Amnis Systems Wins Network
Editor's Choice Award For Digital Video
Amnis Systems network attached streaming video
IP products outperform competition in rigorous testing
Palo Alto, Calif., July 16, 2001- Amnis Systems,
Inc., (formerly Optivision, Inc.), a leading global provider of networked
streaming video systems has been selected by Network Computing as Editor's
Choice Award for best streaming video products for enterprise networks.
Network Computing's objective was to test and compare the network
performance and video quality delivered for streaming video applications
in enterprise networks. The network applications required broadcast
quality video based on the MPEG digital video standard and assumed end-to-end
The Amnis streaming video over IP system architecture
and products easily outpaced the competition. Amnis Systems' NAC(tm)-3000
live streaming video server and NAC-4000 video receiver products are
interoperable network attached appliances and proved to consistently
deliver the best quality video across the network under all network
test conditions. Network Computing set up a challenging network environment
to evaluate products for their ability to tolerate network latency deviation,
packet reordering, and packet duplication. Upon completion of an objective
rigorous suite of testing criteria, Amnis Systems received a solid 'A'
for the Network Computing Editor's Choice Award. This grade significantly
surpassed any other competitor, as no other company was awarded a grade
higher than a 'C'.
"Our system architecture, support for industry
standards and our network centric design for broadband enterprise streaming
video applications has again proven to meet the needs of our customers,"
said Michael Liccardo, Chairman, President and CEO of Amnis Systems.
"Amnis has been in business longer than anyone in this market and
has the largest installed base of MPEG video over IP products having
shipped over 4,000 systems, worldwide, since 1995. Due to the ease of
integration with existing networks and our deep expertise in practical
network applications, Amnis products continually prove to deliver the
highest standards for broadcast quality streaming video applications."
The testing was conducted in Dallas over two simulated
networks. Network Computing created an Ethernet network with an Empirix
Hammer PacketSphere to test the competitive products by introducing
problems that might typically be seen over a WAN (Wide Area Network).
Latency deviation was the biggest test and was set up in a Gaussian
distribution ranging from 20 to 500 milliseconds. Latency deviation
can occur when traffic on the network is overloaded or when the network
reroutes packets to their destinations. Although a good network may
have a deviation of only 1 ms, Network Computing wanted to test in the
worst-case scenario. The Amnis systems ability to manage network latency
deviation was one of the outstanding features that set Amnis apart from
its competitors as the NAC-4000 system could handle deviation of more
than 5 ms.
Overall, the test results emphasized the strengths
related to Amnis' network features and the practical application
of the products in real world networks. Not only was the quality of
video excellent, but also reliable distributing and streaming over a
routed and switched network with other traffic and applications which
differentiates Amnis from the rest of the field.
The following link provides full coverage of the
Network Computing product testing, titled, "Picture Perfect Video":
Amnis' network attached streaming media systems
provide essential network infrastructure, hardware and software, for
high quality streaming video applications. The interoperable components
are optimized for network attached streaming video applications and
enable enterprises to transmit, receive, play, and record live and stored
video content that meets both the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)-1
and MPEG-2 industry standards, without requiring costly modifications
to network infrastructure. Amnis' modular plug-and-play platform
allows fast deployment and offers organizations the scalable tool they
need to easily exploit the full potential of their existing broadband
networks to enable a full range of collaborative multimedia applications,
including distance learning, corporate communications, content distribution,
e-commerce, telemedicine, and surveillance.
About Amnis Systems Inc. (formerly Optivision, Inc.)
Amnis Systems Inc. (OTCBB: AMNM) is the dominant
market leader in the networked streaming video market. The company develops,
manufactures and delivers MPEG network video products for high-quality
video creation, management and distribution worldwide both directly
and through leading industry partners. Based in Palo Alto, California,
Amnis products are used in diverse applications such as distance learning,
corporate training, video courier services, telemedicine, surveillance
and visual collaboration. For more information about Amnis Systems Inc.,
visit www.amnisinc.com or visit
www.optivision.com, or phone 1-800-239-0600.
For More Information:
Stacie Pham, Amnis Systems, Inc.
(650) 855-0203 email@example.com