SeaChange Continues To Revolutionize On-Demand Television Cost-Performance And Opportunities
Cable Show debuts for new generation
of the world’s top on-demand
management software and
100 percent flash-based video server;
SeaChange Axiom openness extends to Cisco®, Concurrent and Motorola servers
ACTON, Mass.– Next week at The Cable Show, SeaChange International (NASDAQ: SEAC) will unveil its anticipated new generation of open software and server solutions that radically enhance on-demand television performance and economics and ensure a range of new opportunities for operators.
The industry pacesetter’s lead-off innovations: Axiom Core 4.0, the latest version of the world’s most widely deployed on-demand management software, which now supports third-party servers from Cisco, Concurrent and Motorola; and the 100-percent flash-based SeaChange MediaServer Flash Streamer.
Introducing SeaChange Axiom Core 4.0: Comprehensive, Highly Scalable and Wide Open
Taking its cues from the experience of delivering billions of on-demand streams in over 100 diverse settings, the new Axiom Core 4.0 is an open software solution that automates television’s rapidly expanding core services and seamlessly manages next generation applications including network PVR and broadband PC/mobile delivery and subscriber place-shifting.
From its inception, Axiom Core software was developed to cover every aspect of subscriber management (tight coordination of sub data with the back office); content management, support and delivery (optimizing content placement in the network); operations support (extensive performance monitoring and reporting); and business decision support (conveying historical data in support of new businesses including dynamic ad insertion). SeaChange again raises the bar on Axiom Core’s past superior performance with Axiom Core 4.0:
* Supports up to 10 million subscribers at a single site today and 20 aggregate sites, moving to 50 aggregate sites by year end
* Faster content refresh – up to 6,800 hours per month, per site
* Optimized content propagation across both memory and disk servers
* New graphical management tools for network and content administration
* Support for third-party System Resource Managers
* Support for Cisco, Concurrent and Motorola servers
“Axiom Core 4.0 is the highly evolved product of more than seven years of real world experience running on-demand as a rapidly expanding revenue business,” said Yvette Kanouff, Chief Strategy Officer, SeaChange. “Axiom has been there step-for-step with the largest and the smallest operators. While the entire spectrum of customers in this market has heavily influenced what you’ll see at The Cable Show, Axiom 4.0 is also the benefit from the largest software engineering force in the business.”
SeaChange’s solutions support millions of on-demand subscribers for Comcast, Cox, Time Warner and others. Internationally, Axiom has for years run the largest on-demand operations including Rogers Cable (Canada), Virgin Media (U.K.), HOT (Israel), and has been chosen for more recent deployments such as Liberty Media’s VTR Globalcom in Chile.
Enabling any operator to gain Axiom’s clear advantages today
The vast majority of Axiom customers continue to choose SeaChange video servers. Today, leveraging new open application programming interfaces, Axiom Core 4.0 further broadens its already unparalleled support for the on-demand application and network components market, including third-party video servers. Next week, SeaChange’s Cable Show booth (4664) will feature a range of server vendors whose customers can now deploy Axiom software for end-to-end management, including:
* Cisco’s Content Delivery System
* Concurrent Computer MediaHawk 4500 video server (backwards compatible with MediaHawk 4000 models by year end)
* Motorola’s B-1 video server, also to be featured with Axiom in Motorola’s booth (1452)
The Cable Show will also see the debut of SeaChange’s MediaServer Flash Streamer, the industry’s only 100 percent non-volatile flash memory streaming solution (no spinning disks) to take full advantage of SeaChange’s unmatched MediaCluster fault-resilience and scalability.
Available in the third quarter of 2007, the MediaServer Flash Streamer decouples streaming and storage resources, perfecting a new solution for diskless edge streaming and time-shifted TV.
MediaServer Flash Memory Server
Visit SeaChange (booth 4664) at The Cable Show (Mandalay Bay Convention Ctr., Las Vegas, May 7-9) for product demonstrations. To learn more about this National Cable & Telecommunications Association event, visit www.thecableshow.com.
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