V-SPAN Wednesday announced the Internet Broadband
Application Platform (iBAP), which enables video collaboration over cable
systems and other broadband networks.
Created for new media networks, the platform allows for reservationless
broadband communication via a Web browser. This service is scheduled for availability
during first quarter.
“V-SPAN’s iBAP technology is the answer to effortless broadband
communications,” said Ken Hayward, president and founder of V-SPAN. “The development of iBAP, as a complete broadband video solution, was in response to the vastly expanding market that demands
business quality performance over new media networks like cable, wireless and
The Internet Broadband Application Platform offers multimedia collaboration
by dragging and dropping participants into a conference using a
standard Web browser. Multimedia conferences can be held instantaneous or by
reservation, regardless of hardware or network differentials, the company said.
With iBAP’s directory services, V-SPAN can create “virtual meeting rooms” on
the Web. The technology will authenticate an unlimited number of meeting
participants as they arrive from different networks. Additional participants
can join a conference at anytime via video, audio, chat or streaming.