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I have one enquiry from my end customer regarding windows media streaming services (Live and on Demand)

One Publishing point for live audio stream (push to server method) for windows Media 9 streaming service; shall be able to stream to a maximum of 1600 users at 48 kbps (live) or equivalent (in combination with content of higher bit rate from on demand service); RSTP; HTTP 1.0/1.1; AT least 2 GB of hard drive space for on demand content :

they have told a QTY of 5

What does this mean and is this some kind of software or service?

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48KBps*1600 = 75MBps, which reqires sustained throughput of 600Mbps. That's very hefty, expensive bandwidth - it's going to be expensive. –  Mark Henderson Feb 8 '11 at 21:27

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What they're asking for is Windows Media Services, an add-on for Windows Server that allows it to handle streaming media. WMS is available for both Server 2003 and 2008/2008R2. Both allow streaming live events, streaming pre-recorded files, and download-and-play.

Live streaming is handled by a recording device somewhere in the field pushing to the server, which then relays it to subscribing clients.

It's a standard Microsoft service.

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so where should i contact to get more details for this one, I am supposed send a quote to them. –  Boney Feb 14 '11 at 11:34
    
google or microsoft. Windows Media Services is not THAT hard to find as a search term. –  TomTom Jun 2 '11 at 6:36

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