Advantages of video calls based on the patented Multipoint Control Unit (MCU)
Cloud Processing Service
The Eyeson MCU+ service is an enhanced software cloud MCU (Multi Control Unit, based on Eyeson Single Stream Technology) that provides an API for group video conferences adding custom data & media content to the video stream.
MCU vs SFU
MCU (Multipoint Control Unit)
The streams from all participants will be collected on a virtual cloud server instance. Only 1 single stream (SST) is sent back to all participants.
SFU (Selective Forwarding Unit)
The stream is directly forwarded to the other participant. This happens without additional processing of the video.
MCU+ transcodes video, audio & data streams into one single stream
1Decoding & ConvertingIncoming video streams from each client are decoded into a raw video format. Incoming data stream are converted into pictures or single frames.
2Mixing & Layout ManagerVideo frames from incoming video stream and media conversions are mixed into one single frame. The layout manager can position each source separately.
3Encoding & StreamingThe mixed stream is encoded in one video stream and send to all connected client, as well used for recording and live streaming services.
Easy Configuration & ManagementShow any content inside your video using the Eyeson API or Eyeson JS. Set up the workflow for your use case as it best fits your needs.
Data InjectionShow any content inside your video using the Eyeson layer service. Inject live data sources directly into the MCU (live video, video files, images, text).
Layers & LayoutsSpecify layers, positions & sizes for live data source injection. Use predeﬁned video call layouts. Enable/disable video for participants connected to MCU.
ModerationAdd or remove audio and video sources (moderator features). Show selected sources in fullscreen mode on the MCU.
External StreamConnect external video sources like IP cams, MCU to CDN networks for broadcasting or phone lines. Trigger & manage recordings on your MCU.