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Jun 19

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ORLANDO, Fla. - June 19, 2007 - Scopus Video Networks (NASDAQ: SCOP), a provider of digital video networking solutions, announced today the introduction of Piccolo - an integrated "Headend-in-a-Box" solution for digital simulcast. This all-in-one compact and cost-effective system, which integrates all key video processing elements for digital simulcast, is ideal for cable operators who want to embark upon digital simulcast with a simple, quick, and cost-effective solution.


Piccolo integrates, in a small rack enclosure, real-time MPEG encoding, grooming, rate shaping, splicing, and edge decoding functions while working with a single network management system. The Piccolo "Headend-in-a-Box" solution employs Scopus' UE-9240, which combines four MPEG-2 encoders in a 1-RU platform; the IVG-7000 digital video processor; and the UID-2912 high-density edge decoder, all of which are integrated with the NMS-4000 network management system. Installation and technical support are simplified as all components are manufactured by Scopus.


"The Piccolo compact digital simulcast solution fully addresses the needs of cable operators that want an all-in-one solution," said Mario Rainville, AVP product marketing of Scopus' U.S. operations. "Our compact headend is the all-inclusive answer to digital simulcast needs, including network management, integration, and single point of contact for technical support. As a full solution provider for digital simulcast, Scopus enables cable operators to transform their business plans into reality."


A demonstration of the Scopus Piccolo integrated digital simulcast "Headend-in-a-Box" solution will be displayed at the Scopus booth #1886 during the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo June 19-22 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.


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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.


The company's comprehensive digital video networking offerings include intelligent video gateways, encoders, decoders, and network management products. These platforms are designed to allow network operators to increase service revenues, improve customer retention, and minimize capital and operating expenses.


Scopus customers include hundreds of network operators worldwide such as satellite, cable and terrestrial operators, broadcasters, and telecom service providers. For more information, visit www.scopus.net.


This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning our 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 demonstrate to service providers integrated solutions, general economic conditions, and other risk factors. Scopus does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements made herein.


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