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Envivio Targets MPEG-4 for Set Tops

At NAB, Envivio Inc. is debuting an IPTV "triple play" platform featuring MPEG-4 middleware on a Sigma Designs based H.264 consumer set-top box.

The Envivio IPTV Triple Play solution allows service providers to deliver SD and HD IP video, video-on-demand and middleware with an electronic program guide, all within a complete MPEG-4 environment. It interfaces with any OSS billing and open standards-based VoIP systems, according to Envivio.

In the demonstration, SD and HD IP video is encoded by Envivio 4Caster B3 and HD3 systems for high quality video at the low bit rates. Content for VOD services is delivered via the Envivio 4Sight streaming server. The Envivio EPG is created using the interactive components defined in MPEG-4, which provides scalability and new features for enhancing the subscriber's experience including PVR, an integrated telephony portal. IP video content and the EPG are delivered to the consumer set-top box as MPEG-4 streams and managed by the Envivio 4Front middleware server. Through its architecture, 4Front is the first middleware to support MPEG-4 Part 11 for the delivery of synchronized applications and messages to enable advanced services such as SMS texting, betting and voting, according to the company.

Envivo is in Booth SL4403. Envivo is also featured at the Advantech, AVC Alliance, ENENSYS Technologies, Irdeto, Motorola and Verizon Business Booths.