A stream target in q.air is one designated IP destination for a linear media sequence produced by a channel. This can be a cross connection to a content delivery network (CDN) that distributes the media to end devices, a head-end with satellite uplink, cable network, DTT, IPTV, or simply a website with a media player.
As q.air is based on qibb – a managed and scalable cloud platform – there is no limit for the amount of channels you can subscribe and manage.
In a playout solution like q.air, a channel comprises all the necessary resources to put numerous media elements (video, audio, graphics) on air in a linear sequence. One channel may have several stream targets.
The service is remotely available via web browser since there is no on-premises playout hardware needed. The cloud resources are usually located in Europe and provide enough bandwidth for contribution and distribution of high-quality live signals.
q.air is a full-featured cloud-based channel playout and automation to launch and manage numerous pop-up channels in record time. q.air is also designed for easy multiformat and multiplatform content delivery to destinations such as social media, broadcast, IPTV, and OTT platforms.