announces new software that provides higher-quality subscriber experiences with HTTP video streaming traffic from YouTube, Google Video, MySpace and other video-sharing web sites. The new software, a module for PeerApp's carrier-grade UltraBandT solutions, supports the HTTP video streaming protocol and caches traffic from Windows Media Player, Adobe Flash Video, Apple QuickTime, RealNetworks RealPlayer and other Internet video applications without requiring ISPs to install proxy servers or to change definitions or configurations.
With the addition of this new software, PeerApp now provides concurrent support for caching and accelerating HTTP video streams and P2P video downloads, enabling ISPs to deliver efficient, robust broadband video to their subscribers.
PeerApp's UltraBand solutions provide greater control over network utilization, the quality of broadband video delivery, and the subscriber experience. As a result, ISPs can create new, differentiated service offerings - packages based on throughput, upload/download rates, or network capacity - that can command higher prices and improve operating margins. ISPs should also see immediate and dramatic improvements in network performance, such as reduced congestion, lower latency and less packet loss; and significantly improved efficiencies i n network operations, particularly transit links.
PeerApp's solutions also benefit content producers and content distribution sites. The software supports and improves progressive downloading of HTTP video streams, the predominant method used by video-sharing Web sites to deliver content from servers to clients.