Vimond reveals IBC 2013 plans
Vimond will demonstrate its collection of licensed development frameworks that enable customers to build end-user experiences for phones, tablets, Macs, PCs, set-top-boxes, and more. The frameworks, which are implemented on Vimond APIs, are built specifically so that a broad variety of portals can take advantage of the feature-rich Vimond Platform. Each framework acts as a layer between an API and a portal, tying everything together for a rich viewer experience in a shorter time to market. Vimond application frameworks make it possible for Vimond customers to have full control over their portal development for iOS and Android devices, the Web, connected TVs, and other screens without having in-depth knowledge of Vimond’s APIs.
Also on display at IBC2013 will be two new features of the Vimond Platform’s Monetization Engine, the underlying technology that drives monetization activities on the Vimond Platform. Users administer the new features through the Vimond Control Center (VCC), the Web interface for managing the Vimond Platform’s video workflow. The new Product Packaging feature makes it easy for publishers and service providers to bundle channels and package content into sellable products in one simple, intuitive interface. Editors can choose freely which channels should be included in which packages and set the prices they prefer. As VCC offers multitenant support, multiple publishers on a service can each set up their own subscription packages and pricing independent of each other.
Another new monetisation feature is Ad Cue Points, which are markers on the timeline that serve as cues to the VCC media player on where to insert ads. With Ad Cue Points, content publishers can choose where to insert advertisements into live and on-demand streams by simply clicking on the video timeline. This feature saves time and gives editors maximum control over ad timing, making it easier for the publisher to create revenue from online advertising by placing the ads strategically. Once inserted, the ad cue points can be adjusted or fine-tuned in VCC.
In addition, the Vimond Video Flow Engine, which serves as the core technology behind the Vimond Platform’s online video services, has two new automation features that will be on display at IBC2013. Both features are managed through the Vimond Control Center (VCC), Vimond’s video workflow management tool. The Video Importer saves time and effort by automatically importing assets directly into VCC from broadcast or media asset management systems, or from online sources such as YouTube. From there it transcodes the video and can then distribute new content to channels automatically depending on the rules that are set. Also, the system will automatically detect and import new assets and/or changes to existing assets.