Modulus Video's ME6000 Certified for Microsoft TV

Modulus Video Inc., a provider of MPEG-4 AVC video compression systems based in Sunnyvale, Calif., recently said its ME6000 is the first HD MPEG-4 AVC video encoder to be certified for the Microsoft TV IPTV Edition software platform. Utilizing an advanced architecture that delivers HD at the lowest possible bit rates, the ME6000 is also the first HD AVC encoder to provide integrated support for Microsoft TV Picture-in-Picture functionality, according to the company.

"We have been working closely with Modulus Video to bring high definition video to IPTV. The combination of Microsoft TV and the Modulus Video ME6000 brings the immersive quality of HD video and a compelling feature set including PIP functionality that is exactly what today's viewing audience expects," said Phil Corman, Microsoft's director of worldwide partner development.

The Modulus Video ME6000 is a real-time, HD AVC video encoder that utilizes extensive processing power to deliver the benefits of the AVC toolkit. Designed to deliver full resolution HD for IPTV, satellite, and broadcast applications, the ME6000 delivers its video stream using IP or optional ASI, making it easy to deploy into an existing video delivery infrastructure. The ME6000 is currently being used by operators worldwide.

Modulus Video Chairman and CEO Bob Wilson said, "As the first company to be working with MSTV on their HD solution, we have had tremendous interest from many Telcos around the world. Judging by the already high level of shipments to several of them, and the strong list of trials and evaluations underway, it is clear to us that HD is already an important part of the IPTV experience."