- Global Invacom Group has successfully live-tested technology that permits live, high quality and large-scale event video streaming over a WiFi network.

The Bx-WiFi technology - which stands for Broadcast WiFi - was developed through a partnership with the BBC Research & Development, and the University of Hertfordshire, under a European Space Agency contract, and was successfully live-tested at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on 12, 13 and 18 of August.

Global Invacom said: "Bx-WiFi enables simultaneous streaming of uninterrupted audio or video content from multiple sources - such as satellite feed, 'live' video or digital radio - to thousands of smartphone or tablet devices all located in the same hotspot (for example at an event).

"It uses Forward Error Correction to maintain video quality despite potential Wi-Fi packet loss, and multicast technology that minimises bandwidth usage when a large number of users are simultaneously streaming.

"In simple terms, this means that users should be able to watch the broadcast without experiencing buffering or loss of signal.

"Unlike classic video streaming, this solution does not rely on the Internet and uses little WiFi bandwidth, allowing other users to access the Internet."

Global Invacom said that during the trial conducted in association with BBC R&D, participants streamed a comedy compilation from a previous Edinburgh festival as well as the Edinburgh Tattoo 2016, using Bx-WiFi.

Both pieces of content were simultaneously streamed on to a multitude of different devices.

The trial also allowed the collection of feedback and data on Bx-WiFi, enabling future enhancements.

Global Invacom systems architect Steven Fisher said: "BX-WiFi is a breakthrough in streaming technology that is set to redefine video broadcast for large-scale events.

"Its scalability and flexibility ensure it can be deployed in diverse venues, including coffee shops, stadiums, and even aboard aircraft.

"We are pleased to work with partners who made this success possible."

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