CES 2017: Cisco Bows Infinite Video Platform Labs

Israel’s YES among first to tap into program that lets providers test new features ahead of commercial debut
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Keeping an eye on how TV will morph and evolve in the years to come, Cisco Systems is using CES to introduce Infinite Video Platform Labs, an initiative focused on service providers that use the vendor’s line of cloud video products that carry the “Infinite” brand.

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Cisco said IPV Labs will let participating customers test new features with users before they become commercially available. Those participants will also have the ability to provide feedback on those new features and influence Cisco’s product roadmap.

YES, a provider based in Israel, has joined IPV Labs as a premiere customer, Cisco said. YES has already designed and tested a new feature that provides a personalized user interface to different audience segments.  Cisco and YES are demonstrating that handiwork this week at The Wynn Hotel.

“Gone are the days of costly professional services engagements to make minor changes with high downtime. Being able to provide immediate feedback, and adapt the functionality accordingly is a critical success factor in the new video world,” Yitschak Elyakim, CTO of YES, said in a statement.

“We are releasing new features for IVP every two weeks,” added Rajeev Raman, senior director of product and strategy, Service Provider Video Software, at Cisco. “IVP Labs demonstrates our commitment to a common code that continuously expands capabilities while improving quality. Our aim is simple: to create a community where our customers – and their customers- can directly contribute to shape the IVP roadmap, and help define the future of video.”

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