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October 05, 2006

IMAKE Rolls Out OpenVision 4.1 Session Resource Manager for IPTV and VOD

By Laura Stotler, TMCnet Contributing Editor

IMAKE Software Inc. has introduced the OpenVision 4.1 Session Resource Manager, offering open session resource management solutions for VOD and IPTV (News - Alert). The solution simplifies and supports deployment of multiple emerging services like broadcast, VOD, targeted advertising, games and broadband service. It is designed for deployment by Tier One, global satellite and telecommunications companies.

The latest release of the solution is based on an open systems design, enabling operators to open up their networks and choose the most appropriate video servers, application servers and set-top box technologies. OpenVision SRM supports the DSM-CC, RSVP and RTSP protocols and will feature future support for SIP. It integrates with Cisco network equipment as well as Broadbus video servers, DigiSoft.tv clients, Alticast clients and a number of additional video servers and set-top box clients.

The solution optimizes the use of bandwidth while maintaining minimum levels of QoS. It dynamically allocates service-to-network capacity and validates available network bandwidth allowed for subscribers to improve network utilization of digital services. It also offers real-time network monitoring and management of client bandwidth on a per-session basis, from session start to session tear-down. Additional features include the ability to take a video server offline for maintenance.

“OpenVision SRM sets a standard for IPTV, DTH, and digital cable for open solutions with multiple next generation video and audio service providers around the world deploying OpenVision’s SRM,” said Mark Schaszberger, IMAKE chairman and CEO. “This is one step in the right direction in opening up proprietary video solutions and IMAKE is there to deliver on it.”

To learn more about IPTV and VOD technologies and management solutions, check out the upcoming INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO WEST. The event is the number one VoIP conference in terms of attendance; the leading IP Communications event for exhibitors in terms of lead generation; and the VoIP industry event which features special attractions for service providers and resellers. The event runs October 10-13, 2006 in San Diego.


Laura Stotler writes about IP Communications and related topics for TMCnet. She has covered VoIP and related technologies for seven years, contributing to Internet Telephony magazine and TMCnet, and as a freelance writer. To see more articles, please visit: Laura Stotler’s columnist page.


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