Cable television operator Armstrong has completed an end-to-end video-on-demand architecture upgrade with solutions from SeaChange International. Armstrong’s local operations now are running SeaChange MDS 500 video servers in conjunction with SeaChange Axiom on Demand video back office software, enabling service expansion to 15,000 hours of movies and TV programs on-demand across these markets.

Combining the advantages of standards-based hardware with SeaChange’s patented MediaCluster technology, the SeaChange MediaServer MDS 500 is a streamer and scalable library storage solution for advanced video services. Providing up to 5,000 hours of content, scalable ingest and streaming in a two rack unit chassis, the MDS 500 is designed to meet the ever increasing requirements for VOD long tail content.

The complete SeaChange VOD solution is integrated with Armstrong’s iGuide client application and Motorola and Pace set-top boxes. Armstrong’s VOD service is available to over 50 percent of subscriber homes and has been running on SeaChange software and servers since 2005.

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