Earlier today at The Cable Show in Boston, distributed-video-delivery provider Edgeware introduced its Orbit 3020 video-server platform into the U.S. market. 

An “integral part” of Edgeware’s Distributed Video Delivery Network (D-VDN), Edgeware says its Orbit 3020 “is the first in a next-generation family of video servers that answers North American operators’ demands for massive scalability and flexibility delivering the most efficient power, space and cooling characteristics of any server in its class in the industry.” 

Features and benefits include:

>> Support for Multiple Protocols and Environments: Orbit 3020 is designed for long-term distributed deployment in complex environments and, as part of Edgeware’s D-VDN framework, it enables the operator to deliver IPTV, multiscreen and operator CDN environments as well as live, VOD and time-shifted services simultaneously.
>> Lower Space Requirements: The Orbit 3020 is specifically designed to be less than half-rack depth so it can be positioned anywhere in the network without needing any special equipment.

>> Lower Power Consumption: The Orbit 3020 is designed to sit in the network without the need for any changes in power and cooling. At 85W peak power consumption, “it pays for itself over the life of the product in power saving alone,” the company says.

>> Density and Capacity: Assuming there are two servers per rack unit, the Orbit 3020 can provide as many as 64,000 sessions, it can sustain 40 Gbps of transmission and offers as much as 48 TB of storage.

The Orbit 3020 is available to order along with the Orbit-2X, WTV-2X and Convoy VDN product suite.

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