Concurrent Demonstrates MediaHawk 4G On-Demand Platform at NCTA

5/3/2004 - Concurrent Computer Corporation (NASDAQ: CCUR) a worldwide leader of on-demand technology that is shaping the future of television, announced exhibit plans for the National Cable Telecommunications Association’s (NCTA) National Show from May 2-5 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La.

An Evolving On-Demand Landscape
Cable consumers have enthusiastically adopted the premise of television on their time, at their control. Movies-On-Demand (MOD), Subscription VOD (SVOD), Free-On-Demand (FOD), Long-Format Advertising (LFA) and network-based Digital Video Recording (NDVR) have led to an explosion of on-demand content and the need to effectively manage that content. With the introduction of its MediaHawk® 4th Generation (4G) On-Demand Platform, Concurrent unveiled a technology solution that enables the broadband operator to manage and deliver more content than ever, with strong revenue- generating differentiators over satellite’s one-way communication abilities.

Technology Supporting Delivery of the Latest On-Demand Services
As more forms of Video-On-Demand (VOD) enter the on-demand environment, more content arrives, more frequently, over more signal collection points – the “ingress” of content. To successfully offer compelling VOD services to their customers, the broadband operator must be able to ingest new movies and other programming into the system at the same time content is being streamed out to requesting customers. At the show, Concurrent will highlight the ability of its MediaHawk 4G On-Demand Platform to uniquely separate storage, streaming and content ingest to meet the ever-expanding on-demand environment. Because storage and streaming rarely increase at identical rates, Concurrent designed its MediaHawk 4G Platform in a modular fashion, enabling the independent addition of storage or streaming as it is needed, so that systems can grow as needs grow.

Taking that modular architecture a step further, Concurrent also separated the ingest of new content, meaning that broadcast television programming and other new content can be brought into the system without disrupting service to customers – and can be made available immediately. This unique and deployed feature of the Concurrent 4G Platform enables NDVR.

Paving the Road to Everything-On-Demand
At the show, Concurrent shares its vision of a world of Everything-On-Demand, which includes MOD, SVOD, FOD, LFA and NDVR, as well as future on-demand services.

Concurrent’s 4G Platform is a proven foundation for the delivery of the latest on-demand services, including MOD, SVOD, FOD, LFA, NDVR and high-definition VOD (HDVOD), as well as exciting new on-demand applications and services. The Concurrent’s MediaHawk 4G On-Demand Platform includes proven hardware, extensive software, integration expertise and world-class customer service.

About Concurrent
Concurrent ( 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 IP-based markets. Within the digital cable market, Concurrent is a recognized leader, currently serving North America’s major cable operators in 80 markets with over 5.2 million digital subscribers and 15.8 basic 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 nearly four decades of experience in real-time technology and provides its best of breed solutions through offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Concurrent Computer Corporation and its logo are registered and unregistered trademarks of Concurrent Computer Corporation.

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