Zao Cloud

Receiving, Viewing, and Recording Ultra Low Latency Live Streams in the Cloud or On-Premise

Zao Cloud and Zao Cloud View client for Receiving, Viewing, and Recording Live Streams


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.
Zao Cloud View is  an 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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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 browser on multiple devices
  • 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 CloudView consists of two main components: Zao Cloud and Zao-CloudView. Zao Cloud is the server element, hosted in a virtual environment, either in the cloud or on-premise.  Zao-CloudView is the client element developed as an HTML5-enabled browser. It allows 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 CloudView 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 View

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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