Cox Launches VOD Services in 2 Markets with Concurrent's 4G MediaHawk

5/3/2004 - Concurrent Computer Corporation (NASDAQ: CCUR), a worldwide leader of on-demand technology that is shaping the future of television, announced the successful launch of Video-On-Demand (VOD) in two major Cox Communications, Inc. (NYSE: COX) markets. Concurrent’s 4th Generation (4G) MediaHawk® On-Demand Platform is powering the delivery of Cox Entertainment on Demand service to Cox New Orleans and Omaha customers. This represents the most recent launch of Cox Entertainment on Demand service for Cox Motorola-based cable systems.

Cox New Orleans and Concurrent will also have a live demonstration of Cox Entertainment on Demand at The National Show, the 53rd conference and exposition of the National Cable & telecommunications Association (NCTA), in New Orleans May 2-5 in the Broadband Home and in the Concurrent booth, #2733.

John Hildebrand, Cox Communications’ vice president of Multimedia Technology said, “We are continuously expanding on-demand offerings to our customers that give them the advantage of controlling their television viewing experience on their schedules. Concurrent’s MediaHawk Platform complements not only our needs with regards to architecture compatibility and the highest technology standards, but also our customers’ desires for more programming when they want to watch it.” He continued, “As we look forward to the future and aggressive strategies for on-demand rollouts, we are pleased to expand our relationship with Concurrent who has provided excellent support and consistently demonstrated proven performance. We are excited to demonstrate Cox Entertainment on Demand to the National Show audience with Concurrent in the Broadband Home.”

“Concurrent is pleased to once again partner with Cox and provide them with the latest VOD technology in support of their commercial rollouts and their approach to the future of on-demand viewing,” said Steve Necessary, president of Concurrent’s VOD Division. He added, “With our latest 4th generation MediaHawk On-Demand Platform, we are providing our customers with a superior modular architecture that can grow as their systems grow, in support of increasing amounts of content as well as the constantly expanding spectrum of on-demand applications. Our platform gives our customers the tools they need to effectively manage an ‘Everything-On-Demand’ future.”

Concurrent’s MediaHawk On-Demand Platform is a proven foundation for the delivery of the latest on-demand services, including Movies-On-Demand (MOD), Subscription VOD (SVOD), Free-On-Demand (FOD), Long-Format Advertising (LFA), network-basked Digital Video Recording (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.

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 million 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.

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