Cortado Sets User Experience Standard for Cloud Desktop Services with Cloud Partnership Program

Catering to the demands of consumerization and IT department needs, including MDM, Cortado ensures cloud desktop services users can securely access and take action on business documents via any device, anytime, anywhere

SAN FRANCISCO, August 27, 2012 – VMworld® 2012 booth  #829 – Cortado, the leading provider of cloud desktop services, today at VMworld announced a new Cloud Partnership Program to improve business users’ cloud desktop services experience and productivity while maintaining security needs required by IT departments.

“Existing solutions for consumerization of IT are limiting and don’t always address the needs for the current market,” said Henning Volkmer, president and CEO of Cortado, Inc.  “Through the Cloud Partnership Program, service providers and VARs can compete with unmanaged, self-provisioned cloud services by providing a comprehensive solution that enables secure access and storage while maintaining an easy user experience.”

Cortado’s Cloud Partnership Program features its free cloud desktop solution, Cortado Workplace, and its enterprise cloud desktop solution, Cortado Corporate Server. Cortado has revamped its cloud service provider offerings for Cortado Corporate Server, offering cloud desktop services outside of the traditional virtual desktop at a monthly cost of $6.50 per user.

With a strong focus on channel-based software sales, Cortado is also inviting new resellers of the Cortado Corporate Server solution to become Cortado partners. Through Cortado’s program, partners gain a comprehensive set of benefits that are extended by a series of online trainings for partners joining before December 31, 2012. Unique to the North America and South America region, any partnership fees can be waived through 2013.

Benefits For Business Users

Cortado is unique in its ability for users to take action on documents, including printing, faxing or emailing documents with one easy click.  Users may simply sign up for the Cortado Workplace app at http://workplace.cortado.com and upload their desired document to their own personal cloud desktop.  For access on mobile devices, users can then download the Cortado Workplace app from any of the major app stores (iTunes, Android Marketplace or BlackBerry App World). The enterprise users of Cortado Corporate Server in addition enjoy access to corporate IT resources. Cortado securely integrates devices such as iPads into existing corporate IT and provides a full range of traditional desktop functions such as network/file and intranet app access, printing, faxing and more for all mobile platforms, increasing user productivity.

Benefits For IT

For IT administrators, Cortado is making deploying a cloud desktop services solution easier and safer with Cortado Corporate Server. To integrate mobile devices into the enterprise, IT now has an advanced solution that provides advanced mobile device management (MDM) while giving employees secure access to the enterprise resources on any device.  Cortado Corporate Server has an open design that focuses on increasing productivity by combining the power of enterprise resources with easy-to-use and readily available resources on the user‘s device. With the end-to-end security approach, Cortado enables local encryption of documents on devices along with deleting of files or partial deleting of company files, in case of an emergency (lost device, etc.).

Cortado Workplace is available as a free app in all major app stores.  More information is available at www.cortado.com/workplace.  A fully functional demo version of Cortado Corporate Server 6.0, including all features, is available to download for free at www.cortado.com/corporate.

For more information on the Cloud Partnership Program, contact Cortado’s channel sales representatives at info@team.cortado.com.

This press release and images are available online and can be downloaded at: www.cortado.com/press

Net Insight Nimbra Solution Honored with BIRTV2013 Award

Nimbra 640 Multiservice Access Gateway wins “Outstanding Product”

Stockholm, Sweden – Net Insight, a leading provider of efficient and scalable transport solutions for media, IP and broadcast networks, today announced that its Nimbra 640 Multiservice Access Gateway has won “Outstanding Product” in the BIRTV2013 Award for the product’s high-quality video transmission.

Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Equipment Exhibition (BIRTV) is the most influential exhibition in the broadcasting industry in Asia. Net Insight’s multi-service access gateway Nimbra 640 was announced a winner on August 20, 2013, prior to the opening of the BIRTV 2013 Show in Beijing.

