What Every Great CDN Needs

Content providers face a number of challenges when assembling technology for an end-to-end IPTV solution that offers stable content streaming, an engaging content platform, user-friendly IPTV hardware, back-end security and functionality, and unrivaled customer support.

This has been the passion and obsession for Setplex for years. How can we provide an IPTV solution that evolves with its clients and its users, makes use of the world’s most advanced IPTV technology, and engages audiences across the globe?

The pursuit of answering this question led us to create a groundbreaking, end-to-end IPTV solution—the first of its kind on the planet—that has revolutionized how users experience content all over the world.

But what makes for a truly great IPTV experience for the content provider and the customer? Here are just a few of the things that make for a great IPTV content streaming experience, and how Setplex can make this great streaming experience possible.

Dependable, integrated hardware and software.

For many content providers, it can be a challenge to patch together hardware, middleware, software, encoders, and a content platform from multiple companies for a fully functional and synchronized content streaming experience for the end user. Ideally, content providers would find one company that offers a fully integrated IPTV experience via an IPTV set-top box, stable and secure middleware, top-of-the-line software, and a stable content delivery network.

That’s where the experts at Setplex can help. Setplex is the first company in the world to provide end-to-end IPTV solutions and apps that utilize cutting-edge technology and offer unprecedented reliability. We strive to make the IPTV process for content providers simple, easy, and all-inclusive; if you have a problem with your IPTV setup, you only have one company to call.

It all begins with our user-friendly SP-110 IPTV set top box, with unrivaled processing power and the fastest channel zipping on the planet. That hardware is powered by NORA, a revolutionary middleware system that sets the stage for your IP-based content network. Finally, that middleware and hardware are used to display a one-of-a-kind white label app platform that gives end users a powerful, stable, and beautiful content viewing experience. All of the Setplex products work in harmony with one another, so the IPTV experience is just as simple for the content provider as it is for the end user.

A beautiful, user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI).

Users don’t just expect pristine content quality, fast connections, and uninterrupted content enjoyment—they expect a visually attractive, easy-to-use GUI that allows them to find the content they’re looking for. That means stunning design, logical layout, and easy navigation are more important than ever before.

Setplex, above anything else, keeps consumer behaviors and needs in mind, which is why our white-label app solutions are brand-centric, visually appealing, simple to navigate, and unflinchingly stable. Every single part of the end-to-end content distribution process is a direct reflection of your brand, and your GUI is the first impression in that process. Whether it’s in the form of a mobile app, a smart TV platform, or a content web portal, Setplex can provide GUI solutions that drive engagement with your content and your brand.

Bandwidth, bandwidth, bandwidth.

Nothing is more of a turnoff to the end user than interruptions in content streaming or general consumption of any form of media. For your success as a content provider or broadcaster, you need high-quality, voluminous bandwidth and a stable network connection so your end users can have a memorable and continuous content consumption experience.

At Setplex, our Content Delivery Network ensures fast connections, guaranteed bandwidth, and high-quality streaming, so your end users can less on interruptions and more on the content at hand. Setplex partners with all major bandwidth providers, including Verizon, AT&T, Level (3), and Akamai, so your content distribution is backed by the power of some of the most advanced bandwidth technologies on earth.

Content for any device, anywhere.

If you’re in the business of content delivery in any form, you understand that the end user wants content when they need it, where they need it, on any device. Your media interface must be able to translate seamlessly for mobile, tablets, desktops, and TV sets, and any device that becomes popular in the future.

Fortunately, Setplex offers white-label applications for mobile devices and smart TV systems that tailor your content to any device, and allow your users to find the content they’re looking for from anywhere with an internet connection. These apps don’t just deliver content—they’re branded to your practical and aesthetic requirements, so your apps look professional, engage your users, and function in a high-definition, stable manner.

Data for growth and understanding.

As a content provider, you don’t just need a stable and innovative IPTV setup to be successful. You need data that helps you understand how the end user is interacting with your content and your platform so you can tailor your platform to their needs.

