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04.14.2005
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Optibase to introduce H.264 video codec as a carrier-grade solution


Optibase’s new H.264 encoding technology will allow users of the company’s MGW 1100 or MGW 5100 (above) IPTV solutions to seamlessly migrate from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4.

Optibase will demonstrate H.264 encoding support within its carrier-grade TV streaming solution at the NAB2005.

H.264, also known as MPEG-4 part 10 AVC offers significantly greater compression than its predecessors and is aimed at overcoming network bandwidth limitations. The H.264 standard can provide DVD-quality video at less than 1.5Mb/s and is considered promising for full-motion video over cable, satellite and ADSL.

Telcos and service providers that have deployed Optibase's MGW 1100 or MGW 5100 for IPTV will be able to migrate from MPEG-2 to the MPEG-4 H.264 format. Using the same MGW 5100 and MGW 1100 architecture and management solutions, Optibase's customers will have the ability to carry out analog or digital H.264 encoding and transcoding, from high bit-rate DVB MPEG-2 directly to MPEG-4 H.264.

For more information, visit booth SL343 or go to www.optibase.com.

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