SOURCE: Camiant, Inc.

June 06, 2008 09:16 ET

Camiant's Universal Edge Resource Manager Receives Broadband Gear Report's 2008 Diamond Technology Reviews Award

Achieves High Score for Product Excellence and Delivery of Clear and Substantial Benefits

MARLBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - June 6, 2008) - Camiant, Inc., the leading provider of policy control and application assurance technology today announced that its Universal Edge Resource Manager (UERM) has been awarded a 3.5 Diamond Rating by a select group of independent judges participating in Broadband Gear Report's (BGR) 2008 Diamond Technology Reviews. Products that received a rating of 3 or higher are considered outstanding solutions. Criteria used in the Diamond rankings included innovation, ease of use, efficiency, reliability and technological capabilities. Judges, including experts from Bresnan, Charter Communications, KnowledgeLink, Inc., Suddenlink, Sunflower Broadband and Time Warner Cable deemed Camiant's UERM an excellent product with technical features and performance that provides clear and substantial benefits.

Camiant's UERM empowers cable operators to maximize bandwidth efficiency across multiple services including Video on Demand (VOD) and Switched Digital Video (SDV), through the sharing of quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) resources. By taking into account factors such as disparate time-of-day usage of certain services, coupled with probability distribution of customer demand for various services, Camiant's UERM maintains a stateful view of network edge resources and dynamically allocates resources based on business rules to attain maximum bandwidth efficiency. Its standard-based architecture enables seamless integration of new services and edge devices. QAM sharing between VOD and SDV can save up to 30% of bandwidth versus static QAM allocations.

"The judges gave Camiant's UERM high marks for its ability to allow operators to reclaim precious bandwidth and effectively manage network resources," said Laura Hamilton, editor-in-chief of BGR. "Camiant's UERM plays a significant role in switched digital video and video on demand deployments, ensuring that bandwidth is made available in dynamic response to those programs being actively requested by subscribers. The Diamond Reviews panelists' scoring reflects the fact that increased customer retention and monetary benefits to cable operators are what make Camiant's UERM a win-win for both the subscriber and the operator community."

"Cable operators deploying Camiant's UERM are able to leverage policy-based intelligence to best control bandwidth allocation, enabling more channels in a switched environment or expanded VOD content," said Susie Kim Riley, Camiant founder and chief technology officer. "Camiant's ability to provide edge resource management is a natural extension of our leadership in the delivery of policy control technology. It's an honor and a validation of the value-add we bring to the cable community to be recognized by the prestigious Diamond Technology Reviews panel of experts."

Camiant's UERM will be showcased at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, booth #2035 being held June 24-27, 2008 in Philadelphia, PA.

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About Camiant

Camiant's policy control solution empowers broadband operators to open their networks and deliver a significantly higher quality of service to subscribers by guaranteeing superior performance of rich, high-bandwidth services such as video, streaming media, online games and commercial services. Leveraging its deep expertise in policy management and application assurance, Camiant seamlessly enables broadband service providers to deliver high performing user experiences as new, innovative multimedia services continue to enter the market with increasing unpredictability.

Camiant's market-leading policy control software platform is the solution of choice for service providers who want to reduce OPEX and CAPEX, increase ARPU and reduce churn by improving the user experience. By delivering predictable performance of new multimedia applications, Camiant has become the trusted source for delivering policy control and application assurance to operators globally. For more information, visit http://www.camiant.com