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NDS Beefs Up Its Middleware

NDS Group announced two new product enhancements to its Synamedia Metro IPTV-middleware solution.

Distributed DVR uses the home network and NDS-owned Jungo’s Residential Gateway UPnP software to find suitable external hard disks for digital-video-recorder TV storage, rather than requiring hard drives in set-tops.

And ShareTV allows IPTV subscribers to legally share their stored TV content using peer-to-peer technology running in the Jungo Residential Gateway software.

“Distributed DVR and ShareTV are powerful NDS innovations allowing IPTV operators to introduce TV recording and sharing of archived TV content at a fraction of the cost of providing a typical network-DVR system using VOD [video-on-demand] servers and large amounts of dedicated bandwidth,” NDS Broadband Internet Group vice president Nigel Smith said in a prepared statement.