Streaming services developer StreamGuys has made available a new API for its SGrecast stream recorder/playback system. The new API is designed to allow frequent users of SGrecast to customize it and integrate it into the user’s workflow.
In other words, it would allow one to build a custom SGrecast GUI similar to the way an OEM makes a house brandable product for varying clients.
StreamGuys President Kiriki Delany explains: “While our SaaS solutions provide very powerful functionality on their own, large media enterprises such as radio station groups often have an established fabric of workflows spanning their production and publishing operations… By offering APIs for SGrecast and other StreamGuys solutions, we are making it easier to tie our offerings into those customers’ current systems and bringing our services into their ecosystems. This creates more opportunities for automation, while enabling users to access our robust capabilities from within their current tools without needing to separately open our standard user interfaces”
A release elaborates, “The new API enables clients to programmatically manage recordings; create new content in the system via uploads; edit content and metadata; list and view all content in the system; generate embeddable content players; request content-related information such as metadata and delivery URLs; and much more.”
Furthermore, “StreamGuys will also introduce new APIs for its analytics and monitoring tools in the coming months, including the SGmon real-time listener and bandwidth metrics service and the SGreports logging and analysis service. Longer-term, APIs for additional solutions in StreamGuys’ end-to-end SaaS suite for producing, managing, monetizing, and delivering live and on-demand streaming media will be introduced based on customer demand.”
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