Zao Cloud

Receiving, Viewing, and Recording Ultra Low Latency Live Streams with Remote Control  - Cloud or On-Premise

Zao Cloud - Zao Receiver for Viewing & Recording Live Streams with remote control return operations


Soliton’s Zao Cloud is a receiving platform that is used to receive, decode, display, and record live streams from Soliton’s transmission products.  It also provides a network interface for control signals to be returned to the transmission end for remote control purposes. It supports the end-to-end ultra low latency workflows for remote teleoperations.
Zao Cloud comes complete with its own customizable HTML5 client that operates in conjunction with Zao Cloud, enabling live streams to be viewed on other devices such as workstations, laptops, tablets, iPads and smartphones in real time.
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ZaoCloud View

Key features ZAO Cloud

  • Cloud View can be hosted by Soliton or installed “On-Premise”
  • Up to 12 live streams simultaneously
  • Up to 6 receiving Zao Cloud View clients via a configurable client  application on multiple devices (option of up to 10 clients)
  • Support of WebRTC using H.265 codec
  • Fully encrypted
  • Live streams can be recorded and archived for later retrieval
  • Intuitive and easy to use

How does it work?

Zao Cloud is a server-client architecture, with the server element hosted in a virtual environment, either in the cloud or on-premise.  The client element is developed as an HTML5-enabled browser and is customizable - it can include its own program software libraries. It allows the unique viewing of an H.265 WebRTC stream for ultra-low latency, even in remote locations.

The system exhibits remarkable latency performance, with 35ms latency over 5G and 65ms latency over 4G connections from the remote transmission end. This is particularly important for remote operations, where real-time viewing is critical. Zao Cloud enables remote drivers to view the field or location as if they were present locally.

Zao CloudView also offers versatile control options. It can utilize a serial interface or LAN tunneling to achieve near-zero latency remote control over various devices like cars, cranes, drones, robots, and more. This ensures seamless and responsive control over remote devices, enhancing their usability and effectiveness. For more detailed information, you can refer to the Zao Cloud View 1.5 User's Guide provided by Zao SDK.

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Decoding with MEC

By utilizing cellular connectivity for streaming from remote locations, the implementation of Media Edge Computing (MEC) further enhances a cloud decoding set-up. An MEC involves processing data closer to end-users, reducing latency and improving real-time performance. In this context, MEC can significantly lower the latency of live streaming by bringing computational resources closer to the cellular network edge. By leveraging MEC, the Zao CloudView setup can provide smoother, near-instantaneous live streaming experiences, crucial for applications like teleoperations, teledriving, telerobotics, and mobile surveillance where almost zero latency is vital. This convergence of technologies optimizes performance for field-based live streaming applications while ensuring efficient use of resources.

ZAo Cloud Overview Aug 23 driving SDL

Specifications ZAO Cloud

Fully Hosted by Soliton (subscription pricing) or can be installed “On Premise” (perpetual pricing model with 3 years support). Annual support can be extended after 3 years.

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