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Booth SU10917

Scopus at NAB 2009:

Broadcasters and content providers face many challenges and uncertainties due to the worldwide financial crisis and the potential business slowdown. Nevertheless, these operators will continue to drive their business through smooth and fast migration to digital video broadcasting, delivery of high-quality SD and HD services, and maintaining their existing customer base. At NAB 2009, in booth SU10917, Scopus Video Networks will address these challenges.

Showcasing a variety of solutions and new platforms for broadcasters, operators, and content providers, Scopus will feature 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. Moreover, Scopus will demonstrate unique and comprehensive IP- and ASI-based headend solutions addressing direct-to-home and content distribution/delivery systems. Scopus solutions feature bandwidth-optimization, multi-format video encoding, and statistical multiplexing platforms for hybrid transmission and diverse HD/SD services.

Of particular note, Scopus will debut its multi-format, dense decoder and de-scrambler based on its flagship IRP platform.

Scopus' NAB demonstration will include:

Contribution and Distribution Solutions for Broadcasters and Content Providers

Scopus will display a broad range of platforms and solutions for live event coverage, studio-to-studio transmission, 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 as well as fixed and mobile applications, utilizing Scopus' cutting-edge encoding and reception platforms

• Distribution: Featuring rich encoding and reception platforms utilizing open standard, DVB-S2, SD/HD H264, MPEG2, and IP technologies

• Event Coverage Focus: Scopus' technology for supporting professional 4:2:2 H.264 encoding and decoding profiles

Turnkey Headend Solutions for TV Operators

Scopus' digital video headend system addresses television, cable, satellite, IPTV, terrestrial, and over-the-top operators utilizing advanced H.264 HD/SD statistical multiplexing, digital turnaround, and open CAS/scrambling systems for digital transmissions. Further, Scopus provides comprehensive capabilities addressing a broad range of requirements such as STB approval and integration, integrated CAS systems, and other integration services.

Scopus Products on Display at NAB 2009 Include:

Eldorado Network Management System (NMS)

The cornerstone of Scopus' headend solution is the Eldorado Network Management System (NMS), designed to meet fast-paced changes in digital video headend technologies and formats. The NMS addresses operator, teleport, and broadcaster requirements by managing services and devices across networks, scaling from small headends to large and distributed networks. It uniquely features IP and ASI routing solutions, a variety of redundancy schemes, drag-and-drop operations for topology and views, easy integration of third-party devices, and more.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Scopus/Eldorado.zip

Link to datasheet: www.scopus.net/pdf/products_pdf/Eldorado%20NMS%20Brochure.pdf

Integrated Receiver Processor (IRP) — Dense Decoder and Descrambler

The 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 multi-format 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.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Scopus/Irp.zip

Link to datasheet: www.scopus.net/pdf/products_pdf/IRP-3900.pdf

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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.

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