Concurrent


Challenge


In 2009, Concurrent Computer Corporation (CCUR), provider of On Demand content to cable providers, wanted to be one of the first to offer a multi-platform (Video On Demand) VOD solution (before the wide-span use of You-Tube, Netflix) that would be licensed to cable providers like Comcast, AT&T, etc. so they could offer their on-demand and cable lineup to customers on TV, PC, and Mobile devices.

Strategy


Meet and plan with the product owners and marketing directors to understand the applications requirements. Being the shop was a Java shop and we a .NET software development consulting firm, and the customer's desire to build a .NET Web Application to present the interface, we moved forward in a RAD venture. We bridged the technologies. We built the .NET web interface, using Java Web Services to read/write from their infrastructure; worked with the Flash Media Server Administrator to establish a CDN. We also developed not only in C# for the .NET portion of the application but also created the media streaming GUI using Action Script 2 and 3, lightly worked with SQL Server to implement .NET Membership Provider and custom vanilla JavaScript to interface .NET with ActionScript (Flash).

Result


A Cognitive Generation Enterprises consultant in Atlanta, GA worked with CCUR on a three month contract to build a Proof-Of-Concept Prototype to demonstrate in Sydney Australia at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in 2009. The product was successfully demonstrated and has evolved into what you now see with the likes of YouTube, and Netflix: it seems like everybody is now using this technology. We were one of the first US based software development companies to build and work with this technology. It was a successful venture.

Project Duration


3 months

Technologies Used


ActionScript 3.0/2.0, AJAX, Ankh, ASP.NET 2.0, CSS, Flash Video Encoder, FMS 3.5, IIS 6, JavaScript, jQuery, Sorensen Squeeze, Subversion, Tortoise

Links


Media Product Headlines


CONCURRENT LAUNCHES "VIDEO TO THE PC" SOLUTION
CONCURRENT LAUNCHES THREE-SCREEN CENSUS-LEVEL MEDIA DATA COLLECTION SOLUTION