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Dyyno, the Palo Alto based company backed by Artiman Ventures and Startup Capital Ventures, offers a SaaS based video distribution platform that allows anyone from individuals to SMBs to enterprises share video and other media at a very low cost. The ease with which it can be done takes the IT out of the picture completely. They are the industry’s first 1080p HD video platform that taps into P2P architecture. They use a hybrid technology based on P2P and the cloud to deliver this high reliability video streaming platform. Dyyno online video platform supports three modes of streaming: LIVE for live events, WebTV for scheduled and creating your own online video channel, and VOD for on demand viewing and video asset management.

Today, they announced the release of a new version of their broadcaster with additional features and EZ Broadcaster, a complete broadcasting toolkit in a box. Some of the features in the new version includes

  • Lots of presets making video broadcasting a child’s play
  • Advanced monitoring of the broadcasts
  • Broadcast failover
  • Dynamic recording
  • Video asset manager

and more. The most interesting part about today’s announcement is the availability of EZ Broadcaster. This is a broadcasting kit that will help you stream from any video camera that has a RCA/S-Video output. This $49 kit will be a boon to many of the broadcasters wanting to stream good quality video.

What I like about their service:

  • The biggest attraction for me was their use of P2P technology along with the Amazon cloud to deliver this platform. The reliability and scalability offered by this hybrid mix is too attractive
  • This fully featured platform supports the entire video lifecycle from capture to encoding to streaming to asset management to audience engagement to monetization to analytics
  • The fact that they make it easy to use any video camera instead of just the webcams in the laptop makes their platform very attractive

What else I want from their service:

  • Definitely a Mac client and, possibly, a Linux client. Looks like they will soon be releasing a Mac version of their desktop software
  • I would love to integrate their platform with my Google Apps account so that it takes the access control of my organization
  • Not sure if they support HTML5 video. if not, it is definitely a need for me

Overall, it is a pretty interesting offering. I was not convinced about how they can compete in a crowded marketplace including everyone from Youtube to Ustream to Brightcove. When I queried Vamshi Sriperumbudur, Head Of Marketing, about the tough landscape, he sounded confident. He told me that the reliability offered by their unique platform added with their price point for such high quality video will make them very attractive. They are definitely an interesting company to keep tabs and I am looking forward to see how they evolve.

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Krish dons several avatars including entrepreneur in exile, analyst cum researcher, technology evangelist, blogger, ex-physicist, social/political commentator, etc.. My main focus is research and analysis on various high impact topics in the fields of Open Source, Cloud Computing and the interface between them. I also evangelize Open Source and Cloud Computing in various media outlets, blogs and other public forums. I offer strategic advise to both Cloud Computing and Open Source providers and, also, help other companies take advantage of Open Source and Cloud Computing. In my opinion, Open Source commoditized software and Cloud Computing commoditized computing resources. A combination of these two developments offers a strong competitive advantage to companies of all sizes and shapes. Due to various factors, including fear, the adoption of both Open Source and Cloud Computing are relatively slow in the business sector. So, I take it upon myself to clear any confusion in this regard and educate, enrich and advise users/customers to take advantage of the benefits offered by these technologies. I am also a managing partner in two consulting companies based in India. I blog about Open Source topics at http://open.krishworld.com and Cloud Computing related topics at http://www.cloudave.com.

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