Motorola will acquire Broadbus Technologies, a provider of technology solutions for Television On-Demand (TOD®). Broadbus’s solutions enable the distribution of on-demand content to consumers through multiple devices. The company’s solid-state server architecture is based on the intelligent configuration and management of dynamic random-access memory (DRAM). As a result, the platform can use less space and power than traditional hard-disk based technology, while providing performance, reliability and scalability improvements for video ingest, streaming, and storage.
With the acquisition, Motorola will extend its robust video delivery platform with new content management and distribution capabilities that address growing market opportunities such as mobile video, video on-demand (VOD), time-shifted TV, network-based digital video recording (nDVR), on-demand ad insertion (ODAI) and switched digital video (SDV).