Unitedcom Srl is the Streaming Multimedia Service Provider leader in the streaming solution fields which
WEB TV, IPTV, IPTV HD, WEB RADIO, IP RADIO Hi-FI, MOBILE IP RADIO, MOBILE IP TV;
with the following formats: VIDEO: wmv, flv, mov and rm - AUDIO: wma and ra

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SUPERStreaming OFFER

Unitedcom Srl is Italy’s leader in management and distribution of High Quality audio and video streaming services. The experience in our field and the culture of CUSTOMER care are our best plus, built with the collaboration of professionals that saw the birth of these technologies in Italy in the early 1999 (at B2B level). This experience has become our know-how in:
  • CHECK-UP OF CUSTOMER'S WEB INFRASTRUCTURES
  • CHECK-UP OF STREAMING-DEDICATED SOFTWARE EQUIPMENT
  • SUPPLY OF UNICAST AND MULTICAST BAND FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF STREAMING BOTH FOR COMPUTERS AND FOR MOBILE DEVICES
  • MARKETING ADVISING FOR WEB TV AND WEB RADIO MANAGEMENT
  • PARTNERSHIPS WITH OTHER OPERATORS FOR VIDEO SHOOTING AND DIRECTION
  • SYSTEM ENGINEERING ADVISING FOR WEB AND SOFTWARE
  • COMMUNICATION AND COMMERCIAL ADVISING
  • ACCESS DATA TO WEB CHANNELS (HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR VISIBILITY)
  • BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE (HOW YOUR BUSINESS IS GOING)
  • ADVERTISING COLLECTION AND MANAGEMENT FOR WEB BROADCASTERS
How to compose a dedicated offer (Prepaid and With Contract Streaming)

SUPERStreaming Prepay
With this new profile the customer decides:
  • bitrate (speed) of the signal transmission
  • duration of the contract (from 1 to 12 months)
  • whether to transmit the audio signal (for the Web Radio) or the audio/video signal (for the Web TV)

The following shot shows the graphical interface for the credit card payment, with the final price for the selected service.
Once completed the payment, the customer can download a client software that will allow the live streaming transmission of the Web Radio or Web TV.

Technical requirements for the playout station
In order to facilitate those customers who don't have familiarity with encoding softwares, Unitedcom srl created an ad hoc client software to allow the streaming transmission of the web channel using a simple ADSL with dynamic public IP (the normal connections for small businesses and domestic use). The quality of the upload band available in the office is however very important: in fact broadband is generally available in download while in upload the band is much smaller. Ideally the customer would have a minimum guaranteed band as close as possible to the encoding bitrate of the Web Radio or Web TV that has to be created.

Example 1
Realization of Web Radio "X "
Technical equipment in the outplay station:
1 encoding PC with video acquisition card, 1 ADSL connection, 4 Mb in download and 512 Kb in upload, with minimum guaranteed band of 256 Kb and with dynamic IP.
With this equipment, Web TV "Z" makes streaming towards the SUPERStreaming distibution platform with a bitrate of 312 Kbps.
In this case, Radio Y is quite sure not to have any problem, because it exceeds of about 22% the value of the minimum guaranteed band and it is far from the nominal maximum band (512 Kbps). Moreover, in case of reduction of the bandwidth to 256 Kbps , the webplayer  has the capability to store signal data to keep the streaming continuos.

Example 2
Realization of Web Radio "Y"
Technical equipment in the outplay station:
1 encoding PC with audio acquisition card, 1 ADSL connection, 2 Mb in download and 256 Kb in upload, with minimum guaranteed band of 64 Kb and with dynamic IP.
With this equipment, Web Radio "Y" can transmit signal towards the SUPERStreaming distibution platform with a bitrate of 64 Kbps.
In this case, Radio Y doesn't run any risk, because the band required for the transmission is wholly guaranteed by the internet provider supplier of the ADSL.

Example 3
Realization of Web TV "Z"
Technical equipment in the outplay station:
1 encoding PC with video acquisition card, 1 ADSL connection, 4 Mb in download and 512 Kb in upload, with minimum guaranteed band of 256 Kb and with dynamic IP.
With this equipment, Web TV “Z” makes streaming towards the SUPERStreaming distibution platform with a bitrate of 312 Kbps.
In this case, Radio Y is quite sure not to have any problem, because it exceeds of about 22% the value of the minimum guaranteed band and it is far from the nominal maximum band (512 Kbps). Moreover, in case of reduction of the bandwidth to 256 Kbps , the webplayer  has the capability to store signal data to keep the streaming continuos.

