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Kasenna Inc. said it has been awarded a patent that describes the delivery of video content over a variety of broadband networks, including cable, ADSL and VDSL.

The technology behind the patent (No. 6,594,699) is embedded in Kasenna's flagship MediaBase XMP video-on-demand platform. Addressing the lack of uniform connectivity rates within network types, the patent helps operators deliver the "right" video rate on the network and support the correct video encoding format based on the available bandwidth.

"By implementing a broader approach to the challenges of delivering high-quality content, Kasenna ensures the highest quality end-user experience while simplifying the support of set-top boxes and PC client players," said Kasenna CTO Dr. Satish Menon, in a statement.

It marks Kasenna's seventh awarded content delivery patent. It still has eight patents pending.

Kasenna is among a growing number of VOD technology players attempting to break into the North American cable market. Marking some early success for Kasenna, Mid-Hudson Cablevision is using the company's servers to support a VOD project in Catskill, N.Y.

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