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James Hauge
Any interest in a product that will monitor an internet broadcast and send you an email (or text) when the stream stops?
on Jun 18, 2016 at 2:20:44 am

I wondering if anyone else here that has a good interest in a product that will monitor an internet broadcast and send you an email (or text) when the stream stops? I know I need this kind of thing and I didn't want to spend the many thousands of dollars needed to buy one of the 'enterprise' type solutions for this so I've contacted a developer I deal with and he said that he can make a solution for this issue for a comparably inexpensive price compared to the devices mentioned above...

If this is something that you'd be interested in, please reply here and we can discus this to see if the product we're already making (and almost finished with) will be something that can sell to others...

Would love to talk to more people about this to see what's the most important to you about this type of product..

Thanks!
--James


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Dmitry Malkov
Re: Any interest in a product that will monitor an internet broadcast and send you an email (or text) when the stream stops?
on Jul 28, 2016 at 10:44:07 am
Last Edited By Dmitry Malkov on Aug 10, 2016 at 9:52:50 am

Hi, James!

I work with Actus Digital, we offer a Broadcast Verification & Monitoring solution for Cable/ Satellite/ IPTV/ Playout Centers & Teleports (http://actusdigital.com/).

It certainly has an interest.

The difference is - you are offering this to smaller vendors and in my personal opinion this could be very interesting.


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James Hauge
Re: Any interest in a product that will monitor an internet broadcast and send you an email (or text) when the stream stops?
on Aug 11, 2016 at 12:13:24 am

hmm, The forum never emailed me that there was a reply...

Well, since you said that there was an interest let me tell you a bit more about what i've got working and what i'm still working on for this...

I've got a device that the hardware cost is so far much less then $100. It checks the video part of the video about every 3 seconds to see if it's frozen or black, and then, if it stays black for about 60 seconds then it emails me, texts me, and also calls me on the phone. If the stream isn't fixed, it'll keep up contacting me in all three ways till it's fixed...

I'm now working with my developer to get it to be checking similar with the audio and hope i'll have that part done in the next week or two...

This solution will work with a large number of video streaming services including rtmp, livestream.com, ustream.com and many more... just as an fyi, i'm using livestream.com as my test bed and it's working great so far...

I must add, that the option to have it call me uses an outside service that costs some money, but very little... $1 a month for it to have a phone number then a few cents a minute when it calls me with alarms. Emails and Texts are free with my current setup.

Would love to have a more direct communication with you to discus this project with me...

--James


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James Hauge
Re: Any interest in a product that will monitor an internet broadcast and send you an email (or text) when the stream stops?
on Sep 7, 2016 at 7:23:26 pm

Just wanted to post an update on this project of mine!

I'm getting much closer to having a solution to the sound...

We've pretty much exhausted the purely software type of solutions because of some limitations of the hardware we're starting with so now we're looking to add a few bits of hardware to the project so that should get out audio checks working... just sent the project specs from my developer to his hardware engineer a few days ago to get the hardware lined up properly... this shouldn't increase the hardware cost of this device by much...

We currently have a product that I'm using all the time and power consumption is very low, even though it's working through wifi.. I think that this device will be a great solution for any one that does online streaming for more than a few minutes at a time... Once we get the Audio part working, I believe that we'll even be able to customize the upper and lower threshold so that if it's too loud or too soft for too long it'll let you know.

Send me a message if you'd like to discus this project!
--James


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James Hauge
Re: Any interest in a product that will monitor an internet broadcast and send you an email (or text) when the stream stops?
on Sep 23, 2016 at 8:13:10 am

Another update on this product...

I just spoke with my developer, and the audio hardware has been designed and built (10 initial units for testing have been made) for testing...

I would love to talk to anyone that'd be interested in a product like this!

It's brand new, just coming out, so I'd be happy to give discounts to a few people who wanted to work with me on getting the final testing working with different setup's...

Also, if anyone is interested in selling them for me, I'd be happy to discus it with them and how to move forward with that!

--James


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