Yes, we have it. And it’s available now. Wowza Streaming Engine 4.0 is the latest iteration of what was formerly Wowza Media Server, and it comes with not only sweet improvements but also a powerful and user friendly browser-based user interface (UI). Additionally, it now fully supports the MPEG-DASH standard and boasts improved performance through hardware acceleration. The new UI makes using Wowza Server Engine an easy experience for any skill level, providing useful functionality and readable statistics.

The Wowza Media Server dashboard.
The Wowza Media Server dashboard.

The UI is called the Wowza Streaming Engine Manager. It provides a dashboard with analytics, server configurations and application management options which comes with both pre-installed Live and VOD applications. This makes it easy to get started in creating a custom application by simply copying one of the default applications. It also now only requires the click of a checkbox to record or use closed captions, plus select any or all playback types such as MPEG-DASH, RTMP, RTSP/RTP, HLS, HDS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming. Since it accepts all standard protocols, it’s compatible with any camera or encoder of choice.

WSE 4.0 test players
WSE 4.0 supports a number of formats including MPEG-DASH, Apple HLS, Microsoft Smooth Streaming, and RTMP among others.

Wowza Server Engine also includes security features such as IP restriction, and Transcoder and DRM AddOns, plus it allows restriction to the number of connections per given application. In allowing for more control over the server, it now provides the option to restart either a virtual host or the entire server itself. For statistics lovers and performance observers, the live Monitoring page shows real-time graphs on total connections by protocol (incoming and outgoing) and network throughput.

Influxis offers managed Wowza Server Engine 4.0 hosting with our expert support and is backed by our guaranteed and optimized streaming network. For a trial Wowza account, just ask and our support team would be happy to provide one for you (support@influxis.com). Or if you already know what you want, just go ahead and order your server now: http://influxis.com/streaming/pricing/

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