The BIRTV Awards are given to the most innovative and anticipated products, as well as products with the most practical applications that are seen as indicators for the future development of radio and TV technologies. The BIRTV Awards consisted of five categories, including acquisition, production and post-production, broadcasting/projecting, transmission and new media, integrated TV or radio network, and comprehensive or auxiliary equipment and device.

“The BIRTV Award represents another step forward for Net Insight, as we look to grow in key developing markets,” says Anders Persson, executive vice president and interim CEO at Net Insight. “We have been making positive strides in establishing our presence in the Asia Pacific region and this award demonstrates how well the company continues to do there.”

The Nimbra 640 is on display during BIRTV at the exhibition booth of Net Insight’s master distributor in China, NI Systems.

For more details on Net Insight’s Nimbra 640 Multiservice Access Gateway solution, please visit the company website atwww.netinsight.net.

For further information, please contact:

Anders Persson, executive vice president and interim CEO at Net Insight, +46 8 685 04 00, anders.persson@netinsight.net

About Net Insight

Net Insight delivers the world’s most efficient and scalable transport solution for Broadcast and IP Media, Digital Terrestrial TV, Mobile TV and IPTV/CATV networks.

Net Insight products truly deliver 100 percent Quality of Service with three times improvement in utilization of bandwidth for a converged transport infrastructure. Net Insight’s NimbraTM platform is the industry solution for video, voice and data, reducing operational costs by 50 percent and enhancing competitiveness in delivery of existing and new media services.

More than 175 world class customers run mission critical video services over Net Insight products in over 60 countries. Net Insight is quoted on the 
NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm.

For more information, visit 
www.netinsight.net

About NI Systems

NI Systems Ltd., a company within the CSS Group, is the master distributor of Net Insight in China to further strengthen the support to customers and resellers and sustain the growth of Net Insight’s market share in China.

Under Net Insight’s authorization, NI Systems Ltd. bears full responsibility for the promotion, sales, and service for Net Insight’s products in the China region. NI Systems will be a competence center for Net Insight, providing advanced technical and marketing support.  NI Systems Ltd. is also responsible to expand the market, especially in broadcasting applications, including DTT, Microwave Networks, Cable TV, IPTV, Studio Links, Telco networks, and so on. Part of this expansion will be implemented through new distribution channels and NI Systems will welcome all resellers and system integrators that find business opportunities for Net Insight products.

About BIRTV

For more information, visit www.birtv.com/birtv/ENGLISH/birtvis.asp

Mosaik Solutions Helps People Stay Connected with CellMaps Mobile Coverage App for iOS

App allows consumers to compare major carriers’ network coverage to make informed decisions about their mobile lives

 MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Aug. 20, 2013 – Mosaik Solutions, the global source for geospatial network intelligence, today announces the launch of CellMaps Mobile Coverage app for iOS. The app delivers industry-trusted mobile network coverage information enabling consumers to compare options so they can stay connected in today’s mobile world, whether at home or on the go.

Already available to Android devices on Google Play, CellMaps Mobile Coverage app allows people to quickly map network coverage by operator and technology on smartphones and tablets.  By leveraging Mosaik’s mapping capabilities, users can view and compare 2G, 3G, 4G, 4G LTE and roaming network coverage for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless in the United States.

Key capabilities of Mosaik’s CellMaps Mobile Coverage app include:

  • Access to up-to-date network coverage maps for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless down to the street level
  • The ability to see where coverage is available by operator and by technology
  • ‘Check Coverage’ at a specific address or the device’s location to determine which technologies (2G, 3G, 4G, 4G LTE and roaming) are available
  • Ongoing streamed news coverage and insights from the mobile industry to learn about the wireless industry and to stay current on industry changes that might impact you

To arm users with the best intelligence available, the app’s network coverage data is frequently updated.  Unlike similar apps, there is no need to download a new version to get the most up-to-date coverage patterns. Mosaik’s API automatically delivers coverage updates with no action required by the user.

