Monday, August 18, 2008

Optimum Lightpath Launches Ethernet Managed Video Service

Cablevision's Optimum Lightpath group has launched a new Lightpath Managed Video service that provides connectivity as well as encoding and decoding of digital video. Optimum Lightpath said it will offer "mileage neutral", flat rate pricing for the video service.

The Carrier Ethernet-based Lightpath Managed Video service is aimed at the media sector, including production facilities, broadcasters, television stations, and content distributors, as well as non-media organizations, such as healthcare facilities, municipalities and enterprises with high-resolution "broadcast quality" video requirements, such as security surveillance and video conferencing.

Lightpath Managed Video service is the newest addition to Optimum Lightpath's Video Services Portfolio, which also includes Lightpath Video Transport, a dedicated Layer 2 point-to-point service designed for broadcast quality video transport. The new service electronically accepts, transports and delivers native compressed and uncompressed digital video in common industry formats including Asynchronous Serial Interface (ASI), Standard Definition Serial Digital Interface (SD-SDI) and High Definition Serial Digital Interface (HD-SDI). It also includes a fully redundant protected connection for unsurpassed resiliency and reliability.

Optional features for the service include Multiple ASI, which allows aggregation of up to four individual ASI feeds into a single IP-based Ethernet IP encoder; and Linear Service, which provides a dedicated linear service for uncompressed SDI 270, uncompressed HD-SDI video and ASI.

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