Monday, November 9, 2009

Zeugma Partners with to Optimize OTT Video

Zeugma Systems, which supplies an advanced service delivery router, has formed a partnership with Skitter, a developer of an Internet TV platform.

The solution partnership combines the Zeugma Services Node (ZSN), a service delivery router providing subscriber management, edge routing, and broadband aggregation, Skitter.TV, a set of video technologies to encode, configure, deliver, and monetize internet and linear TV services. The ZSN automatically detects streaming content from Skitter.TV and, depending on subscriber policy, allocates bandwidth for that stream across the broadband network. Alternatively, broadband subscribers can dynamically alter their downstream bandwidth using Zeugma's SmartBoost application, in order to maximize video quality for both standard- and high-definition streams.

According to Andrew Harries, Zeugma president and CEO, "This really rounds out the over-the-top (OTT) approach to video delivery. What has thus far been lacking from the wide array of primarily on-demand OTT systems is live television broadcasts, something subscribers demand before pulling the linear TV plug. Skitter.TV adds that vital element and affords broadband service providers a compelling alternative to IPTV."

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