SOURCE: PeerApp, Ltd.

October 31, 2007 08:00 ET

PeerApp Announces Support for HTTP Video Streaming, Accelerating the Video Internet

NEWTON, MA--(Marketwire - October 31, 2007) - PeerApp, Ltd., the innovator in peer-to-peer (P2P) acceleration and caching solutions for Internet Service Providers (ISPs), today announced new software that provides higher-quality subscriber experiences with HTTP video streaming traffic from YouTube, Google Video, MySpace and other video-sharing web sites. The new software, a module for PeerApp's carrier-grade UltraBand™ solutions, supports the HTTP video streaming protocol and caches traffic from Windows Media® Player, Adobe® Flash® Video, Apple® QuickTime®, RealNetworks® RealPlayer®, and other Internet video applications without requiring ISPs to install proxy servers or to change definitions or configurations.

With the addition of this new software, PeerApp now provides concurrent support for caching and accelerating HTTP video streams and P2P video downloads, enabling ISPs to deliver efficient, robust broadband video to their subscribers.

PeerApp's UltraBand solutions provide greater control over network utilization, the quality of broadband video delivery, and the subscriber experience. As a result, ISPs can create new, differentiated service offerings -- packages based on throughput, upload/download rates, or network capacity -- that can command higher prices and improve operating margins. ISPs should also see immediate and dramatic improvements in network performance, such as reduced congestion, lower latency and less packet loss; and significantly improved efficiencies in network operations, particularly transit links.

"We're advancing the dominant application of the Web -- broadband video -- by enabling video to be delivered at wire speed," said Frank Childs, PeerApp's vice president of business development and marketing. "Our solutions close the gap between subscribers' demands for faster speeds at the desktop, palm-top or set-top, and the constraints created by bottlenecks on back-end networks. Now, subscribers can get the full speeds that they are paying for, video service providers can deliver higher-quality content, and ISPs can participate in revenue streams created by Internet video. Everybody wins."

PeerApp's solutions also benefit content producers and content distribution sites. The software supports and improves progressive downloading of HTTP video streams, the predominant method used by video-sharing Web sites to deliver content from servers to clients.

About PeerApp, Ltd.

PeerApp ( develops and sells solutions that help Internet Service Providers (ISPs) worldwide manage peer-to-peer (P2P) and HTTP streaming video traffic to improve network efficiency while enhancing subscribers' quality of experience. Based on patented P2P caching and acceleration technology, PeerApp solutions help ISPs create unique competitive advantage, sustain network growth, and build new revenue streams from broadband media delivery.

UltraBand is a trademark of PeerApp, Ltd. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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