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London, United Kingdom, 2007/12/10 - Intellistream's Unistream simplifies the delivery of premium content, CCTV to mobile, video dating, mobile gambling & Interactive TV services to 3G mobiles. Offering a complete set of tools for managing & delivering interactive content in one box.
In a move that makes interactive 3G video services a practical proposition for security, gaming and logistics companies as well as content owners and network operators, Intellistream today announces that its Unistream™ 3G video content and interactive media platform is now available as a single box licensed appliance to complement its established hosted video content management and delivery platform.
With full remote monitoring and support capability, the Unistream appliance provides a complete set of tools for managing and delivering interactive content to any mobile device that is capable of making and receiving standard 3G video calls. The Unistream appliance comprises a single standard 1U appliance.
Unistream applications are network operator independent, written using standard XML and java techniques and will work on any 3G video phone without the installation of software. This eliminates the cost burden of developing and maintaining application variants for different handsets and networks. These costs have historically been a major barrier to application deployment for many developers and content owners.
Jim Beagle, CEO of Intellistream said: "Our customers with applications such as CCTV and mobile gambling require complete control over their applications for security and audit purposes. The new Unistream appliance has been developed so that we are able to meet the need for customers to own and control their hardware. To ensure that we can still deliver the same level of service and availability as our hosted Unistream service we have equipped the Unistream appliance with a full remote monitoring and support capability to enable the Intellistream team to rapidly fix any issues.
The Unistream appliance requires only the addition of interconnects to the phone networks to begin serving both interactive video and standard IVR applications. With remote support and monitoring of the Unistream server from the Intellistream team customers can be confident of rapid development and stable deployment of their applications.
Unistream is a standards based communications platform which intelligently delivers content across a wide range of mobile devices, it can serve full motion interactive 3G video while also handling more traditional technologies such as voice only IVR applications.
Being standards based and requiring no software to be installed on handsets ensures that Unistream applications can be deployed immediately to the widest possible range of handsets irrespective of manufacturer or network operator. Unistream automatically delivers the content in the most suitable native format ensuring that users always enjoy the best possible experience.
With no software on the handset processing commands interactive Video and Voice capabilities are faster and more responsive, enabling more sophisticated and interactive applications than has been previously feasible.
Multiple billing and access models are supported, allowing content holders to always use the most appropriate mix.
Application creation, deployment and control are all managed through the same set of Unistream interfaces and with applications being written in Java and XML customers can cost effectively integrate mobile content development into existing work flows.
An image illustrating the Unistream platform can be found on the Intellistream website.
Intellistream (intellistream.co.uk) focuses on providing interactive solutions for our customers in the mobile arena. Customers include a broad range of organisations looking to harness the power offered by the latest mobile platforms, including 3G, to implement innovative solutions that can generate real business benefits.
Intellistream was founded in March 2006, the first product Unistream™, a 3G video content delivery platform, was launched in September 2006 and gained its first client just 3 months later.
The platform is an advanced, easy-to-use interactive system, designed to be managed on a per-channel basis. It consists of two components: the content delivery platform and the content development tools. The content delivery platform comprises hardware and software components to deliver the video application, creating a superior end-user experience and capturing user data. It is configurable for multiple simultaneous uses by multiple clients. The content development tools allow for a bespoke design and service of video applications with Intellistream support.