“Mosaik has dedicated 25 years to addressing the wireless industry’s needs by providing not only the industry’s best network intelligence, but continuously improving and expanding the software platforms we support,” said Bryan Darr, CEO of Mosaik Solutions. “By extending CellMaps Mobile Coverage to iOS, enhancing the quality of content, and optimizing the user experience, consumers now have even more information available to make decisions impacting their mobile lives.”

The CellMaps Mobile Coverage app is an extension of Mosaik’s CellMaps desktop service, a customizable online mapping solution that provides interactive, global coverage maps on a website. In addition to the consumer app, Mosaik develops mobile app versions of its CellMaps service for enterprise customers.

Trusted as an unbiased source for industry decision makers and housing the largest, most comprehensive and current mobile coverage database in the world, Mosaik’s data is the global standard for network coverage information. The company has a history of supporting the marketing efforts of many of the largest operators, retailers and MVNOs, while also developing business intelligence solutions for strategic planners, regulators and investors across the network ecosystem.

CellMaps Mobile Coverage for iOS is available for $1.99 at the Apple App Store  at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cellmaps-mobile-coverage/id680827520?mt=8

About Mosaik Solutions

Mosaik Solutions builds world-class desktop and mobile applications backed by comprehensive wireless network intelligence. As an agile team of researchers, creatives and mapping experts, we help clients attract and retain more customers with tailored marketing solutions. We also empower better strategic and tactical decisions with accurate datasets, flexible software and responsive professional services. For more information, visit www.mosaik.com.

 

Mosaik Solutions Helps People Stay Connected with CellMaps Mobile Coverage App for iOS

App allows consumers to compare major carriers’ network coverage to make informed decisions about their mobile lives

 MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Aug. 20, 2013 – Mosaik Solutions, the global source for geospatial network intelligence, today announces the launch of CellMaps Mobile Coverage app for iOS. The app delivers industry-trusted mobile network coverage information enabling consumers to compare options so they can stay connected in today’s mobile world, whether at home or on the go.

Already available to Android devices on Google Play, CellMaps Mobile Coverage app allows people to quickly map network coverage by operator and technology on smartphones and tablets.  By leveraging Mosaik’s mapping capabilities, users can view and compare 2G, 3G, 4G, 4G LTE and roaming network coverage for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless in the United States.

Key capabilities of Mosaik’s CellMaps Mobile Coverage app include:

  • Access to up-to-date network coverage maps for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless down to the street level
  • The ability to see where coverage is available by operator and by technology
  • ‘Check Coverage’ at a specific address or the device’s location to determine which technologies (2G, 3G, 4G, 4G LTE and roaming) are available
  • Ongoing streamed news coverage and insights from the mobile industry to learn about the wireless industry and to stay current on industry changes that might impact you

To arm users with the best intelligence available, the app’s network coverage data is frequently updated.  Unlike similar apps, there is no need to download a new version to get the most up-to-date coverage patterns. Mosaik’s API automatically delivers coverage updates with no action required by the user.

“Mosaik has dedicated 25 years to addressing the wireless industry’s needs by providing not only the industry’s best network intelligence, but continuously improving and expanding the software platforms we support,” said Bryan Darr, CEO of Mosaik Solutions. “By extending CellMaps Mobile Coverage to iOS, enhancing the quality of content, and optimizing the user experience, consumers now have even more information available to make decisions impacting their mobile lives.”

The CellMaps Mobile Coverage app is an extension of Mosaik’s CellMaps desktop service, a customizable online mapping solution that provides interactive, global coverage maps on a website. In addition to the consumer app, Mosaik develops mobile app versions of its CellMaps service for enterprise customers.

Trusted as an unbiased source for industry decision makers and housing the largest, most comprehensive and current mobile coverage database in the world, Mosaik’s data is the global standard for network coverage information. The company has a history of supporting the marketing efforts of many of the largest operators, retailers and MVNOs, while also developing business intelligence solutions for strategic planners, regulators and investors across the network ecosystem.

