The addition offers video on-demand (VOD) and streaming systems, but it also incorporates applications for delivering video to digital TVs and set-top boxes, as well as for delivering video, voice, music and data to Internet Protocol (IP) devices such as PCs, WiFi-connected mobile phones and PDAs.
The solution is part of the Cisco Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN), a converged network designed to deliver video, voice and data services with increased mobility.
"A new generation of entertainment is upon us with the maturing of user-generated and Web-based video," said Vince Vittore, senior analyst with The Yankee Group. "Service providers must respond by enabling customers new ways to create and consume content."
The CDS Internet streaming solution is scheduled for completion in Q3.