Appear TV ABR streaming integrated with Concurrent’s asset storage

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 
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Unlimited Streaming Meets Unlimited Storage With Concurrent and Appear TV Partnership

ATLANTA — Concurrent, (NASDAQ:CCUR), a global leader in storage, protection, transformation and delivery of visual media assets, and Appear TV, a leading global provider of next-generation video processing platforms for broadcast and streaming high-quality video, today announced Appear TV has integrated its ABR streaming solution with Concurrent’s Aquari™ visual asset storage.

Appear TV’s just-in-time packaging origin solution delivers all the streaming functionality required by today’s demanding OTT broadcasters. Concurrent’s Aquari Storage is a modern, intelligent storage solution, which features simultaneous support for multiple file or object-based workloads. Globally deployed and massively scalable to exabytes of capacity, Aquari scales performance and capacity independently, which translates into improved flexibility and a reduced total cost of ownership to support increasing needs for storage and management of visual assets.

Millions of households in more than 120 countries across five continents receive TV signals transmitted by Appear TV solutions. Appear TV’s ABR platform supports all major streaming protocols, HLS, DASH, MSS and HDS and their associated DRMs, full featured catch-up TV, network PVR and VOD. Comprehensive integration APIs for content management systems, middleware, and content ingest solutions offer unique flexibility for digital media delivery.

“Concurrent’s Aquari Storage combined with Appear TV’s ABR just-in-time packager offers a complete video segmentation engine, high-performance storage DRM engine and origin server solution,” said Carl Walter Holst, CEO, Appear TV. “After thorough testing, we can confidently say that unlimited TV delivery has been achieved.”

“Broadcast and content streaming applications demand more manageable, scalable, and intelligent storage,” said Scott Ryan, Senior Vice President, Storage Systems at Concurrent. “Our storage architecture backing Appear TV’s adaptive bitrate streaming satisfies a market need for systems that are more sophisticated and better engineered for the way consumers demand digital media today.”

Links: Concurrent; Appear TV