MONTREAL, QB--(Marketwired - Feb 10, 2014) - Vantrix, a global provider of intelligent media delivery solutions to mobile network operators, today announced the availability of version 3.3 of its flagship product, Bandwidth Optimizer. This release provides new server-based congestion management capabilities that can automatically optimize video traffic based on current network congestion conditions without requiring any type of external probes or data from third-party sources. Bandwidth Optimizer 3.3 also introduces new congestion detection reporting metrics with real-time analytics that provide insight into current and ongoing congestion across the network.
Bandwidth Optimizer now detects if a session is impaired due to either network congestion or poor cell coverage for a given user and automatically executes appropriate optimization policies. It also provides enhanced YouTube MPEG-DASH Optimization that reduces bandwidth requirements by 40-50 percent. Bandwidth Optimizer 3.3 enables service providers to deliver content to mobile devices more intelligently by optimizing traffic only when needed, providing a more consistent, high quality of experience (QoE) for subscribers even over congested or impaired networks.
"Service providers are struggling to find the right balance between bandwidth optimization, revenue preservation, and overall solution cost when dealing with increasing use of mobile video by their subscribers," said Don Vendetti, senior vice president of marketing and product management, Vantrix. "Our new release directly addresses all three issues by applying 'surgical optimization' only when customer QoE is compromised. This ensures minimal impact on overall data usage while also lowering the hardware requirements to deliver on-the-fly transcoding. In addition, since our solution detects session network impairment internally, it eliminates the need for complex integrations to network probes which shortens deployment cycles."
Bandwidth Optimizer 3.3 is available for immediate deployment. Existing customers should contact their Vantrix account managers for more information.
Vantrix enables mobile network operators to address the massive growth in mobile data usage with targeted bandwidth optimization, deep network traffic intelligence and next generation NFV and cloud capabilities. Our adaptable software solutions balance quality-of-experience with cost-effective use of network resources. We reduce network congestion caused by streaming audio, video and web content and software downloads while enhancing revenue opportunities for operators worldwide. With a rich heritage in mobile video and image optimization, Vantrix has developed a high-performance, scalable platform to meet the unique needs of operators today and in the future. Vantrix solutions are deployed in more than 65 networks worldwide.