Tandberg Television Launches Next-Gen AVC Encoders

At IBC, Tandberg Television will unveil its next-generation MPEG-4 AVC HD and SD encoders.

At IBC, Tandberg Television will unveil its next-generation MPEG-4 AVC HD and SD encoders. Visitors will be able to see live demonstrations of the new Tandberg Television encoding products in satellite direct-to-home and IPTV demonstrations, as well as part of contribution and distribution networks.

Tandberg Television's next-generation compression engines will be launched simultaneously across its encoding family with the introduction of the new EN8030 MPEG-4 AVC SD and EN8090 MPEG-4 AVC HD/SD ultracompression broadcast encoders, alongside the introduction of new MPEG-4 AVC HD and SD ultracompression encoding modules for the Plex range of high density, multichannel encoders. The new encoders enable HDTV services to be delivered at data rates below 6 Mb, and are designed to enable operators to deliver HD and SD multichannel and single channel services across cable, satellite, telco and terrestrial networks.

The new encoders are an integral part of the recently launched Tandberg iSIS 8000 IP system, which will have its European debut at IBC this year. Also making its European debut will be the RX1290 multiformat professional receiver, recently deployed by CCTV for distribution of FIFA World Cup 2006 content in MPEG-4 AVC HD from Germany into Beijing.

"We are excited to continue to deliver step-change improvements in advanced compression standards for the 5th IBC running with our next-generation MPEG-4 AVC encoders. These encoders establish new performance levels for the compression industry, coupled with unmatched flexibility, enabling broadcasters and operators to enhance their services across the entire video distribution chain," said Eric Cooney, president and CEO of Tandberg Television.

Tandberg Television will be in Stand 1.461.