Innovative Systems Announces Advanced IPTV Whole-Home Bandwidth Management Solution
September 16, 2011,
MITCHELL, SD – Innovative Systems announces that it will soon be offering a solution on its IPTV Middleware that will improve subscriber QoS in homes with multiple STBs that are receiving limited video bandwidth.
“With the Advanced Whole-Home Bandwidth Management solution,” commented Ryan Tupper, Innovative Systems Voice and Video Product Director, “companies who are offering video where limited bandwidth is available will be able to deploy multiple set tops where STB’s will communicate with each other and manage the bandwidth available automatically. The Bandwidth Management component will be particularly beneficial for video providers delivering IPTV to homes through a DSL service. “
The amount of bandwidth (digital bit-rate) to a home is a finite resource. It is possible to populate a household with a number of STBs that, if uncontrolled, may join more video streams than the bandwidth to the home can support. If this happens, the video to any or all STBs may be degraded or interrupted. The Bandwidth Management feature allows the system to regulate the amount of bandwidth used by a set of STBs in a home to avoid over-saturation of the inbound capabilities of the home network.
One Innovative Systems Middleware client looking forward to the Bandwidth Management solution is Premier Communications of Sioux Center, Iowa. Frank Bulk, Premier’s Technology and Product Development Manager comments, “Bandwidth is especially precious on the longer loops of our copper plant, so this feature will allow us to more aggressively promote our HD offerings.” Bulk also adds, “We look forward to less restrictions on the number of STBs in each home and number of streams for each DSL modem.”
The Innovative Systems IPTV Bandwidth Management solution is scheduled for release before the end of this year.
About Innovative Systems
Innovative Systems offers the APMAX IMS Application Server, the only platform in the industry that delivers enhanced voice services and IPTV video solutions, and eLation. It also features a fully integrated OSS solution which includes billing, financials and staking and mapping applications. With over 1,200 systems in service throughout North America, Innovative Systems is one of the leading suppliers of telecommunications hardware and software in the independent telephone company market. For more information, please contact the Innovative Systems Corporate Office at 605-995-6120 or visit: www.innovsys.com