Advantages of using beacons

Beacons:

  • Provide encoder health-related statistics about your system to Akamai. They indicate the state of the encoding device, and also provide insights into the state of the first mile between the encoder and Akamai entrypoint as seen by the encoder. Beacons help Akamai troubleshoot ingest issues.
  • Proactively monitor your streams. They enhance collaboration between Akamai and Encoder vendors. The statistics that beacons provide to Akamai shortens support turn-around times.
  • Monitor encoder performance and health of your streams constantly.
  • Enable detection of misconfigured encoders ahead of time while provisioning.