From the Wires
Octoshape and Juniper Networks Collaborate for TV Quality Broadband Video Distribution Using Multicast
By: Business Wire
Dec. 5, 2012 06:00 AM
Octoshape, an industry leader in cloud-based streaming technology, has developed an integrated technology showcase with Juniper Networks to provide a foundation for Broadband TV with the scale, quality and cost efficiency of broadcast TV. The showcase is being hosted from Juniper Networks' New Jersey-based OpenLab, the Junos® Center for Innovation, which facilitates a collaborative environment for Juniper’s customers, partners and academia to learn about and develop new network integrated software applications.
The showcase integrates Octoshape’s Infinite HD-M Federated Multicast platform with Juniper Networks® MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers for both Native Multicast, and Automatic Multicast Tunneling (AMT). The HD-M solution for high definition Internet video has been in production since April 2012, and now utilizes the first commercially available AMT relay from Juniper.
The collaboration between the two companies is a huge step forward in making the Internet a reliable medium for high quality video distribution. The integration of Infinite HD-M differentiates Juniper Networks in the OTT IPTV marketplace by enabling telco, operator and campus networks to facilitate Multicast over the unmanaged broadband network.
“Octoshape’s advanced video distribution technology provides high definition Internet video regardless of the geographic location, connectivity or network conditions of the viewer. Combined with Juniper’s AMT technology on its MX Series routers, it enables us to transform the quality and economics of Internet-based video,” said Mike Bushong, senior director product line management, Junos, Juniper Networks.
The Infinite HD-M solution enables TV quality, scale and economics for IPTV over unmanaged IP networks now utilizing existing Juniper infrastructure in the telco and operator network. Infinite HD-M enables large volumes of broadband TV to be delivered efficiently over last mile networks without requiring the vast infrastructure upgrades necessary with traditional video delivery platforms.
“Juniper Networks has a proven track record of bringing innovative, high performance, scalable solutions to the Internet,” said Michael Koehn Milland, CEO of Octoshape. “When combined with Octoshape’s Infinite HD-M technology it enables us to jointly bring together the entire video distribution solution for a unique and industry-changing offering in the Internet video distribution segment."
Telco and cable operators that are part of the Infinite HD-M Federated network receive the signals via native IP Multicast in a way that allows them to easily manage large volumes of traffic without upgrading their Internet capacity. Octoshape’s federated linear broadband TV ecosystem will continue to expand globally in carefully planned phases adding content contribution partners, tier one broadband providers, connected television manufacturers and conditional access providers.
Streaming media innovator Octoshape provides the enabling technology required to bring TV Quality, TV Scale and TV Economics to the public Internet. The company is writing the next chapter of content delivery for broadband IPTV services. The Octoshape approach is more scalable, flexible and affordable than traditional content delivery (CDN) schemes, while providing feature-rich, high-quality viewing to the largest of audiences. For more information visit www.octoshape.com.
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