Octoshape Demos 4K E2E OTT/IPTV with Harmonic and Airties

Octoshape, an industry leader in cloud-based over-the-top (OTT) streaming technology, has completed an interoperability demonstration of 4k stream resolution delivered over the public Internet to consumer set-top boxes (STBs), with technology from Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, and AirTies Wireless Networks, a leading supplier of advanced wireless and OTT/IPTV technologies to the broadcast and broadband industry.  The total solution includes Harmonic’s ProMedia® suite of multiscreen production and preparation applications, integrated with Octoshape’s Infinite HD-MTM suite of stream acceleration and multicast technologies, and the AirTies HEVC / Octoshape-enabled set-top box.

The Federated Linear Broadband TV PlatformSource: Octoshape

According to Octoshape, the solution leverages on an innovative and extensive range of adaptive bitrate, stream acceleration and a multicast suite of technologies, the Harmonic / Octoshape / Airties solution enables telcos, operators and content providers to deliver ultra-high definition quality streams via broadband. The Quality of service is preserved over broadband utilizing the Octoshape stream acceleration technologies, which alleviate the bottlenecks of traditional HTTP-based delivery methods.

The solution also eliminates the concerns regarding high bitrates and Internet congestion associated with 4k by leveraging the Octoshape suite of Multicast technologies, which provide broadband best effort networks the same efficiencies enjoyed by traditional provisioned Multicast IPTV networks.

Octoshape’s technologies are adopted by some of the largest broadcasters, technology and service providers in the world enabling them with OTT/IPTV and TV Everywhere services at the highest possible quality and scale, said Octoshape.

4k stream resolution over the public Internet represents a de-facto standard for the future of video streaming. We are incredibly proud of our partnership with Octoshape and Harmonics and this successful demonstration solidifies the industries’ access to the highest quality solution available on the market today."

- Bulent Celebi, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of AirTies

"We are very excited to stand at the forefront of a new level of quality in TV standards with Harmonic and Airties, said Michael Koehn Milland, CEO of Octoshape. “The Octoshape value proposition resonates with this concept by also introducing a reciprocal level of quality in OTT video distribution, as well as addressing the bandwidth implications of this new innovation via our suite of multicast technologies.“

- Koehn Milland, CEO of Octoshape

“Harmonic is very selective when choosing ecosystem associates to help us lead the industry forward with innovations such as UHDTV,” said Thierry Fautier, Vice President, solutions marketing at Harmonic. Octoshape technologies not only represent a way to extend the UHDTV video quality out of the Harmonic system and across the best effort Internet, but also a sustainable delivery model to enable efficient middle and last mile distribution.”

- Thierry Fautier, Vice President, Solution Marketing, Harmonic

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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