3/6/2009 2:57 PM
Scopus Video Networks at Satellite 2009
Today's satellite operators and broadcasters require cost-effective solutions for independent high-definition content contribution and global newsgathering, as well as for event coverage and transmission. The need for advanced yet cost-effective compression and modulation techniques has become critical to facilitate a smooth migration from MPEG2 to H.264 compression, simplifying the distribution of HD digital feeds via satellite and IP networks. In booth 254 at the 2009 Satellite Conference, Scopus Video Networks, soon to be acquired by Harmonic Inc., will address these challenges.
Specifically targeting satellite operators, broadcasters, and content providers, Scopus offers high-end, high-quality video contribution and distribution products and solutions addressing live event coverage, fixed and mobile contribution applications, and multi-site distribution solutions. Scopus' unique and comprehensive IP- and ASI-based headend solutions address direct-to-home as well as content distribution and delivery requirements. Scopus solutions feature bandwidth-optimization, multi-format video encoding, and statistical multiplexing platforms for hybrid transmission and diverse HD/SD services.
Scopus' Satellite 2009 Demonstrations Will Include:
Contribution and Distribution Solutions for Satellite Operators and Broadcasters
Scopus will display market-leading solutions for live event coverage, newsgathering, and primary contribution and distribution of high-quality video.
Some highlights include:
Contribution: HD/SD content delivery offering H.264 and low latency for live event coverage, utilizing Scopus' cutting-edge encoding and reception platforms
Distribution: Rich encoding and reception platforms utilizing open standard, DVB-S2, SD/HD H.264, and IP technologies
Scopus Products on Display at the 2009 Satellite Conference Include:
Integrated Receiver Processor (IRP) — Dense Decoder and Descrambler
The Integrated Receiver Processor (IRP) platform combines a dense receiver that uses a variety of front ends, a dual decoder, a transport stream descrambler, and a powerful re-multiplexer. As a multiformat H.264 and MPEG-2 decoder, the IRP provides decoding for all video formats and resolutions in both standard and high definition. Its wide choice of input options ensures compatibility with all transmission media, and its density makes the receiver a smart and economical choice for professionals.
As a descrambler, the IRP is an ideal solution for digital turnaround applications, featuring multiple front ends, multiple TS descrambling, and powerful re-multiplexing. Highlighted features are multiple DVB-S/S2, ASI, and GbE inputs; a variety of TS outputs including 2xASI and 2xGbE; two integrated DVB common interface modules that allow descrambling of two complete transport streams; regeneration of MPTS to multi-MPTS/SPTS; PID/service filtering with table regeneration; and more.
UE-9000 Series — Universal Broadcast Encoding Platform
The versatile UE-9000 series provides a universal solution for current and future encoding needs by enabling a smooth migration from MPEG-2 to H.264 and allowing either or both formats to be transmitted concurrently over ASI and IP networks. The encoding family encompasses a powerful contribution toolset allowing it to drive leading-edge performance for time and quality-critical applications such as newsgathering and event coverage.
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About Scopus Video Networks
Scopus Video Networks (NASDAQ: SCOP) develops, markets, and supports digital video networking solutions that enable network operators to offer advanced video services to their subscribers. Scopus solutions support digital television, HDTV, live event coverage, and content distribution.
Scopus' comprehensive digital video networking solutions offer intelligent video gateways, encoders, decoders, and network management platforms. The company's solutions are designed to allow network operators to increase service revenues, improve customer retention, and minimize capital and operating expenses.
Scopus customers include satellite, cable, and terrestrial operators; broadcasters; and telecom service providers. Scopus solutions are used by hundreds of network operators worldwide. More information is available at www.scopus.net.
This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning marketing and operations plans. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements in this press release are made based on management's current expectations and estimates, which involve risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, risks related to the evolving market for digital video in general and the infancy of the video-over-IP in particular and the ability to successfully deploy our IRP-3910 Integrated Receiver Processor and other products, general economic conditions, and other risk factors. Scopus does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements made herein.
Satellite 2009 Preview
Scopus Video Networks
Scopus Video Networks
3 Independence Way
Princeton, NJ 08540
Tel: +1 (609) 987-8090
Fax: +1 (609) 987-8095
Scopus Corporate Contact:
Gal Garniek, AVP Marketing, North America
Tel: +1 (408) 203-8146
PR Agency Contact:
Michael Kroll, Wall Street Communications
Tel: +1 (919) 803-3770