Cable Technology Feature Article
Azuki Systems Introduces New MSO Solution for Migration to IP Video
By Mandira Srivastava, TMCnet Contributor
The Azuki MSO Solution offers cable operators to reclaim QAM bandwidth and increase advanced services, while reducing video delivery costs and offering TV Everywhere services to new and existing subscribers.
This new MSO Solution is based on the Azuki Media Platform 4.0 release and provides unique technology and value proposition for transitioning to an all-IP world. It offers massive delivery of linear TV by edge-based adaptive bitrate (ABR) unicasting for SD and HD content, reclaims QAM bandwidth with a low-cost future-proof IP set-top box (IP-STB), reduces consumer premise equipment costs by 60 to 80 percent by using IP video and provides TV Everywhere services across multiple devices in home or on-the-go by natively supporting ABR without the need for complex conversions or expensive gateways.
Equipped with Azuki's One-Pass TVE™ workflow, the new Azuki MSO Solution supports intelligent IP set-top boxes that reclaim QAM bandwidth and increase the delivery of advanced services and dynamic programming guides. It offers patented virtualization techniques to automatically adapt to any back-office system, provisioning system, video delivery network and device to ensure maximum compatibility with existing infrastructure.
Azuki's One-Pass TVE workflow supports MPEG-DASH controller, which intelligently embeds and correlates existing metadata and re-uses the information to deliver one-to-one personalized TV experiences and is based on networks, devices, locations and real-time media consumption information.
Cheng Wu, Co-Founder and CEO, Azuki Systemssaid ina statement, “Azuki helps MSOs re-define how IP video can be delivered and consumed. The goal is to help MSOs leverage existing infrastructure investments while also evolving service offerings to address changing consumers' viewing trends. Our MSO Solution can add significant differentiation without disrupting current, ongoing operations."
Edited by Ashley Caputo