Edgeware to offer a proven blueprint for cable operators’ transition to IP
STOCKHOLM – July 7, 2015 – Edgeware, the leader in video delivery networks, announces its drive for innovation by modeling industry interoperability for IP video delivery networks. Edgeware’s Video Consolidation Platform (VCP) is hosted in the CableLabs’ IPTV Innovations laboratory for cable operators and others to test-drive. In addition, the company recently worked with a number of industry players to demonstrate compliance with CableLabs’ Adaptive Transport Stream (ATS) interoperability specifications.
“As customers continue to demand TV everywhere, and a la carte content offerings, pay-TV providers need to rely on HTTP-based adaptive bit rate streaming technologies to deliver expanded video services to a large number of devices, including smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and legacy STBs,” said Margit Tritt, business development executive of Edgeware. “This is why we offered our solution to CableLabs to serve as a resource in demonstrating how cable companies can cost-effectively deliver what the industry is demanding.”
Edgeware’s VCP is now available in the CableLabs’ IPTV Innovations Lab. Located in Louisville, Colorado, the facility demonstrates interoperability among multiple components for an IP video delivery network, including support for ABR (adaptive bit rate) streaming. The Lab models a real IPTV delivery network to establish a successful ecosystem and to provide a test bed for a multi-vendor environment.
In addition to being included in CableLabs’ IPTV Innovations Lab, Edgeware participated in the CableLabs’ ATS and Edge Boundary Point (EBP) interoperability event earlier this year, where the company worked collaboratively to ensure interoperability with multiple vendors. During the five-day event, CableLabs verified how key network components, including servers, transcoders and packagers, were compliant with its ATS and EBP specifications.
Edgeware brings decades of experience and knowledge to the IP video delivery market. Edgeware’s VCP offers the reliability and scalability trusted by more than 30 companies supporting 12 million subscribers worldwide.
Edgeware’s VCP is a hardware accelerated, software defined consolidated platform for the delivery of next-generation TV and video services. The solution consists of the VCP Edge, a highly-optimized CDN caching and distribution solution, and the VCP Origin, which collapses the need for many disparate pieces of equipment into one efficient and powerful unit.
The VCP is comprised of two enabling components: Edgeware’s Convoy Management Software, which enables real-time analytics on ABR streams, and Edgeware’s purpose-built Orbit servers.
Edgeware is the leader in video delivery networks, designed to allow operators to monetize video services such as TV Everywhere (TVE), video on demand (VOD), cloud-based catchup TV and Digital Video Recording (Cloud DVR) and wholesale Content Delivery Networking (CDN). Edgeware provides the video origination and delivery systems needed to offer these compelling services across managed and unmanaged networks and to reach any screen, at any time, with any content. Edgeware is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with offices worldwide. For further information, please visit www.edgeware.tv.