility to receive live streams from any location and wish to output these simultaneously to a web location.

  • Description
  • Live IP distribution system: The Quicklink Media Manager has been designed from the ground up to ease workflow and integrate with current Quicklink technologies.
  • ‘Many to many’ operation: The QMM gives you a many to many solution allowing you to receive 1 transmission and send out to multiple playout servers or multiple RTSP streams. The system can also be configured to archive content, additionally it’s also available in a Quad SDI output option.
  • Switch between live video ‘on air’: The QMM enables broadcasters to input a number of video streams and switch between live and on air items. As a result, broadcasters can switch to any content from anywhere on the QMM and can replace each one with it’s drag and drop functionality.
  • Preview incoming video: By using our simple web interface you can manage from the preview screen and drag & drop to any available SDI output or IP based web location.
  • Play out to SDI or web player: You can choose to have your QMM hosted or in house. Output can be to a Quicklink Playout server owned by you or any standards RTSP stream that can be played in a web page or VLC Player. QMM is also available as a virtual machine to install on your VM cloud.

1. What is the QMM and what does it stand for?

QMM stands for Quicklink Media Manager. It is a portal for managing video streams. All video streams are sent to the QMM and from that point you can choose which channel of output you would like to distribute.

2. What is the “many to many” operation?

This will allow you to receive multiple incoming live streams and send out to multiple playout servers or multiple RTSP streams.

3. How easy is it to use?

Very easy, it is a simple drag and drop. You drag the incoming live stream from a designated encoder to a designated channel. To setup QMM, each client will need their own account, which is set up via the QMM account management system.

4. There are 2 types of QMM, hosted and on site, what are these?

Hosted QMM is cloud based. Clients can transmit video to the virtual media manager and your control and management is by way of browser. Output can be a Quicklink Playout Server or any standard RTSP stream.  Onsite QMM is based in-house. Clients transmit video direct to their QMM server. Output can be a Quicklink Playout Server or any standard RTSP stream.

5. Can I have the QMM integrated onto a Quicklink server or a non Quicklink server?

QMM is only available for Quicklink Servers.

6. How many channels can I have for input and output?

QMM inputs and outputs are unlimited dependant on the network and bandwidth at the time.

7. What are the different types of output?

You can send transmissions to either a Quicklink QMM playout server, WEB, or any standard RTSP stream that can be placed in a web page or VLC player.

8. Do I need to download software, or can it be accessed from anywhere?

Once purchased our system engineers will download the QMM directly to your server.

9. What does switch between live video “on air” mean?

2 separate live video input transmissions can be dragged to the same output channel. A message will appear within the channel grid to confirm this.

10. What is Quicklink multiOut?

The Quicklink multiOUT is the name given to the QMM many to many operation which allows you to receive multiple incoming live streams and send out to multiple playout servers or multiple RTSP streams.

11. Can I use QMM with Windows and Mac Licences?

QMM currently supports Mac Licences. The next version release of Windows software licences will support QMM.