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.

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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.

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.


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.

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