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IsoTropic and Aterlo Create Multicast Satellite OTT Solution

By Caleb Henry | June 8, 2016
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      [Via Satellite 06-08-2016] Satellite communications provider IsoTropic Networks and Aterlo Networks, an Over-The-Top (OTT) streaming video specialist, have collaborated to deliver High Definition (HD) video using satellite IP multicast. According to the companies, multicasting greatly reduces bandwidth strain and costs that Internet Service Providers (ISP) experience when delivering video.

      “Unicasting, the current technology used, requires a copy of the video for every requester. That makes unicasting very expensive. Multicasting is a lot like broadcasting. Only one copy is needed for everyone to watch the video,” said Gerrit Nagelhout, CEO at Aterlo Networks. “Multicasting solves two problems: first, less bandwidth is used so speeds will remain higher; second, it makes delivering OTT streaming video to remote locations possible and affordable.”

      IsoTropic Networks and Aterlo Networks worked together exclusively to produce an enhanced OTT content delivery experience to multiple clients around the world.

      “This is a first using the iDirect technology and our clients will have access to it this summer through IsosatMedia; with the first solution delivering HD Netflix content,” added Hank Zbierski, chief catalyst at IsoTropic Networks.