uC19: Enhancing Streaming Experience With the Latest IPTV/OTT/DVB Upgrade
Advanced Image Transcoding - Enhancing Visuals, Boosting Efficiency
In the fast-paced world of IPTV/OTT, staying ahead is essential. UniqCast introduces uC19, the latest version of our platform, designed to elevate your streaming experience. Discover what this update has in store for you.
Advanced Image Transcoding - Streamlined Visuals
Images play a vital role in user engagement, and with uC19, we're introducing dedicated backend edgeCDN components for image processing and optimization. This component handles image transcoding and caching efficiently, offering several key features:
- Customized Images: Images are prepared and resized to meet client-specified dimensions and formats.
- Efficient Caching: Images are cached for faster access, ensuring responsive media management.
- Responsive Media Management: Built-in image buffering ensures effective and responsive media handling.
This image transcoding component is seamlessly integrated into client applications, such as STB, mobile, tablet, web, and Smart TV. It eliminates the need for local resizing, leading to consistent visuals, faster image loading times, and a more responsive user interface.
STB Improvements - Seamless Playback
UniqCast uC19 brings improvements in handling recorded content and packages, optimizing user experience:
Enhanced Playback Handling
Experience seamless transitions between different playback modes, optimizing user experience, especially for Catchup and nPVR content.
Improved Package Presentation
We've enhanced the handling of Catchup, nPVR, and promotable packages for better package presentation.
Android Permission Management
In addition, Android Permission Management has been updated to comply with Google's recommended guidelines, reducing broad permissions, enhancing app security, and boosting user confidence.
General Improvements for Enhanced User Experience
uC19 is all about delivering an unparalleled user experience.
Stream Language Selection
Simplify the process of fetching and switching between different stream languages.
Navigate intuitively with a standardized subset of timeshift, catchup, and recording icons.
Enjoy improved presentation and animation of dashboard cards and previews for a better user experience.
Benefit from enhancements in network and time handling, bookmark saving, and statistical event tracking, reducing backend loads.
uC19 ensures compatibility with various firmware versions, guaranteeing a seamless experience on a wide range of devices.
Stay informed with increased notification message coverage for various internal features.
"Installed Apps" Discovery
Discover installed apps on devices running Android 11 and API level 30 or later.
Flutter Apps - User-Centric Features
We've taken your feedback seriously, resulting in several general improvements:
Live Details Browsing
Easily navigate through live events on the same channel using a swipe gesture, enhancing user interaction.
Streamlined Search Presentation
If Live TV or On-demand tabs lack search results, the focus automatically shifts to the tab with results.
We've improved account password handling for different types of characters (numbers, letters, and special characters).
Enhanced Network Resilience
Enjoy continuous connectivity even when switching between networks or revisiting the app from the background.
Android Navigation Bar
The Android navigation bar is now optimized for a more consistent viewing experience.
uC19 aligns language settings with CSMS preferences, offering greater user customization.
Count Display Optimization
View accurate content item counts in search results for the VoD section of the mobile application.
Error Message Handling
Error messages are now presented in the user's preferred language on the desktop client, ensuring the display of only relevant channels based on subscriptions.
Web Footer Addition
Operators can now configure the top menu to appear on every page of the web application, facilitating users' quick access to primary sections and features. This implementation increases user convenience and reduces the need for deep navigation within the application.
Backend - Your Platform's Heart With Enhanced Security and Flexibility
Our backend enhancements empower operators like never before:
Enhanced User Security
uC19 introduces PIN Entry Time Limitation, enhancing user and operator confidence in the system's security. An additional level of restriction mechanism has been added which now includes flexible time configuration that prevents users from login to the service in case of multiple wrong inputs. Users who enter the wrong password three times in a row will be temporarily locked out, with the duration configurable by operators. This security feature is both user-friendly and secure, assuring both the user and operator of the system's robustness.
Recording duration validation
Ensure that the nPVR recording duration aligns with set values, preventing shows from being deleted prematurely, before the nPVR recording duration is over..
Provisioning and Client API Routes Expansion
We've expanded P-API routes for series and movies, added heading images to tvStore routes offering visual context for users, and optimized UI Layout routes that are expanded for better data presentation. This ensures that the user interface is consistently refreshed and kept up-to-date.
DRM integration improvements
Introduced improvements for Cryptoguard's channel connect/disconnect functionalities - this improves the operational agility and robustness level in the DRM layer.
The GeoIP database can now be reloaded more efficiently, enhancing the system's geolocation capabilities and flexibility.
Search History Enhancement
In response to user feedback, we have refined the user experience by improving the "Clear Search History" feature. This release ensures a smoother operation and enhances user confidence in managing their search history effectively.
Category Sort Weight Enhancement and More
CSMS Table Filter Enhancement - Product Filtering
We have added a long-anticipated feature to enhance usability. Users can now filter tables by product, streamlining their access to relevant data within the application.
CSMS Alphanumeric Sorting for Products
In response to user suggestions, we have implemented alphanumeric sorting for products in the Channel edit form. This enhancement ensures a more logical and user-friendly presentation of product options.
CSMS Improved User Experience - Form Slide Bar
This update provides users with a smoother, more visually pleasing experience.
CSMS Packages Screen Enhancement - Filter by Package Type
We have introduced a valuable feature in the Packages screen. Users can now filter content by package type, streamlining the management of content packages and enhancing overall content administration.
UniqCast uC19 is a comprehensive upgrade that ensures a seamless and secure IPTV/OTT experience. It's about streamlined images, smoother playback, user-centric features, and backend enhancements, all designed to continuously deliver better solutions for the operator. Embrace uC19 and take your IPTV/OTT service to new heights.