Stratacache 'pushes' VOD platform
Stratacache  has introduced a new software-based "push" video-on-demand system for IPTV service providers.
The OmniCast for Push VOD systems -- which includes client and server components -- leverages the company's patented multicast distribution technology to deliver content to "tens of thousands" of set-tops simultaneously.
The company has already integrated the new system with Amino Communications'  AM-5000 IPTV set-top, which features an on-board digital video recorder.
Stratacache believes push video services are well-suited for systems that may have bandwidth constraints, particularly as IPTV services begin to scale to a million subs or more. Likewise, the company hopes its platform can complement two-way video-on-demand services.