CAT Goes Streaming with Digital Pipe

CAT Technology Inc. Thursday decided to cater to the streaming media needs
of enterprises by partnering with intranet-based streaming media specialist
Digital Pipe Inc.


Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


A managed services provider, CAT will meld its complete Internet operations
offering with Digital Pipe’s intranet content delivery network (iCDN)
solution, offering customers content delivery services as part of its
always-on network monitoring and management package.


Los Gatos, Calif.-based CAT Technology provides a single point of contact
for businesses’ Web system needs, including network design, system
deployment and 24×7 managed services. As the self-described equivalent of an
outsourced IT department, it helps companies to focus on their own core
functions rather than the difficulties of operating a network.


More product-specific but no less tapped for business, Foster City,
Calif.-based Digital Pipe builds intranet content delivery networks and
manages them from afar. The outfit’s bread and butter lies in helping its
clients communicate and learn via scalable streaming video and other rich
media applications from clients’ networks, albeit cost-effectively.


Chris Wallace, president and chief executive officer at Digital Pipe, said
the partnership will ensure quality network design and security for its
iCDN, as well as provide more exposure of its intranet-based technology.


CAT Technology President and CEO Larry Lenhart, said he chose to ink the
deal because many of his company’s clients were demanding rich media content
for their communications strategy.


“The bottom line is that this is a partnership that truly benefits the
customer,” Lenhart said.

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