Arris S/W manages complex VOD rollouts
Arris said its Management Suite release 1.0 software for its ConvergeMedia Management product is now generally available. Using this release, operators can dynamically manage heterogeneous on-demand content across multiple video servers, optimizing service provider resources for network bandwidth, video server storage and streaming.
The new capability is an extension of the software’s ability to manage content ingest, distribution and dynamic re-distribution of content across servers throughout the service providers' networks, Arris said.
As a practical matter, the new capability opens up the option to extend VOD deployments to more communities by deploying edge servers that were not previously economically viable due to the management overhead and quantities of different edge servers required.
Because the ConvergeMedia Management Suite and storage platforms also support fully integrated advanced advertising features like dynamic ad insertion and interactivity, service providers have a platform to launch new revenue-generating advanced services without replacing the deployed servers.
"With the growth in the type and quantity of media and consumption devices, it becomes even more important to ingest, distribute and manage such assets cost-effectively and easily across small and large networks," said Joe Matarese, vice president and general manager of Arris’ Media and Communications Systems (MCS) division. "The new Management Suite platform delivers enhanced services to our clients' subscribers no matter where they are and when they want to be entertained."
The ConvergeMedia OnDemand management platform (previously known as nABLE) offers features that enable operators to converge high-speed data and video services with on-demand and advanced advertising offerings by providing content search capabilities, recommendation engine integration and personalized features. This will allow subscribers to push personalized search and content to their various media devices, including playback on TV, PC or smart mobile device (three screens). It provides full-cycle content management: acquisition to consumption, heterogeneous and hierarchical content for optimal storage and streaming, along with a high-availability design critical for 'always-on,' revenue-generating advertising and on-demand services.