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April 19, 2016 08:30 ET

Ramp Launches Next Generation Multicast Solution Powered by Wowza Media Systems

New Solution Enables Organizations to Securely Broadcast Live HTML5 Video With Lowest Impact on Network Bandwidth

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Apr 19, 2016) -  NAB Conference -- Today Ramp, the leading provider of next-generation video management and delivery solutions for the enterprise, announced the first end-to-end solution for streaming HTML5 multicast video across the enterprise. The solution leverages award-winning technology from Wowza Media Systems™, the leading software and cloud-based services provider that continuously simplifies the complexities of high-quality video and audio streaming for organizations worldwide.

As Microsoft's support for multicasting and legacy browsers is waning, organizations have been forced to look for new ways to broadcast live video efficiently across the WAN. Multicast is a leading approach to streaming high-volume live video while controlling network traffic, and HTML5 has emerged as the next-generation standard for viewing video securely. By combining both of these approaches, Ramp has simplified the enterprise equation, making it easy to continue best-in-class multicast video while moving to HTML5 video delivery.

Enterprises can now stream live video webcasts with the high performance of multicasting combined with the simplicity and security of HTML5 without Flash. Together Ramp AltitudeCDN™ Multicast+ with Wowza Streaming Engine™ server software deliver multicast video using HTML5 from the video source to any browser that supports HTML5, including Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

"Together with Wowza Streaming Engine, Ramp created a powerful solution for enterprises to communicate effectively through live webcasts," said Carlos Perez, CRO, Wowza Media Systems. "This approach greatly simplifies and standardizes webcasting to branch offices and other users across global WANs."

"Enterprises are exploring new ways to stream live video to hundreds or thousands of users across global networks efficiently and securely. Many organizations still gravitate towards using a single-vendor solution to address their needs," said Steve Vonder Haar, senior analyst with Wainhouse Research. "Product partnerships around a single standard, like the one between Wowza and Ramp supporting HTML5, give enterprises more platform options to consider beyond the single-vendor solutions that are commonly deployed today."

Ramp's CEO Tom Racca said: "With this solution, we are providing the next generation of video streaming across the enterprise. We combine the superior performance of multicasting, the security and reliability of Ramp's eCDN, and the future-proofed streaming power of Wowza Streaming Engine, while eliminating the security risks associated with Flash."

Ramp AltitudeCDN™ Multicast+ with Wowza Streaming Engine™ is available from Ramp. For more information, visit http://www.ramp.com.

About Ramp AltitudeCDN Multicast+
AltitudeCDN™ Multicast+ leverages -- and improves on -- multicast technology to provide secure, reliable, and smooth live streaming to enterprise WANS. Formerly named Ramp Multicast Engine, AltitudeCDN Multicast+ reaches viewers across the enterprise with high-quality, stable communications, without the cost and deployment hassles of a proprietary infrastructure or custom video players. A unique, lightweight overlay network provides forward error correction combined with bandwidth smoothing for a seamless, high-quality viewer experience, even over Wi-Fi.

About Ramp
Ramp is the leading provider of next-generation video management and delivery solutions designed to help organizations get the most value possible from video content. The full-featured video content management solution, VideoVerge™ for SharePoint, integrates videos into the native SharePoint environment, making it as easy to search and find as text-based content and viewable across multiple desktop and mobile devices. And our enterprise content delivery network AltitudeCDN™, gives organizations a powerful and easy way to communicate with large, geographically diverse audiences through high-quality, stable transmissions without the need for proprietary infrastructures and custom video players. Many Global 2000 companies, including Fortune 500 leaders, benefit from Ramp's enterprise solutions. Ramp is headquartered in Boston, MA and can be reached at (857) 202-3500 or www.ramp.com.

About Wowza Media Systems
Wowza Media Systems is the leading software and cloud-based services provider that continuously simplifies the complexities of high-quality video and audio streaming for organizations worldwide. Wowza delivers an award-winning, extensible solution set that provides unparalleled customization, configuration, and control for an unlimited number of streaming use cases. The company's integrated, hybrid model empowers direct end customers, service providers, and an extensive worldwide partner network. Proven, patented Wowza technology enables organizations to expand their reach, more deeply engage with key audiences, and increase their monetization opportunities. Wowza has rapidly built a fan base of more than 19,000 customers, in 170+ countries, across all industries. The company was founded in 2005, is privately held, and is based in Colorado. For more information, please visit www.wowza.com

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