New Motorola Server Brings Solid-State Streaming Flexibility

It's designed to address the increasing role and size of on-demand media libraries at small- to medium-sized streaming sites.
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Motorola has introduced its B-3 Video Server, creating what the company calls the broadest, most flexible lineup of solid-state on-demand servers in the industry.

Designed to address the increasing role and size of on-demand media libraries at small- to medium-sized streaming sites, the B-3 complements the Motorola B-1. When joined with the Motorola CPS1000 Content Propagation System, the platform tackles the rapid growth in on-demand usage and content libraries while optimizing operator storage, streaming and network resources.

The B-3 efficiently scales from several hundred to more than 3,000 streams and can be configured as a standalone server with integrated content library, or as an edge server deployed alongside a B-1, delivering support for VOD, time-shifted TV, on-demand ad insertion, network DVR and other advanced services.

Motorola has integrated its Adaptive Media Management (AMM) technology throughout its portfolio of on-demand products. AMM algorithms were developed by analyzing data from 160 B-1 deployments encompassing 900,000 streams worldwide.

The CPS1000 utilizes AMM to distribute content and assign streaming resources across the network and to share content libraries between servers. AMM enables the B-1 and B-3 servers to select the optimal storage and streaming technologies.

"The new B-3 server expands Motorola's on demand hardware and software portfolio, organized around the Adaptive Media Management framework," said Sean Welch, director of on-demand video for the Motorola Home and Networks Mobility business. "Adaptive Media Management enables our service provider customers to optimize their streaming, storage and network bandwidth resources, reducing operational and capital expenses even as they face unprecedented growth in on demand libraries and consumer demand for personalized media experiences."

More information is at the on-demand section of Motorola’s Web site.

The B-3 will be available early in the second quarter.