Quickstream version 1.3 - changelog

Quickstream v1.3.0

QUICKSTREAM V1.3.0 IS READY TO GO!


It is required to update both Quickstream Client and Quickstream Node. The old version of Quickstream Client will not work properly with the latest version Quickstream Node.

 

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WHAT'S NEW IN QUICKSTREAM?


  • UDP STATISTICS




QUICKSTREAM ALLOWS TO VIEW 9 STATISTICS OF BOTH INPUT AND OUTPUT


The list of monitored statistics consists of:

  • Link Bandwidth

  • RTT [Ping]

  • CC errors

  • CC errors per hour

  • CC errors in Total

  • Sent packets

  • Dropped sent packets

  • Dropped received packets

  • Retransmitted received packets

Please note that CC errors are only checked when sent data is recognized as MPEG Transport Stream. That also means that you can send any other data like raw MPEG Audio Layer II from audio codec using Quickstream.


GRAPHS


We added simple graphs that will allow you to visualize all the mentioned statistics. We are planning to improve graphs in later releases, At his moment graph displays only raw data. Graphs are available for all available statistics.




HISTORICAL STATISTICS


We understood the need for broadcasters to stay assured about the quality and reliability of delivered signals, that's why we add a module of historical statistics.


How do historical statistics work?


  1. Current statistics (30 seconds resolution) - they are deleted after 30 days.

  2. Aggregated statistics (5 minutes resolution) - they are deleted after 60 days.

  3. Aggregated statistics (1-hour resolution) - they are never deleted.


Important note: Aggregation always occurs at the end of the period, i.e. e.g. hourly statistics appear at the end of the hour they concern (the whole hour is collected and appear only at the end of this hour, i.e. e.g. statistics collected between 13:00 and 14:00 will appear aggregated hourly only just after 14:00)




You will no longer need an external monitoring tool like Cacti or Zabbix to aggregate statistics and view historical data.


IMPROVEMENTS


  • ENCRYPTION


We changed the communication protocol between the Quickstream Node and Quickstream Client. The new protocol also supports custom encryption based on AES-128. You can configure a distant Quickstream Node without worrying about your data. Because even configuration data or logs can contain sensitive data.


  • NEW LOG BROWSER


Logs are now easier to read. We marked them in colors depending on how critical it is.


  • BUG FIXES


  • Ability to restore the connection automatically in case some network-related problems

  • Channel statuses overhaul. Now input and output statuses are separated.

  • Quickstream Node stability optimizations.



IN THE NEAR FUTURE


QUICKSTREAM PROTOCOL



We are working on Quickstream Protocol. This protocol allows you to share channels easily in your organization with your partners or customers with only a couple of clicks. Without any IP addresses and port settings.

We are about to deliver a dedicated post on a blog concerning only the Quickstream Protocol.


At this moment it is in closed beta but if you want to be a tester of Quickstream Cloud contact us.



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