Atlanta -- Scientific-Atlanta Inc. and Concurrent Computer
Corp. finalized what had been a letter of intent to jointly develop a video-on-demand
The deal integrates Concurrent's "MediaHawk"
video server with S-A's Explorer 2000 digital set-top system.
Michael Harney, vice president and general manager of
S-A's digital-subscriber-network division, said in a prepared statement that the
finalized joint-development agreement means that the two companies "can move quickly
to meet cable operators' demand for a cost-effective video-on-demand service."