LONDON--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2012) - CDN World Summit -- Edgeware, the technology leader in distributed video delivery, and Skytide, the leader in online video management analytics, today announced a joint solution that enables comprehensive, real time Quality of Experience (QoE) analytics in large scale multiscreen environments. This is key to assuring content monetization, especially for wholesale CDN services where the operator needs to report specific metrics to the wholesale customer.
"This is a perfect combination of state-of-the-art systems for analytics and video delivery," said Jon Haley, VP business development of Edgeware. "Together with Skytide, we offer the most scalable operator CDN solution in the industry."
"Our joint solution enables operators to dramatically reduce the complexity, cost and turnaround times associated with QoE reporting and analytics in an adaptive streaming environment," said Michael O'Donnell, CEO of Skytide.
Adaptive bitrate (ABR) streaming detects a user's available bandwidth in real time and calibrates the video stream accordingly to always deliver the best possible picture quality. For ABR to work, a video file is encoded at different bitrates and then divided into fragments. This enables an uninterrupted video experience over unmanaged networks, but it also results in a major measurement challenge. In aggregate over a large viewing audience, one single movie can require analyzing tens of thousands of separate files.
The Edgeware video servers are capable of using their unique "video awareness" and proximity to the client to create a virtual "session" that enables the operator to report usage data tied to sessions and content, not fragments. This dramatically reduces the complexity, cost and processing needed to provide accurate, real time QoE reporting to the integration layer.
Skytide Insight for CDNs can handle the volume and complexity that ABR streaming demands and transform it into meaningful reports in real time. This combined solution reduces the traffic and processing overhead from potentially thousands of log entries to one per session resulting in much faster turnaround time in alarms and analytics around QoE.
Meet Skytide and Edgeware at CDN World Summit in London, October 3-4.
October 3, 12:30: Skytide VP of Product Management, Roy Peterkofsky to speak on panel:
"Managing the CDN Business and Content Provider Relationships After Successful Installation."
October 3, 16:00: Edgeware's Director of pre-sales engineering, James Kirby to participate in session: "Building the Knowledge within the Telco about CDNs."
Skytide, the leader in Online Video Management Analytics, provides content delivery providers and digital media companies with the most complete operational view of their streaming video businesses, delivering the information necessary to make better-informed business decisions. Only Skytide's software-as-a-service and on-premise solutions can process massive amounts of data from disparate sources and turn it into detailed reports in real time. Skytide is venture-backed and works with leading digital media and technology companies including: British Telecom, Broadpeak, Cisco, Edgeware, Ericsson, Juniper Networks, Tata Sky, Telecom Argentina, Telecom Italia and Telstra.
For more information about Skytide, please visit http://www.skytide.com
Edgeware is the technology leader in distributed video delivery networks, designed to allow operators to monetize video services such as video on demand (VOD), time shift TV and network Personal Video Recorder (nPVR), as well as offering wholesale Content Delivery Networking (CDN) management services. Edgeware provides the video delivery systems needed to offer video services across managed and unmanaged networks, with the ability to reach any screen, at any time, with any content. Edgeware is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with a U.S. office in Boxborough, Massachusetts.
For more information, please visit www.edgeware.tv.