Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) has clawed out a lead over Concurrent and Edgeware in the on-demand video server (ODVS) product marketplace as advanced processing power and flash memory technology drive the competition. according to research firm Current Analysis.
In its latest assessment of major trends within ODVS products, Current Analysis senior analyst for digital media infrastructure Yoav Schreiber determined that "the competitive intensity is shifting to provide flexibility for supporting the myriad of features and business models for multi-screen video delivery."
The changes in the way ODVS vendors develop technologies obviously plays into cable's TV Everywhere initiative to stream on-demand video to PCs and mobile devices from the network edge. Other ODVS vendors studied in the report include Motorola (NYSE: MOT), Verivue, SeaChange International (Nasdaq: SEAC) and Harmonic.
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