CellMaps Mobile Coverage for iOS is available for $1.99 at the Apple App Store  at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cellmaps-mobile-coverage/id680827520?mt=8

About Mosaik Solutions

Mosaik Solutions builds world-class desktop and mobile applications backed by comprehensive wireless network intelligence. As an agile team of researchers, creatives and mapping experts, we help clients attract and retain more customers with tailored marketing solutions. We also empower better strategic and tactical decisions with accurate datasets, flexible software and responsive professional services. For more information, visit www.mosaik.com.

 

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Tellabs ships the world’s smallest Optical Network Terminal with power over Ethernet

Naperville, Ill. – Tellabs® 100 Series Mini ONT, the world’s smallest optical network terminal (ONT) with power over Ethernet, is now available. These Mini ONTs fit neatly into offices, in a standard wall outlet or inside a cubicle raceway.

The Mini ONT is part of Tellabs Optical LAN, which provides all the same features and functions as existing LANs. Optical LAN uniquely addresses IT needs for more bandwidth, higher availability, a simpler architecture, a longer lifecycle, stronger security, and savings in time, energy and costs.

Customers such as Sandia National Laboratories and Deltek use Optical LAN to gain these benefits.

About Tellabs

Tellabs innovations advance smart networks and help our customers succeed. That’s why 40 of the Fortune 100 companies and 80% of the world’s top communications service providers choose our mobile backhaul, packet optical, business and services solutions and applications. We help them get ahead by adding revenue, reducing expenses and optimizing networks.

Tellabs (Nasdaq: TLAB) is part of the Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index and several corporate responsibility indexes including the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index, FTSE4Good and eight FTSE KLD indexes. http://www.tellabs.com

Swiss National Broadcaster SRG SSR selects Net Insight for major sporting events in 2014

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Net Insight, a leading provider of efficient and scalable transport solutions for media, IP and broadcast networks, today announced that Switzerland’s national public broadcaster SRG SSR has selected a range of solutions from Net Insight for a major winter sports event in Russia 2014 and the Zurich 2014 European Athletics Championships.

SRG SSR is building a new dedicated contribution network for forthcoming major sporting events, including a winter sports event in Russia in 2014 and the Zurich 2014 European Athletics Championships. The network is based on the Net Insight Nimbra 600 series and is fully redundant, offering audio and compressed video services.

Based on the excellent experiences with Net Insight during major events in previous years SRG SSR decided to continue the successful partnership for large upcoming events for 2014 and beyond. With the Nimbra platform in place SRG SSR is prepared to transport the highest quality live content with the level of reliability required by the Swiss people.

The Nimbra MSR solution ensures uncompromised QoS in media networks and is specifically aimed at meeting the rigorous 100% QoS and content integrity demands of the professional media industry. The solution also offers SRG SSR full flexibility and enables rapid response to new network requirements.

“This implementation for SRG SSR and the two exciting sports events in 2014 confirms our strength in building relationships with existing customers, and delivering on our promise of a guaranteed quality of service in live broadcasting,” says Anders Persson, executive vice president and interim CEO at Net Insight.

For further information, please contact:

Anders Persson, executive vice president and interim CEO at Net Insight, +46 8 685 04 00,anders.persson@netinsight.net

About Net Insight

Net Insight delivers the world’s most efficient and scalable transport solution for Broadcast and IP Media, Digital Terrestrial TV, Mobile TV and IPTV/CATV networks.

Net Insight products truly deliver 100 percent Quality of Service with three times improvement in utilization of bandwidth for a converged transport infrastructure. Net Insight’s NimbraTM platform is the industry solution for video, voice and data, reducing operational costs by 50 percent and enhancing competitiveness in delivery of existing and new media services.

More than 175 world class customers run mission critical video services over Net Insight products in over 60 countries. Net Insight is quoted on the 
NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm.

