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Envivio unveils Convergence Generation headend

Envivio this month introduced its Convergence Generation headend aimed at providing a full end-to-end IP architecture for the delivery of video to mobile and fixed devices. With it, the company is looking to offer telcos a cost-effective alternative to implementing a traditional broadcast system within an IPTV network.

The Convergence Generation includes the latest version of Envivio's 4Caster C4 IPTV encoders, the 4Caster M2 mobile TV encoders (both with IP ingest) and the 4Manager network management and redundancy system. The combination of these systems creates a multiservice platform capable of addressing the key devices targeted by service providers who control both fixed and wireless networks. The 4Caster C4, a fourth-generation encoder, supports an MPEG-2 transport stream over IP input, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video and AAC audio encoding and configurable output resolutions.

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