Espial Muscles Up VoD Software

Espial MediaBase achieves breakthrough VoD performance

June 24, 2009

2 Min Read

OTTAWA -- Espial(R) (,(TSX:ESP), a leader in the delivery of TV software, today announced therelease of the Espial MediaBase ( 9.0 Video-On-Demand (VOD) platform. Building on proven capabilitiesserving millions of live IPTV ( cable subscribers (,Espial MediaBase 9.0 achieves breakthrough performance and extends support forcable operators.

Key new features and benefits of Espial MediaBase include:

  • Exceptional performance on next-generation, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware

  • Large operators can deliver up to 1,000 captures, 150 TB of storage and 265 Gbps video streaming from a single rack

  • Smaller operators can achieve streaming throughput from 400 Mbps up to 37.5 Gbps with up to 100 captures on a single server

  • Demonstrated high volume streaming and captures through rigorous stress tests that support 30,000 time-shift TV (TSTV), Network DVR (NDVR), Remote Storage-DVR (RS-DVR) and VOD sessions per hour on a simulated large system deployment

  • Packet loss recovery for excellent video quality over networks with high packet loss

  • Unified services platform

  • Single platform supports simultaneous VOD, NPVR, RS-DVR, and Timeshift-TV services (Start-Over, Catch-up, Replay and Delayed TV)

  • Cable back-office support

  • Compliance with ISA/NGOD standards

  • Integration with latest version of the OpenStream(R) Digital Services Platform from TANDBERG Television, part of the Ericsson group

Espial has achieved a 400% performance increase with up to 37.5 Gbpsstreaming from a single next-generation HP or IBM server with Intel Xeon 5500series processors and 10 Gbps Network Interface Cards (NICs). Operators can domore with less using the dramatic performance and efficiency increases fromthe latest multi-core Intel(R) processors. They can improve vital day-to-dayoperations with better performance while using less power and space, gettinghigher server utilization and the flexibility to quickly deploy new services.

"Espial and Intel have worked closely together optimizing EspialMediabase for the latest Intel Xeon server platform," said Kirk Skaugen, VicePresident and General Manager of Intel's Server Platforms Group. "As a result,Espial is able to take full advantage of the performance and capabilities ofthe Intel(R) Xeon(R) 5500 platform, including the Intel(R) X25-E Extreme SSDand Intel(R) 10Gb Ethernet controllers, enabling them to provide a highlycompetitive product to the IPTV and cable marketplace."

Espial Group Inc.

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