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Akamai Innovations Bring the Predictability of Broadcast TV to Online Video

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Company’s Solutions Designed to Deliver High-Quality Video at Broadcast Scale with Improved Economics Akamai Technologies has outlined how its solution set is designed to help its customers achieve a long-evasive goal: predictable delivery of high-quality online video to broadcast-scale audiences with highly sustainable economics. Traditionally, industry efforts offered a maximum of two out of three of those characteristics. However, Akamai has showed how all three are achievable during a keynote demonstration at its Akamai EDGE 2017 customer conference, taking place October 11th – 13th in Las Vegas. Akamai EDGE demonstrations has showcased new innovations that address rising viewer expectations, including: Cost-Efficient…

Ziften Strengthens Visibility and Control of Cloud Deployments on Any Cloud Service Provider (CSP)

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New Ziften Zenith developments improve vulnerability assessments, threat detection, and incident response in cloud VMs running Linux operating systems (OS). A majority of IT and security professionals identify security as the #1 barrier to moving more applications to the cloud, according to the “2017 Cloud Adoption Survey” by Evolve IP. Many companies today do not trust cloud hosting as they have difficulty maintaining the same level of visibility and security that they have in their physical data centers due to a lack of the proper tools. Data breaches, permanent data loss, compromised credentials, and Denial of Service (DoS) attacks are…

New Study: Quality of OTT Video Streaming Experiences Directly Tied to Viewer Loyalty, Service Provider Success

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Akamai research measures viewers’ physical and emotional reactions to buffering and low-quality video; shows disengaged viewers in both free and subscription-based models Akamai Technologies has released new research demonstrating how quality of video resolution and playback affects viewers’ engagement with and loyalty to over-the-top (OTT) video streaming services. Conveyed through advanced biometric measurement tools including facial coding and skin conductance, the findings underscore the importance of delivering consistent, high-quality video across any OTT business model. According to the study conducted by third-party research firm Sensum, viewers disengage with emotive storylines and react negatively to low-quality streaming incidents like buffering regardless of…

Akamai Aims to Improve OTT Experiences with Introduction of Media Acceleration Capabilities

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Vimeo activates Akamai Media Acceleration, observes immediate improvements in viewing experience Akamai Technologies has announced availability of Akamai Media Acceleration, which is designed to improve viewing experiences for over-the-top (OTT) video consumers and accelerate video game and other software downloads. Media Acceleration marks a significant milestone in the evolution of Akamai’s content delivery capabilities in moving to a consumer-centric approach to online video and software distribution. Technology is integrated directly into consumer applications to optimize the experience for each individual end user. OTT operators can take advantage of more efficient communication between consumer devices and the Akamai network to deliver video…

IoT and Cloud Innovation Awards 2016

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IT gurus, VCs and professionals from the world’s leading technology press and analysts will select four category winners for high profile awards in September. Apply before 1st September 2016 IoT and Cloud Innovation Awards 2016 celebrate the most innovative start-ups and established companies in the fields of Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud. Entrants will be judged by an independent panel of IT professionals, industry gurus, tech investors, Silicon Valley venture capitalists and leading technology press and industry analysts. Four awards – two each for IoT and Cloud – will be presented before an audience that includes leading press and…

Pelco by Schneider Electric Announces Integration of VideoXpert with iView Systems

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Pelco by Schneider Electric has announced that its VideoXpert video management system is now integrated with iTrak, the latest incident management solution from iView Systems. “The iTrak plugin continues our effort to work with other leaders in the industry to provide Pelco customers seamless access to the ready-made solutions to better understand and protect their organizations” said Jonathan Lewit, Director of Business Application at Pelco by Schneider Electric. Ideal for multi-site, multi-departmental solutions, iTrak provides users with a centralized platform for incident and risk management. Its intuitive design makes it easy to access comprehensive reporting, profiling, interview management, risk analysis and subject…

TEAC launches FreeviewPlus set-top box

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Australians have even more choice in accessing FreeviewPlus with the arrival of the second set-top box certified for FreeviewPlus which is available now in stores across the country. Compact and easy to set up, the new TEAC HBBTS1 set-top box comes with built-in internet connectivity and can also record free-to-air programs to a USB drive, so that viewers never have to miss a thing. Liz Ross, CEO of Freeview, said: “Having another widely available set-top box in store is a huge boon for Australian consumers who can use it to access FreeviewPlus on their existing TVs at a competitive price…

Sonardyne’s Sentinel sonar extends capabilities of Fortem’s Omnipresence 3D security management software

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Maritime security company, Sonardyne International Ltd, has announced that its market leading Sentinel Intruder Detection Sonar (Sentinel IDS), can now be used with Omnipresence 3D (O3D), a security management software solution developed by Fortem Solutions Inc. of Montreal, Canada. O3D’s patented technology integrates security sensor data including; CCTV, biometric access control, radar and facial recognition, to provide a unified and immersive 3D situational awareness and Common Operating Picture for military and high security sites. Following integration with Sonardyne’s Sentinel IDS, O3D now has the capability to display underwater threats approaching sensitive waterside facilities such as naval ports, commercial harbours and…

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