Heartbeat (system and stream) beacons

Heartbeat beacons are expected to be generated and sent at a periodic interval by encoders. The system should present the aggregated health information relative to the last heartbeat beacon. Suggested periodicity is 30 seconds.

Two distinct heartbeat beacons should be sent:

  • System Heartbeat Beacons
  • Stream Heartbeat Beacons

Heartbeat beacons are structured as a series of key=value pairs separated by the delimiter ampersand ( &).

Values must be URL-encoded individually (if necessary) to guard against the delimiter characters ampersand ( &) and equal sign ( =).