The initial core team gathered in 2011 to implement several ideas in media streaming. We had extensive background working for international companies across the globe, with proper experience ranging from high-load web services to resource-deficit embedded software.
WMSPanel control service was released to support Windows Media Services followed by supporting Wowza Media Server to provide rich statistics aggregated from multiple instances, giving customers a unique viewpoint of their viewers.
We chose cloud service SaaS approach with monthly recurring fees model despite the industry’s perpetual-license on-site-installation approach at the time. Over the years we saw the industry following this path.
The first version of Nimble Streamer was released.
The initial idea was to provide the industry with a lightweight media server for edge re-streaming and VOD transmuxing.
Subsequently, Nimble Streamer pivoted and expanded the scope to live streaming processing with extended control capabilities such as pay-per-view and publish control. Nimble core engine became a solid foundation for all new features and products.
Larix Broadcaster mobile streaming application for Android and iOS was released.
Our team followed the feedback of our Nimble customers who wanted the same light-weight and powerful streaming software for mobile devices.
This was also the year that the Softvelum umbrella brand was established to represent and sell products around the globe under a unified name.
As a response to Adobe’s decline of Flash and RTMP playback in browsers, we introduced the SLDP technology to provide last-mile low-latency streaming for end users. Over the years it became a reliable replacement for RTMP.
Right after the introduction of SRT protocol by Haivision, our team released SRT support in Nimble Streamer server and Larix Broadcaster apps. Our team started contributing to the technology itself, and became a platinum member of SRT Alliance
Nimble DRM was introduced to provide content protection capabilities for our customers who want to take their content monetization to the next level.
NDI technology support was introduced. This was a step into the live production world to provide solutions for those who need to deliver their high-quality live content across the Internet.
Server-side playlist, the playout solution for Nimble Streamer was introduced. Our customers are now able to generate their own live channels with various types of content.
This year Nimble Streamer was the finalist of Streaming Media European Readers’ Choice Awards in the Hardware/Software Server category.
WebRTC technology was introduced in Nimble Streamer to provide our customers with low latency contribution from the end-users.
Furtree Systems, Inc, an Atlanta-based company, acquired all brands and global customer base from Softvelum LLC including its flagship product Nimble Streamer.
Today, Furtree Systems, Inc d.b.a Softvelum is a team of dedicated engineers with goals of continued success for all associated brands, focusing on customers/end users, and providing new, innovative solutions and services to the online streaming industry.