Tandberg Offers Scaleable iTV for Broadband

At SuperComm 2003, Tandberg Television will launch products for delivering video over IP via commercial xDSL and FTTH deployments. The headend package, targeting telcos and other non-traditional broadcasters, is based on Tandbergs iTTV broadband delivery platform, which the company says optimizes the video quality-versus-cost equation.

Options for broadcasters include streaming, rate changing and standard and premium encoding and address streaming to home, digital turnaround of digital content from Satellite, A-D conversion and turnaround of video in the lower data-rates of DSL.

A typical DSL of FTTH deployment features Tandberg TV MPEG-2 encoders, IP streamers, transport stream descramblers and integrated receivers/decoders. Third-party set-top boxes, VOD servers and middleware for EPGs are also supported.