How Pegasus One Helped One Startup Take Its Video Ambitions As Far as they Could Go

E-Learning

THE CHALLENGE.

At this point, video content isn’t just popular. According to one recent study, Internet video is expected to account for a massive 80% of ALL global internet traffic by as soon as the end of the year. Recently, an ambitious young start-up came to the team at Pegasus One in an attempt to capitalize on precisely that. They were eager to implement a sophisticated video solution that should be scalable and enable organizations of all sizes to conduct not only business but also educational events, over the Internet. They wanted this platform to be able to support potentially THOUSANDS of users from any part of the globe – certainly no small order.

These ambitious performance needs, along with a complicated business process, including an interpretation feature, quickly turned this endeavour into a unique opportunity as well as a good challenge.

Luckily, “challenging and unique” happens to be our speciality.

How Pegasus One Helped One Startup Take Its Video Ambitions As Far as they Could Go

E-Learning

THE CHALLENGE.

At this point, video content isn’t just popular. According to one recent study, Internet video is expected to account for a massive 80% of ALL global internet traffic by as soon as the end of the year. Recently, an ambitious young start-up came to the team at Pegasus One in an attempt to capitalize on precisely that. They were eager to implement a sophisticated video solution that should be scalable and enable organizations of all sizes to conduct not only business but also educational events, over the Internet. They wanted this platform to be able to support potentially THOUSANDS of users from any part of the globe – certainly no small order.

These ambitious performance needs, along with a complicated business process, including an interpretation feature, quickly turned this endeavour into a unique opportunity as well as a good challenge.

Luckily, “challenging and unique” happens to be our speciality.

APPROACH.

Immediately, the team at Pegasus One got to work on a WebRTC-based video conferencing solution that not only provided communication for online events, but that could also support smaller use cases like corporate training AND that enabled real-time interpreting into multiple languages as well.

After careful and ongoing discussions with the client, we quickly identified a number of key goals that would need to be accomplished, essentially all at the same time. These included things like:

  • Intelligent autoscaling.
  • Optimal CPU and RAM usage on host devices.
  • The ability to support not only multiple co-presenters in a single session but multiple concurrent streams per user as well.
  • Global content delivery with absolutely no exceptions.
  • Support for value-added features, like hassle-free file sharing.
  • Video AND audio recording capabilities.
  • 24/7/365 availability.

All this, while still supporting potentially 1,000+ users at any given moment.

Almost immediately, Pegasus One was able to impress the client by recommending a truly innovative strategy for the system architecture – one that both allow the platform to scale to high loads AND remain as cost-effective as possible as well.

The emphasis on flexibility and communication meant adopting the Scrum which made the project’s progress transparent and also made it very to add any critical changes later on in the project.

RESULTS.

All told, Pegasus One’s platform provides a truly comprehensive and scalable virtual conferencing experience. This begins with the advanced scheduling capabilities and setting up a webinar with most wanted features such as translation and asset sharing.

The team at Pegasus One was able to deliver a truly innovative solution that offers a number of critical features like:

  • Setup and Management: The user can not only schedule virtual events, but also unique sessions within those events. Configurations of a live session can be managed from a single screen. Organizers can also choose who is presenting at any given time, can switch back and forth between two or more presenters, etc.
  • Presenter features: Presenters can always respond to questions shared with them by an event organizer, hand out additional resources to the audience and more- all in addition to making their presentation.
  • Interaction capabilities: Because multiple interpreters may be available depending on the context, attendees can easily move back and forth between one or more interpreters with the click of a button.

But perhaps the most important advantage that this platform brings to the table comes by way of excellent scalability and platform performance. Utilizing research provided by Pegasus One’s research and development division, our developers successfully implemented innovative automatic scaling and integration with many major media servers thanks to the RTP protocol.

Load testing confirmed that the platform can be easily scaled up to perform at optimum levels with at least 10,000 concurrent users, too – all while maintaining a respectable latency averaging under three seconds. So ultimately, what this means is that not only is the solution able to handle a tremendous amount of activity during peak times in particular, but it can do so without degrading the overall user experience that all event attendees can expect to enjoy.

VALUE.

By relying on WebRTC technology, Pegasus One was able to successfully develop a robust online video platform that guaranteed high-quality video and audio communication – all delivered directly through an end user’s web browser. Because it comes with a plugin-free nature and offers a highly scalable architecture, it’s a great choice for hosting large online events. The collaboration features make it particularly attractive to certain types of businesses, and the video and audio recording features allow for the preservation of past events in an educational environment as well.