In the last medianet blog, Ulrica de Fort-Menares described the medianet architecture as two concepts: horizontal and vertical integration. In this blog we will discuss some examples of these concepts.
Vertical integration is about applications and network working together end-to-end across the network to deliver intelligent services. One of the ways to realize this vertical integration is through Media Services Interface (MSI) which was discussed in an earlier blog. MSI is a software component that is embedded in video endpoints and collaboration applications allowing them to leverage intelligent network services. The network also benefits from the integration by being able to get contextual information from the endpoints and applications.
To reduce network bandwidth, video is highly compressed. Any loss likely causes visible artifact for a varying amount of time. Watch this short video and see the impact of packet loss, jitter and delay on video.
If you are wondering how medianet works in practice and how it can help you with your rich-media deployment, you will love the new Medianet 2.2 Deployment Guide. The medianet team developed this guide focusing on the 4 most common use cases among our customers deploying video: