HBO equips for full HD upgrade with EEG HD480 HD/SD Closed Caption Servers
January 4, 2008
HBO will upgrade all 26 feeds of its HBO and Cinemax multiplex channels. The cable network has outfitted its facilities with multiple EEG HD480 Smart Encoder V HD/SD Closed Caption Servers as it prepares to distribute its full range of offerings in HD MPEG-4 by this year.
In addition, HBO is preparing its closed-captioning system to be fully integrated with EEG’s iCap Secure Realtime IP Captioning System. EEG’s iCap provides a transition to IP-based captioning to be quick, easy and even more cost efficient.
EEG’s HD480 Smart Encoder V HD/SD Closed Caption Server provides EIA-608/708 encoding and upconversion, real-time caption relocation, secure IP delivery of real-time caption data and secure IP streaming of program audio to remote caption operators. Other key features of the HD480 include remote closed-captioning monitoring support, multiple IP connection capability, standalone time code caption encoding and compatibility with existing closed-captioning software applications.
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