Concurrent announced a new intelligent request router for its MediaHawk VX unified content delivery solution.
The intelligent request router was developed to make better use of available network resources across a geographically distributed network, with the aim of increasing the efficiency of delivering multi-screen video content.
Concurrent’s software-based request router uses network information, including the request location, the requested content, the current status of the content delivery network, and service provider defined settings to direct stream requests to the optimal edge serving node, the company said.
Edge serving nodes are selected based on their proximity to the consumer, the availability of the requested content in the local cache, and current traffic volumes on the network and servers.
The company contends that an intelligent request router offers service providers a better way to monitor, control, and respond to changes in network utilization on-the-fly with the goal of improving the consumer’s overall quality of experience for CDN based multi-screen video services.
“As service providers transition their live and on-demand video services from traditional networks to HTTP based content delivery networks, they are focused on delivering the highest quality of experience to consumers on every screen”, said Matt Smith, Concurrent’s VP of product line management.