Fujitsu, Cisco Extend IP Networking Partnership

April 21, 2009
Fujitsu and Cisco have collaborated on the creation of a highly-efficient video contribution system for use over IP or satellite infrastructures, which the two companies are demonstrating at the NAB Show. Designed to help service providers maintain high levels of video quality at lower bandwidths, the system delivers breakthrough low-latency performance for IP video transmission.

The new IP encoding platform includes the Cisco D9094 MPEG-4 advanced video coding (AVC) encoder, which was developed by Fujitsu to support high-quality HD and SD video with the lowest latency that can be transmitted at low speeds, while preserving excellent video quality.

The end-to-end IP solution includes both Cisco ROSA technology and Dimetis Link Connector and Link Manager Options for network and service management across the video contribution landscape. The system supports the use of satellite delivery using DVB-S or DVB-S2 modulation for news gathering and outside broadcast applications.

“In this highly competitive market, service providers need to exceed consumer's expectations for HD video quality in order to retain market share and grow their subscriber base,” said Victor Herring, vice president of advanced technology group, Fujitsu Computer Products of America Inc. “Our partnership with Cisco provides customers with a network solution that offers the highest-quality MPEG-4 AVC picture and reduces the overall costs of broadcasting in HD by enabling video feeds to be transmitted over lower-cost terrestrial networks.”

Fujitsu and Cisco are demonstrating this solution at Fujitsu’s booth SU10921.

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