CableMatrix Showcases IMS Video Gaming Solution at ITU Telecom

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Solution Utilizes QoS to Deliver High-Quality Online Gaming Sessions Across Any Network or Device, Empowering the Creation of Global Gaming Communities

CableMatrix Technologies, a leading provider of broadband policy management solutions, will demonstrate the market's first IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)-based video gaming client application employing end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) and application management at booth 2018 of this week's ITU Telecom World 2006 in Hong Kong. The technology, which can be used for any type of device, is integrated on an IBM platform intended to facilitate the deployment of new, revenue-generating broadband services.

Targeting broadband service providers by allowing rapid creation of video gaming communities, the solution applies signaling for QoS while negotiating in real-time the necessary bandwidth to ensure high-quality sessions over legacy applications such as PC games. The two main components enabling the IMS-based solution are CableMatrix's XAM™ (eXtensible Application Manager) and Smart Agent embedded software modules.

The XAM, an intelligent multimedia session controller, enables the dynamic allocation and management of QoS at the client level to ensure optimal use of network resources. Smart Agents optimize the performance of existing applications such as multiplayer gaming by requesting the appropriate levels of bandwidth, latency, and jitter for each session. The Smart Agents monitor individual user applications for bandwidth requirements and signal for QoS when appropriate. The XAM authenticates and authorizes the requests according to the service provider's policy settings, and forwards them to the CableMatrix ODSP™ policy server for QoS provisioning.

"Because of its popularity worldwide, online gaming is an extremely attractive application for service providers looking to capitalize on investments in their IMS infrastructure and generate customer loyalty," said Jay Malin, CableMatrix vice president of business development. "By combining our brandable Smart Agents--which facilitate both QoS signaling and bandwidth negotiation--with our application manager, providers can readily create global gaming communities by alerting subscribers when buddies are online, then offering high-quality gaming sessions independent of location or network type."

About CableMatrix

CableMatrix is a leading provider of advanced, policy-based management software platforms and tools for enabling broadband operators to deploy premium Internet services to subscribers. Its standards-compliant, application agnostic ODSP™ policy management platform and complementary Smart Agents and eXtensible Application Manager (XAM) provide a flexible, scalable, end-to-end solution for dynamic, real-time QoS, allowing service providers on all types of access networks to launch new, differentiated IP services with maximum quality of experience. For information, visit http://www.cablematrix.com or call 847-294-0600.

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