Thomson has launched the latest version of its SmartVision VOD server. Version 6 introduces a new family of streaming accelerators that double the capacity of the previous generation of VOD servers. With a total streaming capacity of up to 16Gb/s, each video server unit is now able to record more than 200 TV channels, which can be time shifted to a large number of subscribers. Farms of NDVR servers can be stacked to deliver unlimited streaming performance.
Integration of Thomson’s SmartVision VOD servers into existing architectures can be achieved either through ISA/ADI interfaces for cable networks or by interfacing with Thomson’s SmartVision CDN via Web services. The server solution further supports advanced content distribution models such as HTTP progressive download, rate limited or burst distribution to support over-the-top business models, in addition to managed network playout.For more information, visit www.thomson.net.