UDcast was a company that provided products for Internet Protocol (IP) over broadcast media. It developed technology for IP networks over satellite and servers to provide television on mobile networks.
UDcast was involved in international standards organisations such as ETSI and the Internet Engineering Task Force. UDcast was founded in June 2000 by members of the INRIA research center who had helped develop Unidirectional Link Routing (the UD stands for unidirectional, and the cast for broadcast). The mechanism was published in 2001 as number 3077 in the Request for Comments series. Founders included Antoine Clerget, Patrick Cipière, Emmanuel Duros, and Luc Ottavj. From at least 2003 through 2007, Hubert Zimmermann served as chief executive officer.
UDcast marketed wide-area network optimization appliances optimized for satellite infrastructures, with optimizations targeted at some specific satellite markets. They used acronyms such as DVB-H, DVB-SH, ATSC and WiMAX.
On 3 February 2011 OneAccess Networks announced they completed the acquisition of UDCast.
- Emmanuel Duros, Walid Dabbous , et al. (March 2001). "A Link-Layer Tunneling Mechanism for Unidirectional Links". RFC 3077. Internet Engineering Task Force.
- "Key People". Old web site. Archived from the original on 13 July 2009.
- "ND Satcom adds UDcast's UDgateway to SkyARCS platform". Telecom Paper. 9 September 2004. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
- "Connect-World Asia-Pacific I 2007". Archived from the original on 13 March 2008. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
- "Hubert Zimmermann CEO". Old web site. Archived from the original on 18 July 2004. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
- "OneAccess Acquires WAN Optimisation Vendor UDcast to Further Enhance Cloud Services for Operators". News release. 3 February 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2013.