Fujitsu Transmits HD Video Over Public Broadband

Fujitsu has developed a new HD video encoder that enables station-to-station transmission of footage using broadband public IP lines. The technology was used to send content from TV Asahi to All Nippon Network in Japan.

Fujitsu used the MPEG-4 AVC codec--H.264--in its IP-9500 Video Encoder, which launched in fall of 2006, which doubles the amount of compression vs. MPEG-2 without a loss of quality.

Transmitting HD video previously required using special lines and mainstream billing, but the new encoder allows video to be sent over public broadband, thus saving money for broadcasters.