HDOnTap’s distributed Live HD streaming network spans the globe supporting over 300 webcams delivering millions of hours of live video each month to viewers worldwide. Our network was designed and built with redundancy and scalability in mind delivering the latest technology has to offer – Feature rich streaming solutions , affordable pricing plans, reliable service and courteous personal support!
HDOnTap’s network can ingest just about any type of live stream, whether we pull the stream or it is published to our network – the ingest stream is decoded and re-packetized for delivery to just about any screen or device – Web Browser, IOS (iPhone, iPad & iPod), Android, Silverlight Players, Roku, Set Top Boxes & Streaming Devices.
If you have video encoding hardware or software - Teradek Cube, TriCaster, Wirecast, GoCoder, Flash Media Encoder etc.., easily publish your live video streams to HDOnTap’s network by pushing the stream via RTMP. HDOnTap will provide you with an RTMP URL and credentials to publish your live stream.
Simplify your streaming workflow. HDOnTap’s network will pull a single live stream from your H.264 IP webcam and push to one or multiple streaming networks that are not setup to work directly with IP webcams (Ustream, LiveStream, Justin.tv, YouTube Live, Akamai, LimeLight, BitGravity, EdgeCast, Level3, …)! See CDN Pass-Thru Services
Not all devices or network speeds are the same. For this reason, HDOnTap’s Adaptive Streaming services fit the customer looking for the stream to any device any network solution. HDOnTap’s network ingests a single high quality live stream from the IP webcam, transcoding the video within HDOnTap’s streaming cloud to multiple resolutions and data rate streams then adaptively delivering the live stream to any device. Depending on the player device and Internet connection speed, the appropriate quality live video stream is automatically delivered to the device and adaptively switches on the fly as network speeds change.
Within the streaming cloud , HDOnTap’s network can record your live video stream for on-demand streaming or made available to download for post editing if desired. A very popular feature with our animal cams for research purposes.
For customers with sensitive content like zoos or audiences in far away time-zones, HDOnTap’s Time-Shift Streaming Services ingest the live video stream and output one or multiple time-shifted streams with preset delay parameters down to the second.
Don’t watch dark webcam video at night. HDOnTap’s Play-it-Again streaming service records the live video server side during daylight hours then re-streams that days video during dark hours.
Via a schedule – automatically switch content and stream any number and combination of pre-recorded and live video streams.
Ingest a single high quality live video stream and transcode the video to different video / audio codecs and sizes to suit different devices and streaming workflows.
HDOnTap’s Time-Lapse Video Services grab images via a schedule, save and automatically generate time-lapse movies. Using a single Pan/Tilt/Zoom camera, the system can be configured to create multiple time-lapse movies while simultaneously streaming live video.
Insert pre, mid and post roll ad or promo video inserts to your live webcam stream. Take advantage of your viewers captive attention and insert short promo clips about your services and upcoming events. A popular feataure for hotels and resorts wanting to promote discounted off season rates.
Some content just has to be seen again - or over and over. Pause, Fast Forward, Rewind & Return to Live with HDOnTap’s LiveDVR Webcam Streaming Services.
Create and destroy virtual streaming channels on the fly. Easily switch via our web interface or via an HTTP API between available live streams and stream to your virtual channel(s). A nice feature for customers wanting to embed a single live stream on their website and seamlessly switch between multiple live stream sources & IP Cameras. A popular streaming service for live animal cams that don’t typically have animals present on each webcam.
Originally developed for zoo customers, HDOnTap’s OnAir Streaming Service gives the user via a web interface the ability to preview, control and switch on the fly between multiple live camera streams. Not all cameras have the subject at hand in the field of view. Place a single live stream embed on your website and seamlessly switch between multiple content sources delivering the desired “shot” to your website.
Depending on your streaming workflow, sometimes combining separate audio and video feeds into a single stream is required. Control the muxing process via HDOnTap’s customer portal and the MuxController.
Upload your video files or stream any of the server side recordings generated by your webcam.
Depending on the circumstances and streaming workflow, a low bandwidth high quality preview stream with minimal latency for camera control is best.
Brand your live video stream by placing your company logo on the video feed as a watermark overlay. The watermark can be embedded into the video stream at the server level along with HDOnTap’s transcoding services or overlaid on the video at the player level. Either way allows you to customize the watermarks position, size and transparency.
HDOnTap’s network supports live streaming to mobile devices whether they support flash or not. This includes Apple’s IOS devices (iPhone, iPod & iPad) as well as all Android devices.
Via an HTTP URL, generate image snapshots on the fly of your live video stream. Select between png and jpeg format as well as the size of the image. A great tool for social sharing, live thumbnail preview images and stream monitoring.
Via HDOnTap’s Portal, configure one or multiple live stream image snapshot URL proxys. Overlay a live bug or your company logo, setup a customized Stream-Offline image and define image caching interval. CLICK HERE FOR EXAMPLE
HDOnTap’s network ingests a single stream from your webcam then re-broadcasts that stream to an unlimited number of simultaneous viewers. The impact on your network is a single video stream while the remaining concurrent live streams are handled by HDOnTap’s network.
Stream Analytics allow you to learn more about your viewers and their viewing habits. See Data Transferred, Stream Duration, Streams Count, Unique Visitors, Hours of Day, Countries, Regions & Cities Served.
Real-Time Stream statistics with the # of concurrent viewers per stream & number of stream views.
Via Secure Token Authentication and/or Domain Based Stream Control, secure your live stream from being hijacked and streamed on other websites.
Customize the look and functionality of the flash player on your website. Some of the options include; Mute – Yes/No, Tool Bar – location, look & hide, Player Size, Startup Poster Image, Player Integrated Social Sharing, Autostart Stream, Watermark Overlays, Ads, Custom Messages, Playlists and Auto Fallback to IOS if Flash is not supported.
HDOnTap’s network monitors the availability of the webcam and alerts you via email and/or text if there is an issue. Don’t wait for your website visitors to alert you to issues you could easily have solved sooner.