Packet Ship launches latest software component set for Video -on-Demand, Catch-up TV

Cornwall, UK - 9th March 2011 /Targetwire/ - Packet Ship, a leading provider of software technologies for video-based services and solutions, will use the IP&TV World Forum exhibition in London to launch the latest release of the company's platform of software components, including a new video server platform, catch-up TV recorder, asset management and content distribution infrastructure.

The new "Antigua" release of the well-established Packet Ship Streamline video server offers higher performance on commodity hardware and now supports "Over the Top" (OTT) streaming protocols for the public Internet, such as RTSP/TCP and Apple's HTTP Live Streaming for iPhones and iPads, as well as the traditional RTSP/UDP streaming used in managed networks.

The company is also announcing a new product, Timeline IPTV recorder, which provides continuous recording of broadcast IPTV channels and associated EPG data, enabling new services such as catch-up TV, retrospective EPG and pause/rewind of live TV, fully integrated with the Streamline video server.

Paul Clark, CEO of Packet Ship, said, "Our latest set of software components will make it even easier for our OEM, systems integrator and service operator partners to bring world-beating products and services to market quickly and with a minimum of risk."

Packet Ship specialises in licensing Linux-based software components for video applications to OEM hardware manufacturers, vertical market systems integrators and service operators to integrate into their own solutions and services. The company supplies many of the European market leaders in IPTV, hospitality and healthcare.

Packet Ship is exhibiting at stand 109 at the IP&TV World Forum at Olympia, London, 22nd-24th March 2011, where the company will be demonstrating full multi-screen VOD and catch-up TV services delivered to set-top box, iPad and PC. To make an appointment, please contact or visit

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About Packet Ship:
Packet Ship specialises in Linux-based software components for video-based solutions and services. The company focusses on licensing software to integrators in specific vertical markets such as hospitality, healthcare and education, through OEM agreements with hardware vendors, and to in-house development teams in consumer service operators.

Packet Ship's products have been successfully deployed in the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, Middle East, Africa and the Far East, and the company's focus on vertical markets, and hospitality in particular, is continuing to achieve major design wins from sector leaders.

Founded in 2005, Packet Ship is based in Cornwall, UK, and takes its name from the first global content distribution system – the "packet ships" that carried mail quickly and securely from the UK to the rest of the world in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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