Tuesday, January 13, 2009

BigBand Enhances its Broadcast Video Platform

BigBand Networks has added a set of new features to its Broadband Multimedia-Service Router (BMR) software, including unified broadcast service support for international markets. The new BMR software release converges the Broadcast Video Services (BVS) and Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) software lines into a single offering designed to improve operational efficiency. This gives operators outside of North America higher density and improved media processing densities for core BMR functions. Additionally, BigBand's new BMR software resolves a closed-captioning challenge that impacts cable operators with older set-top box deployments as they prepare for the digital transition deadline.

BigBand noted that is BMR1200 has been deployed by over 200 service providers worldwide in over 4,000 installations. The platform supports a variety of applications including digital simulcast, digital TV management, digital ad insertion, HDTV and switched digital video.

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