Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Cisco Partners with Adobe on "Any Stream to Any Screen"

Cisco is enhancing its Content Delivery System (CDS) to be the first system of its type to natively support Adobe Flash streaming capabilities, in addition to traditional progressive delivery. The goal would be to deliver "any stream to any screen" using Adobe Flash Player.

The Cisco CDS is a platform for content and rich-media service delivery including streaming intensive Web services, video on demand, time shifted television, video ad insertion and next-generation content delivery network (CDN) services. The Cisco CDS family is part of the Cisco IP NGN architecture.

The companies said their collaboration will ensure improved performance for faster user response and increased streaming protection to ensure that valuable content is better protected as it is delivered to viewers. The CDS platform provides additional benefits for the hosting and distribution of Flash Player compatible video content and services including content and service routing, dynamic hierarchical caching, load balancing, failover protection, IP multicast extensions, unified management tools, and end-to-end QoS support.

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