NZ ISP unveils time-shifter for Netflix

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New Zealand and Australian Netflix users can now save time, money and their data allowances thanks to NightShift, a device available exclusively from Kiwi internet provider Wireless Nation.

NightShift pre-loads Netflix in advance so you can watch your favourite shows and movies in full HD when you want, using standard Netflix players.

Wireless Nation technical director Tom Linn says he’s pleased to be able to offer this easy solution to customers frustrated with slow internet speeds due to congestion at peak times.

“We listened to feedback from our customers, went looking for a solution and found one! NightShift is ideal for people living in rural areas struggling with small data caps, or for those urban dwellers whose internet connection isn’t fast enough to stream in HD during peak hours.

“For Wireless Nation’s rural customers, this is a great saver because they can pre-load Netflix shows and movies at night, using their free off-peak data.”

NightShift will soon be available directly for Wireless Nation customers and also to ISPs keen to resolve this issue for their own users.

“ISP’s will appreciate that NightShift can help reduce congestion; managing traffic volumes through user’s ability to ‘time shift’ their Netflix usage during off peak times,” Linn said.

“NightShift extends the reach of content providers by delivering content into the homes of people with limited broadband access. This makes it possible for people to enjoy these services that would not otherwise be able to,” said Aterlo Networks California ceo Gerrit Nagelhout.

“We are excited to have Wireless Nation join our network of 200 distribution partners, and be able to offer this to customers and ISPs within New Zealand and Australia.”

NightShift comes in the form of a dual-band router that plugs into the back of your current router. The NightShift technology is installed into the router so it’s ready to use from the moment you get it.

About Wireless Nation
Wireless Nation is a New Zealand based Internet Service Provider that provides fast broadband to homes and businesses throughout New Zealand. Since 2005, Wireless Nation has consistently provided fast broadband anywhere it’s needed, from apartments in Auckland’s CBD to the remote Chatham Islands. Rural communities in particular benefit from Wireless Nation’s powerful Optus satellite network, which has a high look angle so is reliable, less prone to rain fade and less likely to have line of sight issues.  It also offers fixed line broadband and Voice Over IP (VOIP).

It has partnerships with ASB Rural, PGG Wrightson, FMG, MYOB, Mobile Health and Farmstrong.

About Aterlo
Aterlo Networks builds technology that makes it possible for homes with bandwidth-limited or usage-limited broadband service to enjoy high-quality streaming video. Aterlo’s NightShift technology improves quality of experience for video subscribers and opens up new markets to content providers by extending the content delivery network into the customer premises.

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