Solution enables easy deployment, management and monetization of multi-screen, on-demand video
ACTON, Mass. & SUWANEE, Ga.--zuki Systems and ARRIS Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) today announced a collaboration via a pre-integrated video solution designed to help service providers quickly and cost-effectively deploy on-premise, multi-screen video services to their subscribers.
This collaboration provides a full integration of the Azuki Media Platform™ to deliver managed and optimized over-the-top (OTT) video to any screen over any network, and the ARRIS ConvergeMedia™ Management Suite (CMM) software to enable flexible management of on-demand content, assets, billing and workflow. The combination of Azuki and ARRIS products represents a simple, seamless and ready-to-deploy TV Everywhere solution. It allows service providers to leverage first-screen, video-on-demand (VOD) assets to extend and monetize, via the ARRIS SkyVisionTM advertising platform, multi-screen services at home, and on-the-go.
"The rapid proliferation of multi-screen devices represents a huge opportunity for service providers - but multi-screen implementations must be simple, cost-effective and fast-to-deploy," said Neerav Shah, Vice President Advertising Solutions Group from ARRIS. "This collaboration between Azuki and ARRIS delivers all of that, and more. Azuki's approach to TV Everywhere and its connector-based architecture augments the power of our ConvergeMediaTM Management Suite to reach multi-screen devices over any network, anywhere."
Now, service providers can share entitlements and provide screen shifting from first-screen to all-screen devices inside and outside of the home. With this partnership, service providers can:
*Expand reach to all devices and screens
*Leverage their existing back-office infrastructure, including metadata, account information, content files, and VOD assets
*Deliver screen shifting between all devices
*Integrate with existing ad platforms for dynamic ad-insertion across all devices
*Leverage a simplified and automated multi-screen workflow, which eliminates the complexity of supporting multiple devices, platforms and networks
*Monetize multi-screen solution by leveraging existing media sales infrastructure and operations
"Until now, deploying a turnkey, integrated multi-screen video offering was complex, time consuming and very expensive," said John Clancy, president and CEO of Azuki Systems. "By collaborating with a widely regarded leader like ARRIS to deliver this integrated solution, we've empowered service providers to quickly, easily and cost-effectively deploy multi-screen TV Everywhere and fully monetize this opportunity beyond limited authentication services."
About Azuki Systems
Azuki Systems is leading the video delivery revolution to any screen over any network. Azuki's solutions deliver rich, protected content to any device over any network, allowing content owners, enterprises and service providers to capitalize on the explosive growth of smartphones, tablets and multiple screens. The Azuki Media Platform™ enables service providers, mobile operators and brand-name media to combine the power of over-the-top delivery with the highest quality of user experience, content protection, scale and reliability. Founded in 2008 and based in Acton, Mass, Azuki is led by an executive team renowned for repeated success in launching disruptive technologies and scaling companies that have solved key technology challenges and provided their customers with a competitive edge. Visit www.azukisystems.com for more information.
ARRIS is a global communications technology company specializing in the design, engineering and supply of communications and IP technologies that support broadband services for residential and business customers around the world. The company supplies broadband operators with the tools and platforms they need to deliver and monitor advanced video, data and voice subscriber services, including whole home video across multiple screens, ultra high-speed data, personalized advertising and carrier-grade telephony. Headquartered near Atlanta, in Suwanee, Georgia, USA, ARRIS has R&D centers in Beaverton, OR; Chicago, IL; Cork, Ireland; Kirkland, WA; Redwood City, CA; Shenzhen, China; State College, PA; Tel Aviv, Israel; Wallingford, CT and Waltham, MA, and operates support and sales offices throughout the world. Information about ARRIS products and services can be found at www.arrisi.com.