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WEGENER to unveil Unity 550-2 at NAB2007
At NAB2007, WEGENER will introduce the Unity 550-2 Enterprise Media Receiver, which relies on bandwidth-efficient MPEG-4/H.264 video coding for both SD and HD video and DVB-S2 modulation.
These new technologies, when integrated with WEGENER’s COMPEL network control system, allow enterprise networks considerably lower operational costs. The Unity 550-2 can stream to additional low-cost WEGENER decoders that are addressable over existing internal IP networks, providing powerful new enterprise network architectures.
As with all WEGENER receivers, Compel Control is a standard Unity 550-2 feature, which makes it backward compatible with existing WEGENER DVB receiver networks.
Network operators can achieve 40 percent to 70 percent greater signal compression using MPEG-4/H.264 video compression and DVB-S2 modulation compared with the current standard MPEG-2 video compression and DVB-S satellite modulation.
For more information, visit www.wegener.com.