Operax and Orca Interactive said they have combined forces for a product that allows operators to manage their service expansion while ensuring quality of service (QoS) for advanced video and IPTV services.
Operax provides pre-IMS and IMS-compliant, carrier-grade dynamic resource and admission control solutions to operators, which allows the operators to guarantee end-to-end QoS for any IP session. Operax combined its technologies with Orca Interactive’s IPTV middleware for a new product the companies said will enable operators to quickly deploy new applications and services without reconfiguring their network infrastructure.
The new product, operable in both pre-IMS and IMS environments, will help operators manage QoS in single-service IPTV deployments as well as across multiple blended services such as IPTV, VoIP, games and broadband.
In order to win customers over from cable and satellite providers, IPTV video providers need a robust QoS to insure that video packets aren’t dropped, and that the video packets meet jitter and latency requirements.
IPTV subscribers also need QoS because most of them are sharing a single broadband connection for their IPTV service and broadband service.
“We see that with subscriber numbers going up and an increasing shift to on-demand content, most IPTV operators need a solution for QoS control,” said Operax Solutions Alliances director, Roberto Kauffmann-Dev, in a statement. “Pioneering the IPTV middleware landscape, Orca Interactive has longstanding and diverse experience in IPTV deployments and makes an excellent partner for Operax. Following the technology integration Operax has joined Orca’s Interactive partners program (Interactive Alliances).”