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Press Release -- April 11th, 2011
Source: BTI Systems
Tags: Content Delivery, Ethernet, Video

WideCast Named Product of the Year

Transparent Caching, Over-the-Top Device Honored Among Best, Brightest Ottawa Innovations

Ottawa — Monday, April 11, 2011 // BTI Systems, the company that redefines metro service delivery, was honored with the 2011 Product of the Year Award for WideCast by the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI) at their annual awards ceremony. Selected from among 36 finalists, WideCast represents the industry’s first architecture that allows service providers to deliver video content effectively and efficiently without the need to invest in a whole new infrastructure.

Introduced to the market just last year, WideCast epitomizes a new approach to networking – Content Aware Networking – and enables service providers to turn the problem of OTT video delivery into a new business opportunity with network intelligence and sophistication. WideCast allows service providers to simplify the management of services and the allocation of bandwidth for content delivery, streaming video, on-demand services, and transactional-based connectivity. By pushing content delivery functions to the edge of the network with transparent caching technology that automatically stores and locally serves content, the WideCast platform lowers expenditures and raises revenue potential.

“The use of network intelligence to address the demands of services competing for precious network resources is the next frontier in service delivery,” said Glenn Thurston, vice president of Global Marketing and Sales Operations, BTI Systems. “Supporting this seismic shift in the industry with WideCast is an extension of our packet-optical roots and are extremely grateful to have our efforts recognized.”

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About BTI Systems

BTI Systems redefines service delivery with its packet-optical service platforms that help over 250 service provider and enterprise customers converge, transition and connect Ethernet, video and wireless data services in their metropolitan networks. The BTI Systems portfolio consists of the BTI 7000 Series packet optical networking platformWideCast Content Aware Networking solutions, the BTI 700 Series Carrier Ethernet access portfolioand the proNX Management Suite offering element, network, service management and strategic planning capabilities. BTI Systems is headquartered in the heart of the Ottawa’s technology corridor and has regional offices in more than 15 key markets throughout the world including Boston, Belfast, Shanghai, London and Singapore. For more information, visit

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