SOURCE: Blackwave Inc.

Blackwave Inc.

January 07, 2010 01:00 ET

Blackwave Announces Strategic Channel Relationship With IT Frontier

Leading Systems Integrator to Accelerate Sales and Support in Japan

ACTON, MA and TOKYO--(Marketwire - January 7, 2010) - Blackwave, an innovator in Internet video storage and delivery infrastructure, today announced a value-added reseller relationship with IT Frontier, a leader in IT systems strategy, design, integration, and operations. Backed by Mitsubishi Corporation, IT Frontier will work with Blackwave's Tokyo office to manage sales and support of the Blackwave systems in Japan.

Blackwave's integrated storage and delivery platform -- the Blackwave R6 -- allows Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), telcos, wireless network operators, content publishers and video aggregators to store and deliver video in multiple protocols from a single platform. This integrated infrastructure significantly lowers the capital and operational costs associated with high-quality IP video delivery to a large, concurrent audience.

"The Blackwave technology will provide IT Frontier's IPTV and Internet video customers with immediate value as they deploy infrastructure to support their high-value video service offerings," said Mr. Satoshi Noda, Executive Vice President, IT Frontier Corporation. "After 8 months of rigorous technical and market analysis, we believe that the Blackwave technology is the highest-quality offering in the market today. It is scalable, resilient, and delivers a consistently high quality video experience to customers."

A single rack of Blackwave's system enables storage and delivery of video and rich media via HTTP, Flash Media Server (FMS), and Windows Media Server (WMS) at a useable bandwidth of 20Gbps. This density, when combined with the system's ease of installation, integration and management, results in a significant decrease in the capital expense and ongoing operating expense associated with building and scaling an IP video delivery solution.

"We are proud to work with IT Frontier to accelerate the growth of our business in Japan," said Bob Rizika, President and CEO of Blackwave. "They are recognized by their customers and their industry as trusted experts in IT infrastructure and operations."

About Blackwave

Blackwave builds storage and delivery infrastructure specifically designed to meet the unique requirements of Internet Video distribution. Integrating intelligent software with standard industry hardware, Blackwave Systems dramatically reduce the cost per video streamed or downloaded, increasing the profitability of video distribution for content owners and their delivery partners. For more information, please visit http://www.blackwave.tv/