Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Pando to Leverage Intel's "Remote Wake" for P2P Content Delivery

Pando Networks, which specializes in commercial P2P content delivery services, will leverage Intel's newly announced Remote Wake technology for its P2Pcontent delivery service. Intel's Remote Wake technology makes the personal computer an always available extension to content distribution networks.

Pando Networks said the combination of secure content delivery services and Intel Remote Wake will offer content providers and consumers more choice in how they can access, purchase, and download digital media content to the home PC, even when consumers are not at home. Beyond added convenience, Intel Remote Wake technology will benefit consumers by reducing the energy consumption associated with keeping the home PC always on. Select Intel Motherboards with support for Intel Remote Wake technology will be available next month.

"Intel and Pando have a common vision to enable technology building blocks that deliver more energy efficiency options for consumers and content providers. Intel is fortunate to be collaborating with Pando Networks on their latest content delivery service release, which supports Intel Remote Wake technology. Together, our technologies enable added convenience and energy efficiency for consumers who prefer 'automatically' downloaded media from content providers," stated Joe Van De Water, Director of Consumer Product Marketing for Intel.http://www.PandoNetworks.com

  • P2P content delivery can boost delivery speeds by up to 235% across US cable networks and up to 898% across international broadband networks, according to Pando Networks, which offers a managed P2P content delivery service. The data was gathered in a recent P4P field test by Pando from more than 3,000 ISPs worldwide. As part of the test that began February 21st, Pando Networks delivered video content to more than 1 million people across global broadband networks including AT&T, Bell Canada, Bezeq International, BT, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox, Orange, Sasktel, Telefonica, Telecom Italia, Time Warner, Tiscali, and Verizon.

  • In March 2008, Verizon announced that it will begin using a peer-to-peer (P2P) file transfer system from Pando Networks to aid with the distribution of large media files to its broadband users. When deployed, the new system will move material authorized by the content owners -- such as movies, TV programs, software or large data bases -- faster for consumers and more efficiently for network operators, including Verizon. Significantly, Verizon said it no longer regarded P2P as a "dark-alley distribution system for unauthorized file sharing.

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