ICAST Introduces “C:TV” Broadcast Solution

Multicast technology developer ICAST
unveiled its Corporate/Campus Television (C:TV) product
family this week at DEMO ’98, an IP multicast solution for corporate and
university intranets.

The customizable, real-time voice and video broadcast solution is designed
to enable corporations and universities to communicate globally on existing
computer networks.

ICAST said C:TV can be employed to deliver full-screen, full-motion video
for such applications as informal corporate communication, employee
training, distance learning, and business news delivery to the employee

C:TV suite is comprised of five different products:

  • ICAST Broadcaster, a standards-based solution for broadcasting live
    real-time video, voice, and text streams on existing TCP/IP networks.
  • ICAST Viewer & Guide, a real-time directory that displays video,
    voice, and text streams.
  • ICAST Meter, a tool that monitors network bandwidth usage, profiles
    audience viewership, and characterizes network performance.
  • ICAST Relay, a feature that enables access to voice, video, and text
    programs over non-multicast-enabled networks and desktop PCs.
  • ICAST Recorder, a feature that records live streams and stores them on
    a remote server for replay on demand.

“Before ICAST, corporations and universities did not have a technology
that would allow them to deliver mission-urgent voice- and video-based
information across global computer networks in real time. In essence, what
they have been looking for is an intranet-based private television broadcast
for their employees or students,” said Enzo Torresi, CEO, ICAST Corporation.

“ICAST’s C:TV solution is an advanced multicast product that acts as a
television network at low bandwidths within large scale intranets. By
integrating this software, companies and campuses will be able to broadcast
the information to PC desktops across their global intranets.”

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