Broadpeak Introduces BkS200 Family of Multiformat Streaming Servers
To Debut at the 2011 IP&TV World Forum, New Video Server Family To Offer Massive Streaming Capacity and Support For Multiple Video Formats
CESSON-SÉVIGNÉ, France — March 14, 2011 — Broadpeak, the Technicolor spin-off providing content delivery networks (CDN) and video-on-demand (VoD) servers for cable, IPTV, and hybrid TV operators worldwide, today announced the introduction of the new BkS200 family of live and on-demand servers that deliver video via managed or open Internet networks to a variety of popular devices, such as Android™ mobile phones, tablet PCs, and the Apple® iPhone® and iPad®. The new product family will be showcased at the 2011 IP&TV World Forum in London, where Broadpeak is exhibiting in stand 205.
Ideal for meeting the exponentially growing demand for multiplatform content delivery, the new, efficient platform from Broadpeak provides a unified solution for video streaming in a variety of popular formats such as Microsoft® Silverlight® Smooth Streaming, Adobe® Flash®, and Apple HTTP live streaming for both live and on-demand applications.
“Content networks today must be prepared to handle all file formats, and the adaptive streaming methods used in the BkS200 are perfectly suited to provide this critical flexibility,” said Jacques Le Mancq, Broadpeak’s president and CEO. “The system automatically detects the file format of the delivered content and dynamically adapts the bit rate to the capacity of the network. Network operators can significantly improve the end-user’s viewing experience by using the BkS200 because its adaptive-streaming capabilities virtually eliminate picture freezes and black screens due to long buffering times.”
The Broadpeak BkS200 family allows operators to benefit from the best of the software and the hardware worlds. The software engine running on the platform brings a high level of flexibility to the solution, activating any supported format without having to switch equipment. Additionally, cost savings can be achieved because the operators no longer need to maintain disparate systems on dedicated servers for each format processed. At the same time, the hardware platform, which is built with proven and robust servers from IBM, delivers guaranteed capacities — key to optimizing the system architecture and delivering services with the best quality of experience. To further enhance system reliability, the BkS200 also includes RAID technology to ensure complete redundancy.
The BkS200 also offers worry-free scalability to users. While collecting and redistributing streaming requests, the load-balancing and fail-over protection within an array of Broadpeak BkS200 streamers is managed by the Broadpeak BkM100 CDN Mediator. Both the streamers and the Mediator can be easily integrated with several commercial or home-grown service platforms enabling a robust, scalable solution.
The BkS200 will be available for shipping in May 2011. More information about the BkS200 family and about Broadpeak is available at www.broadpeak.tv.
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About Broadpeak (www.broadpeak.tv)
Broadpeak designs and manufactures multiplatform broadband video delivery solutions for Internet Service Providers and IPTV, cable, and hybrid pay-TV operators worldwide. Its portfolio of video network components powers the delivery of movies, television programming, and other content over managed networks and the Internet for viewing on any type of device. Broadpeak systems leverage the long legacy of Technicolor’s excellence in broadcast and broadband content delivery from where the founders and technology originated. The company’s systems and services help network service providers increase market share and improve subscriber loyalty with superior quality of experience. Broadpeak is headquartered in Rennes, France.
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