CAMBRIDGE, England, December 10 /PRNewswire/ --

- Velocix Metro provides quantum shift in quality of service cost of delivery for video

Velocix(TM) (http://www.velocix.com), provider of a leading worldwide Digital Asset Delivery Network, today announced Velocix Metro, a next-generation Web video delivery solution that offers radical improvements in quality of service and a dramatic reduction in cost of delivery. Velocix Metro is a new deployment alternative for the Velocix Digital Asset Delivery Network, adapted and optimized specifically for operation within Internet Service Provider (ISP) access networks.

Industry leading hardware and software technology providers have already lined up behind Velocix Metro. Velocix has built strategic relationships with Adobe and Microsoft to provide streaming technologies for the Velocix Metro platform. Sun Microsystems is the preferred equipment provider to Velocix Metro.

We are delighted to be included in this revolutionary new initiative from Velocix, said Bill Rusitzky, senior director of strategic alliances at Adobe. With Adobe Flash Media Server software, Velocix Metro deployments can deliver a rock-solid high quality video stream from the edge of ISP networks directly to their subscribers.

Our support for Velocix Metro enables the creation of a cost-effective, reliable video delivery platform for Microsoft Silverlight, said Chris Knowlton, Senior Program Manager in Microsoft's Web Server Platform Group. Hosting Windows Server inside ISP networks provides a highly efficient, scalable platform for delivering Windows Media (VC-1) content to both Silverlight and Windows Media clients.

Sun is delighted to team with Velocix to provide a robust and highly scalable hardware platform for Velocix Metro, said Mauricio Arango, CTO, Communications and Media Practice at Sun Microsystems. Our collaboration combines industry leading server and storage technology, with advanced digital delivery capabilities from Velocix to provide a world-class platform that helps customers meet the increasing demand for a high quality on-line video experience.

Fundamentally, the infrastructure and economics of the Internet were defined in a time when the web was predominantly text and image based, said John Dillon, Chief Marketing Officer at Velocix. Today, these models are outdated and creaking at the seams as the web of the past attempts to deliver the video web of today. With this announcement, Velocix is responding to the need for a new generation digital delivery solution that redefines web video performance levels at dramatically reduced costs.

The globally deployed Velocix Digital Asset Delivery Network offers a comprehensive suite of delivery services and options available on the market today. Velocix is designed to enable content owners, studios, and broadcasters to deliver video and other large digital assets, such as software, games and audio over the web, with unprecedented performance, breakthrough economics and an asset delivery lifecycle management system that provides content owners the control, analytics and reporting they need to manage their asset libraries through the digital distribution chain.

About Velocix

Velocix offers the broadest and most innovative range of digital delivery services available today. The Velocix global network provides an Internet fast lane for digital assets such as video, music, software and games. With Velocix, high quality streamed video plays uninterrupted from start to finish and file downloads complete without failure in a fraction of the time.

Velocix is relied upon globally by owners of large digital assets to provide unparalleled quality of service and delivery performance, with affordable economics. Velocix does all this whilst providing new levels of control over the global digital asset distribution chain. For more information, visit http://www.velocix.com.

John Dillon of Velocix, +44-1223-395-915, jdillon@velocix.com