City, Israel (PressExposure) December 16, 2007 -- SpeedBit Video Accelerator (www.videoaccelerator.com) is a pioneering product of unique technology that improves the viewing experience of streaming videos - so far it has been adapted to speed up YouTube videos and eliminate buffering problems, but in light of the demand it will be expanded to additional video streaming services very soon. The same technology will be used in the near future to accelerate video downloads from different content providors as well.
The Rich Media Delivery Barrier (downloading, Streaming)
Delivering rich media to end users machines is turning out to be a major challenge for even the biggest media companies. High quality videos (and many times even low quality videos) tend to freeze when streamed to end users, giving a somewhat poor viewing experience. Movies and TV series tend to take sometimes several long hours to download (see Bambi Francisco's article on MarketWatch - Why Wal-Mart's Movie Service is in Beta - http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/wal-marts-online-movie-service-still/story.aspx?guid=%7B2EFF18AC-30F5-4FAA-827F-F18802306B52%7D ). These performance barriers slow down the adoption of the online rich media delivery platforms in their quest to make content easily and readily available to consumers without the need to buy/rent/ship a physical CD or DVD.
The SpeedBit Video Accelerator leverages unique and patent pending multi connection technology to accelerate the caching of streaming videos thus helping overcome annoying buffering problems. This product, which works under the hood keeping the user interface of the respective service in tact. For example when watching a YouTube video, the YouTube interface will simply show multiple leaps a head of the video caching bar resulting in much faster completion of the caching/downloading of the streaming video.
Whenever a video is being accelerated a small message will show on the right bottom side of the screen indicating to the user that the acceleration is active.
The main screen of the product also allows a user to make video searches straight from the desktop application â the video search is based on videos on various video sites such as http://www.youtube.com, [http://www.grouper.com], http://www.metacafe.com etc. more sites are added every day.
Strong Growth and high user interest
Within 2-3 days of the first beta release, and without any marketing/promotion effort of any kind we have witnessed an extremely strong viral growth, bringing in up to 20,000 new users per day. This clearly reflects the ever growing need for a product that can provide the quality user experience anticipated by rich media consumers, and leaves us wondering what the growth rate will be when the product officially launchesâ¦J
The team is already working hard on adapting the product to support more video streaming services â both user generated video sites like MetaCafe, Grouper, Google Video et al and is in discussion with studios to support their online streaming movies/TV series services.
The team is also working on supporting proprietary rich media download services like Apple's iTunes, Amazon's UnBox, WalMart video download service etc.
Who we are?
The SpeedBit Video Acelerator is made by Speedbit, the maker of Download Accelerator Plus (the popular download manager with over 135 million registered users and more than 50k new users joining everyday) which is backed by Pitango venture capital and Yossi Vardi, the founding investor of ICQ the pioneering instant messenger that was sold to AOL in 1998, and managed by Ariel Yarnitky the former general manager of ICQ.