Riverbed Dimtec
Dimtec
Video Platform Features
Our video platform is designed to help you create value with video. With Smart Cast wide range of features and powerful tools you’ll quickly expand your audience, generate revenue, and create more effective digital communications.Built with the utmost flexibility in mind, each feature can be used out of the box and managed through our easy to use interface, or customized via our APIs and developer tools.
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video Player
Video Upload and Ingestion

Easily upload and ingest video, audio, images and docs. Bulk or individual file uploads, via browser, desktop app, email or mobile.

Video Transcoding and Processing

Upload your content and we'll transocode it into multiple flavors, or use your own transcoders.


Video Management

Organize your content, search media, edit, moderate, create playlists, and much more – all in one intuitive interface.


Video Publishing

Publish the best quality video across any device - mobile, PC or set-top-box. Broadcast live videos.


Video Player

Customize player design and features or leverage built-in templates.



Mobile & HTML5 Video Player

Deliver video to mobile devices, with mobile-ready encoding flavors, device detection, and customizable players.

Video Syndication and Distribution

Reach your audience across the web – on destination sites, search engines and set-top-boxes.


Over-the-top

Publish, manage and monetize on set-top-boxes, all directly from within the Smart Cast Management Console.


Video Editing Tools

Trim videos to create clips, add subtitles, and cue points to enable chaptering, advertising and deep search.


Video Upload and Ingestion
Our ingestion tools support your needs, from very basic to complex. Quickly upload of any file type – video, audio, images or documents. Ingest 600 videos at once, or just a couple. Create automated workflows, or simply add content from your browser or desktop. Let users contribute videos, even from a smartphone.

Browser-based Ingestion
Upload files from your computer, webcam, or import from your web host - all from within the Smart Cast Management Console.

Bulk Upload and FTP Upload
Import multiple files per session via a simple comma separated file or a complex XML structure (CSV/XML). Ingest files from your own FTP server, or upload to Smart Cast FTP location. For customers hosting their content on a CDN or storage server, metadata fields can be imported separately from the actual content.

SC
Automated Content Ingestion via a Drop Folder
Just add your media and metadata to a drop folder (on-premise or on our servers) and the Smart Cast system will activate an ingestion workflow tailored to your needs. Supports upload of metadata only, as well as pushing media directly to your CDN, or on-premise storage.

SC
Desktop Uploader
Use our desktop application to quickly upload large files. You can continue working on other tasks while files are uploading, and resume file upload in case of connection failure.


Smart Cast Upload API
Leverage Smart Cast robust API to implement custom content ingestion workflows

Email & Mobile Upload
Both administrators and users can upload media via email, from any computer or mobile device. Supports upload directly to categories in your library, metadata import and moderation.

SC
Video Transcoding and Processing
Our system is built to support any transcoding workflow you define. Just upload the content and we’ll transocode it into multiple flavors, and deliver it with adaptive bitrate technology, for the best viewing experience on any device. You can also control the entire process yourself by using your own transcoder.

SC
Transcoding Cloud
Our cloud-based transcoding quickly converts any type of uploaded video into a variety of flavors (optimized output files), so that your viewers get the best quality video on any device. Using our enterprise-class transcoding cloud rids you of the expense and hassle of maintaining your own transcoding hardware.


Multi Bitrate, Multi Format
Our system automatically detects the viewer’s connection speed and device capabilities and delivers the optimal video flavor. In the case of changing network conditions, Smart Cast will adapt mid-stream to deliver uninterrupted playback.

SC
Transcoding Decision Engine
Our transcoding decision engine provides you with optimal video quality while maintaining minimal storage costs. The engine analyzes each source file, and determines the optimal output files required for high-quality delivery to any device.

Use the Transcoder of Your Choice
You can use your own transcoder, or a third party transcoding service, with either Smart Cast On-Prem or Hosted (SaaS) Edition. Hosted Platform (SaaS) customers can upload the transcoded content to Smart Cast, or stream from their own network/third-party CDN, and simply use Smart Cast to manage the metadata and settings.

Image Manipulation
Scale, crop and rotate images and even grab images from your favorite frame in a video. Get fancy with our developer tools and API, or manage and manipulate your images with the Management Console.

