Today, Edgeware, the provider of revolutionary server systems for on-demand TV, unveiled its new line of video server appliances designed for gigabit networks. The new WTV-2G and Orbit-2G video servers offer service providers a new performance option, further enhancing the unmatched flexibility and scalability of Edgeware’s server system.
“The paradox of scalability is that small pizza boxes are much more powerful than big irons”, said Joachim Roos, CEO of Edgeware. “On-demand TV services create huge congestions in core networks and require the ability to organically distribute caching and streaming to any location, including access networks. The tiny, powerful Edgeware boxes work together as one logical cluster that is more deeply distributable into the network than anything on the market.”
Based on the widely deployed WTV-2X and Orbit-2X servers, Edgeware’s 2G line delivers the same unique built-in capability for time-shifting of live TV, network PVR and ad-insertion, as well as video on-demand (VoD) and Web TV services to the three screens.
This enables operators to scale their on-demand services even more aggressively, and allow service providers with limited core network capacity to benefit from Edgeware’s video server technology and expand opportunities within the hospitality segment.
Visit Edgeware at Booth 4.A59, IBC 2009, RAI, Amsterdam, September 11-15, 2009 to see the new 2G product line.
Edgeware´s revolutionary server solution paves the way to the all-on-demand TV future by offering native support for on-demand TV, and by addressing the bandwidth challenges driven by these services.
The Edgeware solution enables Video On-Demand (VoD), Time Shifted TV, Live Webcasting, Web TV and Ad-insertion services, with unmatched scalability and at the lowest investment and operational cost on the market.
In 2006, Edgeware launched the world´s first solid state flash memory server. By pioneering the use of flash memory, combined with hardware accelerated streaming, Edgeware offers the densest, most reliable and power efficient video servers in the industry. Bandwidth and QoS issues are cost-efficiently eliminated through intelligent content caching close to the viewers. This system is seamlessly scaled by adding servers in the network where they make the most economical sense.
The company is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with a U.S.-based office in San Jose, California. For more information about Edgeware, visit www.edgeware.tv <http://www.edgeware.tv> .