Badu’s VP Sales, Mike Beard, presented to over 50 people at one of the educational sessions at the recent 2014 Stream Media West conference in Huntington Beach, CA. The audience did not realize there would be a drawing for an AppleTV product. Beverly Watson of Cerritos College was the lucky winner. But at this session, everyone was a winner because they gained insight into the challenges of streaming video smoothly to end users in today’s wireless environment.

One major factor limiting the full use of bandwidth and slowing network throughput, not well-known by many, is under performance of the network “governor” (also known as TCP). Network environments today with the proliferation of mobile devices and large content volume going down AND up the network, especially wireless, is under strained. The result is poor end user experience — the famous buffering wheel. Badu Networks has technology that modifies TCP so network throughput improves 2X or more.