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Pace, CacheLogic demo P2P future using PVR technology

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Pace, CacheLogic demo P2P future using PVR technology Pace Micro Technology plc and CacheLogic have demonstrated how assisted P2P delivery networks could change the way consumers access content, including payTV, in the future. The companies showed how Pace broadband-enabled set-top boxes can form a P2P infrastructure via the Internet to store, distribute and access content both securely and quickly.
Assisted by CacheLogic servers, this P2P infrastructure will enable operators to provide a wider range of on-demand content and services to their subscribers, including 'long tail' or niche content. By exploiting the storage available across all PVR users on a network, it is possible to make a huge number of titles available to end users without the expense of maintaining a large central server base.

At IBC 2007, Pace will demonstrate a prototype to the industry, using a standard Pace digital satellite PVR with an Ethernet port, allowing access to content delivered via the Internet. The PVR has a fully functional Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) to search and select content for viewing and downloading.

CacheLogic's recently announced Velocix 2.0 Digital Asset Delivery Network is being used to provide content seed servers. The Velocix 'peer-assisted network' is able to blend bandwidth from its on-network caches together with P2P traffic to guarantee that the required delivery bitrate is achieved.

"Our technology demonstration will enable operators to understand future opportunities for using P2P as a content distribution mechanism. We can show how consumers can download video content from the Internet directly to the television in their living room rather than to their PC," said David Gillies, Director of Technology at Pace Micro Technology. "Adding broadband capability to broadcast PVRs is a major step forward in converging different methods of content distribution on a single device. P2P functionality adds a further dimension in content delivery."

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111.9.2007 2:13

p2p in a new direction.

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