VOD and IPTV provider Espial has announced the availability of Espial MediaBase 9.1, the newest version of Espial’s flagship video-on-demand (VOD) delivery platform, which now implements bandwidth reservation using Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP). RSVP support allows a VOD session to reserve end-to-end network resources and bandwidth.

The RSVP solution has been integrated and validated with Cisco’s RSVP implementation in the network on the flagship access and aggregation platforms and has been proven to enrich the quality of experience for video flows.

Combined with its existing packet loss recovery capabilities, Espial MediaBase extends its storage capacity per server to 320 TB and streaming capacity to 40 Gbps using the next generation of COTS hard drives from HP and other commercial-off-the-shelf COTS vendors.

Espial MediaBase is integrated with Ericsson OpenStream Digital Services Platform version 5.0. This integration includes support for the Real Time Ingest feature. This allows cable operators to offer on-demand services within seconds of a broadcast program going to air.

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