Monday, July 7, 2008

NTT Plala Selects A10 Server Load Balancers for 'Hikari-TV' Service

A10 Networks will supply its AX Series server load balancers for "Hikari-TV," a video-to-television distribution service provided by NTT Plala Inc. The company said its AX Series was selected because it meets the IPv6 and high performance requirements for accommodating anticipated growth in the number of users. The load balancers feature an Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS) tuned for multi-core CPUs and offer Layer 4-7 capabilities, RAM caches, and SSL.

Consolidating "OCN Theater," "OnDemand TV" and "4th MEDIA," which were previously operated by the NTT group as its three main video distribution service brands for TV, NTT Plala's "Hikari-TV" provides services to deliver various video content for home TV. "Hikari-TV's" services include those for video-on-demand and multi-channel broadcasting via NTT East and West's "B FLET'S," NGN commercial service "FLET'S Hikari Next," and NTT West's "FLET'S Hikari Premium."