Highwinds brings Infinite HD to market

Content delivery network Highwinds announced it's taking its Infinite HD platform, which helps deliver high-quality live and on-demand HD video streams, out to the general market.

The company says the technology, which works in concert with the Octoshape Infinite Edge throughput optimization technology, has been used by several of its customers since last year. Highwinds said it launched the platform at last year's PGA Tour Playoffs for the FedExCup, and it continues to power the streaming of major media, entertainment and sporting events, including The Players' Championship, which was held May 6-10.

Highwinds said the technology is less susceptible to latency and packet loss, allowing Infinite HD to more consistently deliver HD streams.

"As consumer demand for ubiquitous HD video grows, we continue to see increased HD traction from traditional broadcasters and online content owners.  However, HD technologies used to deliver HD video today fail to deliver a consistent experience," said Steve Miller, president and CEO of Highwinds.  "As such, we launch Infinite HD as a proven streaming innovation after having successfully delivered several high-profile live events with unprecedented quality."

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