International Datacasting announced the launch of three new product families. The products include the SRA2100 series of satellite router appliances, the SFX2100 series of satellite multimedia server appliances, and Datacast XD, a content distribution software suite.
These products are part of the company's SuperFlex broadband multimedia datacasting network systems. With the launch, IDC says that it is expanding its ability to provide the broad range of solutions required for the growing number of new applications that include media-on-demand, caching, digital cinema, computer-based training, inventory management, in-store advertising and much more.
The SRA2100s are designed to combine the reliability of IDC's popular SR2000 and SR2001 family of satellite receivers with the latest in network connectivity and advanced router functionality. The company says that its SFX2100s will also build on the router functionality of the SRA2100s by adding the read/write storage of an integrated hard drive, the power of multimedia content distribution software and a variety of standard multimedia interfaces, all integrated into a self-contained package.
The products feature the Linux real-time operating system and come in a variety of configurations including a new "cube" shape for smaller footprint installations. These products may be ideal for kiosks as well as SOHO's and network applications, large and small, which desire reliable satellite multimedia data delivery combined with the built-in power of a network router or multimedia server appliance.
Datacast XD is a state-of-the-art content distribution software suite that is designed to multicast broadband multimedia content on virtually any IP-multicast enabled network - including satellite, cable, intranets and the Internet. It should provide secure file transfer, streaming media and multimedia content redistribution. The suite features multi-platform and cross-platform operability (Solaris, Linux, and Win32) and should be flexible and scaleable, and easily configured to run on a single computer or distributed across multiple processors over local and remote networks. The product line comes in standard prepackaged configurations as well as those tailored to match specific customer requirements.