SUPERStreaming with CONTRACT
SuperStreaming proposals can be built according to your expectations about visibility or to your previous experiences; first of all, it is necessary to choose a guaranteed Internet band. Without this guaranteed band, QUALITY IS OUT OF QUESTION.

Sizes of Minimum Guaranteed Band are:
For Web TV or IP TV:

  •  8Mb - 12Mb - 16Mb - 25Mb -50Mb -100Mb - 150Mb - 200Mb -300Mb - 500Mb - project;
For Web Radio or IP Radio:
  • 2Mb - 6Mb - 8Mb - 16Mb - 25Mb - 50Mb - 100Mb - 150Mb - project
What happens if usage exceeds Minimum Guaranteed Band ?
Nothing! Our CUSTOMERS can exceed usage of Internet Band up to twice the size of Minimum Contractual Guaranteed Band.

And what happens if the usage exceeds even the double of the Minimum Contractual Band ?
Nothing particular: when the Minimum Contractual Band is exceedeed, the band consumption takes place in the Best Effort mode. This means that there are no limits set by the provider Unitedcom, and every SUPERStreaming customer can use the Internet band available in the Unitedcom Data Center.
If the boadcaster wants a guarantee for a certain number of simultaneous users, he just has to raise the Minimum Guaranteed Band, in order to service the users that he wants to stay always connected. This way, the band consumption happens in the dedicated mode instead of Best Effort mode. Beyond every amount of Minimum Guaranteed Band, the system start again to work in Best Effort mode.

If I am a national network, can I engage Unitedcom? Are your solutions scalable ?
Unitedcom infrastructures guarantee electrical, air conditioning and network continuity; moreover, current agreements on national and international Peering allow us to offer communication and visibility solutions with Minimum Guaranteed Band, and at the moment we are the only one in Italy to do it! The reason why a lot of companies don’t want to guarantee a minimum band is the higher cost to offer the streaming service: it’s no secret that in Italy the Multicast system is not interconnected with the networks of the different Providers, and so Unicast is the only affordable system for the supply of the Web service. This means that you need more band , so it is necessary to have a big quantity of bandwidth to guarantee the correct working, and this bandwidth has to be planned in the contract. Moreover, monitoring systems of the band trigger an automatic upgrade for the suppliers as soon as the usage of the band reaches 80% of the available band.

Who is to choose the bitrate of the streaming?
In the SUPERStreaming with contract version, it's the customer who choose the bitrate freely, according to his own needs: he can change the bitrate speed at any time and autonomously.
In the SUPERStreaming Prepay version, the customer choose the bitrate at the moment of the activation and hence the price; when he changes the bitrate, the price will change consequently.

Who could I ask for a private estimate for my station?
Giammaria Brunetti, our Sales Manager, will be glad to talk to everyone who is interested in SUPERStreaming; you can dial  +39 02 39656871 or write an e-mail to giammaria.brunetti@unitedcom.it. Just write your contact details and you will be able to talk to him directly without agents or intermediaries.

Is Unitedcom authorized by the Italian Department of TLC (Ministero delle Comunicazioni) to supply electronic TLC services?
Yes it is, indeed the half of the sum spent for SuperStreaming is refunded to the companies, according to a special Act of the Prime Minister.
No refund will be provided for the use of SUPERStreaming Prepay.

How much does SUPERStreaming cost?
From 13 €/month on for the Prepaid Web Radio solution and from 100 €/month on for  the Prepaid Web TV solution. Actually the cost is not the issue that “scares” publishers when they are to decide about the streaming.
THE ISSUE IS ONLY THE PRESENCE OR THE ABSENCE BUSINESS FORESIGHT: INTERNET STREAMING IS, MUCH MORE THAN A NEW SYSTEM OF BROADCAST, A NEW MODEL OF COMMUNICATION.

I WAIT FOR YOU AND I AM SURE THAT WE CAN MAKE GOOD BUSINESS TOGETHER WITH SUPERStreaming.


Best regards!


Giammaria Brunetti
Sales - Marketing - Communications Manager



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