Wowza Streaming Engine REST API Addresses Developers Needs with Custom Workflows

By CIOReview | Thursday, October 1, 2015

GOLDEN, CO: Wowza Media Systems, a provider of high quality audio and video streaming solutions for organizations, announces the availability of a public preview version of its Representational State Transfer (REST) Application Programming Interface (API) for Wowza Streaming Engine software. Developers can now configure, manage and monitor custom integrations to bring live audio and video streaming capabilities to more organizations.

Wowza Streaming Engine is a customizable media server software that powers reliable streaming of high-quality audio and video to any device, anywhere. Developers can interact with Wowza Streaming engine using native Java API which empowers them to implement custom modules in Java that dynamically links to servers at runtime. Developers have full access to the audio and video stream at the packet level enabling deep integration with other media servers, billing systems, log analysis services and content and asset management solutions.

REST (REpresentational State Transfer) is a simple stateless architecture that generally runs over HTTPS/TLS leveraging lesser bandwidth suiting the needs of use over internet. REST architecture involves reading a designated webpage that contains an XML file. Often used in mobile applications, social networking websites and automated business processes, REST enhances interactions between clients and services in a limited number of operations.

“Video streaming has the power to transform industries, and customizations and integrations from our developer community further expand upon the value of streaming,” says Charlie Good, CTO and co-founder, Wowza Media Systems. “We’re dedicated to investing in our developer community, and the availability of our REST API for Wowza Streaming Engine, along with our existing Java API, enable our developers to keep innovating.”