Ant Media Server Enterprise and Community Edition
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Ant Media Server Enterprise and Community Edition

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Ant Media Server Enterprise and Community Edition

Ant Media Server is a real-time streaming engine software that provides adaptive, ultra-low latency streaming by using WebRTC technology with ~0.5 seconds latency. Ant Media Server is highly scalable both horizontally and vertically. It can run on-premise or on-cloud.

Here are the fundamental features of Ant Media Server:

  • Ultra Low Latency Adaptive One to Many WebRTC Live Streaming in Enterprise Edition.
  • Adaptive Bitrate for Live Streams (WebRTC, MP4, HLS, DASH/CMAF) in Enterprise Edition.
  • SFU in One to Many WebRTC Streams in Enterprise Edition.
  • MCU in One to Many or Many to Many WebRTC Streams in Enterprise Edition.
  • Live Stream Publishing with RTMP and WebRTC.
  • WebRTC to RTMP Adapter.
  • IP Camera with RTSP Support.
  • Recording Live Streams (MP4 and HLS).
  • Restream to Social Media Simultaneously.
  • One-Time Token Control in Enterprise Edition.
  • Object Detection in Enterprise Edition.
  • H.264, H.265 and VP8
  • WebRTC Data Channels Support.

This doc includes information both for Community and Enterprise Editions. If something is not working according to this doc, you may be using Community Edition and you try to use a feature of Enterprise. Check the Community vs. Enterprise below

Community Edition & Enterprise Edition

Ant Media Server has two versions. One of them is the Community Edition(Free) and the other one is Enterprise Edition. Community Edition is available to download on Github. Enterprise Edition can be purchased on antmedia.io


Community Edition

Enterprise Edition

Ultra Low Latency
 One-to-Many WebRTC Streaming

false

true

End-to-End Latency

8-12 Seconds

0.5 Seconds (500ms)

SRT Ingest

false

true

CMAF

false

true

Scaling

false

true

RTMP(Ingesting) to WebRTC (Playing)

false

true

Hardware Encoding(Nvidia GPU, QuickSync)

false

true

WebRTC Data Channel

false

true

Adaptive Bitrate

false

true

Secure Streaming

false

true

iOS & Android RTMP SDK

true

true

iOS & Android WebRTC SDK

false

true

VP8 and H.265 Support

false

true

JavaScript SDK

true

true

RTMP, RTSP, MP4 and HLS Support

true

true

WebRTC to RTMP Adapter

true

true

360 Degree Live & VoD Streams

true

true

Web Management Dashboard

true

true

IP Camera Support

true

true

Re-stream Remote Streams

true

true

Open Source

true

true

Simulcast to all Social Media via RTMP

true

true

Support

Community

E-mail, On-site

Price

Free

Paid

Releases

https://github.com/ant-media/Ant-Media-Server/releases/

Licenses

Ant Media Server has basically two types of licenses.

  1. Ant Media Server Community Edition is free to use.
  2. Ant Media Server Enterprise Edition has a paid license per instance/server. Paid license options are hourly, monthly, annually, triannual and perpetual. You can get licenses from antmedia.io or you can use hourly/monthly/yearly licenses from Marketplaces in AWS Marketplace, Azure Marketplace, Digital Ocean, Alibaba, and Linode

Enterprise Cluster License

Enterprise Cluster License is similar features to the Enterprise License. The only difference is that Enterprise Cluster License supports many instances run simultaneously with the same license key. On the other hand, the Enterprise License key only supports one instance at a time.

If you're planning to have a large deployment for your Enterprise Cluster, please contact Sales at contact@antmedia.io in order to have some discounts.

Free Enterprise License for Education and Tech Communities

Ant Media provides free Enterprise Licenses* for the *students, academics, and communities. To get the advantage of this opportunity, just send an email (from your institution or community e-mail address) to contact@antmedia.io

Functional Architecture

Supported Environments

Ant Media Server runs on Linux(Ubuntu) and MacOS. it supports only x64 architecture. Ubuntu 18.04 is officially supported and auxiliary scripts are provided for Ubuntu 20.04 and CentOS 8. In addition, It's known that Ant Media Server is used on SUSE, Debian, RHLE distributions as well.

Extensions

Object Recognition with TensorFlow

Ant Media Server can use a trained deep learning model to recognize objects in the live streams. This is a CPU-intensive process so if you enable this feature, the server's CPU consumption will increase.

Meanwhile, users can use any deep models to execute the live streams on the fly.

Community

There is a user community available in google group. You can join the google group, ask or answer questions: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/ant-media-server

You can also ask your questions at StackOverflow with the ant-media-server tag.

Case Studies

You can find different case studies here to see where and how Ant Media Server can help your business to grow.

Blog posts

There are hundreds of blog posts written by Ant Media team to provide guidance for the use of Ant Media Server and you can find them here

Contact

For more information and blog posts visit antmedia.io

contact@antmedia.io


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