Edgeware’s new Video Consolidation Platform (VCP) is a highly accelerated and consolidated platform that dramatically reduces the high infrastructure costs associated with the delivery of next-generation TV and video services. The VCP consists of two products: the VCP Edge and the VCP Origin.
As consumers now expect to view programming live and on-demand on any screen, service providers are struggling to contain the costs of the headends and delivery networks required to meet these needs. With today’s solutions, they are forced to duplicate their infrastructures to enable origination and delivery of content to both set-top boxes and multiscreen devices. There is even duplication in the equipment needed for live and on-demand services. The Edgeware VCP provides a single, highly consolidated solution for all device types and services.
The new VCP builds on the widely deployed Distributed Video Delivery Network (D-VDN) product which already provides best-in-class caching and streaming to any device type from fully unified servers and control software. This product is incorporated into the new platform as the VCP Edge. The new platform also extends the solution to include state-of-the-art origin servers, called the VCP Origin. It reduces complexity, performance requirements and therefore cost of the origin servers by offloading all recording, ingest, re-packaging and play out capacity.