AltitudeCDN™ and the Universal Player are mutually verified to operate seamlessly together as standard components of enterprise video deployments.


BOSTON, MA, October 26th, 2017 - Ramp, the leading provider of next-generation enterprise video delivery solutions for large enterprises, and THEOplayer, provider of the leading HTML5-based video player, announced today a collaborative partnership to support the seamless delivery and playback of streaming video inside the enterprise.

THEOplayer simplifies the distribution of video content by providing a single player that works seamlessly across Web, Mobile Web, Native Apps, Smart TVs, streaming devices and other connected devices. Ramp ensures reliable, high quality delivery of video inside the enterprise by optimizing video traffic and greatly reducing the bandwidth consumed by video on the corporate network.

The partnership between the companies demonstrates a commitment to test and verify ongoing compatibility of their solutions, so customers standardizing on these components for their enterprise video deployment can trust they will work together today and in the future.

With Ramp, THEOplayer’s universal video player integrates with a skilled party in the content delivery part of the video infrastructure. Said Maarten Tielemans, Chief Product Officer at THEOplayer. As media companies today require to control every element in the video infrastructure, these partnerships simplify the best-of-breed approach our prospects continue to develop.

THEOplayer is at the forefront of the player industry. As one of the only truly dedicated player companies in the market, the Universal Video Player capability built in HTML5 provides a single player across all major devices, platforms and browsers—both in browser and native environments, without the need for plug-ins. The Universal Video Player is pre-integrated with leading solution components across the video ecosystem including streaming, analytics, DRM and content monetization to remove the complexity of service development. THEOplayer powers the video services for some of the biggest video publishers in the world covering all industry segments and regions.

Ramp’s AltitudeCDN™ enterprise content delivery network (eCDN) is a suite of software-defined networking solutions for multicasting and caching, two of the most popular methods of managing the impact of live and on-demand video traffic on corporate networks. AltitudeCDN Multicast+ is the only standards-based multicast solution for HTML5 video and, like THEOplayer, it is a highly-sought solution for companies still relying on legacy video technologies such as end-of-life Windows Media Server, Silverlight, Adobe Flash Player, and Cisco ECDS solutions. AltitudeCDN OmniCache™ is an advanced enterprise video caching solution for both live and on-demand video without the need for any plugins or client software. Both solutions deploy entirely behind the firewall, typically on existing hardware, and alleviate bandwidth consumption by as much as 90% or more on enterprise networks.

We are excited about this partnership because of the common interest Ramp and THEOplayer have in simplifying the effective distribution of video for our customers, said Stephen Blankenship, VP of Product at Ramp. As video continues to proliferate across the enterprise, organizations will look for streaming solutions that function cohesively in an enterprise environment, are simple to deploy and maintain, and will scale for future growth. Verifying compatibility with industry-leading components of the video ecosystem, such as THEOplayer, is an important condition of making sure AltitudeCDN meets these criteria.

About Ramp

Ramp specializes in optimizing the distribution of video behind the firewall to alleviate network congestion and significantly reduce bandwidth consumption. Ramp’s AltitudeCDN™ enterprise content delivery network (eCDN) is a suite of software solutions for multicasting and advanced video caching, two of the most effective approaches for managing the impact of live and on-demand video traffic on the corporate network. Including enterprise administration capabilities and real-time analytics for performance monitoring, AltitudeCDN is a common enterprise streaming infrastructure (CESI) that will optimize video from virtually all streaming platforms deployed within an organization. Many providers in our ecosystem of technology partners have tightly integrated AltitudeCDN with their platforms to simplify deployment and management of the combined video solution and provide a seamless solution that ensures the best viewing experience inside the enterprise. Ramp is headquartered in Boston and can be reached at (857) 202-3500 or ramp.com.

About THEOplayer

THEOplayer is at the forefront of the player industry. As one of the only truly dedicated player companies in the market, our Universal Player capability built in HTML5 provides a single player across all major devices, platforms, and browsers—both in a browser and native environments without the need for plug-ins. The Universal Player is pre-integrated with leading solution components across the video ecosystem including streaming, analytics, DRM and content monetization to remove the complexity of service development. We power the video services for some of the biggest video publishers in the world covering all industry segments and regions. More information can be found at theoplayer.com.