AWS Elemental Conductor Live is an on-premises management system for AWS Elemental Live and AWS Elemental Statmux nodes. It allows you to easily and efficiently manage individual encoders, large encoder clusters, and channels in an MPTS statmux pool. Conductor Live offers high availability, secure administration, and comprehensive monitoring of video processing and delivery through an easy-to-use web interface. It takes the complexity out of scaling video channels and workflows, letting you manage hundreds of live channels across nodes while ensuring configurations are synchronized. Available on-premises as appliances or as AWS-licensed software on your infrastructure, Conductor Live lets you deploy and manage video infrastructure wherever you need it.
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How it works

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Benefits

Gain efficiencies, reduce costs

With AWS Elemental Conductor Live, you can easily manage multiple AWS Elemental Live encoders and AWS Elemental Statmux nodes. Command and control video processing clusters from a single user interface for significantly reduced equipment costs and management overhead.

Maintain resilient video services

Define the level of system redundancy needed across your video resources to achieve your desired level of service resilience. AWS Elemental Conductor Live supports redundancy and failover for both the Conductor Live node (the node running AWS Elemental Conductor Live) and the worker nodes (AWS Elemental Live and Statmux nodes). Conductor Live software supports N+1 and N+M node-based failover and recovery of channels to keep your services online and delivering content to your viewers.

Streamline setup and administration

AWS Elemental Conductor Live incorporates REST / XML APIs and for easy integration into existing live and linear workflows, such as live events and 24/7 channel playout. Use built-in templates to simplify channel creation. Manage version control and push software updates across entire clusters from one interface. Through easy-to-update software, Conductor Live keeps pace with industry standards so you can continue to deliver high-quality video as screens and devices evolve. 

Customer Use Case

Sky
Sky is the largest pay TV provider in the UK. The company’s OTT service infrastructure uses AWS Elemental Live as the video processing engine in a workflow controlled by AWS Elemental Conductor Live. During live streaming, IP channel inputs are fed to AWS Elemental Live software, which encodes original and aggregated linear content in real time for delivery to mobile devices and the web.

Key features

Task management

AWS Elemental Conductor Live lets you manage the workloads of multiple encoders in real time. Start, stop, and edit video channels with confidence. Task-based controls offer a streamlined approach for simultaneously controlling hundreds of channels or your MPTS output.

Flexible resilience

Keeping live video workflows up and running is a top priority. AWS Elemental Conductor Live lets you set up redundant encoders as failover targets and define the level of redundancy you need to meet your goals for resilience and uptime. Use Conductor Live to easily configure 1+1 (for Statmux channels), N+M, and N+1 redundancy groups with manual or automatic redundancy switching.

Comprehensive monitoring

Real-time visibility into the status of live video workflows helps quickly identify any issues that could impact service delivery or the viewing experience. AWS Elemental Conductor Live lets you monitor all video processing systems simultaneously, and visually confirm channel status for each encoder. Aggregated alerts and messages with advanced filtering simplify monitoring and fault management.

Secure administration

Maintain security of your live video workflow with control over who has access to your encoders and each user’s level of authorization. Authenticated user access for system control and monitoring is available. Audit logs are maintained for individual user actions and changes.

FAQs

What is AWS Elemental Conductor Live?

AWS Elemental Conductor Live is an on-premises video network management system for AWS Elemental Live and AWS Elemental Statmux applications. It offers high availability, secure administration, and comprehensive monitoring of video encoding and delivery tasks through an easy-to-use web-based user interface. Customer-defined 1+1, N+M, or N+1 redundancy provide continuous signal flow and uninterrupted services. Comprehensive alerting and reporting capabilities simplify status monitoring, maintaining quality of service and providing operational confidence. Conductor Live delivers operational efficiencies by reducing the complexity of cluster management while enabling scalability and stability of multi-node appliance or software deployments.

Can I use AWS Elemental Conductor Live with AWS Media Services?

AWS Elemental Conductor Live is designed to manage AWS Elemental Live and AWS Elemental Statmux appliances and software on-premises. While on-premises workflows that use AWS Elemental Conductor Live can easily integrate with AWS Cloud services, the AWS Media Services, including AWS Elemental MediaLive, are managed through the AWS Management Console.

Does AWS Elemental Conductor Live provide secure administration?

Yes, AWS Elemental Conductor Live provides authenticated user access for system control and monitoring with configurable user levels. Audit logs are maintained for user actions and modifications, providing cluster management oversight.

Does AWS Elemental Conductor Live simplify channel configurations?

Yes, AWS Elemental Conductor Live simplifies channel configuration and helps you avoid time-consuming and error-prone tasks associated with creating video services using the same settings. Conductor Live provides operators the confidence channels are operating in expected configurations, avoiding common errors that occur when configuring a large number of channels.

Does AWS Elemental Conductor Live simplify managing my Elemental Live or Elemental Statmux cluster?

Yes, AWS Elemental Conductor Live reduces operational maintenance windows required during software updates. You benefit from software enhancements and feature additions with centralized version control across your cluster. Upgrade individual systems to verify software updates and feature additions before updating an entire cluster.

Documentation

For documentation about AWS Elemental Conductor Live, visit the documentation pages.