InfoValue Computing, Inc.
(InfoValue), an expert in providing innovative, high-performance video-streaming platforms and solutions, today announced that Allin Interactive
, a premier provider of advanced guest-entertainment technologies for the cruise industry, plans to deploy InfoValue QuickVideo software on several major cruise lines. The partnership will enhance numerous television-based guest services on cruise ships.
"Today’s cruise lines are seeking to replace the heavy on-board coax cable networks that traditionally ran their broadcast services with a single Internet Protocol (IP) network,” said Doug Tempero, managing director at Allin Interactive. "InfoValue’s QuickVideo server is the ideal video-streaming platform for us to integrate as part of that network. It’s reliable, stable, and, perhaps most important, scalable.”
Beginning early next year, Allin will deploy the QuickVideo server as part of its iTV solution on board several cruise lines. Among the lines Allin works with are Carnival, Costa, Royal Caribbean, and Celebrity. The QuickVideo servers will support video streaming and multicasting of many of Allin’s in-cabin television services, such as movies on demand, gaming, information on shore excursions, and targeted guest surveys.
"The partnership with Allin is an excellent opportunity to showcase IPTV as a viable alternative to cable,” said Aubrey Flanagan, vice president of business development and solutions at InfoValue. "Even in the sometimes harsh weather conditions of the ship environment, the QuickVideo server provides services as reliable and even superior to that of any cable headend. The guest only experiences the crystal-clear picture quality of digital television and the enhanced services it provides. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.”
InfoValue’s QuickVideo server is a software-based platform for comprehensive video-streaming functionality over IP and cable networks. Based on a modular, open architecture, it enables video on demand and multicasting; networked personal video recording (for instant replay); recording, archiving, and publishing; and content distribution. It is incrementally and independently scalable.