PVirus Protection
Stay protected with automatic malware scanning for ingested files of any type.

Video Management
Managing a media library, even a large one, should be simple and straightforward. Smart Cast lets you manage all your media in one central repository, accessed centrally through our management console. The intuitive interface gives you all the tools you need to organize your content and metadata, easily search media, edit, moderate, create playlists, and much more.

Support for All Content Types
Manage videos, audio, images and documents.

Categories, Playlists and Channel Building
Categories provide a logical structure for your site and assist with content management. You can use categories, along with metadata and filters, to create manually or dynamically generated playlists (aka Channels). Playlists can be based on a topic (for instance tropical fish), most viewed videos, highest rated videos and more.

SC


Metadata
Leverage metadata fields to tag, manage, search and expose content. Populate out-of-the-box fields, or create your own custom metadata scheme.

Time-Based Data and Cue Points
Add cue points to your video files to enable time-based functionality such as chaptering, display of related files at specific points, and timed advertisements.

Content Trimming and Clipping
Trim or create multiple clips from a single video. Each clip gets its own embed code and metadata, while remaining associated to the original video. Trimming and clipping tools are available both to administrators and site users.

Thumbnail Creation
Generate thumbnails from videos or upload external images. Capture, crop and adjust to get the best result.

SC
Search Across Videos
Use categories, tags, and any of your custom metadata fields to locate any file.

In Video Search
Our platform supports “in-video search”, allowing you (and your audience) to search. You can search for a specific phrase within a library of videos and find the exact point in the video where the phrase appears using the time-based caption files.

Subtitles
Upload multiple caption files (SRT, XML) and transcripts (TXT), or reference an external link. Viewers can then select and toggle between different language captions. Captions and transcripts are fully searchable as a metadata field. You can also automate the creation of subtitles and transcripts through our partners in Smart Cast Exchange.

Paquetes con Contenidos
Create “content packages”, including a set of video transcodes, multiple thumbnails in different sizes, metadata, subtitles, scheduling data, and more. Packages allows you to treat your videos in an holistic way, store related assets such as “behind the scenes” “trailers” “poster images” and even legal approvals in a single organized and searchable source. Packages also allow you to define a subset of data to be sent to distribution partners via the Smart Cast Distribution Module.

Moderation and Editorial Workflows
Review content before it is published to eliminate spam and abusive content in UGC portals. Implement complex editorial workflows for your various editorial team roles.

Content Entitlement
Segregate your content based on your various user groups and audiences. Create content channels to be accessed only by certain users, and allow other content items available to all. Manage groups and users on your own identity server such as LDAP and Shibboleth and seamlessly integrate with Smart Cast.

Smart Cast API
Leverage Smart Cast’s robust API to implement custom workflows for all of our content management capabilities.


Video Publishing
Give your users the best viewing experience possible. No matter where they are, or which device they’re using, Smart Cast will deliver the highest-quality video, live or on-demand. Simplify publishing with our pre-integrated, out-of-the-box publishing apps.


Device Support
Publish content to any type of device - mobile, PC, tablet, set-top-box, or connected TV. Your users will enjoy an optimal viewing experience with adaptive bit-rate or progressive download video delivery.


SC
Players & Playlists
Create a dynamic viewing experience with customizable players and playlists. Style players to reflect your brand, and enable interactive features like sharing and embedding, video download, editing, rating, and annotation.


SC
Live Streaming
Schedule and broadcast live events, while leveraging all the features of on-demand video: advertising, syndication, sharing, management & archiving, and analytics.


Access Control & Scheduling
Control when and where your content is published. Content can be available all the time, or only within a specified timeframe. Open your media to the world, or restrict by domain and geo location.


Video Extensions for Content Management Systems (CMS)
Publish rich-media content to, and from within, your existing CMS. Add a fully integrated layer of media management to your CMS.

Video Extensions for Learning Management Systems (LMS)
Publish rich-media content to, and from within, your existing LMS. Add a fully integrated layer of media management to your LMS.

Smart Cast MediaSpace™
Publish your content in your own “private YouTube” with Smart Cast out-of-the-box and configurable video portal.

