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Kasenna Delivers Broadband Commerce Strategy For Solaris

Kasenna Inc. Monday unveiled MediaBase 4.0, the latest version of its broadband infrastructure platform, for the Sun Microsystems Solaris operating environment.

Kasenna's media commerce-geared MediaBase enables network service providers, content providers and large enterprises to deliver, manage and distribute streaming video and audio over broadband networks. Kasenna said the platform allows network operators to quickly integrate high quality streaming media into networks and also enables content providers to deliver media products without compromising quality.

The Kasenna MediaBase solution provides media streaming, content management and distribution functions required to commercially deploy broadcast quality video and audio over broadband networks. Kasenna describes the platform as format-agnostic, meaning that it enables companies to serve both narrowband and broadband audiences. Kasenna said this lets companies protect their infrastructure investments from the shifting popularity of specific streaming formats. The platform serves native, standards-based video streaming engines such MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MP3 and Quicktime 4.0 from Apple Computer Inc., as well as third party, proprietary video servers including Real Video from Real Networks Inc.

Tom Engdahl, president and chief executive officer of Kasenna, said that until now, companies serious about building commercial-grade streaming media services for media commerce had to build their own software to manage, distribute and deliver their assets.

"Kasenna MediaBase gives Sun Microsystems' customers a comprehensive platform that enables a faster, less-expensive rollout out of their broadband and media commerce plans," Engdahl said.