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SeaChange unveils new edge server

Tue, 06/22/2004 - 8:00pm
Karen Brown

Aiming for telcos wanting to get into the on-demand content business without spending a fortune, SeaChange International Inc. unveiled a new Internet Protocol-based MediaCluster EdgeNode server.

Readying to ship this quarter, the EdgeNode server is aimed at telcos and smaller MSOs. It can support digital video recorder services - offering the ability to fast-forward, rewind and pause live TV - in a four rack-unit chassis can deliver between 200 and 800 standard definition video streams and can store as much as 2.5 terabytes of content data. When combined with SeaChange's MediaCluster technology, the EdgeNode servers can fire off more than 6,000 video streams tapping more than 19 terabytes of storage from a 19-inch rack.

"Our MediaCluster-based server advancements continue to establish new price/performance capabilities in digital video streaming," said Yvette Kanouff, SeaChange's corporate vice president of strategic planning, in a release. "With our expertise in the fundamental requirements of television, such as advertising, high-definition, user interfaces, and transcoding, SeaChange enables its customers to generate more revenues in the high-stakes world of television."

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