SC
SC
Mobile Web and HTML5
Transcode content into multiple flavors and seamlessly deliver to devices such as Android, Blackberry, iPhone and iPad. Device detection with automatic fallback to HTML5 will ensure a seamless viewer experience. Includes support for monetization and analytics.


TV Everywhere
Handle all aspects of your TV Everywhere strategy. Allows subscribers to existing television subscription services (generally cable TV) to access the programs on their subscription via the web and devices. Manage rights and entitlement, authentication and authorization, monetization, analytics and more.


Publica a Set-top-Boxes
Publica en Roku, Boxee y otros set-top boxes con un solo clic. Crea tus propios canales y aplicaciones para llegar hasta tus usuarios en la comodidad de su hogar.


Publish to Set-top boxes
Publish to Roku, Boxee, and other set-top boxes with the click of a button. Create your own channels and apps to reach your viewers in the comfort of their home.


SEO
Maximize your content’s exposure on search engines with best-practice video SEO. Create a dynamic video site map, and Smart Cast will take care of its distribution to search engines.


API
Use Smart Cast Rich Publishing API to integrate video into your own publishing platform and to streamline and automate publishing workflows.


Open Source and Open Standards
Take full control of the publishing workflow. Extend and augment beyond the API layer. Smart Cast is based on Open Standards such as the LAMP Stack, RESTfull APIs, and the OSMF Framework to allow you full flexibility. You can extend the server with your own plugins, build your own APIs and edit the source code to fit your needs.


Video Player
Video players are your first point of contact with your audience, so delivering the best possible experience is key. Our players are light-weight and fast, and delivery is seamless - no matter which device your viewers are using. Get going in five minutes with built-in player templates, or head on to the Studio to customize your player’s unique look and functionality.


Built-in Player Templates
Choose from a range of great looking, light-weight video player templates. Options include single video player templates and vertical or horizontal playlists.


Player Design & Configuration
Customize video players and playlists to match your website’s look-and-feel and configure player features and settings. Control player size, color, fonts and branding. Add or remove buttons, enable subtitles, sharing and more.


SC
Video Sharing: Social and Viral
Share content across Facebook, Twitter, Google + and over 50 other social networks, blogs and social media profiles.


HTML5 Player
Provide a seamless viewer experience across all devices. Samrt Cast player automatically detects the user’s browser and device and displays the video in either HTML5 or Flash format.
SC
Accessibility - 508 Compliant Player
Incorporate a video player that complies with Section 508 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act.
Dynamic Player with UIConf Layout and Features
Easily build your own video player templates using the open source Smart Cast Dynamic Player Framework. Change the player skin, resize, reset the layout, and add various elements to your players. Choose from our wide range of player plugins to add interactive features like subtitles, rating, annotations and much more.


Advertising Support in Player
Smart Cast player is integrated with more than 60 ad servers. Smart Cast supports the “Interactive Advertising Bureau“ (IAB) Video Ad Serving Template (VAST) de facto standard for ad serving, along with custom integrations to leading platforms such as Google DoubleClick DART, FreeWheel, Ad Tech, Eye Wonder, AdapTV, Tremor Video and others. Additional custom ad servers can be easily integrated via Smart Cast plugin infrastructure.


SC
Mobile & HTML5 Video Player
With the huge rise in video consumption on mobile devices, it’s important to find a solution that’s both easy to manage and flawless for viewers. We make it easy with mobile-ready encoding flavors, seamless device detection, customizable players, and built in support for advertising, analytics, and subtitles. Our HTML5 video library provides you with the most advanced mobile delivery technology stack available today.


Device Detection and Device Support
Provide a seamless viewer experience. Smart Cast player automatically detects the device your viewer is using, and displays the video in either HTML5 or Flash format. Supported devices include: Android, Blackberry, iPhone and iPad.


Mobile Video Advertising
Advertise, integrate with ad networks, and enable payment models. Enjoy full monetization options available for mobile devices.


SC
Mobile Video Subtitles
Upload multiple caption files (SRT, XML) and transcripts (TXT), or reference an external link. Users can toggle between different language captions on their mobile device.


Mobile Video Analytics
Get the insight you need on mobile viewer behavior. Built-in analytics and reports let you gauge content popularity, viewer attention span and engagement, audience geographic distribution and more

SC


Mobile Video Skin and Style
Customize mobile video players to match your branding. Control player size, color, fonts and more via our intuitive interface.


