Beacon overview

The encoder beacon is an asynchronous message initiated by the encoder to communicate a defined state or a random event that occurred in the course of encoding operation. All Akamai OTT qualified encoders are expected to associate the encoder internal events with appropriate beacons and generate beacon messages.

Beaconing support is only provided by Media Services Live 4.0 versions and above. Although beaconing is an optional feature, Akamai highly recommends that your encoder supports it.