Thursday, May 3, 2007

TANDBERG TV Unveils its Next Gen Switched Digital Video Solution

TANDBERG Television unveiled its next generation solution for enabling cable operators to offer switched multi-rate (2-20Mbs) digital television video services through an open platform.

The TANDBERG OpenStream Switched Digital Video (SDV) Solution promises massively scalability to more than 15 million digital VOD subscribers through a fully redundant system with seamless failover to ensure the delivery of critical video channels. It supports multi-format (SD/HD; MPEG-2/MPEG-4) environments, allowing cable operators to mix MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC set-top boxes in the same network.

TANDBERG TV said key attributes of its Switched Digital Video solution include:

  • an open architecture, multi-vendor solution

  • serves the deployed base of legacy MPEG-2 set-tops while providing a solution to migrate to advanced video codecs such as MPEG-4 AVC.

  • supports multi-rate (2-20 Mbps) and multi-format (SD/HD; MPEG-2/MPEG-4) video content to enable greater flexibility in video delivery.

  • provides n+1 redundancy for seamless failover, overload protection and load balancing for carrier-class reliability - high availability scalable clustering architecture allows flexible system expansion as SDV services are rolled out.

  • provides centralized network resource management across multiple services - VOD, SDV and HSD - and allows the operator to share network resources.

  • complies with all approved cable industry specifications allowing for seamless integration into existing networks.

  • offers advanced reporting features for network and business planning to enable the operator to manage the switched network.

TANDBERG Television is now part of the Ericsson Group.

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