Mobile Video Adaptive Streaming
Our adaptive bitrate technology guarantees a smooth playback experience, no matter what connection speed, cellular connection, or mobile device your viewer is using.


Video Syndication and Distribution
Think more traffic, and a lot more viewers.

Our powerful distribution and syndication services make it easy to reach your audience across the web – on destination sites, search engines and set-top-boxes.


All-in-one Distribution Module
Distribute your content across the web at the click of a button. The module provides a set of simple workflows and “connectors” for distribution to destinations like YouTube, Hulu, DailyMotion, Comcast, MSN, and others.


Key benefits:
  • Full control over where and when the content is presented.
  • Distribute full “content packages”, including video transcodes, multiple thumbnails in different sizes, metadata, subtitles, scheduling data, and more.
  • Manage all of your distribution partners through a single user-friendly interface.
  • Deliver assets automatically as they are added to your Smart Cast account, or require a manual review.
  • Ejecuta perfectamente las actualizaciones para los contenidos distribuidos desde un panel de control central.
  • Seamlessly push updates to distributed content from a central dashboard.
  • Track your content across all distribution partners.
  • Prevent errors with built-in content validation (alerts for missing thumbnails, missing metadata, etc.)
  • Get delivery confirmation per distribution partner.

SC


Feeds & MRSS Feeds
Syndicate and track your videos on Google, Yahoo!, iTunes and other video sharing sites and social networks. Videos are distributed via playlist feeds (MRSS and APIs) to the channels of your choice.


YouTube Distribution
Easily distribute your content to YouTube, using Smart Cast distribution module. Smart Cast offers distribution to regular YouTube accounts, as well as to YouTube partner accounts.


SC
Social Sharing
Enable your viewers to easily share videos on Twitter, Facebook, Google +, and over 50 other social networks, blogs and sites. Users can also post video on any website or blog via HTML embed code.


SC
Over-the-top
Tap into an even larger audience – set-top-box and connected TV viewers.

We’ve integrated popular services directly into our system, so that you can publish, manage and monetize from one central location.


Connected Devices
Deliver content directly to set-top-boxes:

  • Publish to Samsung, Sony, LG, Vizio and Toshiba smart TVs through “Yahoo Connected TV”.
  • Create a channel in the Roku channel store.
  • Publish branded and interactive video applications in Boxee.
  • Distribute content to GoogleTV, Samsung, LG and Vizio through our Exchange partner, Flingo.
SC
Centralized Management
Manage content distribution to set top boxes and connected TVs directly from the Smart Cast Management Console (KMC). Publish with simple drag n’ drop action, and control access and scheduling. Any changes you make to metadata and images in the KMC will be automatically reflected in the set top boxes and connected TVs Content Library or App.


Monetize
Advertise, integrate with ad networks, and enable payment models like pay-per-view, movie packages, and promotion codes on supported devices.


Video Editing Tools
With our editing tools, your uploaded videos are just a starting point. Trim videos to create clips of the most interesting sections. String videos or clips together to show “highlight” type content. Add subtitles, and cue points to enable chaptering, advertising and deep search. Leverage editing tools to encourage user and employee participation.


Content Trimming and Clipping
Trim or create multiple clips from a single video. Each clip will get its own embed code and metadata, while remaining associated to the original video. Trimming tools are available both to administrators and site users.

Sequencing
Create an edited sequence (playlist) of clips and entries for playback.

Thumbnail Creation
Generate thumbnails from videos or upload external images. Capture, crop and adjust to get the best result.

Time-Based Data and Cue Points
Add cue points to your video files to enable all sorts of time-based functionality such as chaptering, poles, display of related files at specific points, and timed advertisements.

SC
Subtitles
Upload multiple caption files (SRT, XML) and transcripts (TXT), or reference an external link. Users can toggle between different language captions.

SC


In-video Search
Search within the actual video captions, and enable your users to search as well.

Video-Presentation Widget
Present synchronized video and PowerPoint presentations - upload slideshows and videos, and easily synchronize between the video and the specific slides in the slideshow.
SC
Video Monetization
If growing your revenue is high on your list, our monetization features will get you there fast.

