NAB 2011: Ericsson Targets Multiscreen Experience wiht New Media Delivery Management System

At NAB, Ericsson will launch the Media Delivery Management System, a successor of the Emmy award-winning OpenStream Digital Services Platform. The Media Delivery Management System is a new, purpose-built software technology with a highly-scalable, fault-tolerant system that includes a number of enterprise management features for flexible and adaptable service introduction and management.

“A decade ago we invented the back office system to respond to a burgeoning on-demand TV market. Today we are redefining it to address an increasingly interactive world where TV blends with mobility and social media,” says Andrew Rowe, Head of Application Software Product Management at Ericsson’s solution area TV. “The Media Delivery Management System isn’t just a next generation solution – it’s a game changer. It brings service providers unparalleled business agility with transactional speed, scale, and control, and exponentially enhances their ability to satisfy the multiscreen generation.”

The rapidly rising demand for video on multiple platforms presents new challenges to service providers; not only in the acquisition and processing of high quality content but also in the management and efficient delivery of large volumes of video, media, and audio across multiple platforms to multiple devices. The Media Delivery Management System is an attempt to meet those challenges.

Features for the Media Delivery Management System include:

  • dynamic routing and asynchronous messaging for quick and easy addition of service and applications
  • high-performance, document-oriented database for unlimited transactions
  • an open architecture using virtualization and cloud computing for increased capacity and unparalleled disaster recovery
  • integrated enterprise management and monitoring for increased operational efficiencies
  • adapter-based architecture to support third-party apps and services.