Edgeware rolls out software to help operators with wholesale, retail video distribution

Distributed video delivery specialist Edgeware has rolled out a software suite that supports the company's Distributed Video Delivery Network (D-VDN) strategy for network operators, allowing them to tap into revenue streams once the purview of content delivery networks.

Convoy VDN, announced by the company at IBC in Amsterdam, is designed to make it easier for operators to implement advanced video services to subscribers, ensuring quality of experience, while providing integrated wholesale CDN video delivery and management capabilities.

The Stockholm, Sweden-based firm's scalable D-VDN is a unified framework for video delivery that delivers next generation video services to any screen, independent of the underlying network infrastructure.

Convoy VDN optimizes scalability by integrating core functions, such as request routing, content gateway and reporting, with highly distributed Edgeware video server based asset propagation, statistics management and pre-processing. This dramatically reduces the complexity, overhead and cost of both retail and wholesale video delivery for operators.

Edgeware said offering QoE as a differentiated service back to the content provider helps create new revenue generating opportunities, reducing operating expenses as much as 80 percent and achieving a more rapid ROI.

"Our customers can offer additional highly scalable services, such as nPVR using just live streams," said Joachim Roos, CEO of Edgeware. "Providing reporting to a content provider, they can show details not only about sessions and bandwidth usage, but more crucially, valuable information about the quality of the video being viewed in any session."

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