For more information, visit 
www.netinsight.net

About SRG SSR

For more information, visit www.srgssr.ch/en

Mosaik Solutions Joins Wireless Broadband Alliance to Support Global Wi-Fi Roaming and Marketing Needs

Mosaik Solutions to leverage geospatial network intelligence expertise to support Alliance initiatives

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Aug. 13, 2013 – Mosaik Solutions, the global source for geospatial network intelligence, today announced it has joined the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the worldwide industry alliance to secure outstanding user experiences through the deployment of next-generation Wi-Fi.  Mosaik Solutions will lend its industry expertise to further enable the WBA to make seamless, interoperable and secure global Wi-Fi roaming a reality.

To lend support to this mission, Mosaik Solutions joins 100 of the other top Wi-Fi, mobile and broadband operators, network infrastructure providers and software companies across the globe. Members include some of the biggest names in the telecoms industry, including AT&T, Boingo Wireless, BT, China Mobile, Cisco Systems, Comcast, Google, Intel Corporation, iPass, KT Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, Orange and Time Warner Cable.

“The WBA welcomes Mosaik Solutions to its expanding membership, an important player in the mobile ecosystem which is well known for its strong roaming expertise,” said Shrikant Shenwai, CEO of the WBA. “The company’s core capabilities and focus align well with WBA’s mission of driving the deployment of next-generation Wi-Fi for end users around the world, particularly at a time when a number of operators are working together to facilitate global Wi-Fi roaming.”

“Seamless integration between networks is vital to the growth of Wi-Fi and to the profitability of mobile services.” said Bryan Darr, CEO and founder of Mosaik Solutions.  “Our participation with the WBA is another example of our commitment to supporting wireless roaming globally, by providing the network intelligence solutions needed for providers to market their services better and execute with a solid information base.”

Mosaik Solutions houses and maintains the world’s most comprehensive mobile and network coverage database. The company’s coverage data and cloud-based mapping and analytical services empower decision makers with customized geospatial network intelligence on different segments of the ecosystem. Mosaik Solutions’ clients leverage these capabilities with geospatial, marketing and business intelligence solutions to attract and retain customers and to make better business decisions.

About Mosaik Solutions

Mosaik Solutions is the global source for geospatial network intelligence. The company maintains the largest mobile network coverage catalog in the world. To provide its clients with the most current intelligence available, the global coverage catalog is evaluated and updated quarterly.

With more than 20 years of experience, Mosaik Solutions also provides telecommunications coverage patterns, wireless spectrum depth, network configurations, and licensing data delivered through geospatial, analytical, creative and web solutions tailored to meet client needs. This comprehensive and accurate geospatial network intelligence helps clients acquire and retain customers, make sound business decisions and execute with a solid information base.

About the Wireless Broadband Alliance

Founded in 2003, the aim of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) is to secure an outstanding user experience through the global deployment of next generation Wi-Fi. In order to make this a reality, the WBA is currently championing various initiatives in the Wi-Fi ecosystem including Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) trials, Wi-Fi Roaming and its Interoperability Compliance Program (ICP). Today, membership includes major fixed operators such as BT, Comcast and Time Warner Cable; seven of the top 10 mobile operator groups (by revenue) and leading technology companies such as Cisco, Google and Intel. WBA member operators collectively serve more than 1 billion subscribers and operate more than 5 million hotspots globally. The WBA Board includes Arqiva, AT&T, Boingo Wireless, BT, China Mobile, Cisco Systems, Intel Corporation, iPass, KT Corporation, NTT DOCOMO and Orange.

Cortado Announces Full iOS 7 Support with Cortado Corporate Server 7

Cortado, an internationally focused provider of enterprise mobility solutions, today announces its mobile device management (MDM) and file sharing solution, Cortado Corporate Server 7, will be fully optimized for iOS 7, offering users productivity within a secure environment.

The latest innovations presented for businesses at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) address the precise points voiced by Cortado for finally transforming iOS into a truly secure enterprise platform. Cortado’s MDM and file sharing solution, Cortado Corporate Server, not only focuses on the administration of mobile devices and apps, but also provides secure access to corporate resources. With the release of iOS 7 and Cortado Corporate Server 7, users will be able to fulfill a comprehensive enterprise mobility strategy. Cortado Corporate Server 7 provides IT departments with an on-premise solution that not only guarantees full control over valuable corporate data, but also enables seamless administration of both existing and new users with Active Directory integration.

