NAB 2016: PESA Live Services Adds Browser-Based Viewing Portal
The PESA Live Services multicamera immersive experience is now accessible by viewers through a browser-based version. Originally developed in 2014 as an app for iOS and Android portable devices, PESA Live now supports all major web browsers, including Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer 10, Mozilla, and Safari.
The PESA Live interface features a quad-screen display. Each viewer becomes the director of their own visual experience by easily changing between sources without missing the action or losing lip sync. PESA Live also provides integrated access to Twitter, allowing viewers to interact via social media without exiting the presentation.
“With new web-browser access, PESA Live continues to redefine the live-event experience by expanding potential audiences,” says John T. Wright, SVP, sales and business development, PESA. “Content creators are no longer limited to targeting attendees equipped with portable devices. Now people at laptops or desktops can watch customizable multicamera coverage of sports, concerts, company meetings, graduations, and other live events.”
At the venue, PESA Live is anchored by the compact PESA XSTREAM C58 streaming-media appliance, which synchronizes up to four video sources and eight audio sources — and eliminates timing and latency issues. For content creators, PESA Live Services (PLS) creates an opportunity to deliver messages and advertising to audiences, including information about upcoming events, special offers, or statistics from the game. PLS also features logo insertion for content branding, and provides audience analytics for immediate feedback and ROI.
For webcasting applications, the multicam signal is connected to a content-distribution network (CDN) for relay to the audience. Private or intranet deployments use the PESA XSTREAM Hub turnkey server. For events with sensitive content, such as corporate meetings, PESA offers on-premises packages of its Hub services sized for intended viewership. PLS offers monthly service plans, as well as event plans for single productions.