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RealNetworks Announces New Generation Of Helix Universal Media Server

SEATTLE, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Media streaming becomes more powerful with the latest release of Helix Universal Media Server from RealNetworks. The announcement from RealNetworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK) introduces a new generation of media delivery to enterprise organizations looking to reach customers across a broad range of devices. Helix Universal Media Server offers universal streaming for iOS, Android, tablet, PC, Mac, Smart TV and more. New features include security and performance enhancements designed to help organizations better control content and simplify delivery.

"With MPEG-DASH support, DRM and extensive enhancements in the new Helix Server, our customers now have access to the next generation of media delivery to help them succeed in an evolving industry," said Mike Womack, Director of Business Development, RealNetworks Helix Division. "With these new features, Helix fits the bill for broadcasters, content owners and service providers who need a rock-solid, high-quality multi-screen delivery platform for OTT applications."

The new version of Helix Universal Media Server includes integration with digital rights management (DRM) to protect content along with encrypted content delivery and access protection. Further enhancements include support for the new MPEG-DASH standard with profiles to reach any device from smart phone to connected TV; multi-protocol stream ingest for Flash RTMP, MPEG2-TS, RTP and Helix RBS; origin stream pushing to content delivery networks or service providers; and HLS Live Pause-enabling apps for control over live streams using pause, seek and play. 

"We're excited about the new Helix Server," said Scott Grizzle, Broadcast and Streaming Product Manager, DVEO. "RealNetworks remains on the cutting edge of technology, which helps us continually provide best of breed solutions. The support for MPEG-DASH gives us even more adaptive streaming of multiple formats to different devices. This is a huge benefit for our customers."

Helix Universal Media Server helps organizations easily stream media across players, platforms and devices. This out-of-the-box solution delivers professional-scale reliability, performance, security and integration backed by dedicated support. Helix Universal Media Server is an integrated part of the Helix end-to-end platform, designed to streamline the process of managing and delivering media. The Helix Media Delivery Platform includes encoding, management, delivery and playback along with a Helix Client SDK which simplifies media publishing across platforms.

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