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April 18, 2012

Smithville Deploys Edgeware's Distributed Video Delivery Network

By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor

Indiana-based independent telecom company Smithville will make use of Edgeware’s Distributed Video Delivery Network (D-VDN) framework to deliver on-demand and restart TV services to nine different counties in Indiana.

Edgeware’s D-VDN was recommended to Smithville by its partner Minerva, a supplier of broadband television management and delivery systems.

Edgeware’s D-VDN has built-in capability to record live TV channels and allows Smithville to deliver advanced video and TV on-demand services with the highest Quality of Experience (QoE) from one single platform. D-VDN is a simple and highly scalable platform for video delivery. When combined with Minerva’s middleware and back-office system, the D-VDN is capable of delivering superior TV services to subscribers.

Smithville is a family-owned, cutting-edge technology company in the heart of southern Indiana and the factors that were considered unique by Smithville for the selection of Edgeware’s D-VDN with Minerva technology are: offering Restart TV from a single platform; simplicity and quicker time taken for technical implementation; and flexibility to add new services.

Edgeware claimed that its video delivery platform offers a future proof solution that allows operators to add subscribers and services, such as VOD, nPVR, Time-Shift TV, Retransmission and Fast Channel Change, as well as multi-screen retail and wholesale CDN services, while paying as they grow. The D-VDN’s sophisticated asset propagation and integrated management system simplifies implementation of QoE, retail and wholesale video delivery network services and the solution’s ultra-low power consumption and no additional cooling requirement means that it can be deployed anywhere on the network.

“Smithville values itself on providing the best possible communication technology to the people of Indiana. By choosing Edgeware’s D-VDN, Smithville can continue to provide premium services in a more cost efficient and scalable way and deliver unmatched QoE,” remarked Joachim Roos, chief executive officer of Edgeware, in a press release.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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