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LIVE IP DELIVERY – NO Compromises

Be the architect of your own content delivery.

Scale in minutes with expand on demand environments and flexible pay as you go options.

Deliver content anywhere with complete global routing and scheduling control.

Manage sports, events, and productions with customisable monitoring and automatic schedule updates

Adapt to any requirement with cloud and protocol agnostic infrastructure

No compromises

  • Intuitive scheduler allowing ease of use for booking your feeds
  • Use Zixi, SRT or RIST enabled encoders to reach all of your global affiliates
  • Your customers can now book their own feeds with comprehensive rights management
  • Sustainable & environmentally friendly with total remote configuration & delivery.

Livelink combines flexibility and control with global reach. Enabling rights holders to contribute dynamic live linear content to affiliates, over the internet at scale.

Our adaptable infrastructure and easy to manage workflows, ensure an efficient use of resources. Keeping our customers in total control of content availability, routing and scheduling. Livelink is a commercially attractive, cost effective alternative to traditional satellite and fibre. We move high quality IP feeds, within a one second delay globally.

It’s great for occasional use, where you may need a link for anything from 15 minutes to three days

Since it can be set up in minutes and doesn’t require physical infrastructure, such as satellite trucks. It’s also significantly more cost-effective when compared to leasing short-term fibre connections. Add an always on open-ended booking and now it doesn’t matter if you overrun.

Addressing customer challenges

How can I keep infrastructure overheads under control?

Live events are high pressure and unpredictable. You need responsive, scalable, infrastructure that can adapt to changing circumstances. Your event may require a link for anything from 15 minutes to three days, and there is always a chance that production could over-run and last minute requirements can add unnecessary distractions.

Livelink combines the reliability of IP circuits with the flexibility of a cloud platform. It can be set up in minutes and doesn’t require physical infrastructure such as satellite trucks. Our pay as you go model means you can maximise your infrastructure when it’s required most. Only paying for what you need, when you need it.

How do I manage rights and feeds for multiple destinations?

In order to deliver IP feeds to multiple locations it is important to decouple ownership for the outputs, from the responsibility for input provision and rights assignment. Otherwise one organisation has too much responsibility for the provision and switching requirements.

Livelink allows the content owner to create their own IP Cloud environment whereby they can deliver and monitor feeds, as well as assign rights to receive, to other organisations. Users can also create their own destinations – internal or external. This ensures that they are in control of the delivery of the feeds to their own or third-party destinations. Due to the separation of source and destination responsibilities, it’s possible for a single operator to ‘manage’ the distribution of feeds to multiple customers, each with a different delivery format. Livelink is built with an intuitive user interface, which keeps the information you need at the forefront of this process.

Can my receiving organisations also route feeds?

Content routing isn’t always straight forward. Sometimes content receiving organisations need to create their own destination routes.

Livelink supports multiple output protocols including; Zixi, RIST, SRT, RTMP and HLS and offers approved users the ability to configure and reconfigure these at any point. Routes can include links to physical resources such as receivers, decoders and IP gateways. Or to virtual ones such as cloud, Media connect and CDN ingest points. Our flexible, agnostic approach ensures that any organisation’s requirements can be met.

What is the best way to manage changes to booking schedules?

Despite teams planning ahead, live event details are often subject to change. You need a service that is flexible, that adapts quickly and seamlessly to any changes to your date, time or content location.

With Livelink you’ll never miss a booking. Users can confirm a channel or event ahead of schedule, safe in the knowledge that any amendment will update automatically. The scheduler works with a live destination timeline showing all live and future feeds, in an intuitive user interface.

Am I able to personalise my monitoring tools?

Generic monitoring and alert profiles can pull your attention away from where it’s needed. We understand that live events are unique in their characteristics and that you need monitoring that’s specific to your event.

Livelink includes a comprehensive set of built-in monitors as standard but allows users to create custom monitoring and alert metrics. Personalise the service to meet your event criteria and focus on what matters most to you.

Is complete cloud and protocol flexibility an option?

To deliver feeds across all environments with minimal engineering requirements, you need flexibility. A cloud and protocol agnostic platform can fit into your infrastructure like a perfectly shaped jigsaw piece.

Crucial to platform development is the ability to orchestrate in any cloud environment for cost, geo-location or feature requirement purposes. Livelink provides unparalleled levels of choice and redundancy in a cloud-centric world.

Most customers have already invested in the provision of one or more protocol environments. To be able to effectively deliver live video it is imperative that Livelink supports all major live IP protocols, including Zixi, RIST and SRT. Livelink also supports RTMP and HLS to ensure support for traditional OTT and CDN ingest formats, enabling affiliates to adopt the delivery mechanisms which suit them best.

Livelink also supports on demand transcoding, leveraging world class software based encoding from Ateme using their Titan Live. Allowing content delivery in multiple formats, bitrates, frame rates and resolutions, including full support for multiple audio channels.

Can I deliver to any region?

We understand that live event delivery can’t be restricted by geographical location. Our customers need the flexibility to deploy resources anywhere in the world.

Livelink is deployable across any global region from multiple cloud providers. Allowing you to deploy resources as close to the action as possible. Rights holders are no longer restricted by the geographic footprint on a satellite. Deliver your content to any destination, in any format, regardless of location.

Most customers have already invested in the provision of one or more protocol environments. To be able to effectively deliver live video it is imperative that Livelink supports all major live IP protocols, including Zixi, RIST and SRT. Livelink also supports RTMP and HLS to ensure support for traditional OTT and CDN ingest formats, enabling affiliates to adopt the delivery mechanisms which suit them best.

Livelink also supports on demand transcoding, leveraging world class software based encoding from Ateme using their Titan Live. Allowing content delivery in multiple formats, bitrates, frame rates and resolutions, including full support for multiple audio channels.

How can I meet my organisation’s sustainability targets?

Everyone knows that we have an increasingly urgent requirement to work towards a green and more sustainable future. At Cerberus Tech, we’re contributing to a collective effort across the media and broadcast industry to address environmental impact. Fortunately the foundations of our business model enable our team to prioritise sustainability.

Livelink not only enables customers to take control of their content, it also opens up tangible opportunities to control the environmental impact of live events, over and above traditional technologies.

With Livelink able to work with just an internet connection, large OB satellite trucks at events of all sizes can become a thing of the past. As a self-service, cloud based platform customers are able to access Livelink and its in-built toolset from anywhere in the world. This combined with the guaranteed low latencies means that less people are required on site at event locations.

Not only does this cut down the carbon footprint of people travelling to events, there are secondary benefits including a reduction in the cost of event travel, such as accommodation and related expenses. Ultimately, your event operatives and production staff are more productive and achieve a better work-life balance. Livelink’s remote workflow also has a dual benefit during times of widespread global disruption, such as that seen during the COVID-19 pandemic, because production doesn’t have to grind to a halt.

Cerberus Tech is committed to reducing its own environmental footprint in both its business operations and future development activities. To be the live IP video delivery platform of choice, customers and potential customers need to be able to make environmentally conscious purchases – Livelink delivers just that.

“24/7 support is on point every time helping to resolve any networking issues if they arise normally with venue network setups. The future of broadcast is IP and Cerberus can offer reliable and cost efficient solutions to enhance productions.”

Paul Kendall
Production and Streaming, Televideo

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