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RealNetworks rolls out gen next solution for mobile enterprises

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MUMBAI: RealNetworks, which provides digital media services and software, has unveiled its next generation Helix Server for mobile enterprises.

The Helix Server Unlimited is Real's enterprise solution for delivering a cost effective, flexible, high quality streaming experience to wired, and wireless devices. The new version supports 3GPP technology, enabling enterprise customers to stream mobile content to a wide variety of handsets and other wireless devices.

Realnetworks claims that the Helix Server Unlimited is the only multi-format, cross platform enterprise streaming server on the market to deliver RealAudio, RealVideo, Windows Media, QuickTime, Mpeg-4 and 3GPP from a single server infrastructure. The server fits within existing operating system environments and supports Windows, Solaris, Linux and Unix-based operating systems for streaming. New features include support for SNMP v3 and next generation protocols such as IP v6, as well as improved firewall support and Helix Rate Adaptation for better utilization of network resources.

RealNetworks executive VP worldwide business products and international ops, John Giamatteo says, "Real has built a strong foundation of delivering innovative mobile technology and services, and we're very excited to be extending our advanced mobile capability to our enterprise customers. The latest version of the Helix server delivers a high quality, rich mobile streaming experience for our partners to stay on the cutting edge of the converging multimedia market."

The mobile application is currently being implemented by several of Real's enterprise customers, including the City of Seattle and Virginia Tech. The City of Seattle has been streaming its television programming to the desktop for over eight years and is now expanding it to the handset Meanwhile, Virginia Tech plans to stream a variety of content to student's multimedia handsets that can be used in formal and informal learning experiences.

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