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altThrough a multimedia server, transfer live video monitoring application for transit "# trânsitoaovivo" in Brazil, which has been very well received by the population supports influence.

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Based in Brazil, 2 Mobile Marketing Digital LTDA is specialized in building institutional business software developer. His most recent project, # trânsitoaovivo, which works with the Wowza Media Server is an innovative application to display traffic from mobile devices that allows users to view images of live videos from major highways and intersections of Brasilia (Brazil).

Launched in April 2012, the application has been well received by users because it is easy to use, stable and has functions to share on social networks. Furthermore, it is in a rapid process of expansion that seeks to add new features and transmissions at your service.

The growing problem of trafficking in Brasilia
Brasilia is a planned city, built in the years 50, which combines landmarks of modern architecture with a visionary road design. Major highways connecting the main points of the city, allowing drivers to travel long distances without having to stop for stoplights.

However, as a result of growing economic development of Brazil and the increase in population in the communities surrounding Brasilia, this city is experiencing many of the traffic problems that plague the rest of the country: congestion during peak hours, insufficient parking and increased traffic jams. Because of all this, Brasilia had to expand its road infrastructure and incorporate more conventional ways of signaling traffic, like any other major city.
    
To complicate matters, Brasilia will host two major sporting events in the world over the next four years. In 2014, the parties of the World Cup will take place in Brasilia and in 2016, the city will host football matches of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Therefore, it is expected that the volume of traffic in the city continue to increase in the course of the next few years, as big infrastructure projects and a greater number of tourists step to open in the city.
    
Looking To alleviate the problem, Brasilia traffic cameras installed at strategic points throughout the city to provide video in real time motorists changing traffic conditions. However, video traffic not allow online integration and users could not access them from their mobile devices. Therefore, the solution reached only a small number of drivers.
    
In addition to traffic problems and upcoming international sporting events that could worsen the situation, 2 Mobile also identified the limitations of the current system of monitoring traffic. Consequently, the company saw there the opportunity to transfer live video from traffic cameras directly to mobile devices and allow those viewing the material the opportunity to comment, share and interact through communities of social networks.

Other companies had already begun to stream content from traffic cameras to mobile devices, but none of them had managed to broadcast live video. Applications are limited to providing continuous photos "live", which reduced the quality of the user experience. The biggest challenge for Mobile 2 was finding a way to ensure a live video stream, continuous, and uninterrupted internet infrastructure that was known by blockages and interruptions.
    
To generate revenue, 2 Mobile plans to sell advertising on your live viewing application traffic. However, advertising should be incorporated directly to the screen, without compromising the viewing experience. The model's success also depended on the ability to reach as many viewers, which meant that 2 Mobile would have to make available its transmissions to a wide range of mobile devices, each with its own set of transfer protocols and technologies players.

Mobile 2 tried to maximize the viewing experience by integrating with social media. By allowing users to comment, monitor and share information to the minute traffic on Facebook, Twitter and directly through the application, the solution would create a virtual community of drivers who would help increase the popularity of the service. Also, because 2 Mobile was relatively new on the market, the solution had to be economical, easy to configure and easy to operate for both administrators and users.

Viewing application traffic
In April 2012, 2 Mobile launched # trânsitoaovivo (display live traffic), a free application that transfers live video from traffic cameras Brasilia directly to mobile devices. It also allows users to share, monitor and discuss traffic situations as they occur on major highways in Brasilia.

Users can download the application directly from Apple App Store or from Google Play Store, depending on your type of mobile device. Unlike what happens in the United States, more than 60% of Brazilian mobile customers using Android devices, but the iPhone is gaining ground and there is also a large number of users of Windows Phone.



To ensure the widest possible audience in this fragmented market, 2 Mobile video transfers using the Wowza media server, 3.5 version, a multimedia server (software-based) that allows any video display screen.

Additionally, Wowza Media Server is the only solution that allows intuitive transfer directly from IP cameras that are being used in bottling nine points Brasilia. The software also allows 2 Mobile store data directly on a local server, which significantly reduces storage costs.
    
To cope with unreliable internet infrastructure in the country, it employs 2 Mobile nDVR AddOn Wowza, digital video recorder networked remove local storage requirements recording equipment and transfers them to the server. With Wowza nDVR, 2 Mobile can record the last minute live video to use as a backup if a failure occurs internet. The result is an image of continuous live video without interruptions, which mitigates the problems facing the country in its broadband infrastructure.
    
In addition to viewing live video images of traffic, from nine different cameras, users can read comments from Twitter to get a more complete picture of traffic situations more updated. Users can also dial toll road maps buttons alert to inform other drivers about accidents, slow traffic and traffic flow or to share information about where to find the best fuel prices at different gas stations across the city.

In addition, users can also share information about their cars, separate maintenance appointments, send direct messages to other users and post comments on Facebook and Twitter. All these features help to expand the community of # trânsitoaovivo. Moreover, a participatory audience also allows 2 Mobile make better monitoring service.

Users are ready to report in seconds managers # trânsitoaovivo on cameras that have flaws and defective images, just after the fault is present, creating a more responsive application that conveys confidence to its users. To enable this type of experience exchange, the application programming interface (API) additional (plug-in) facilitates to 2 Wowza Mobile modules take existing codes of their infrastructure and deploy the Wowza Media Server.

In terms of advertising, the format 4: 3 transfer live video makes it possible to incorporate sponsorship messages below the main video screen. This allows advertising placed below the video unobstructed, does not interfere with the quality of the user experience.

"Wowza Media Server is economical, easy to use and allows 2 Mobile transfer to different platforms using a single solution," said Nivaldo da Silva of 2 Mobile Marketing Digital LTDA. "Wowza Media Server is the best application for transfer live from IP cameras; Other solutions offer this feature, but none provides such intuitive operation. As it grows our application to display traffic and our social community, confident in our ability to continually provide a stable, reliable and flexible to our growing user base "solution.

new applications
# Trânsitoaovivo free application has become so popular that now attracts equally to drivers and non-drivers. Visualizations cameras for live viewing Transit Mobile 2 amount to an average of 300.000 per month, reaching 121.000 users. The interface is fast becoming one of the most popular free applications in Brazil.
    
Due to the popularity of the live view cameras traffic, 2 Mobile is considering installing your application monitors lifts to add transit status updates to news and weather reports. In addition, the transfer application, soon, videos in real time on Facebook.

And thanks to a successful advertising strategy and numerous user requests, # trânsitoaovivo increase the number of camera installations in Brasilia and will expand to other cities around the country, hopefully, in time for the World Cup 2014, and the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016. The new service features could include a random function camera that captures views of the different traffic cameras at intervals of 5 seconds, with an option for users to take snapshots from their mobile devices.

Backed by Woza media server, 2 Mobile could implement a specific market opportunity, overcoming barriers involving a fragmented mobile market and unstable internet infrastructure. In addition, it could implement your solution quickly and without significant investment, allowing the company the flexibility to respond to ever-changing demands of its user base.

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