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Microsoft launches new streaming technology developed by Israeli R&D team

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In addition to a screen projection of the Microsoft logo, silhouettes of users of laptops and mobile devices can be seen. Photo: Reuters / Dado Ruvic / Illustration.

CTechMicrosoft has announced a new technology for its Teams platform, Microsoft eCDN, developed by Microsoft Israel Research and Development. The new technology will significantly improve the quality of video streaming in large-scale live broadcasts without overloading the corporate network and enable organizations to host streaming events for millions of users simultaneously.

The new technology is based on the innovation developed at Peer5, an Israeli startup acquired by Microsoft last August. With this technology, organizations can conduct organization-wide training and town halls in a private, secure and efficient manner without compromising the quality of the video or overloading the corporate network.

eCDN (Enterprise Content Delivery Network) technology can overcome bandwidth limitations and enable secure broadcasting of video streaming to a large audience. The browser-based technology is the first of its kind to require no installation on endpoints.

The new technology is based on WebRTC that works in the browser and improves the bandwidth used by peer-to-peer networks. In this way, the technology mitigates the impact on the corporate network and on other business applications running at the same time. The company’s peer-to-peer networks self-balance and automatically expand as the number of users increases. The technology requires no changes to the physical network infrastructure and can be implemented very quickly.

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