Motorola's Multimedia Group and Microsoft have teamed up to offer high-speed, multimedia applications over cable networks.
Under the terms of the agreement, the two companies will integrate Microsoft's multimedia streaming software, NetShow 3.0, into Motorola's CyberSURFR and CyberSURFR Wave cable modems. The companies plan to market the multimedia-ready cable modems as a package aimed at cable network operators, they said in a statement.
Microsoft's NetShow software teamed with the Motorola modems will enable cable operators to use IP multicasting -- which allows Internet content to be simultaneously sent to many users -- to deliver multimedia applications to PCs, the companies said. These applications include live video streaming, interactive education, video teleconferencing and interactive games.
In related news, Motorola announced late yesterday a new IP technology which will allow voice traffic to be transmitted over cable networks using its cable modems. [See "Motorola Announces IP Telephony Via Cable Networks," May 5 .] Motorola is demonstrating live video streaming and other technologies this week at the National Cable Television Association Convention in Atlanta.
Motorola's Multimedia Group can be reached on the Web at http://www.mot.com//multimedia/. Motorola, in Schaumburg, Illinois, can be reached at +1-947-576-5000 or at http://www.mot.com/. Microsoft, based in Redmond, Washington, +1-425-882-8080 or at http://www.microsoft.com/.
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