Concurrent Computer Corp. said it will introduce "integrated solutions" for interactive television and video-on-demand for telco carriers this week at the Telco TV Conference & Expo, being held in New Orleans.
The products are the result of Concurrent's partnership with Thirdspace Living Limited, a supplier of video server system software for DSL-based VOD services.
Hoping to boost its international presence and expand beyond cable-based VOD, Concurrent entered into a strategic alliance with Thirdspace back in March, and, along with Alcatel, invested $16 million toward Thirdspace's second round of funding. Tied to that, Thirdspace licensed its patent portfolio to Concurrent. Oracle Corp. also owns part of London-based Thirdspace, but Oracle's chairman, Larry Ellison, is the majority owner of Concurrent VOD rival nCUBE Corp., which also has access to Thirdspace's patents.
Concurrent said its iTV demonstration will feature multiplayer video games with 3D graphics, thanks in part to Thirdspace's exclusive partnership with G-Cluster, a game service and system provider. The company's VOD demo will highlight a subscription-VOD service.