Monday, September 11, 2006

mPhase Enhances IPTV Software for MPEG-4 Set Top Boxes

mPhase Technologies announced a new generation of its TV+ System IPTV software that supports the latest video encoding standards as well as a host of other features. The new capabilities, to be generally available in 4Q06, include the ability to apply up to 4 encodings to a single channel and thereby support a mix of MPEG4 and MPEG2 video streams, depending on STB capability. mPhase said this multiple encoding capability is an efficient way for providers to support a mix of network types - Ethernet, DSL and fiber.

A new addition to the TV+ System is a Dynamic Menu System that allows service providers to define menu profiles and map viewer selections to Portal and Browser-based services. The Portal's on-screen application can be customized in standard HTML and JavaScript authoring tools, while the full-featured TV Internet Browser incorporates a rich set of site navigation, security, cookie support, caching and other Web features. mPhase offers optional Flash integration for gaming services, and has also developed a Portal SDK for applications developers.