SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/14/14 -- RGB Networks, the leading provider of the industry's most scalable, unified solutions for multiscreen video delivery, today announced that its CloudXtream cloud-based multiscreen video processing and ad insertion solution is a finalist in the "Best New Product - Cable" category in this year's Leading Lights Awards. Celebrating its tenth year recognizing the industry's best new products, the prestigious Leading Lights Awards are presented by Light Reading, a widely read and highly respected news website that covers the global telecommunications industries.
CloudXtream is the only turnkey approach that enables the deployment of an end-to-end multiscreen ad insertion or network digital video recorder (nDVR) solution in an operator's own data center or hosted private cloud. CloudXtream combines RGB's proven transcoding and packaging software solutions with OpenStack, a robust and open source cloud computing platform. To speed deployments, RGB has developed an OpenStack framework deployment model that enables deployment of up to hundreds of application instances in a matter of minutes. This allows RGB to offer operators a native OpenStack deployment platform that quickly deploys all CloudXtream Ad Insertion for Multiscreen (AIM) and CloudXtream nDVR software components as simply as a 'Video Cloud on a USB stick.'
"Having our CloudXtream solution reach the finals of this prestigious awards programs shows that industry experts clearly recognize that it's truly cloud-based, not the remotely hosted collection of proprietary 'pizza boxes' that several of our competitors offer," said Simone Sassoli, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at RGB Networks. "In addition to leveraging RGB's proven transcoding and packaging software, CloudXtream combines the considerable business logic we've developed with the instant elasticity of the cloud to enable operators to quickly and easily deploy and scale their services."
RGB has developed an entirely different method to deploy video services in a data center such as a cable headend. Rather than deploying dozens of individual devices -- both chassis and 'pizza boxes' -- now operators can take advantage of a true Software Defined Networking (SDN) approach to deploy services. RGB has developed both OpenStack environment creation tools as well as Orchestration business and application logic. Using RGB's CloudXtream set of tools operators can deploy services in minutes, rather than weeks.
RGB's CloudXtream framework also easily enables the integration and deployment of other third-party applications directly into the OpenStack cloud environment -- DRM, subscriber management, ad servers and other third-party products.
About RGB Networks
RGB Networks provides the industry's most scalable, unified solutions for multiscreen video delivery to any device. With core strengths in transcoding, packaging and ad insertion, RGB's 'Multiscreen 2.0' cloud-based solutions enable video service providers to streamline and monetize TV Everywhere and OTT services, with unmatched reliability and future-proof scalability. RGB's high-capacity cloud, software, and hardware solutions uniquely offer the density and scalability required to support the growing demand for video delivery to TVs, tablets, PCs and mobile devices with integrated functionality that simplifies service provider's network architectures and minimizes operational costs. RGB's award-winning products are deployed with over 400 video service providers worldwide, delivering solutions for traditional and OTT video services. Venture capital investment firms include Accel Partners, Comcast Interactive, Focus Ventures, Granite Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, and Mitsui & Co. Venture Partners. RGB is a private, profitable company based in Sunnyvale, California with offices around the world. For more information, please visit our website -- www.rgbnetworks.com -- and IP video blog -- and follow us on Twitter @RGB_Networks.