“When designing Cortado Corporate Server, Cortado has always placed great importance on both security and high levels of user acceptance,” said Carsten Mickeleit, CEO of Cortado. “We have protected our customers from the many other complex and unfocused approaches that will become obsolete with iOS7 before they even gain ground in the market. iOS 7 and our solution perfectly complement each other.”

With the current version of Cortado Corporate Server 6.1, and version 6.5 due at the beginning of July, customers can start right away in creating a secure enterprise mobility strategy. Cortado Corporate Server 7 will be released close to iOS 7’s official launch.

More information on Cortado Corporate Server is available at:www.cortado.com/ccs.

tv2u Launches Global Content Hub with Malaysia’s NTT MSC to Drive New Revenue Opportunities in Content Delivery

SeaWell Networks’ unique model plays integral role in enabling new services with highly flexible and reliable content delivery to any device

Singapore – June 17, 2013 – CommunicAsia – tv2u, a leading provider of authentication services, billing and content programming for OTT, webTV and mobile service providers, today announced the launch of its global Content Hub which will be hosted by NTT MSC Sdn Bhd (“NTT MSC”), a leading global provider of end-to-end network and IT solutions for multinational corporations,designed to attract world-class technology companies to Malaysia, tv2u’s Content Hub is a proven concept to deliver managed OTT services and new revenue-generating opportunities for OTT providers webTV and mobile service providers,  in one complete package.

“Content Hub is a , cloud-based initiative designed to provide its customers with access and delivery of a tremendous amount of contents,” said Fumitoshi Imaizumi, President/CEO ofNTT MSC. “This platform, will combine well with  the extensive NTT MSC’s data centers and global delivery network reach. We believe this  will be a key factor to staying competitive in today’s content delivery markets.”

Through an ecosystem of partners, the Content Hub was developed to provide operators with a simple way to expand their offerings with live and on-demand content. In addition, broadcasters can obtain new content or extend their footprint with their proprietary content. Enterprises can also benefit by accessing existing content in the Hub, or distributing their proprietary content in a secure and cost-efficient way.

“In just one comprehensive solution, the Content Hub can provide everything needed to ensure delivery of any type of content to any device at a significantly lower time to market,” said Nick Fitzgerald at tv2u. “This is a one-stop solution combining  best-of-breed technologies and cloud platform to accelerate the development of this market”.

A key element of the Content Hub is its delivery mechanism. SeaWell Networks, the leader in multiscreen video delivery solutions, delivers a unique model that allows highly flexible and reliable delivery of any content to any device. SeaWell Networks’ Spectrum™ technology provides a unique set of benefits, including critical per-session management, encryption and analytics, dynamic multiscreen support and per session technology for alternate content and  targeted ad insertion.

“Because of the unique nature of our technology, Spectrum will be deployed within the cloud, as well as on the premises of Content Hub’s customers, ” said Brian Collie, CEO at SeaWell Networks. “Our edge-based solution brings the security and control of a closed network to the open network, while expanding organically with customer growth.”

Additional ecosystem partners are Elemental Technologies with its live transcoding services, Minerva Networks and its Electronic Program Guide, Verimatrix and its DRM solutions, and VuBiquity that provides its extensive content library.

The Content Hub is launched in Kuala Lumpur’s Multimedia Super Corridor, Malaysia’s IT hub.

About tv2u

tv2u owns and continues to develop innovative technology that empowers our customers to increase profitability by generating revenue through New Media interactive services. Our engineering team has extensive experience in large scale systems integration and infrastructure development. tv2u is headquartered in UK with regional offices in North America, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, and Australia. TV2U also has local global representation through regional partners.

