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Every video poses a unique encoding and transfer challenge. File type, connection speed, network latency, and hardware can impact delivery.   
No single tool is the right one for every job. 
That's why latakoo uses smart technology to achieve the best performance for every file transfer.
 

 

More patents. More IP.
More technology to send your files fast.


latakoo provides the most advanced and powerful technologies to send content quickly and simply regardless of the video type, Internet connection and hardware variables. With latakoo, you get the right tool for the right job to optimize your transfer. 

Each of these technologies is built into our software solutions.


latakoo technology


latakoo understands that you want to send files quickly, securely, easily and with perfect quality. That's why we're helping lead the development of new technology to make it easier to securely deliver large files. latakoo has both developed patented technologies and partnered with the University of Texas at San Antonio to fund research and license technology. UTSA is where we met our chief video scientist, Richard Metzler.

The latest latakoo Flight application (versions 6.3.9 and later) contains transformative technology where the application assists in choosing the fastest way to transfer the file.

One element is the addition of machine learning. The latakoo Flight app will test your computer’s speed over a series of uploads to determine how quickly it will encode files. Then, the app will combine that knowledge with the average throughput of your current Internet connection to latakoo cloud servers and the makeup of your file to calculate the fastest recommended way to upload. The app will also report estimated upload times for each quality setting within the application, allowing clients faced with a deadline to choose the highest quality setting for the actual time that exists.

The other feature is a more robust implementation of UDP and TCP, two internet file transfer protocols. The Flight application will automatically enable the transfer technology that will provide a faster connection.

These intelligent designs keep transfers simple and workflows efficient.

Today, latakoo’s Flight application offers its users the best technology for their unique transfer environment. Users have a choice between TCP or UDP transfer technologies. TCP is the transfer technology used with web browsers, UDP is a file acceleration technology that removes latency. UDP is useful in cases where users might be sending files across long distances, such as uploading from China to servers in the United States. TCP can offer more stability for transfers in bandwidth-limited environments.

latakoo users are not constrained by one type of transfer technology. The latakoo application will help select the one that right for them, in their environment, with their Internet connection. In cases where UDP is faster, the application will automatically enable UDP. In the case where TCP gives a more stable connection, the application will switch to TCP.

latakoo patented a unique and innovative technology that simultaneously compresses and uploads video files. The latakoo system assesses the video type, breaks it into chunks, compresses the pieces into the quality chosen by the uploader, and simultaneously uploads the newly encoded segments as the process starts over again. This happens continuously until the entire video is transferred.

This technology is dramatically faster than either manually compressing and uploading files in separate steps or trying to send the uncompressed file via a file accelerator without altering its size. Read more about what's happening during a latakoo upload.

The latakoo system makes its users faster by removing manual steps. One way it does that is to link or stitch video clips together during the upload process. Video stitching is a latakoo patented technology.

Every time a photographer pushes the record button, the camera creates a new digital file. There can be dozens of separate and unconnected clips on that camera following a video shoot. When one of our largest broadcast customers told us that handling all of those clips individually burned a lot of time, latakoo developed a system to stitch together the clips in the cloud. 

Videographers can now drag a contents folder from their cameras to the latakoo Flight app, select stitching and hit start. The latakoo Flight app quickly uploads the clips individually and automatically stitches them together on the latakoo servers in the order designated by the camera’s time code. The video is then viewable and downloadable as one continuous video rather than multiple individual clips. This saves time for the photographers sending the video and for the video editors or others who receive the video.

latakoo uses a global network of edge servers placed in dozens of locations on five continents to boost upload speeds for every latakoo user in the field. This actually prevents most high latency situations by routing content to the server that is geographically closest to the content uploader. The result – faster uploads.

latakoo also has built-in redundancy in our infrastructure of servers. We use the resources of a collection of Tier One Infrastructure providers so that our customers get the resiliency of the world’s most robust providers. Today, these include Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and IBM’s Softlayer.  

latakoo has pioneered the development of a new lossless compression tool for quicker delivery of perfect quality video.

While most of the compression settings latakoo offers currently discard some data, there are times when the quality of the video must be delivered in pristine condition. For that, the latakoo technology team collaborated with the University of Texas at San Antonio to create a proprietary lossless compression tool to send perfect video or any other data. latakoo’s general encoder provides the bit-for-bit exact data upon delivery that was put into the system. It also provides the option for heightened security, because the general encoder is built to compress, encrypt and upload simultaneously.

With other technologies, encryption and compression are separate steps that take additional time and often work against each other. With latakoo’s general encoder, the simultaneous processes provide a faster delivery of a secure file. Because the general encoder works on all data types and uses machine learning to improve its compression with experience, it is a good option for sending scientific data sets and other large databases. When it’s released, the general encoder will feature  encryption options available for customized security workflows.

latakoo has compared the speed between our lossless secure file delivery and the best existing encryption technologies. 

This technology is patent pending

What’s coming soon?

latakoo is working on the next-generation of streaming video delivery, harnessing GPU acceleration to dramatically improve the ability of video producers to immediately share the highest quality video stream for the available bandwidth while simultaneously sending a full quality file to use later.

 

One size does not fit all


Most file transfer applications use a “one-size-fits-all” strategy emphasizing a single technology solution over all others. The most common tool offered by file transfer accelerators is some variation on UDP. While UDP is great at increasing speeds in high latency, super-wide bandwidth environments, it doesn’t help users in low latency, broadband environments—a much more common experience.

That's why latakoo offers you a choice of transfer technologies and an application that uses machine learning to predict the best way to send your file.
 

It is true that UDP can deliver a file “hundreds of times faster than FTP and HTTP” (as one competitor boasts). That's if – and this is a big if – you are sending a file over a large pipe from China to a server in the United States because that transfer would involve a lot of latency.

However, if you are uploading a file over a moderately sized Internet connection to a reasonably close cloud server, like most people do most of the time, UDP is unlikely to speed up the transfer at all.  Don’t take our word for it. Read the fine print on the competition’s websites.