Video on Demand

The VoDKA Server (Video on Demand Kernel Architecture) is an extremely powerful multimedia streaming server, suitable for IPTV/OTT deployments, and content delivery providers. VoDKA is the foundation for many innovative streaming services - not only VoD, but also video surveillance, fixed-mobile video convergence, and interactive video. Thanks to its scalablility and flexiblility characteristics, VoDKA guaranties the complete LifeCycle (creation, management, distribution and reproduction), optimizing the wideband consumes and adapting to the client network topology.

The Video on Demand Kernel Architecture allows service providers to support:

  • VoD services. Efficient and scalable complete video on demand media delivery architecture for both IPTV and OTT networks.
  • nPVR services. The VoDKA nPVR (network personal video recorder) integrates the possibility to record LiveTV signals and use it to provide time-shift services on demand.
  • CDN services. VoDKA server can be used to deploy Content Delivery Networks over Internet to deliver streaming content, both onDemand and Live.

The VoDKA Server architecture is fully distributed and allows seamless, unlimited scaling and growth, both in streaming capacity and storage. VoDKA enables lower network expenses by adapting the server to the network topology - and not the other way around. Operation costs are also very low thanks to a largely automated operation workflow.

Some VoDKA server highlights:

  • Multiprotocol: the VoDKA server is not tied to any single protocol or format. Supports arbitrary media as CBR over HTTP, MPEG-4, H.264 and Quicktime media over RTSP/RTP; MPEG-2 Transport (H.222.1) over UDP; MPEG Layer 3 over RTP or ICEcast; ASF over MMS, among others.

  • Multiprovider, support for multiple media providers integrated in a single distribution and delivery network, each in its own administrative domain.

  • Extreme storage flexibility - supports both SAN-based storage, direct-attached disk, tape, or NAS heads. Or a complete, possibly distributed VoDKA system may be seen as a storage module from another VoDKA system.

  • Modularity: the system is made of a collection of homogeneous modules, each providing specific functionality (streaming procotols, media adaptation, content retrieval), and connected according to the specific deployment needs.

  • Scalability: thanks to its unique architecture, VoDKA can be deployed into a tiny microserver embedded into a network processor device, or over a hundred-node cluster.