About  NTT MSC Sdn. Bhd. (“NTT MSC”)

NTT MSC Sdn Bhd is a leading Global provider of end-to-end network & IT solutions for multinational corporations, providing comprehensive, reliable solutions and exemplary customer services. The newly established NTT MSC Cyberjaya3 Data Center, Rimba Digital is uniquely designed with superior green innovations, high performance technologies and cost-effective solutions, to deliver outstanding services exceeding customer expectation.

http://www.datacentre.my/ntt-msc

About SeaWell Networks

SeaWell Networks Inc. is the leader in monetizing multiscreen TV thanks to its industry first, per-user session control solution. Spectrum™ dynamically creates and manages each adaptive bitrate video session, enabling delivery to any device or protocol and giving pay TV providers unprecedented network-side control over targeted ad insertion, policy management, blackout, QoE, and encryption.

http://www.seawellnetworks.com/

 

Edgeware Simplifies Multiscreen Headends at ANGA COM

COLOGNE, Germany, ANGA COM – June 4, 2013 – Edgeware, the technology leader in distributed video delivery, today announced the Origin Selector option for its Distributed Video Delivery Network (D-VDN) Solution. The Origin Selector provides highly scalable load balancing and redundancy across multiple video origin servers, located in either the service provider’s own headend or in an external content provider’s network.

The Origin Selector option in the Edgeware D-VDN Solution enables intelligent distribution of content collection requests over multiple origin servers without the need for expensive load balancers. Origin servers can be grouped into ‘virtual clusters’ and can be co-located or geographically distributed. All cache-miss requests from the D-VDN are spread across these virtual clusters to provide scale and redundancy. Therefore, if an origin server becomes unavailable, collection requests are instantly re-routed to an alternative node within the virtual cluster without interruption of the service. Fallback is instantaneous when the failed node is re-instated.

Most multiscreen TV and video services today make use of adaptive bit rate (ABR) streaming to achieve uninterrupted viewing over wireless connections or unmanaged networks. In this environment, content is first transcoded, packaged and encrypted before publication to origin servers. Then, the Video Delivery Network (VDN) typically collects content from these origin servers for delivery to consumers. However, as traffic levels grow, origin servers can quickly become a bottleneck, especially for live channels where they are required to simultaneously receive and deliver multiple contiguous streams. In order to solve this problem, expensive load balancers need to be deployed to distribute traffic over clusters of multiple origin servers and ensure redundancy in the event of a node failure.

If a layer of caching servers have already been deployed in the headend to accelerate on-demand requests from the origin servers, the Origin Selector can be used in conjunction with Edgeware’s content-aware clustering to distribute on-demand cache-miss requests according to content. With this combination, the storage in each headend cache is effectively combined. This dramatically increases its effectiveness and provides further origin offload, especially for large video on demand (VOD) back catalogues or catch-up TV archives.

“We have seen multiple cases where origin scaling becomes the bottleneck in premium multiscreen services, creating chaos in an operators’ network,” said Jon Haley, VP product marketing and business development at Edgeware. “By incorporating the origin load balancing into the Video Delivery Network, Edgeware can help service and content providers overcome this in an extremely affordable manner.”

Meet Edgeware at ANGA COM in Cologne, Germany, June 4-6, 2013. In addition, listen to Edgeware’s panel presentation at ANGA COM 2013 on “International Experiences: Multiscreen Technologies,” Thursday, June 6 from 2-3 pm (CET) in room B. Göran Appelquist, CTO at Edgeware, will discuss the Benefits and Implementation of a converged Infrastructure for IPTV, Multiscreen and CDN.

About Edgeware

Edgeware is the technology leader in distributed video delivery networks, designed to allow operators to monetize video services such as video on demand (VOD), time shift TV and network Personal Video Recorder (nPVR), as well as offering wholesale Content Delivery Networking (CDN) management services. Edgeware provides the video delivery systems needed to offer video services across managed and unmanaged networks, with the ability to reach any screen, at any time, with any content. Edgeware is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with a U.S. office in Boxborough, Massachusetts.

For more information, please visit www.edgeware.tv.