Abacast Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Tukati, Inc., Becoming the First Content Distribution Network to Offer Hybrid Peer-Assisted Distribution for Both Live and On Demand Streaming Media

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Abacast Hybrid CDN is the first to offer live and on-demand media distribution that seamlessly utilizes unicast and peer-assisted delivery.

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Bringing Tukati into the www.abacast.com [Abacast] family enables content publishers to make a single vendor choice for reliable content distribution, while getting a huge leap in distribution efficiencies.

Abacast Inc., a leader in real-time streaming solutions has today announced the purchase of Tukati, Inc., a producer of peer-assisted on-demand delivery solutions. The acquisition brings a combined peer-assisted Live and On-Demand Service under a single entity, which was previously offered via a partnership between the two companies.

"The combination of these two companies' technologies enables the first hybrid peer to peer solution covering the complete spectrum of real-time and on-demand distribution," said Michael King, President of Abacast. "Bringing Tukati into the Abacast family enables content publishers to make a single vendor choice for reliable content distribution, while getting a huge leap in distribution efficiencies."

The combined product gives content publishers a rich suite of delivery options including real-time streaming; on demand video, game, and software distribution; progressive video delivery; and push delivery. In addition, content demand and end-user performance metrics are offered in real-time, allowing marketing campaigns to be adjusted based on consumer usage patterns.

"The acquisition of Tukati by Abacast is great news for customers wanting secure, reliable, high volume rich media and file delivery services," said Jim Kott, current CEO of Tukati who will transition to be the VP of Business Development at Abacast. "Sales, support, and product integration are now done by a unified team at a single location, leveraging our cumulative 13 years experience running large-scale, secure distribution networks."

For more information go to http://www.abacast.com or email sales @ abacast.com.

About Abacast, Inc.:
Abacast solutions make it possible to stream the highest quality media to huge audiences with unparalleled scalability and bandwidth efficiencies. Unlike traditional "unicast" servers that send streams directly to each listener/viewer - each Abacast listener/viewer redirects the stream to one or more downstream listener/viewers using idle upstream bandwidth based on direction from the Abacast server. This creates a closely-monitored Distributed Streaming Network that delivers a higher quality, more stable, more adaptable connection while at the same time significantly reducing bandwidth requirements by up to 98%. Abacast, Inc. is headquartered in Camas, WA and is a privately held company. For more information call (360) 834-5229 or email sales @ abacast.com.

About Tukati, Inc:
Tukati is a supplier of managed services and software providing large-scale, secure, and legal distribution of digital media. Their flagship service, Tukati Media Delivery System, is based on Tukati's patent-pending secure peer to peer network, a centrally controlled yet highly distributed network that securely stores and distributes content over the Internet. The secure peer to peer network dramatically improves the efficiency of content distribution, resulting in high performance for end users and significant cost-savings for content publishers. Founded in October 2001, Tukati launched the Media Delivery System in September 2002. Tukati was headquartered in Kirkland, WA and was a privately held company.


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