Today, Service Providers are adopting virtualization technology to consolidate many network components from their core, distribution and access networks onto industry standard high volume servers which could be potentially located in their datacenters. This approach is being referred to as Network Function Virtualization (NFV). The most common functions within the network that are being virtualized are routing, CDN, caching, CPU, memory, pay-tv metadata and security. Service Providers are aware of the business benefits of adopting NFV technology such as CAPEX savings, time-to-market, service velocity and dynamic updates to applications and services.
However, one device that is not being virtualized today is customer premise equipment (CPE). The CPE device is the last node in the service provider managed network and ActiveVideo believes that service providers are well positioned to virtualize the CPE functions to drive far more business benefits.
ActiveVideo® with its CloudTV core software technology platform enables operators to virtualize CPE functions by removing UI/UX dependency on the CPE device and delivering pay-TV services and user experiences from the cloud at web scale at up to 1000 sessions per 1RU hardware server.
ActiveVideo’s CloudTV platform achieves this by:
- Creating a single, universal user experience by rendering applications using an HTML5 browser in the cloud
- Delivering the UX as an interactive video stream through any network
- Displaying and enabling interactivity through state-of-the-art UXs on any device that can decode compressed video