Setplex provides each content provider client with in-depth, real-time data and analysis for a better understanding of end user behaviors on content provider platforms. These are the insights content providers need to understand their audience, and make their content experience even better.

Why choose Setplex for IPTV solutions?

There’s no debate—Setplex is the world’s leader in IPTV solutions because of our all-encompassing, fully integrated approach to IPTV and content delivery. Our technology makes the broadcasting, encoding, and receiving of content easier than ever before for the content provider as well as the end user.

When troubleshooting or IPTV advice is needed, Setplex makes managing and maintaining your IPTV system a simple process with our experienced service engineers. We use a unique fault detection system to identify problems with continuity errors, decryption faults, or bit rate errors before your audience even realizes there’s a problem. It doesn’t matter when trouble arises—our engineers are ready to be dispatched anytime, day or night, 365 days a year.

Most importantly, Setplex is your premier IPTV service because of our attitude about the technological landscape. The content delivery and media landscape has changed dramatically over the past 10 years, and will continue to evolve with the advancement of content technology and the increasingly complex demands of end users. In order to stay at the forefront of content distribution, you need a company that is ready and willing to grow and change with the times—a company that is prepared to lead and innovate in the IPTV industry and beyond.

This is the attitude that made Setplex a world leader in IPTV solutions, and will continue to drive our success and innovation in line with the modernization of technology, the evolution of content, and the ever-changing demands of end users.

Don’t struggle to patch together an IPTV system. Your IPTV solution is here—contact Setplex today.

 

What’s a CDN and Why Do You Need One?

The world is a big place but the internet has done a lot to make it feel much smaller. With the help of the internet, we can talk to anyone around the world instantly. What you might not realize, though, is that distance still matters when it comes to the internet, particularly when it comes to the speed of data and content delivery. The further away that you are from the origin point, the longer it’s going to take for the data to reach you. The closer you are to the origin server, the faster the content is going to make it through the cables and into your television, computer, or tablet. For consumers, faster data transfers offer higher quality sound and video. For content providers, they are much more likely to retain customers because of their high quality content. If pictures lag, sound stutters, or content is slow to load, customers are much more likely to move on to other content (and there is plenty of content to choose from these days). So how are content makers, distributors and providers supposed to compete for audiences around the world when their servers are based in one static location? That’s where a content delivery network comes in.

What’s a CDN?

It stands for Content Delivery Network. The network is made up of servers around the world that cache data that can be passed onto the consumer. For example, let’s say you are a content provider who keeps their media on a server in San Francisco. Your customer in New York wants to watch a video that you’ve produced. Instead of waiting for the data to transfer from San Francisco to their home in New York, they can instead connect to a server in Philadelphia in order to get the content. The download time is much faster, the streaming quality is better, and the consumer gets what they want, when they want it at the highest quality possible. Content delivery networks work on a global scale, too, giving your content consumers the best quality no matter where they are accessing the content.

Why You Need a CDN

At this point, the answer should be pretty clear. A CDN is all about providing your customers and end-users with the highest quality content possible. It’s reliable, uninterrupted content that provides high customer satisfaction and keeps customers coming back for more. Consumers want to access content from around the world and they want to do when they want and how they want. A CDN makes that possible and creates a better end-user experience and the potential for bigger profits for content makers due to higher customer satisfaction.

Which CDN Is Right For You?

Now that you know what a content delivery network is and why you need one, it’s time to find the right one. That’s easier said than done. Just like there is plenty of content out there to choose from, there are plenty of CDNs to choose from, too. We recommend Setplex. This CDN provides fast connections, guaranteed bandwidth, and high quality, three things that are invaluable to consumers and creators. The Setplex system can be configured for multiple features and streaming for resolutions from standard definition to beautiful clear, crisp HD.

Want to learn more about getting the right CDN for your content? Want to ensure that you are delivering the highest level of quality content to your consumers? Then it’s time to explore the benefits of a Setplex CDN. Give us a call or contact us through our website to learn more about how we can set you up with a CDN, STB, and other solutions to bring your content to the word.