Switch, Software Upgrades Take Aim at Enterprise VideoBy Matthew Hicks | Posted 2004-01-20 Email Print
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CoSine Communications on Tuesday made plans to bolster enterprise video services, while Interactive Video Technologies enhanced its software for creating and managing video-based presentations.The push is on to make IP-based video more common place within the walls of the enterprise. In two separate announcements on Tuesday, communications vendors offered new approaches for enabling more real-time video and presentation broadcasts.
CoSine Communications Inc. announced an update to its switch platform for carriers and services providers that will allow them to offer enterprises managed multicast applications over IP networks. Multicast capabilities allow for the delivery of video broadcasts and other real-time data streams over IP.
CoSine, of Redwood, City, Calif., will support the Protocol Independent Multicast Sparse Mode (PIM-SM) protocol and add the ability for service providers to create virtual multicast routers for individual enterprise customers, said David Messina, CoSine vice president of product management and marketing.