Smart Cast monetization features set you up for success – from increasing the number of viewers, to a comprehensive set of advertising tools, pay-per–view, subscription models, and built-in reports that let you optimize your strategy based on viewer behavior.


Advertising & Ad Networks
Target viewers with ads on live videos or VOD, and across multiple devices such as mobile, PC and set-top-box. With support for a wide range of video ad formats (including all major IAB standards), and integrated plugins for video ad networks, such as Google DoubleClick DART, FreeWheel, Ad Tech, Eye Wonder, AdapTV, Tremor Video and others, managing your monetization plan couldn’t get easier.

VAST Support
We support any ad server that complies with the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) standards for Video Ad Serving (VAST).

SC
SC


Player Branding
Players can be designed and skinned to match any brand – use it for your own brand or for advertisers on your site.

Pay-Per-View
Enable paid programming with video preview, and easy, on-the-fly payment options for full video access.

SC


Increase Viewers and Views
SEO
Maximize your content’s exposure on search engines with best-practice video SEO. Create a dynamic video site map, and Smart Cast will take care of its distribution to search engines.

Content Discovery & Related Content
Promote additional discovery of content using our related video widget and algorithm.

Deep Search
Help viewers find more content with deep search of video subtitles, captions and transcripts.

Syndication & Distribution
Direct more traffic to your site by creating video feeds and submitting them to third-party platforms such as Google, Yahoo!, and iTunes.

You can also take advantage of our Distribution Module to distribute content to your channels on partner sites like YouTube, Hulu, and DailyMotion. Content is distributed along with thumbnails, metadata, ad break cue points and more. Analytics
Monitor your monetization efforts with in-depth analytics, and optimize your plan based on real user behavior and content performance.


Video Analytics and Audience Measurement
Make decisions based on real data, and leave speculation behind. Our built-in analytics and reports provide you with the insight you need to successfully manage your content. View a quick snapshot of high-level figures, or drill down to user-specific or video-specific information. Use our reports to gain business insights, understand user trends and learn if your content discovery and exposure strategies have paid off. Already using an analytics or audience measurement tool? Leverage our plugins for all major solutions to consolidate your data.


Built-in Reports and Analytics
Here are just a few of our easy-to-understand reports:
  • Top Content
    Find out how your viewers are engaging with your content - which content your viewers are watching the most, and which videos are getting little attention.

  • SC


  • Content Drop-off
    This report looks into user attention span. Which videos are viewers watching all the way through? Which ones are abandoned and when?

  • Content Interaction
    Are your videos generating active user engagement? Track active behavior such as editing, sharing, downloads, and more

  • Geographic Distribution
    Pinpoint the exact geo location of your viewers

  • Top Syndication
    Find out where your videos have been embedded outside of your own site.

  • Contributions
    For collaborative and UGC-based sites, discover which users are uploading the most content.

  • SC
  • User Based Reports
    Review a named list of viewers who watched specific videos. Identify employees or students that watched a training video till the end, those that only made it half way through, and those who didn’t watch it at all. Cross reference this data with other data available in your organization (for example on employee/student performance) to uncover correlations between video watching patterns and other parameters.


Analytics API
Leverage Smart Cast robust Analytics API to create your own custom reports. Integrate relevant report widgets into your environment, web CMS or LMS.


Plugins for 3rd Party Analytics and Audience Measurement
Already using another web analytics or audience measurement solution? Consolidate your data into a single interface with plugins for Comscore, Omniture, Nielsen, Omniture, Conviva, Akamai, or Google Analytics.

SC
Video Hosting
Take advantage of our fully redundant hosting services and expertise, or stay in full control with various self-hosting options. With Smart Cast you’re free to choose where and how to host your content.

SC


Hosting on the Smart Cast Cloud
Sit back and relax. Smart Cast Hosted Edition (SaaS) customers enjoy hosting at our state-of-the-art data centers, with the highest levels of performance, stability, redundancy and security.

  • When leveraging Smart Cast transcoding services, Smart Cast will push the transcoded files to your selected hosting provider

  • When transcoding on your own , Smart Cast can simply link to the hosted content for delivery.


