The FOKUS Open IPTV Ecosystem provides a complete solution for open IPTV standards and end-to-end IPTV for both managed and unmanaged networks. The system is the first available end-to-end solution for the telecom R&D market. Service providers may purchase the system for proof of concepts, pilots or other research projects directly from Fraunhofer FOKUS."The initial results from our strategic research partnership with Fraunhofer FOKUS demonstrate the major benefits of the object database approach to IPTV service implementations," says Dirk Bartels, Vice President of Marketing and Product Strategy at Versant. "The integration of our technology with the Open IPTV Ecosystem provides a powerful solution for delivering high speed, interactive IPTV infrastructures that scale to meet user demand. Other than the initial IPTV use cases investigated with Fraunhofer FOKUS, we see a wide range of applications for our solution in the consumer electronics, telecom and broadcasting industries." The full results of the benchmarking study are available as a white paper which can be downloaded from http://www.versant.com/developer/resources/objectdatabase/whitepapers/ Versant Object Database The Versant Object Database (VOD) provides powerful advantages to developers creating C++, Java or .NET object models, supporting massive concurrency and large data sets. The advantages of VOD's performance and scalability provide for a more efficient production environment, often supporting 10x more concurrent users and 10x faster data access speed compared to relational databases. FOKUS Open IPTV Ecosystem The Open IPTV Ecosystem represents a test environment and reference implementation for standardized IPTV, as specified by different Standard Development Organizations (SDO) including ETSI TISPAN ( http://www.etsi.org/tispan/ ) and the Open IPTV Forum ( http://www.oipf.tv/ ). About Fraunhofer FOKUS The Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (Fraunhofer FOKUS) is a Berlin-based research facility devoted to studying and developing communication and information technologies. In particular, it specializes in multi-domain networks and interoperable, user-centered solutions.