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Edgeware to showcase roadmap to converged video delivery

August 13, 2012

At IBC 2012 (booth 4.B71), Edgeware, the technology leader in distributed video delivery, will discuss and demonstrate its Distributed Video Delivery Networks (D-VDN) system that enables operators to take a converged approach to video delivery.

With operators continuing to build out multiscreen networks on top of IPTV infrastructures, there is an increasing demand for one converged architecture.  Edgeware will discuss this highly anticipated trend towards converged video delivery using detailed roadmaps and network topologies based on real customer examples.  Edgeware will also, for the very first time, present a live demonstration of its Distributed Video Delivery Network (D-VDN) system, which consists of two main elements – the Convoy VDN (Video Delivery Network) management system and the Orbit 3020 video server platform.

Edgeware is also planning, with the help of its major operator customers in the Netherlands, to demonstrate live production systems that have enabled these operators to manage retail based video delivery networks across multiple network topologies and offer advanced services such as nPVR and multiscreen applications.  Edgeware will also feature its unique and unsurpassed Quality of Experience, as well as a wholesale CDN video delivery capability.

Products and Technologies

Edgeware will demonstrate its products and technologies that enable operators to move beyond a fragmented approach to a consolidated IP based infrastructure of video service delivery, highlighting the Convoy VDN and Orbit 3020 products:

•     Convoy VDN
The Convoy VDN software suite is one of the main elements to the D-VDN system. Convoy VDN integrates core functions, such as request routing, content gateway and reporting, with   highly distributed Edgeware video server based asset propagation, statistics management and pre-processing.  By tightly integrating these core functions with the central and edge streaming servers, Convoy VDN provides complete management of a Distributed Video Delivery Network across any network topology and incorporates the required interfaces and management functions to allow an operator to provide both retail and wholesale CDN services to content providers. Convoy VDN was recently shortlisted for the prestigious CSI Awards in the category “Best IPTV technology or service”

•     Orbit 3020 Video Server Platform
As an integral part of Edgeware’s D-VDN system, Edgeware´s Orbit 3020 video server platform offers advanced capabilities for both retail and wholesale video and TV services across an operator´s network, irrespective of topology and core network bandwidth. The Orbit 3020 is the third generation of a range of video servers purpose designed to build highly distributed delivery architectures, with minimal power consumption, small 1U half rack form factor and integrated Convoy asset propagation, session and fault tolerance management.  The servers can equally effectively be used in a centralized environment, dramatically increasing streaming capacity in a data center while reducing costs of power and cooling per stream by up to 90 per cent.

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