Hosting on a 3rd Party Cloud
Smart Cast can easily integrate with any third party cloud hosting provider you may have selected (Akamai NetStorage, Level3 Origin Storage, etc). Smart Cast platform can already be hosted on several 3rd party clouds including Amazon Web Services, and the Rackspace cloud.

  • When leveraging Smart Cast transcoding services, Smart Cast will push the transcoded files to your selected hosting provider.

  • When transcoding on your own , Smart Cast can simply link to the hosted content for delivery.


Hosting On Premise & Behind the Firewall Delivery
For videos that should never leave your premise Smart Cast offers a complete solution, in two platform editions:

  • On Premise - Install, operate and run Smart Cast system on your own premises. Transcoding and delivery is managed within Smart Cast system behind your firewall.

  • Smart Cast SaaS Media Management – video file operations such as transcoding hosting and delivery will run on your infrastructure while you can use Smart Cast to manage metadata , channel building, playlist building, access control, analytics, advertising and more, linking to files hosted on your servers.
Video Streaming
Our streaming capabilities are designed around three concepts - quality, security, and flexibility. Your audience will enjoy excellent playback across devices and changing network conditions, while you control the level of security and viewer access to content. You can configure the system to stream from our servers, your internal network, any CDN, or any hybrid combination of sources.

Cross Device Delivery
Stream content to any type of device - mobile, PC or set-top-box. Our multiple flavor transcoding and adaptive bit-rate delivery, guarantee the best results for your viewers.


HD Streaming
Stream the highest quality video for a superb viewing experience.


SC
Adaptive Bitrate
Our adaptive bitrate technology guarantees a smooth playback experience, no matter what connection speed or device your viewer is using. We support streaming via HTTP, RTMP, the Akamai HD Network, and Apple HTTP Live Streaming.


Secure Delivery
We make sure your content is viewed only by authorized viewers and cannot be recorded and used by non-official/illegal distribution channels. Protect video by streaming over RTMPE and HTTPS encrypted protocols. Smart Cast also protects your content via authentication tokens and Tokenized URLs.


Access Control
Control exactly when and where your content is published. Content can be available all the time, or only within a specified timeframe. Open your media to the world, or restrict it by domain and geo location. You can even limit viewing to internal networks with IP address range restrictions.


SC
Remote Assets - link to video files on your premise or CDN
Stream content from your internal network or CDN of your choice, while managing your content via our platform.


Dual Delivery: LAN for Local Delivery / CDN for External Delivery
Save on hefty CDN costs with dual delivery. Content consumed within the organization is delivered from local servers, while content consumed from outside is delivered via CDN.
SC
Video Platform Security
We recognize the immense importance of securing your content. Our solutions provide end-to-end protection, to make sure your content is viewed only by authorized viewers and cannot be recorded and used by non-official/illegal distribution channels. Smart Cast is the only platform that offers an On-Premise Edition, enabling you to control every aspect of the solution’s security.

Stream Encryption
Prevent content theft by streaming video over RTMPE and HTTPS encrypted protocols.


Tokenized Expiring CDN URLs
Secure content URL’s with an encrypted expiring token contained in the stream’s URL and ensure that content cannot be ripped from the CDN .


SWF Verification
Add an additional layer of security, by assuring that only authorized video players can playback content.


SC
DRM
Smart Cast integrates with DRM solutions, such as Google Widevine and others. Define usage policies online viewing as well as downloaded content, assuring that your business model is supported and your private videos remain private.


Security-oriented Hosted Platform Deployment
You can maintain rigid security standards while also enjoying the benefits of Smart Cast SaaS Platform. Our hosted systems reside at SAS70 certified state-of-the-art facilities. We also enable you to host your content locally, or on the remote storage of your choice. With on-premise transcoding, and behind the firewall delivery, content can remain entirely behind your firewall.


Behind the Firewall Delivery
Keep your videos on your private network while referencing and managing them within the Smart Cast Management Console. This can be combined with local transcoding so that video files would never be transmitted outside the Local Area Network.


On-Premise Platform Deployment
Maintain complete control over content and security, by deploying Smart Cast Video Platform within your own infrastructure.
Smart Cast y cualquier nombre de producto o servicio de Smart Cast usados aquí son marcas registradas de Smart Cast. Todas las demás marcas utilizadas aquí pertenecen a sus respectivos dueños.