Saturday, September 11, 2004

Microsoft and TANDBERG Integrate Encoder with IPTV Platform

TANDBERG Televison has integrated its EN5920 encoder with the Microsoft IPTV platform for enabling live broadcast channels over broadband connections. The companies said this is the first availability of real-time Windows Media Video 9 Advanced Profile hardware encoding for IP-based digital television services using the Microsoft TV IPTV platform.

The TANDBERG Television encoder and Microsoft TV IPTV platform support the Windows Media Video 9 Advanced Profile codec, enabling lower data rates while maintaining broadcast-quality video. The companies said the platform supports live broadcast channels "at a fraction of the data rates required for MPEG-2, while maintaining the same video quality."

Microsoft TV and TANDBERG Television are conducting technical trials of their integrated solution with broadband operators in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America, and expect volume deployments to begin in early 2005. http://www.tandbergtv.com


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