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Kontiki Announces Delivery Management System, Version 5.4
Peer-Assisted Technology Delivers High-Quality, Secure Digital Content to Enterprise and Consumer Users.
Kontiki, Inc., the leading commercial P2P download solution for high-quality video and digital content, today announced the availability of the Kontiki Delivery Management System(DMS) 5.4, an advanced peer-assisted delivery technology that increases efficiency and control, while offering robust and comprehensive reporting and measurement tools. The Kontiki Delivery Management System offers superior protection and rapid delivery of digital content, including related meta-data to further ensure that all delivered files are current and up-to-date.
"The dynamics of online video and digital content are continuously shifting. Consumers are demanding anytime, anywhere access to information, while the enterprise is seeing the benefits of communication and collaboration through video and other digital content. As such, the need for fast and reliable access to content continues to increase," said Eric Armstrong, president, Kontiki. "Kontiki is focused on keeping pace with our customers and delivering solutions that meet their changing needs. This release further validates our commitment to evolving the peer-to-peer content delivery landscape and providing fast, secure and affordable access to digital content."
The Kontiki Delivery Management System is built on a hybrid architecture to provide fast and affordable distribution of high-quality digital content. The combination of central directory servers, central content delivery servers and individual computers or "peers" running Kontiki's delivery client, provides the management of all network interaction, while allowing users continuous access to digital content. Kontiki currently delivers millions of downloads per month and continues to evolve its peer-assisted delivery technology to address the demands of online video in the enterprise and consumer space. The enhanced features of Kontiki Delivery Management System 5.4 include:
-- Enhanced security features: Ensure that only authorized users can receive and view content, and protects content from unauthorized duplication or transfer to other devices.
-- Real-time reporting and analytics: An interactive graphical interface based on Adobe Flex technology for viewing real-time client and server-side metrics to monitor and manage the effectiveness of deliveries over the network and tracking usage patterns of delivered media files.
-- Deep Delete Capability: Enables administrators to physically remove content that's been delivered to enterprise and consumer end-user computers, which is either outdated or was not intended for actual delivery.
-- Scalability: Download efficiencies of Kontiki's distributed peer-assisted delivery technology scales easily, without additional network investment, increases the speed of delivery and reduces server bandwidth requirements
-- APIs: Industry standard XML and Web Services APIs allow for easy integration with intranet portals and other existing enterprise applications.
"Video and multimedia content is becoming an everyday part of internal company communications, however the costs associated with delivering such
content can be significant," said Steve Vonder Haar, research director of Interactive Media Strategies. "Peer-to-peer based content delivery systems are gaining in popularity because they are quick to deploy, have low up-front deployment costs and use existing network resources. Kontiki's latest product release offers secure, flexible and scalable solutions for enabling enterprise wide adoption of video communications."
Kontiki's secure, scalable, and legitimate P2P delivery platform powers the world's largest media companies broadband video on-demand download
services including the BBC iPlayer, Channel 4's 4oD service and BSkyB's Sky Anytime service, in the UK. Kontiki's ISP-friendly protocol, fine network controls, security, edge throttling capabilities and client application flexibility are ideal for all constituents in the broadband video delivery value chain -- Content Owners, Network Operators and Consumers.
Additionally, Kontiki provides complete content delivery solutions for large enterprises including corporate communications, training, customer support and software delivery. Kontiki's patented peer-assisted delivery technology allows companies to securely deliver high quality video and software updates at a fraction of the cost of traditional delivery solutions. Some of the largest and most well known Enterprises rely on Kontiki for high quality video and large file delivery to all employees worldwide.