Sony and Imagine Broadband Support New Broadband Networking Platform
LONDON, 14 June 2002- SkyStream Networks, the leading developer of
networking solutions for digital media delivery, today unveiled its
Mediaplex(tm) 20 Video Services Router, the industry's first all-inclusive
platform for service providers and carriers to deliver advanced video
services to consumers and businesses over existing broadband networks.
Mediaplex's wide range of video and data processing capabilities enables
service providers to bring broadcast, on demand and interactive television
services to market faster and more cost-effectively than currently available
solutions. SkyStream's Mediaplex also dramatically reduces the capital and
operating expenses typically associated with the delivery of advanced
digital video services by combining the functions of multiple stand-alone
devices into a single easily manageable platform. Mediaplex also lowers
operating costs by enabling service providers to deliver record-making
number of streams (1000s), lowering the cost per stream.
The Mediaplex platform supports the delivery of the following applications:
residential and business broadcast TV services, video-powered enterprise
communication services, video back haul services; video over IP for multiple
dwelling units (MDUs) and multi tenant office (MTUs) facilities. Located in
the video head-end of a carrier, phone company or satellite operator,
SkyStream's Mediaplex offers a wide range of video and data processing
capabilities that achieve several industry milestones in low cost, high
performance, reliability, management, and security.
One large American and one European telecommunications company and several
systems integrators, including Sony Electronics Inc.'s Systems Solutions
Division and Imagine Broadband (an Accenture Enterprise) are evaluating the
Mediaplex 20 for deployment in their networks or with their service provider
Pat Whittingham, senior vice president of Systems Solutions Division, said:
"Sony Electronics' Systems Solutions Division designs and installs leading
content delivery solutions, including video over broadband, for service
providers worldwide. We're pleased to be selected by SkyStream to evaluate
its Mediaplex Video Services Router platform for possible deployment by us
in those solutions."
Nick Coombes, Senior Vice President, Global Alliances, Imagine Broadband:
"As a leading systems integrator, Imagine Broadband is seeing a rapidly
increasing demand for advanced end-to-end solutions for video services
delivery over broadband. Upon our review of several solutions from leading
vendors, we determined that SkyStream's Mediaplex 20 is one of the most
efficient and cost-effective solutions for our clients. It simplifies
integration and management, significantly cuts operational expenses and
allows for the maximization of existing network capabilities, which are all
key concerns of our customers."
Jim Olson, president and CEO of SkyStream Networks states:
"Early on, SkyStream realized that service providers and carriers would need
an all-inclusive system to reduce the cost and complexity of deploying new
video services and to stay ahead of the curve in this emerging space. We
built Mediaplex as a 'second-generation' solution to enable carriers and
service providers to meet the challenge of delivering high-quality, quickly
deployable video services to up to millions of customers at the same time."
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
The Mediaplex 20 video services router will be available in June of this
year directly from SkyStream Networks and authorized distribution partners.
For further information, please contact:
James Russell/Aurélie Leonard
0118 989 5600
ABOUT SKYSTREAM NETWORKS
SkyStream Networks is the leading developer of networking solutions for service providers to deliver digital media services to consumers and businesses all over the world. With SkyStream's patented bandwidth optimization technology, service providers can offer new services to increase revenue such as managed enterprise, data over satellite and digital entertainment services with a consistently high level of performance to millions of people or locations. SkyStream's customers include Clear
Channel, Convergent Media Systems, EchoStar Communications Corporation, Gilat, Granite Broadcasting, New Skies Satellites, Pacific Convergence Corporation, SpeedCast, Telefonica and Verestar. SkyStream Networks' Website can be found on the Internet at
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