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Cable Technology Feature Article

May 23, 2012

ActiveVideo Networks Creates CloudTV H5 IP to Meet Operator Strategies for IP Migration

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez, TMCnet Contributor

ActiveVideo Networks, the company responsible for building CloudTV - a software-based television platform that puts the viewer into the cloud - has announced the availability of CloudTV H5, which is customized to meet the overall plans that operators have in their IP migration strategies.

The company, which has successfully had 5 million of its systems installed in American homes, has already presented this platform in CES2012, attracting the attention of many operators. CloudTV H5 IP makes the best of the cloud within a televised IP environment, allowing for things like virtualization, support for the H.264 encoding convention, bandwidth management, and scalability to companies that want to take full advantage of cloud-based television and broadcast to devices without latency issues. CloudTV H5 IP has complete compatibility with current advances that cable companies have made as far as IP migration is concerned, such as network DVRs and cloud-based guides.

CEO Jeff Miller of ActiveVideo Networks  (News - Alert)said, "As cable operators adopt IP infrastructure to deliver their new navigation and DVR products, the CloudTV platform provides an important tool for transitioning from the existing set top box population while also supporting the next generation of cost-reduced boxes. CloudTV H5 IP is part of a product roadmap that continues the ActiveVideo commitment to creating enterprise-class platforms that reduce cost while bringing full TV experiences to any device."

The CloudTV H5 platform takes advantage of HTML5 to present a browsing experience for the user, delivering on-demand content with the touch of a button. This allows viewers to easily access their channels and control their material without having to understand a whole lot about how the cloud works. Bandwidth efficiency drives companies to lower operational costs and enables them to quickly adapt to the system.

Perhaps in a few years, we'll be wondering why we ever bought coaxial cables.

Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli

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