Sunday, April 3, 2005

Huawei to Resell Tut's Video Content Processors

Huawei Technologies will resell and Tut Systems' family of Astria Content Processor (CP) products to its worldwide base of customers. The solution is targeted at Digital TV and other video services delivered over IP networks. Huawei is a leading supplier of IP DSLAMs, IP routers and optical networks.

Tut Systems said its AstriaContent Processor products currently enable more than 100 service providers worldwide to deliver broadcast TV services over their broadband networks. The platforms feature patent-pending "ConstantStream" rate control technology that minimizes the bandwidth required for IPTV services delivered over constrained ADSL networks.

Tut Systems' Astria CP family of products, available in a range of chassis sizes (one, two, four and 12 rack-units), processes and delivers high-quality digital video over any broadband access network. The platforms offer multi- protocol support for both existing MPEG-2 and emerging MPEG-4 video processing applications. Key features include:

  • MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC video encoding

  • De-multiplexing, re-multiplexing and de-jittering of digital streams

  • Digital turnaround (transrating) of pre-encoded variable bit rate (VBR) streams into constant bit rate (CBR) streams

  • Transcoding of MPEG-2 streams to MPEG-4 AVC streams

  • "ConstantStream" rate control ensures CBR video with a variance of less than 1%

  • Ability to configure bit rate and quality across the range of 1.5 Mbps to 30 Mbps

  • Network interface support for copper, fiber and coax networks

  • Multi-protocol support (ATM, IP, IP/ATM and DVB-ASI) from a single

  • Hot swap and 1-forN redundancy for maximum reliability of service


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