Web Extras - May 2009
Case study: Suddenlink and SeaChange pull off a coup in VOD technology .
Suddenlink Communications launched VOD service in nearly two dozen markets recently, using open-standards software from one equipment vendor in a centralized location to control the remote video servers of a different equipment vendor.
Suddenlink is using SeaChange’s Axiom On Demand VOD management software at the MSO’s media operations center in Bryan-College Station, Texas, to direct nine of Motorola’s Broadbus B-1 video servers scattered across a rugged, sprawling region of several-thousand square miles.
This article explains how Suddenlink and SeaChange worked together to pull off what they believe to be an industry first. ...Read More 
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The most recent are:
Critical Impact: Delivering Comprehensive Business Services to Advanced SMBs .
To satisfy the needs of the increasingly sophisticated SMB market, service providers can offer advanced business services and complex features to unify and manage communications services.
The panel includes: Charles Scarborough, director of product development, Cox Business; Barry Rogers, director of telephony product development, Rogers Cable; Brian Cappellani, chief technology officer, Sigma Systems; Gerry Kaufhold, principal analyst, In-Stat; and Paul Adams, director of product management, BroadSoft. REGISTER HERE .
Time Shifting: Optimizing Bandwidth for New On-Demand TV Applications . This Webinar touched on several methods of delivering content on-demand, including classic VOD, network PVR and Internet video. No matter how content is served on-demand, network operators are going to have to handle more traffic; this Webinar goes over methods for managing bandwidth resources in an on-demand environment.
Panelists included Yoav Schreiber of Current Analysis; Nabil Kanaan, director of product marketing, RGB Networks; and Alan Hoff, vice president of product marketing, SeaChange International. REGISTER HERE .
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