RealNetworks, Inc. has unveiled its next generation Helix Server for mobile enterprises. The Helix Server Unlimited is Realís enterprise solution for delivering a flexible, quality streaming experience to wired, and now, wireless devices. The new version supports 3GPP technology, enabling enterprise customers to stream mobile content to a wide variety of handsets and other wireless devices.
The Helix Server Unlimited is a multi-format, cross platform enterprise streaming server on capable of delivering RealAudio, RealVideo, Windows Media, QuickTime, Mpeg-4 and 3GPP from a single server infrastructure. The server fits within existing operating system environments and supports Windows, Solaris, Linux and Unix-based operating systems for streaming. New features include support for SNMP v3 and next generation protocols such as IP v6, as well as improved firewall support and Helix Rate Adaptation for better utilization of network resources.
According to the company the mobile application is currently being implemented by several of Realís enterprise customers, including the City of Seattle and Virginia Tech. The City of Seattle has been streaming its television programming to the desktop for over 8 years and is now expanding it to the handset.
Virginia Tech plans to stream a variety of content to student's multimedia handsets that can be used in formal and informal learning experiences.