10/16/2003 - Concurrent Computer Corporation (NASDAQ: CCUR), a worldwide leader of on-demand technology that is shaping the future of television, announced that it has been chosen by Cox Communications, Inc. (NYSE: COX) to deliver a full suite of Video-On-Demand (VOD) applications in an upcoming market launch of VOD. This launch will be the fifth Cox system to provide VOD to its customers using Concurrent’s MediaHawk® platform.
Cox initially selected Concurrent for its first deployment of VOD in its San Diego operation. In recent months, Concurrent has also supported Cox VOD deployments in Hampton Roads, VA, as well as in Las Vegas, NV and Oklahoma City, OK.
Concurrent’s 4th generation platform technology supports centralized, hybrid and distributed architectures, while its MediaMatrix configuration enables the industry’s only separation of storage and streams for a flexible and incrementally scalable VOD system. By separating streams and storage, Concurrent’s On-Demand Platform effectively manages this ever-expanding library of digital content while balancing streaming based on fluctuating consumer viewing choices.
John Hildebrand, Cox Communications’ vice president of Multimedia Technology said, “We look forward to introducing additional services that will bring more choice and control to our customers’ lives. Concurrent’s VOD platform is flexible, supporting the full range of Cox architectures and on-demand services. With our focus on the continued rollout of VOD and other on-demand services over the next several years, we are pleased to expand our relationship with Concurrent who has provided excellent support and demonstrated proven performance.”
“We place a great deal of value in our strategic relationship with Cox, and we’re very excited to support their strategic thrust into on-demand content,” said Steve Necessary, president of Concurrent’s Xstreme (VOD) Division. “Every VOD site has a different topology and architecture, and Concurrent’s platform is completely flexible, allowing us to support local architectures.” He added, “Concurrent is focused on helping cable operators reduce churn and generate new revenue streams. VOD services such as MOD, SVOD, NDVR and long-format advertising will help operators do just that.”
Concurrent’s MediaHawk On-Demand Platform is a proven foundation for the delivery of the latest on-demand services, including MOD, SVOD, Free-On-Demand (FOD), LFA, NDVR and high-definition VOD (HDVOD), as well as exciting new on-demand applications and services. The Concurrent On-Demand Platform includes its proven hardware, extensive software, integration expertise and world-class customer service.
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Computer Corporation (www.ccur.com) is a worldwide leader in providing digital VOD systems to the broadband industry and real-time computer systems for industry and government. Concurrent's VOD systems are utilized within the broadband cable, DSL, and hospitality markets. Within the digital cable market, Concurrent is a recognized leader, currently serving eight major cable operators in 62 markets with over 4.1 million digital subscribers. Concurrent's proven technology provides a flexible, comprehensive, robust solution for HFC, DSL, and IP-based networks. The Company's powerful and scalable VOD systems are based on open standards and are integrated with the leading broadband technologies. Concurrent is also a leading provider of high-performance, real-time computer systems, solutions, and software that focus on hardware-in-the-loop and man-in-the-loop simulation, data acquisition, and industrial control systems for commercial and government markets. Concurrent has over 35 years of experience in real-time technology and is providing these best of breed solutions through its offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
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